Invest KOREA, an organization of the KOTRA dedicated to attracting foreign investment to Korea, invited employees of foreign companies in Korea and foreign reporters to “Get to Know KOREA 2017,” a Korean culture experience event at Jingwan Temple with a 1000-year-old tradition in Bukhan Mountain in Seoul on May 27.
The event included about 30 employees of foreign companies and foreign correspondents and their families in Korea including Ueno Yasuaki, president of Fuji Xerox, and Francois Mouzay, managing director of Shinhan BMP Paribas Asset Management.
Participants took a tour of Jingwan Temple built about 1,000 years ago and learned basic Buddhist etiquettes and doctrines, and had time to understand Buddhist practices such as trying bowing 108 times. Then, they had a time for reflection by forgetting their troubles in the world over a cup of tea with Ven. Gyeho, the chief of the temple.
"The cultural experience event is a great opportunity to inform foreign investors of Korea, a good country where traditions and modernity coexist." Kim Yong-kook, head of Invest KOREA, said. "As living conditions affect foreigners’ investment decisions as much as a business environment, I hope that this event will be a stepping stone to raising awareness of Korea as an attractive investment target."