Photos from Korea
사진을 한국에서

The name 'Korea' derives from the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo. In the Korean language, Korea is referred to as Han-guk (한국). Korean is written in the hangul script, a phonemic alphabet organised into syllabic blocks, which was invented in the 15th century. The country is rich in beautiful buddhist temples like Bulguksa and Tongdosa and boasts some superb scenery like in the Seoraksan Nat. Park.

seoul city center

Seoul (서울) : the city center


seoul by night

Seoul by night
(more night photos)


seoul temple

Pavillion of Hyangwonjeong (향원정) in Seoul, part of the Gyeongbokgung Palace
(see more reflections photos)



Korean flag in Seoraksan Nat. Park (설악산국립공원)



Seoraksan Nat. Park


Tongdosa buddhist temples monastery

Buddhist temple in Tongdosa
(통도사, 'Salvation of the world through mastery of truth')


cheju korea

Traditional house with thatched roof on Cheju-do (제주도, Cheju island)


pusan korea

The city of Pusan (부산, Busan)



Bulguksa (불국사, 'Temple of the Buddha Land'), near Kyongju (경주, Gyeongju)
see a painting from this photo


korean traditional dance

Kyongju : traditional music and dance


yangdong korea

Yangdong village Folk Village (경주양동민속마을)


yangdong village

Yangdong village : general view


Korea was part of the 2000-2001 trip

lire sur cette partie du voyage
read about this part of my trip


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