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Jeonju Zoo

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A: Cheonbuk National University Hunsan Gunji House

di Ko ki man(고기만), 1.3 km di distanza

Guest house in Chonbuk National University.Hunsan Gunji House provides comfortable places for relaxat...

Cheonbuk National University Hunsan Gunji House

B: Chonbuk National University

di Ko ki man(고기만), 1.5 km di distanza

Chonbuk National University

C: JinBukSa (North Defense Temple)

di Min Heo, 3.4 km di distanza

There are four defense temples in Jeonju. They are called DonGoSa (East defense temple), SeoGoSa (Wes...

JinBukSa (North Defense Temple)

D: Jeonju Gaiksa

di Ko ki man(고기만), 4.1 km di distanza

cultural assets traditional hotel

Jeonju Gaiksa

E: Dongmun Culture Street and Kongnamulgukbap

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 4.2 km di distanza

Dongmun Culture Street and Kongnamulgukbap

F: The Portrait Of Lee Seonggye

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 4.3 km di distanza

The Portrait Of Lee Seonggye

G: Gyeonggijeon Jeonju

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 4.6 km di distanza

Gyeonggijeon Jeonju

H: 호남제일성(풍남문)

di Ko ki man(고기만), 4.7 km di distanza

호남제일성(풍남문)

I: 전주 전동성당 전경

di Ko ki man(고기만), 4.7 km di distanza

전주 전동성당 전경

J: Omokdae Pavilion, Jeonju

di Min Heo, 4.7 km di distanza

Omokdae Pavilion, Jeonju

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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