The Hangzhou 2022 Para Asian Games inaugurated the Korea House, which will showcase Korean cuisine, K-pop and K-beauty to the world .The Korea House opening ceremony was held on the first floor of the Sofitel Hangzhou Yingguan Hotel in Hangzhou, China. The Korea House is a promotional center to introduce Korea at the Asian Para Games and promote Korean culture and tourism .On the fourth floor, there is a space to exhibit and experience traditional Korean culture and modern K-culture such as K-pop and games, as well as a space to gather and cheer on the athletes. The international exchange lounge supports exchanges between Asian countries. In addition, the hotel’s kitchen was borrowed to create a catering center.
The center prepares and delivers five-pack Korean-style lunches to the athletes’ villages and venues to improve their performance. The opening ceremony was attended by Jang Jang-ran, Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and 10 key figures from the world of Para sports, including Ji Hong-chan, head of the Hangzhou Para Asian Games Support Team, Kim Jin-hyuk, head of the athletes’ team, and Jeong Jin-wan, president of the Korean Para Sports Federation. “The Korea House was created as an international exchange space for Korean sports diplomacy, as well as a space for Para sports experiences, K-food and K-pop,” said Ji Hong-chan.
“The Korea House will be another national flagship to promote Korea,” said Chairman Jeong Jin-wan, “welcoming athletes from all over the world, local residents and others.” In her congratulatory remarks, Vice Minister Jang Jang-ran said, “Congratulations on opening the second Korea House after overcoming the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the first Korea House was inaugurated at the 2018 Indonesia Games.” “I hope it will be an opportunity for new sports stars to be born and for the entire nation to experience the excitement of Para sports,” she encouraged. Vice Minister Jang Jang-ran and 10 other dignitaries stood on the red carpet on the 무료슬롯게임 stage and cut colorful tapes with scissors to wish the Korea House a successful operation.