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A: Produce Distribution Centeri

di iam-sung-hyun, 250 metri di distanza

Produce Distribution Centeri

Produce Distribution Centeri

B: chunyang Forest Experience2

di iam-sung-hyun, 630 metri di distanza

chunyang Forest Experience2

chunyang Forest Experience2

C: chunyang Forest Experience

di iam-sung-hyun, 650 metri di distanza

chunyang Forest Experience

chunyang Forest Experience

D: 부석사( Buseoksa Temple) 무량수전 앞

di You Changyeol, 11.1 km di distanza

경북 영주 부석사 무량수전앞 입니다...

부석사( Buseoksa Temple) 무량수전 앞

E: 부석사(Buseoksa Temple) 삼층석탑 옆

di You Changyeol, 11.1 km di distanza

부석사(Buseoksa Temple) 삼층석탑 옆

F: 부석사( Buseoksa Temple) 삼층석탑 나무

di You Changyeol, 11.1 km di distanza

부석사( Buseoksa Temple) 삼층석탑 나무

G: 부석사(Buseoksa Temple) 범종각 옆

di You Changyeol, 11.1 km di distanza

부석사(Buseoksa Temple)  범종각 옆

H: 부석사( Buseoksa Temple) 천왕문

di You Changyeol, 11.2 km di distanza

부석사( Buseoksa Temple) 천왕문

I: Buseoksa Temple

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 11.2 km di distanza

Buseoksa Temple located on the mid-slope of Mt. Bonghwangsan is built by High Monk Euisang in the 16t...

Buseoksa Temple

J: 부석사 일주문 (Buseoksa Temple)

di You Changyeol, 11.4 km di distanza

부석사 일주문 (Buseoksa Temple)

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Korea

Questa è una vista generale di 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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