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The story of Byeongjahoran and Namhansanseong Fortress has gained popularity as a historical novel, and it has even been adapted into a movie. In the 14th year of Injo’s reign (1636), the Qing Dynasty’s Taizong led a 100,000-strong army and personally attacked Joseon, initiating the Byeongjahoran. Injo, who resisted while staying at Namhansanseong, eventually could not hold out. He surrendered ...

The Korean Folk Village is the largest theme park in South Korea, located in Giheung-gu, Yongin-si. Despite its name suggesting a national facility, it is actually privately operated. “Experience the Atmosphere of a Joseon Dynasty Village at Yongin Folk Village” The Korean Folk Village faithfully reproduces and preserves buildings that existed during the Joseon Dynasty. Traditional tiled-roof houses, thatched houses, ...

One of the prominent cultural heritages you can find in Gangneung is “Ojukheon,” designated as Treasure No. 165. Located in Jukhyeon-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, it is a wooden structure from the middle of the Joseon Dynasty, making it the oldest standing single-family residential building in history. “Black Bamboo, Gangneung Ojukheon” The name Ojukheon comes from the fact that there is a ...

In Seoul’s Yeonhui-dong, there is a well site known through oral tradition as “Jang Hee-bin Well.” If you head northwest from Yeonhui Intersection, you’ll find this place, which is known as the “Jang Hee-bin Well Site.” “Jang Hee-bin Well Site Passed Down Through Oral Tradition” The area of the Jang Hee-bin Well Site was historically known as the courtyard in ...

Located to the west of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, Sajikdan was a place where ancestral rites were performed for the gods of land and grain, alongside Jongmyo Shrine. It is known to have been established when King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty, designated Hanyang (present-day Seoul) as the capital and built the palace and shrines. The Guksadan, where ...

Changgyeonggung Palace is one of the five major palaces of the Joseon Dynasty located in Seoul. The five major palaces of the Joseon Dynasty are Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, and Gyeonghuigung Palace. While other palaces were built for the purpose of conducting state affairs, Changgyeonggung Palace differs in its founding purpose. “Palace Built to Honor the ...

Among the five palaces of the Joseon Dynasty that can be found in the center of Seoul, there are “Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Gyeonghuigung Palace, and Deoksugung Palace.” Out of the five palaces of the Joseon Dynasty, only Changdeokgung Palace has been designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. It received this designation in 1997, with the ...

Seoul, formerly known as “Hanyang,” served as the capital of the Joseon Dynasty for 500 years. Thanks to this, especially within the inner walls of Hanyang Fortress, you can encounter the palaces of the Joseon era. Among the five grand palaces of Joseon – Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung, and Deoksugung – it’s impossible not to mention Gyeongbokgung, which stood at ...

Located within Jinju Fortress, the. “National Jinju Museum” is a. specialized museum dedicated to the Imjin War. It exhibits artifacts related to the Imjin War, as well as relics from the western Gyeongnam region and donations from Duam Kim Yong-du. Additionally, the museum hosts special exhibitions periodically. “National Jinju Museum” The Jinju Museum is divided into three. main sections: “National ...