Category Archives: Allgemein

These megalithic dolmens are valuable relics of the prehistoric era. With more than 30,000 dolmens discovered in Korea alone, the Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites contain the highest density and greatest variety in Korea, and perhaps the worl…

Gyeongju Historic Areas Nachdem Gyeongju fast ein Jahrtausend lang die Hauptstadt des Königreichs Silla (57 v. Chr. – 935 v. Chr.) war, wird die gesamte Stadt Gyeongju als Museum und Kulturerbe bezeichnet. Die Gyeongju Historic Areas bestehen aus 52 …

Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon The scholars of the Shilhak School of Practical Knowledge outlined the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. The architecture of Korea and Western countries was used in combination. Unlike other forts in Korea, the Suwon fort was suitable…

Changdeokgung Palace Complex The Changdeokgung Palace of the Joseon period (1392-1910) served as a royal residence for a long time. The palace reaches Bukhansan at the foot of the mountain and its architecture forms a perfect harmony with the natural…

Janggyeong Panjeon in Haeinsa Temple, home of the wooden panel print of Tripitaka Koreana Tripitaka Koreana is kept in Haeinsa Temple (p. 158), which is one of the three largest Buddhist temples in Korea. Here are all versions of the Buddhist scriptu…

Jongmyo Shrine Jongmyo Shrine preserves the tablets of the deceased kings and queens of the Joseon period. The shrine (p. 45) was built on the basis of the Confucian thought that honouring one’s ancestors is the most important virtue. The shrine comp…

Seokguram Cave & Bulguksa Temple The Seokguram Cave and Bulguksa Temple were built in the middle of the 8th century, when art and culture of the Kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) reached its peak. The grotto and temple are located on Mount Tohams…

Everywhere in South Korea you can find the traces of 5,000 years of Korean history and the heritage of the past. There are a total of 13 UNSECO World Heritage Sites in Korea including “Buddhist Mountain Monasteries”, which was added to the UNESCO lis…

Chungcheongbuk-do is an inland region surrounded by massive lakes and mountains. While it is smaller in size and population compared to other provinces, it is a great vacationing destination home to many natural attractions such as the “8 Sights of D…

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