East Sea by Daewangam Rock Islet Daewang-am 대왕암 大王岩, or the Great King's Rock, about 200m off the coast here, is the undersea tomb of Munmu-wang 문무왕 文武王 ( r. 661~681), the 30th ruler of the Silla Kingdom(57B.C ~ 935). It is said that the King was cremated in a Buddhist ritual and his ashes buried here according to the King's instruction that he be cremated and buried in the East Sea so that he could become a dragon to protect S..
A Turtle Walking out of Eternity A turtle-shaped Pedestal of a Monument from the Unified Silla dynasty era at Sacheonwangsa Temple Site, Gyeongju 慶州四天王寺址龜趺 / 경주 사천왕사지 귀부 No matter how long a turtle lives, isn't he overburdened with life because he is 1,300 years old? 거북이가 아무리 오래산다 한들, 천삼백년을 넘으니, 버겁지 아니하겠는가? Photo by Seyun Oh
Purple Rain Over Hwangseonggongwon Park, Gyeongju 맥문동이 경주 황성공원에 보랏비를 뿌린다. 경주를 단순히 고도古都 혹은 신라로 묶어둘 수 없는 이유 중 하나다. 경주는 누층이며 다층이다. 그것은 시시각각 빛을 바꾸는 카멜레온이다.
Bangudae Petroglyphs Submerged to the Chin Bangudae Petroglyphs on the Valley of Daegokcheon, Ulsan have recently been filled with water up to the neck in the subsequent rain. 턱밑까지 잠긴 반구대 암각화 / 蔚州大谷里盤龜臺岩刻畫photo by Seyun Oh
Bangudae Petroglyphs on the Valley of Daegokcheon Located on flat vertical rock faces of 8m wide and 5m high steep cliffs on the riverside of the Daegokcheon stream, a branch of the Taehwa River, the Bangudae Petroglyphsbe have been flooded for several months of every year due to the Sayeon Dam built from 1962 to 1965 on the downstream of the Daegokcheon stream. This periodic flooding raises concerns of erosion and water damage of the rock-art ..
Sunset over Malisan Tumuli, Haman / 함안 말이산고분군 Located behind the Haman-gun County office in Gaya-eup at some 40 to 70 meters above the town stretching about half a kilometer from east to west and for two kilometers from south to north, the Malisan Tumuli or barrows are believed to have buried the ruling classes of Aragaya. Based in present-day Haman, the ancient kingdom flourished espesially in the 5th and 6th centuries. The tumuli are pres..