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Monument of the Nation, the Independance Hall of Korea
Korea

This is a large sculpture which stands as high as 51m at the entrance to the Independence Hall of Korea. Symbolizing the forward progress of Korea, it resembles praying hands as well as the wings of birds flying into the azure sky.

It is a landmark of the Independence Hall of Korea along with the Grand Hall of the Nation. This monument is in perfect harmony with the Grand Hall of the Nation, which can be seen between the two towers with Mt. Heukseongsan Peak in the background.

For more information, refer to http://www.independence.or.kr/EN/02_activities/05_outdoor.html

Copyright: Min heo
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 17/06/2010
Updated: 30/09/2014
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