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"Must-visit travel destinations of Korea III"
Issue date: 15th May 2017
Must-visit travel destination Series

The third series feature scenic and cultural sites that are also historical.

 


    

  1. Unlimsanbang at Jido.
  2. Jinjuseong Fortress at Jinju.
  3. Soswaewon Garden at Damyang.
  4. Mungyeongsaejae Pass
  1. At the foot of Cheom chalsan mountain of Jeollanam-do Province is Ullimsanbang Villa and Garden. Jindo (Scenic Site No. 80) where Sochi (penname) Heo Ryeon, a masler of the Southern School of literati painting {namjonghwa) in the late Joseon period, lived and did works in his laler years. Trained by Buddhist master Choui Seonsa and Chusa Kim Jeong-hui, Heo Ryeon was adored by King Heonjong. He was known particularly for his works of flowering trees and gardens. Designed in consideration for feng shui. Ullimsanbang has a haditional garden with access to the center of sqare pond. lt represenls gardens of middle-class artists during lhe late Joseon period,
  2. Jinjuseong Fortress {Historic Site No 118} in Gyeongsangnam-do Province stands on a cliff overlor:king the Namgang River of Jinju. lt was here during the lmjin War in the late 1590s that General Kim 5i-min defeate d a Japanese army of 30.000 troops with a force of only 3.800 men. lt is also known for Uiam (the Rock ol Righteousness) from which Nongae leapt into the watar while clasping a Japanese general in her arms. Originall built as earthen fortification, Jinjuserng Fortress was rebuilt as a stone fortress in 1379, the fifth year of the reign of King U of Goryeo. Many historical sites and much cultural heritage are within lhe fortress including scenic Chokseoknu. Uigisa Shrine dedicated to Nongae, Jeongchungdan, Bukjangdae and Yeongnam Pojeongsa Munru,
  3. Soswaewon Garden. Damyang (Scenic Site No. 40) is a good example of byeolseo (rural villa gardens), a type of garden designed during the Joseon period in which areas are divided by ranks based on Confucian ideas. They were built to bring the beauty of nature on to private property. Soswaewon Garden was praised by many poets and calligraphers and greatly inspired Honam (southwestern) Gasa literature. Feature praised in the woodblock print of Soswaewon. Soshvaewon 48 yeongsi (recited poem) by scholar Kim ln-hu paints a detailed picture of the art and culture enjoyed in lhe garden. as well as the original garden itself. Thereby telling lhe story o{ a recluse and relating the essence of s traditional garden during the Joseon period.
  4. Mungyeongsaejae Pass (Scenic Site No. 32) was a critical strelch of lhe Great Yeongnam Road, or Yeongnamdaero. which opened in the 14th vear of King Taejongs reign (1414) and became a principal road leading to Hanyang (modern day Seoul). Saejae means a hill over which even a bird could barely fly. As lhe name indicates. Mungyeongsaejae Pass is an old, rough mountain road along which the traces of history remain today in key military defense sites, pavilions and tavern sites from the Joseon period. The pass has become an attraclion as it fealures breathtaking natural scenery, including Juheulsan Mountain and Joryeongsan Mountain, lt is frequented today by tourists year-round,

 

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