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Seoul District Bus Stops Keep Riders Warm

Seoul District Bus Stops Keep Riders Warm

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Nine bus stops in Seoul’s Seocho District have specially designed heated benches that figure to be highly popular throughout the remainder of winter. Incorporating “nanocarbon surface heating”, these benches – called ondol chairs – keep bottoms warm by maintaining temperatures from 40 to 42 degrees Celsius. Thanks to its 203cm [...]

World’s First “Ondol” Train to Run through Tourist Attractions in Western Korea

World’s First “Ondol” Train to Run through Tourist Attractions in Western Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – From February, tourists taking a special train bound for tourist attractions in western Korea will be able to experience the warmth of “ondol,” a Korean traditional underfloor heating system. An ondol, also called gudeul, in Korean traditional architecture, is underfloor heating which uses direct heat transfer from wood smoke to [...]

AOG System Leads an Initiative to Promote Overseas Korean-style Heating System

AOG System Leads an Initiative to Promote Overseas Korean-style Heating System

SEOUL, Korea, Oct 27 (Korea Bizwire) – “Ondol,” is considered one of the three major traditional inventions representing Korea. Also called “gudeul,” the ondol heating system uses direct heat transfer from wood smoke to the underside of a thick masonry floor, although today wood-fired heating was replaced by hot-water pipes. AOG System, a company specializing [...]