Cheon Gang temple in Gyeong-Ju
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Cheon Gang temple in Gyeong-Ju

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2009.05.01. Fri

Buddha's Birthday eve

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A: Cheon Gang temple in Gyeong-Ju

Por Lee_Hui-jeong, 10 metros de distância

Cheon_Gang temple in Gyeong-Ju   2009.05.01. Fri Buddha's Birthday eve

Cheon Gang temple in Gyeong-Ju

B: landscape near trail on seong-gun-dong

Por Kyeongryeol Kim, 3.0 Km de distância

경상북도 경주시 성건동 서천내 근방 산책로의 풍경을 담았습니다. 작지만 시민들이 이용하기엔 충분한 멋진 산책로입니다. 이 사진은 김경렬[SLR클럽 알파 센타우리(αCentauri)]...

landscape near trail on seong-gun-dong

C: Night View of Anapji (pond), Gyeongju

Por Min Heo, 3.3 Km de distância

As said in the historical book of Samguk-sagi, during the 14th year of King Munmu’s reign (AD 661~681...

Night View of Anapji (pond), Gyeongju

D: Night View of Anapji (pond), Gyeongju

Por Min Heo, 3.3 Km de distância

As said in the historical book of Samguk-sagi, during the 14th year of King Munmu’s reign (AD 661~681...

Night View of Anapji (pond), Gyeongju

E: Night View of Anapji (pond) from the main building, Gyeongju

Por Min Heo, 3.4 Km de distância

As said in the historical book of Samguk-sagi, during the 14th year of King Munmu’s reign (AD 661~681...

Night View of Anapji (pond) from the main building, Gyeongju

F: Rock Carved Seated Buddha Statue Of Mt Nam San In Kyong Ju

Por Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 7.8 Km de distância

Rock Carved Seated Buddha Statue Of Mt Nam San In Kyong Ju

G: Fishing Area between Yeuldong city and MuReung King's tomb

Por Kyeongryeol Kim, 8.8 Km de distância

Fishing Area between Yeuldong city and MuReung King's tomb

H: Three Storied Stone Pagoda At Yongjangsavalley Of Mt Namsan In Gyeongju

Por Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 9.7 Km de distância

This is wide known as the place where Kim Siseup (1435 - 93) wrote Geumosinhwa, or New Tales of Geumo...

Three Storied Stone Pagoda At Yongjangsavalley Of Mt Namsan In Gyeongju

I: Bellfry of Bulguksa Temple, Kyeongju

Por Min Heo, 12.5 Km de distância

Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset ...

Bellfry of Bulguksa Temple, Kyeongju

J: Daewoonjeaon pavillion, Bulguksa temple, Kyeongju

Por Min Heo, 12.6 Km de distância

Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset ...

Daewoonjeaon pavillion, Bulguksa temple, Kyeongju

Esta panorâmica foi tirada em Korea

Esta é uma visão geral de 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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