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A: JinBukSa (North Defense Temple)

od Min Heo, 2.0 km daleko

There are four defense temples in Jeonju. They are called DonGoSa (East defense temple), SeoGoSa (Wes...

JinBukSa (North Defense Temple)

B: Jeonju Gaiksa

od Ko ki man(고기만), 3.3 km daleko

cultural assets traditional hotel

Jeonju Gaiksa

C: The Portrait Of Lee Seonggye

od Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 3.5 km daleko

The Portrait Of Lee Seonggye

D: Chonbuk National University

od Ko ki man(고기만), 3.5 km daleko

Chonbuk National University

E: 호남제일성(풍남문)

od Ko ki man(고기만), 3.5 km daleko

호남제일성(풍남문)

F: Dongmun Culture Street and Kongnamulgukbap

od Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 3.6 km daleko

Dongmun Culture Street and Kongnamulgukbap

G: 전주 전동성당 전경

od Ko ki man(고기만), 3.7 km daleko

전주 전동성당 전경

H: Gyeonggijeon Jeonju

od Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 3.7 km daleko

Gyeonggijeon Jeonju

I: 전주 전동성당 내부

od Ko ki man(고기만), 3.7 km daleko

전주 전동성당 내부

J: EGUN DENTAL CLINIC (전주 이건치과의원)

od Seogin Kang, 3.7 km daleko

Major Treatment:Implant Surgery/Esthetic Prothdontics/Whitening Clinic/Laser Clinic   임플란트전문치과의원 치아미백...

EGUN DENTAL CLINIC (전주 이건치과의원)

This panorama was taken in Korea

This is an overview of Korea

Korea is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world with over five thousand years of history. According to the original creation myth, the world we live in today is the work of the Heavenly Prince Hwanung, whose father was the King of Heaven.

The Heavenly Prince asked his father to give him some land to govern, so the Father sent him down to Mount Taebaek. With him the Prince brought the Minister of Clouds, the Earl of Rain and the Chancellor of Wind. They also brought three thousand helpers.

Under the shade of a sandalwood tree the Prince founded a holy city called Sinsi, the City of God. He put his Ministers in charge of three hundred and sixty areas of human culture, teaching them to grow crops and to make laws concerning what is good and what is evil.

A tiger and a bear living in a nearby cave saw this city and desperately wanted to become human. Every day they came to the sandalwood tree at the center of the city to pray fervently for becoming humans.

Hwanung saw their devotion and gave them instructions to remain in the cave and fast for one month, eating nothing but garlic and mugwort. The tiger was too impatient to stand the long and boring days in the cave, so he gave up and left, but Bear maintained the fast. At the end of the month she was transformed into a beautiful woman who became the mother of the Korean people.

Her first son was Don-gun, the First King of the Korean people. When Don-Gun passed on the throne to his own son, he became a Mountain God. It is interesting that mountain gods are still worshipped today in Korea.

Text by Steve Smith.

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