0 Likes

Changryong Gate, Hwaseong, Suwon
Korea
Copyright: Min Heo
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 04/07/2010
Uploaded: 25/07/2010
Updated: 05/03/2015
Views:

...


Tags: gate; pavilion
comments powered by Disqus

dieter kik
Don Quichotte Marc Morvan Quimper
Alan Billyeald
Fisherman Cabin (rorbu), Reine, Lofoten, Norway
Tibor Illes
Feherto Fishermen's Tavern and Guesthouse - Gypsy wedding party - bride and groom
C. A. Kuerten
Suspension bridge over the river Piracicaba
dieter kik
Mouton geant Agnus Horribilis de Marc Morvan Ploneour Lanvern Pmm36
Irmin Wehmeier
Puerto Penasco Rocky Point Shrimp Boats
Geoff Mather
Cotehele, Apple Varieties, Cornwall, England
Federico Infanti
Jesolo Actors and masks
Andrea Biffi
Arco della Vittoria a Genova
Lee Casalena
2010 Stadium from the top
Richard Chesher
Lifou New Caledonia Jokin
Brian Shriver
Mt Hope Bridge
More About 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.