HERITAGE in PHoTo/DOMESTIC37
Gyeongbonkgung Palace 600-year History in Fog, Today, Seoul Built in 1395, three years later after the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeongbokgung (慶福宮) is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. The premises were once destroyed by fire during the (J..
Gwanghwamun or Main Gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace Founded in 1395 by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty, Gwanghwamun is the main gate of Gyeongbukgung Palace. Roughly meaning “may the light of enlightenment blanket the world,” the name symbolizes the resounding dedication that the people of the Joseon Dynasty had in creating a new dynasty. Constructed solely out of granite, its center is an entrance that resembles a rainbow, called Hongyemun ..
Gyeongju and Silla Three-storied Stone Stupa and Tombs at Seo-ak-dong Area, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo ProvinceThe Budhist stupa is believed erected during the Unified Silla dynasty period (668~935 A. D.), the tombs had been established since the 6th century for the ruling class of the Silla Kingdom. 慶州西岳洞三層石與西岳洞古墳群 / 경주 서악동삼층석탑과 서악동고분군
Bulguksa Temple Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo Province, Korea 慶州佛國寺 / 경주 불국사 Inscribed on the World Heritage list along with Seokguram Grotto in 1995
Seo-ak Tumuli Royal Tumuli of the Silla Kingdom at Seoak or West Mountain, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo Province The tombs are attributed to Beopheung, Jingheung, Jingji Kings, who reigned the kingdom during the 6th century, and one of their wife. 慶州西嶽洞古墳群 / 경주 서악동 고분군
Gamaksan Monument Gamaksan Monument, Paju, Gyeonggido Province, Korea 坡州紺岳山沒字碑 / 파주 감악산 몰자비 It has been unknown that by whom and when the monument was erected, but possibly by King Jinheung (reigned from 540~576 AD) of the Silla Kingdom. Any inscription has not been found from the monument. It is possible the letters in it had been erased, but also possible that the monument had erected unfinished. Judging from t..
Tomb of Lee Deokhyeong Tomb of Lee Deokhyeong, Yangpyrong, Gyeonggi Province京畿道楊平郡漢陰李德馨墓 / 경기 양평군 한음 이덕형묘 Lee (1561~1613) was Prime Minister during the reign of King Seongjo of the Jeonseon Dynasty
The Han River The Han River Crossing Yangpyeong, Gyeonggido Province 京畿道楊平郡漢江二水頭(或云兩水頭) / 경기 양평 두물머리
Pine Trees at Seongyojang Residence Compound Pinee Trees at Seongyojang Residence Compound, Gangreung, Gangwondo Province江原道江陵市船橋庄松林 / 강릉 선교장 소나무숲 Seongyojang is a typical upper-class residence of the late Joseon dynasty. It was built in 1703 by Yi Naebeon, a 11th generation desendant of Prince Hyoryeongdaegun. The house comprises an Anchae(the women's quarters), a Yeolhwadang(the men's quarters), a Haengrangchae(servants quarters), a Dong..