Scenic View of Hwarang Resort, Ansan ...
by EXPERT
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Min Heo EXPERT Taken 13:22, 02/02/2009 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Scenic View of Hwarang Resort, Ansan City, South Korea

The World > Asia > Korea

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Hwarang Resort is located in Choji Dong, Ansan city, Kyonki Province,  It is open to public and no entrance fee. refer to http://www.iansan.net/02_sub/body02_1_link02.jsp

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Korea

map

A: Millenium Bell in Hwarang Resort

by Min Heo, 50 meters away

Millenium Bell in Hwarang Resort

B: Gyeonggi Museum of Art

by Min Heo, 300 meters away

Gyeonggi Museum of Art

C: Big chair in the field

by Min Heo, 350 meters away

Big chair in the field

D: Banwol Central Park, Ansan city, Kyongki Do Province, South Korea

by Min Heo, 1.7 km away

Banwol Central Park is located right north of Ansan City, Kyongki Province, South Korea. Ansan is one...

Banwol Central Park, Ansan city, Kyongki Do Province, South Korea

F: Reed-swamp park, Ansan City

by Min Heo, 6.3 km away

Reed-swamp park, Ansan City

G: Reed-swamp park, Ansan City

by Min Heo, 6.7 km away

Reed-swamp park, Ansan City

J: tidal channel, Siheung Eco Park

by Min Heo, 8.5 km away

tidal channel, Siheung Eco Park

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.

Share this panorama