Sunday, September 27, 2020

Deongmyeong-ri dinosaur footprints

A very rich find of dinosaur footprints, with more than 4,000 individual footprints and some 420 trails. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.9044 N 128.1511 E Categories: Fossil finds Values: Geology, Biology Rating: Where...

Bangudae Petroglyphs

A group of rock art, engraved in the cliffs along Daegokcheon Stream. Engravings were left by prehistoric peopl, mostly in the late Neolithic -...

Geumjeongsanseong

Largest mountain fortress in South Korea. Fortress was built in 1703 and walls were some 17 km long, 1.5 - 3 m tall. Location, GPS...

Changgyeong Palace

The former summer palace of Goryeo Kings, originally built in the middle of the 15th century. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.5788 N 126.9954 E Categories: Palaces, country houses and...

Osang-ri dolmens

Group of 12 dolmens on Ganghwa Island. Six of these dolmens were rebuilt when the site was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Location, GPS...

Cheomseongdae

An ancient astronomical (astrological?) observatory, built in the 7th century AD. One of the oldest observatories in the world. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.8347 N 129.218983 E Categories: Astronomical...

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...

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...

Hahoe Traditional Village

A traditional village from the 16th century. The village was built in accordance with the geomantic guidelines of pungsu and in plan it resembles...

Gyeongju

The former capital of Silla Kingdom. In the city are located numerous monuments of architecture and history and it is nicknamed "the museum without...