Hahoe Village is home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. Birthplace of renowned scholars of the Joseon Period such as Gyeomam Ryu Un-ryong and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, the village became even more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April Read more [...]
As a main symbol of Jeju Island, Dol Hareubang, literally meaning “Old Grandfather” stone statues, can be found everywhere on the island. But a lack of historical documents has hampered the true understanding of the statue among people. Bukchon Dol Hareubang Park puts together a wide variety of the statutes Read more [...]
Tapsa Temple is located 1.9km away from the southern parking lot of Maisan Mountain in Dongchon-ri, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollanam-do. Tapsa Temple is famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Those stone pagodas have different sizes and shapes from cone-shaped to straight-shaped. Behind Daeungjeon, Read more [...]
Haemieupseong Fortress (해미읍성), built during the Joseon period, has been preserved almost fully intact. It is one of Korea’s most renowned cultural heritages. This fortress is a historic site in which a supreme commander of the army in Chungcheong-do stayed, and from which the great Admiral Yi Sun-shin worked. Furthermore, Read more [...]
Located in Gongju-si, Gongsanseong Fortress is a mountain castle which was established during the Baekje Period (234-678). The castle is about 2.5km long, and there are two ways of touring the castle. One way is to start from the parking lot, pass the west gate, Geumseoru, and walk along the Read more [...]
The Cheongnamdae (청남대) is a presidential vacation villa located near Daecheong Dam (대청댐) in Cheongwon-gu, Chungcheongbuk-do. The former president Chun Doo-hwan was greatly impressed by the scenic surroundings while attending the ceremony for the completion of Daecheong Dam in 1980. The construction of Cheongnamdae started in June, 1983 and was Read more [...]
Eight areas designated as the most beautiful sceneries in Danyang, are Haseonam, Jungseonam, Sangseonam, Sainam, Gudambong, Oksunbong, Dodamsambong, and Seokmun. These areas were visited many times by numerous scholars during the Joseon Period (1392-1910), and contain many historically and culturally important relics. There are Giamgwiseok on Mt. Sobaeksan, Mt. Geumsusan, Read more [...]
Gyeongpodae Pavilion is famous for the view of the moon on the 15th day of the first lunar month. It is a large, tall pavilion, and its architectural feature- a “paljak” roof, is the most common form used in Korean buildings. It has been designated as Regional Cultural Asset No. Read more [...]
The Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong (reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234~678). The Songsan-ri Tombs contain the graves of kings from the period when Baekje’s capital was Gongju, and it is believed to contain 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered Read more [...]
Gyeongbokgung Palace holds a variety of performances every year. The National Gugak Center presents special performances annually and <A Feast of Gugak in Sujeongjeon>, a regular performance.
It is the place reenacting the real-life village in Amsa-dong during the prehistoric era. There is a stream in the spot where it is presumed to be existed in the past. It is also available to experience fishing of prehistoric era. It presents various earthenware and tools in the Primitive Read more [...]
The Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony is held every day in Gyeongbokgung Palace. The ceremony presents the noble royal culture reenacting the gate guardsmen’ uniforms, weapons, and accessories in the Joseon Dynasty. This ceremony is performed by a group of 40 people for 15-20 minutes. The Gatekeeper Military Training is followed after Read more [...]
The main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace is evaluated as the best main gate of the palace presenting the beauty of balance and harmony in general with the refined style and magnificent structure.
Deoksugung Palace is one of the four important palaces in the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1910, the Seokjojeon Hall in Deoksugung Palace is the first western style building in Korea. It is one of the busiest attractions as it is surrounded by beautiful, traditional culture and is easily accessible. Traditional Read more [...]
The Seoul Fortress Wall surrounds Seoul for about 18.2 kilometers, but 10.5 kilometers are preserved at present. There are three courses to tour the Seoul Fortress Wall. The first course starts from Anguk Station or Hyehwa Station and there is the Naksan Park on the way, which is a perfect Read more [...]
Located in Gyeongbokgung Palace, the museum exhibits a magnificent collection of relics reflecting five hundred years of history and culture of the Joseon Dynasty. It presents the artifacts showing how remarkably various fields of science and technology were developed in the Joseon Dynasty as well as attires and furniture of Read more [...]
It is a building constructed in 1395 to protect the bell. The bell that used to alarm the open and close time of the four main gates of old Seoul in the Joseon Dynasty has been kept in the National Museum of Korea and it is replaced with the newly Read more [...]
Established in 1405, this palace served as the Secondary palace in the Joseon Dynasty. It was called ‘Donggwol (a palace of the east)’ along with ‘Changgyeonggung Palace’ as they were located in the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Changdeokgung Palace is the palace where the kings of the Joseon Dynasty stayed Read more [...]
It is the palace constructed in the east of Changdukgung Palace in 1483.
It is a meaningful palace in Korean modern history served as a base of Heungseon Daewongun’s political activities. Forming the tiled roof house in traditional Korean style, ‘Noandang’ presents the lifestyle of royal families in the late Joseon Dynasty. ‘Norakdang,’ where held an auspicious ceremony for Emperor Gojong and Empress Read more [...]
Established in 1617, it is originally called “Gyeongdeokgung”. Since the scale of Gyeonghuigung Palace is large and many kings managed the national affairs there, it was regarded important as it was called “Seogwol (a palace of the west)”. There are buildings for the king’s royal audience and buildings for sleeping Read more [...]
It is a traditional house in the form of Hanok. This was the writing place of Lee Taejun, the pioneer of Korea’s short fiction. It was opened as a café since 1998. Visitors can enjoy Injeolmi and other Korean desserts that is served with traditional Korean tea. Danso, a short Read more [...]
In the outdoor exhibit hall of the National Folk Museum of Korea which is right next to Gyeongbokgung Palace, there is a street of reminiscences that delicately restored the scenery of the town in 1970’s~1980’s; it looks almost the very street that really was there once. It is like a Read more [...]
It is a fortress of the period of the Three Kingdoms of Korea located near Achasan area. The total length of the fortress is 1124m, and the height is about 10m. Number of relics was excavated during the excavation on the fortification of the Achasanseong Fortress. Goguryeo potteries were mostly Read more [...]
It is the earthen fortifications inside the Olympic Park, which is assumed to be built between 3rd ~ 4th century which was the time period when Baekje was starting to form a country. It is a unique rampart with a dual structure of the exterior and interior fortresses, built by Read more [...]
It is the only cultural asset that is preserved among the 4 mini gates of the ramparts in Seoul. It is also called the North Gate or Jahamun. There are 4 spaces in the front and 2 spaces in the sides with hipped, tiled roof. It is the only gate Read more [...]
It is the main Southern gate of Doseong in Seoul. It is also called Namdaemun and is completed in 1398.
This Cathedral was completed in 1960. It is a creative building unlike the other Cathedrals built before. It is evaluated as a monumental building that drew a stroke in the history of Korean Cathedral architecture. It owns enough art works to be called as the treasure warehouse of Korea’s Catholic Read more [...]
It is the second Cathedral of Archdiocese of Seoul, and was completed in September 1892. It was the first Western style brick building in Korea. It was Korea’s first Gothic building with an important value when it comes to modern architecture history. However, in February 1988, the spire and inside Read more [...]
It is the first Catholic Church of Archdiocese of Seoul and the headquarters of Korean Catholic. French priest, E. Coast himself designed and finished the building. It is the only pure Gothic type building in Korea, but it is hard to say it is the typical Gothic style made of Read more [...]