Cheonghakdong Village, located at the southern foot of Samsanbong Peak on Mt. Jirisan, maintains the traditional style of daily Korean life. ‘Cheonghak’ means a community where a crane of blue feathers lives.
Cheonghakdong is one area that was left virtually untouched throughout much of Korea’s turbulent history. Continue reading…
Features of Cheonghakdong Village in South Korea:
– Located on the southern foot of Samsanbong Peak on Mt. Jirisan, the village preserves the traditional spirit of Korean life.
– The term ‘Cheonghak’ means a crane of blue feathers lives. This area had no role to play in the tumultuous history of the country.
– Electricity was introduced in this village only 20years ago.
– About 200 residents belonging to this community uphold the custom of tying hair in a knot, wearing Korean traditional clothing, and doing farm work in the traditional way.
– This is the sacred site of worshipping Hwanin, Hwanwung, Dangun and a monastery known as Samseong-gung.
– It houses about 1,500 types of stone towers which were made over 15 years. The towers are undergoing refurbishment in order to gather stones on the scared site of Sodo, the place where various ceremonies took place during the Three Kingdoms Era. Complete reading…
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