When you hear world cultural heritage, what first comes to your mind? The Great Wall of China? Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy? Pyramids in Egypt? Have you ever heard of this country? A small country, ranked 108 in country size However, this country is ranked 21 out of 151 countries in the number of [...]
Complex of Goguryeo Tombs Goguryeo Kingdom is one of Kingdoms in ancient Korean history. Its territory was from the northern part of the Korean peninsula to Manchuria. Goguryeo Tombs (about 30 individual tombs) are scattered throughout this area. Many beautiful wall paintings reflect Goguryeo’s culture and are found in these tombs. Pyeongyangseong Fortress This fortress [...]
Gwansanri Goindol Dolmen Site It is the largest T-shaped Dolmen in North Korea, located in Gwansanri. It is believed that ancient people erected two big stones and added a large flat stone on the top. Scholars presume that it is a tomb of a very rich or powerful man. Stone knife, arrow and other relics [...]
Gongmin Royal Tomb It is a tomb of King Gongmin. King Gongmin is the thirty-first king of Goryeo Dynasty. He carried out social, administrative and political reformations to tighten discipline of Goryeo. He gave back lands which was occupied by nobilities and emancipated slaves who became slave by illegal ways. In 1365, King himself designed [...]
Gyeongseongeupseong Fortress It is a fortress of the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910). In 1107, during the Goryeo Dynasty, there was an earthen fortress. After 300 years, it was reconstructed into stone fortress in 1437. It was the key strategic point at the north eastern part of the Korean peninsula.
Hamheungbongung Palace This royal palace was rebuilt at the site of house of Yi Seong-gye who was the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty. At this place, the second king, Jeongjong and the third king, Taejong were born and raised. After Yi seong-gye became the king, he reconstructed this place into a [...]
Changdeokgung Palace One of palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910) is Changdeokgung Palace. Changdeokgung Palace has been well preserved and remains near its original form. The Palace is well known for its beautiful garden, called Biwon, with its various pavilions, ponds, and trees. It is so beautiful, in fact, that the Palace was registered as [...]
Hwanseongul Cave It is a limestone cave located in Samcheok ciy, Gangwondo Province. It is one of the famous and popular travel destinations in Samcheok city. The length is about 6.5km long and is the biggest limestone cave in South Korea. Inside and outside of the cave, there are many rare and diverse animals and [...]
Hwaseong Fortress Hwaseong is a fortress constructed in the 18th century during the reign of Jeongjo(1752- 1800) of Joseon dynasty. With its scientific method of construction, Hwaseong is high valued as a cultural heritage. You can find its majestic figure harmonizing with the modern city Suwon.
Namsadang Nori Performance It means literally performances are played by Gwangdae(entertainers). From the middle of the Joseon Dynasty this was held by professional Gwangdae Group. They traveled to every village and performed 5~6 performances a day. The most famous and popular performances are Pungmul( festival music and dance for farmers) and Jultagi(tightrope-walking). Pungmul is a [...]