경북농원기술원에 있는 원예치료실입니다. 원예치료실내에는 현대의학과 병행 다양한 질환의 예방과 재활에 효과가 높고, 기억력증진, 집중력 강화, 노화방지, 두통, 피로회복 등을 돕는 로즈마리와 숙면 효과와 정신안정에 도움을 주는 라벤더 등 수백종의 다양한 기능성 식물들이 특유의 깊은 향을 내뿜고 있습니다. 편안한 분위기에서 꽃향기를 맡으며 치료효과를 볼 수 있고 접근성이 좋아 도심에서도 손쉽게 체험을 할 수 있는 곳입니다.
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.