|The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History has hired foreigners as guides to better serve visitors from other countries.|
By Park Si-soo
One of Korea's biggest national history museums has hired 17 foreigners as guides to better serve foreign visitors.
The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History said Friday the guides started working early this month. They are from 18 countries and were recruited through a contest of Korean language and culture the museum hosted last year.
The languages they speak include English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.
The guides received intensive instruction on Korea's modern history and museum guiding before they started work.
Groups of five-plus tourists can apply for their services by calling 02-3703-9250.
Their contracts will expire at the end of the year.