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Heritages of Hwanghaenamdo

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 [...]

Heritages of Hwanghaebukdo

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 [...]

Heritages of Hamgyeongbukdo

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.  

Heritages of Hamgyeongnamdo

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 [...]

Heritages of Seoul

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 [...]

Heritages of Gangwondo

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 [...]

Heritages in Gyeonggido

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.    

Heritages in Chungcheongbukdo

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 [...]

Heritages in Chungcheongnamdo

Seosan Maae Samjon Bulsang Buddhist Statue Seosan maae samjon bulsang is the three Buddhist statues carved in the cliff of Gaya Mountain in Seosan. It is estimated to be built during the end of 6th century or the early 7th century. Due to its scientific design, the Buddhist statues were well-preserved for a long time. [...]

Heritages in Jeollanamdo

Heritages in Jeollanamdo

Gochang, Hwasun, Ganghwa Goindol Dolmen Sites Forty percent of world’s Dolmen is distributed throughout Korean peninsula; Among them, Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmens were registered as UNESCO World Heritage. Gochang Dolmen Museum was built in the site of Gochang Dolmens, exhibiting more than 440 Dolmens of various sizes and shapes as well as different relics [...]