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Event Date 2021-04-28 ~ 2021-04-28
Time -
Venue Gyeongju Historic Area
Registration period -
Announcement of selected participants -
Number of participants 2

Event Type

Trip to different regions of KoreaHistory & Culture

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Who are K-UNESCO Adventurers?

 

Clotilde - France

TJ-Vietnam

Bart-Netherlands

Jazz-USA

Mika-Tanzania

Nikka-Canada

Cephas-Korea

Amanda-Brazil

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K-UNESCO Adventurers is a UNESCO tour program conducted by the Korean Culture and Information Services(KOCIS).

Following last year, talented members from all around the world who share their love of Korean culture have teamed up to travel around historical spots

in Korea and promote Korea’s various cultural heritages throughout the globe.

 

Gyeongju Historic Area

 

 

On Wednesday, April 28th, Clotilde from France and TJ from Vietnam set off to explore Gyeongju(Formerly Seorabol), the ancient capital of Silla,

with its thousand year history of the Silla Dynasty! The first place they visited was Bulguksa Temple,

decorated with colorful lotus lanterns in preparation of Buddha’s birthday in May. Bulguksa Temple,

considered a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Silla kingdom, was constructed under the chief minister, Kim Dae Seong,

for the purpose of Buddhist worship and to pacify the spirit of his parents. Bulguksa, which means ‘land of the Buddha’, contains many historical treasures. 

 

 

 

 

They carry out the mission in Cheonmachong, situated at the Daereungwon Tomb complex, which is the location of 23 royal tombs.

At the time of excavation, many relics were found inside the tomb such as a golden crown and the Cheonmado, a painting of a Heavenly Horse.

Currently, the building operates as an exhibition hall where visitors can appreciate the interior of the mausoleum,

Here, Clotilde and TJ solve a quiz on the secret of the tomb and how so many relics could be preserved until this day,

successfully obtaining the Cheonmachong cookie.

 

 

 

 

On the way to the Gyeongju National Museum, you may recognize Cheomseongdae, an astronomical observatory constructed

during the Silla dynasty and a national treasure.

The Cheomseongdae was built in the 7th century and is the oldest observatory in Asia.

There is special meaning behind the number of stones that make up the Cheomseongdae. It is said that 365 or 366 stones were used to represent

how many days there are in a year.

 

 

 

 

The last destination that Clotilde and TJ visited was the Gyeongju National museum, home to a collection of more than 225,000 historical items.

Clotilde and TJ first head outdoors to see the Divine Bell of King Seongdeok. A bell commissioned to honor King Seongdeok,

there is a creepy legend behind why the bell is also known as the Emile Bell. Don’t you want to know more about its story?

 

 

If you are interested in more entertaining stories of UNESCO heritages and treasures in Gyeongju, make sure to check out korea.net Youtube channel~!

 

 

If you want to learn more about the program : http://heritageinkorea.kr/

 

Host & Sponsor : Korean Culture and Information Service #KOCIS #KUNESCOAdventures #해외문화홍보원 

 

** All the participants had tested for COVID before the tour.**

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