Jeonju HyangKyo, traditional school
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Jeonju HyangKyo, traditional school

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A: Geocachers in front of Jeonju HyangKyo

by Min Heo, less than 10 meters away

Geocachers in front of Jeonju HyangKyo

B: Jeonju Confucian School

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), less than 10 meters away

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C: Jeonju Dongheon Punglakheon

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D: Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School

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E: Omokdae Pavilion, Jeonju

by Min Heo, 320 meters away

Omokdae Pavilion, Jeonju

F: Hak-in Dang

by Min Heo, 470 meters away

This home, emulating palatial architecture, presents many grand details. The august front gate enscon...

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G: Interior of Hak-in Dang

by Min Heo, 470 meters away

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H: 전주 전동성당

by Ko ki man(고기만), 720 meters away

전주 전동성당

I: 전주 전동성당 내부

by Ko ki man(고기만), 730 meters away

전주 전동성당 내부

J: Gyeonggijeon Jeonju

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 750 meters away

Gyeonggijeon Jeonju

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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