Unesco Treasures in Korea

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Unesco Treasures in Korea5 (100%) 1 vote Unesco Treasures in Korea The Geography of Korea – a peninsula jutting out from the world’s largest continent – has contributed greatly to the development of uniquely Korean characteristics. The foundation for the country’s culture and arts is the Korean identity: a combination of traits associated with continental and island peoples. Throughout many millennia, Korea has interacted with the predominant continental cultures of Asia despite its peripheral location…

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Mount Ibuki

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Mount Ibuki3 (60%) 1 vote Mount Ibuki Mount Ibuki is the mountain on the border between Gifu Prefecture and Shiga Prefecture. The height is 1,377 meters, and the top is on the Shiga side.   Along the south foot, Tokaido Shinkansen and Meishin Expressway run, and this area is the important traffic route connecting Tokai District and Kansai District. We can see the mountain from a Shinkansen window between Gifu-Hashima and Maibara stations. This mountain…

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Juwangsan National Park

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Juwangsan National Park4 (80%) 1 vote Juwangsan National Park Juwangsan is the mountain composed of valleys with curious stones. Juwangsan National park is relatively low and small but it creates abeautiful landscape. Having lots of legends, scenic figures and curious rocks, it attracts many visitors every year. It is called Sogeumgang, themost beautiful place in Gyeongsangbuk-do area, and one of the three great mountains in Korea, having many fantastic rocky cliffs andgorgious valleys. The mountain…

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A Phallus Garden in Love Land

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A Phallus Garden in Love Land4.5 (90%) 2 votes A Phallus Garden in Love Land There’s a persistent prejudice against the Japanese, the Koreans and other Asians — that they’re prudish and repressed. But go to “Love Land” on Jeju Island in South Korea and you’ll start to question that cliché. I can still remember the feeling of disbelief when I turned the corner in a well-heeled, respectable Tokyo neighborhood to find myself face-to-face with…

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Jirisan National Park

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Jirisan National Park4.5 (90%) 2 votes Jirisan National Park Jirisan is the largest and oldest of Korea’s national parks. Founded in 1967, the park has an area of 440 km2. The mountains of Jirisan are part of the Great Baekdusan Mountain Range which extends all the way into North Korea. The primary ridge in the park runs East-West from Sancheong County in South Gyeongsang Province to Gurye County in South Jeolla Province. Traditionally, the mountain…

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