Seoul city and Seoul National Univers...
by EXPERT
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Min Heo EXPERT Taken 02:00, 16/05/2010 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Seoul city and Seoul National University from Mt. Gwanak.

The World > Asia > Korea

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Korea

map

C: Kwanak Mountain Trail

by Min Heo, 980 meters away

Kwanak Mountain(629m) is located on the southern boundary of Seoul city, one of the city park area of...

Kwanak Mountain Trail

D: Yeonju Am, Mt. Gwanak

by Min Heo, 990 meters away

Yeonjuam is located at the south of Yeonjudae pavilion, which is the top point of Mt. Gwanak. All the...

Yeonju Am, Mt. Gwanak

E: 38th Building, SNU

by Min Heo, 1.0 km away

38th Building, SNU

G:

by Choohan Cho, 1.3 km away

H:

by Choohan Cho, 1.4 km away

I: Lake park, Kwanak Mountain

by Min Heo, 1.4 km away

Kwanak Mountain(629m) is located on the southern boundary of Seoul city, one of the city park area of...

Lake park, Kwanak Mountain

J: Lake park, Kwanak Mountain

by Min Heo, 1.5 km away

Kwanak Mountain(629m) is located on the southern boundary of Seoul city, one of the city park area of...

Lake park, Kwanak Mountain

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