A funeral ceremony in late period of 19th century or early period of 20th century. 

a Korean fisher in the late period of Chosun dynasty.

a Korean fisher in the late period of Chosun dynasty.

A painting of Korean Wrestling. It is traditional play in Korea. Pictured by Hongdo Kim in the 18th century. 

A painting of Korean Wrestling. It is traditional play in Korea. Pictured by Hongdo Kim in the 18th century. 

Today is the 63th anniversay of Korean War. It begins 25 June 1950, North Korea invades South Korea. It ends 27 July 1953, now on a cease-fire. 2.5 million civilians are killed or wounded, 2.0 million soldiers are dead or missing or wounded.

Korean’s National Treasure No.91. This is a vessels and is of a man riding on horseback. It is a buried treasures were excavated in 1924. Believed to be the final resting place of a 5th or 6th century prince or king of Silla.  

Korean’s National Treasure No.91. This is a vessels and is of a man riding on horseback. It is a buried treasures were excavated in 1924. Believed to be the final resting place of a 5th or 6th century prince or king of Silla.  

Gojong was the twenty-sixth king of the Korean Chosun Dynasty and the first emperor of the Korean Empire. He was born in 8 Sep. 1862, died in 21 Jan. 1919. Gojong died suddenly on 21 January 1919 at Deoksugung Palace. There is much speculation that he was killed by poison administered by Japanese officials.

Gojong was the twenty-sixth king of the Korean Chosun Dynasty and the first emperor of the Korean Empire. He was born in 8 Sep. 1862, died in 21 Jan. 1919. Gojong died suddenly on 21 January 1919 at Deoksugung Palace. There is much speculation that he was killed by poison administered by Japanese officials.

Anapji, or Anap Pond is an artificial pond in Gyeongju , South Korea. Official name is Imhaejeonji(it means pond with building faced to sea). Since many ducks and wild gooses come to here, poets in Chosun period call Anapji(Anap means duck and wild goose). It was part of royal palace of Silla. 

A night view if Anapji is excellent. Anapji is located in central Gyeongju city, easy to find, easy to go. Walking after dinner is good for traveler. 

There are lots of lotus near Anapji. It’s very beautiful when the lotus blossoms are in full bloom on July or August. 

All pictures are taken by me. Visit date : 26 Sep 2009

Acient tomb mural art of acient Korean kingdom Goguryeo(고구려, 高句麗).  Archers riding horses aim animals. Acient Korean soldiers are good at archery. Its bows are small but very powerful even Chineses are very afraid of.

Acient tomb mural art of acient Korean kingdom Goguryeo(고구려, 高句麗).  Archers riding horses aim animals. Acient Korean soldiers are good at archery. Its bows are small but very powerful even Chineses are very afraid of.

Sungnyemun or Namdaemun, old gate of the fortress of Seoul. It holds  ”The ceremony of gate guard change ” everyday without in extremely hot or cold weather.

First photo by AndrewEick, CC-BY-2.0. 

Second, third photos by By by lwy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwy/2208359125/) , CC-BY-2.0 

Korean traditional painting by Hong-do Kim who was famous painter in Cho-sun dynasty.

Korean traditional painting by Hong-do Kim who was famous painter in Cho-sun dynasty.