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A: 춘천 소양강변

by You Changyeol, 3.0 km away

춘천시 소양강 우두동 둑방길 아래에는 고목과 갈대가 어우러져 원시적인 분위기를 느낄수 있다..

춘천 소양강변

B: Hallym17

by 박주현, 3.3 km away

Hallym17

C: Hallym18

by 박주현, 3.4 km away

Hallym18

D: Hallym University 16

by 박주현, 3.5 km away

The dense fog rolled over the 'Ilsong memorial art hall'. Chunchon is famous for fog(as the panorama)...

Hallym University 16

E: Hallym University 10

by 박주현, 3.6 km away

This place is front of Hallym university library.(The Library name is Ilsong Memorial Library, http:/...

Hallym University 10

F: Hallym19

by 박주현, 3.6 km away

Hallym19

G: Hallym 15

by 박주현, 3.6 km away

Hallym 15

H: Hallym University 5

by 박주현, 3.6 km away

Hallym University 5

I: Hallym University 14

by 박주현, 3.6 km away

Hallym University

Hallym University 14

J: Hallym University 12

by 박주현, 3.6 km away

This place is east side of Hallym university library. first floor is reading room. (In fact first flo...

Hallym University 12

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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