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Jangseung Korean Traditional Totem Pole At The Village Entrance

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A: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)

di 박주현, 9.1 km di distanza

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)

B: 2011 year-end party

di 박주현, 9.2 km di distanza

2011 year-end party

C: Siberian chrysan festival

di Ko ki man(고기만), 11.8 km di distanza

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

Siberian chrysan festival

D: Damyang Geumseongsanseong

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 14.6 km di distanza

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

Damyang Geumseongsanseong

E: Kimdongsu-house

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 17.6 km di distanza

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

Kimdongsu-house

F:

di Lee ByongSoon(이병순), 19.1 km di distanza

담양하면 많은 분들이 죽림원을 먼저 떠올리실것인데 개인적으로 관광지가 되어버린 죽림원보다 자연의 살아있는 숨결을 느껴볼 수 있는 대나무골 테마공원을 더 선호하는 편이다.대나무골 테마...

G: Munsusa

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 21.2 km di distanza

Munsusa

H: jeonbuk-unam-bridge

di Seogin Kang, 21.8 km di distanza

Jeonbuk-Unam-Bridge PHE designed the Sunchang~Unam Bridge, a concrete bridge with cable stayed spans ...

jeonbuk-unam-bridge

I: jeonbuk-unam-okjeong-lake

di Seogin Kang, 23.4 km di distanza

JEONBUK IMSIL-GUN UNAM(OKJEONG) LAKE. This lake gives everyone to very beautiful scenery and wonderfu...

jeonbuk-unam-okjeong-lake

J: Jeonbuk Unam Okjeong Lake

di Seogin Kang, 23.4 km di distanza

Many Peoples will get a comfortable feeling and They are surprised by beautiful scene. Ok-Jeong Lakes...

Jeonbuk Unam Okjeong Lake

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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