Saturday, December 14, 2019

63 Building

The world's tallest gold-clad building, 249 m tall. Skyscraper was built in 1985. At sunrise its reflection is blinding. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.5198 N 126.940181 E Categories: Government...

Poseokjeong

A site of once beautiful royal pavilion of Silla Kingdom. The most interesting feature today here is a system of small water channels. Here...

Bell of King Seongdeok

The largest extant bell in Korea, which was cast from bronze in 771 AD. Bell is 3.33 m tall and 18.9 tons heavy. Now...

Sosu Seowon

The oldest Neo-Confucian academy in Korea, founded in 1543. Most of the old buildings of this academy and many traditions have been preserved up...

Namgye Seowon

The second oldest Neo-Confucian private academy in Korea, founded in 1552. The architecture of its structures is an early attempt to plan an efficient...

Seonamsa

Beautiful mountain temple with some 20 historical buildings. According to local legends temple was founded in 529 AD. Temple contains many outstanding treasures, current...

Seokguram cave temple

This rock-cut temple is located near Bulguksa and contains some of the best Buddhist sculptures in the world. Temple was made in 742 -...

Mireuksa pagoda

One of the oldest pagodas in Korea, located in a temple which was founded in the times of Baekje Kingdom in 602 AD. This...

Hwaeomsa

Ancient temple, founded in 544 AD and rebuilt in the early 17th century. Temple contains important treasures of art and history. Important structure is...

Jongmyo

The oldest royal Confucian shrine with ancient traditions preserved since the 14th century. Main structure was built in 1394 (rebuilt after fire in 1608),...