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Nearby images in Korea


A: 2011 year-end party

by 박주현, 30 meters away

2011 year-end party


by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 14.7 km away

D: Siberian chrysan festival

by Ko ki man(고기만), 17.3 km away

Okjeongho gujeolcho Theme Park in the fall deulgukhwain 'Gujeolcho flower' can enjoy the romantic sce...

Siberian chrysan festival

E: Munsusa

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 17.5 km away


F: 09 1

by Ko ki man(고기만), 18.1 km away

09 1


by Lee ByongSoon(이병순), 20.0 km away

부안청자박물관은 제1종 전문박물관으로서 진품유물을 관람할 수 있는 전시동과 도자기 만들기 체험을 할 수 있는 체험동, 그리고 천 년 전 고려청자를 구워냈던 가마터를 직접 관찰할 수 ...

H: Kimdongsu-house

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 20.5 km away

Across from the entrance, which is flanked by servants quarters, are guest quarters, behind which are...



by Lee ByongSoon(이병순), 21.9 km away

전라북도 부안군 진서면 곰소리전국에서  소금맛이  제일좋기로  곰소염전을 꼽는다변산반도  아래  곰소염전은  사방이  산으로  둘러쌓여  산에서 각종미네랄성분과  항상 새간수만을  ...

J: Damyang Geumseongsanseong

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 23.1 km away

Historians believe the mountain fortress was built in the first place during the Three Dynasties Peri...

Damyang Geumseongsanseong

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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