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 "Land of the Morning Calm"
- view from the Palgongsan mountain ridge -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)





In the beginning of this chapter on traveling/adventure/exploring I wrote, that I would not write a lot,- but rather let the pictures speak their own language-,since a picture tells more than many words.

In the case of KOREA,- I will ignore that statement to a certain extend, simply because I consider Korea to be the most beautiful country in the world!

The Korean peninsula is some of the oldest land you can find here on planet Earth!  It was "born" where the crust started to turn solid and formed the land for 2000 million years ago! Over these 2000 millions of years,- erosion and volcanic activity has created some of the most magnificent landscapes I have seen!

And these scenarios where nature reigns supreme-, are constantly changing due to the Korean climate with 4 very distinct seasons.   Therefore, - regardless of what time you arrive to Korea-, you will always find something beautiful, - - guaranteed.

But also when it comes to cultural things,- then Korea is right on top with a unique culture that is just as old as China's,- so we speak about 5000 years.  Therefore Korea is not only an extremely beautiful country,- it's also a true treasure house when it comes to cultural- and historical things -

Finally I consider the Korean people very artistic, intelligent, disciplined, highly cultivated and what is most  important to foreign travelers in their country,- they are extremely honest,friendly and helpful.

Where else in the world can you find hotels,- where there are no locks on the doors????    - - - - - -  and nobody will steal!  And where else do you see people get on buses and just put the fare in a tray beside the driver's seat,- while the driver has left the bus for his coffee break???    - - - - - -  and nobody will cheat!

Does all this sound like too much????
Well,- you don't have to believe a word of what I am saying,- but go and look for yourself,- and I promise you, that if you are into hiking in stunning landscapes, as well as cultural- and historical things,- then Korea is the place,- and I promise you, that you will not be disappointed.
 

Karsten Petersen, - traveler of Planet Earth.
 
 

In this chapter I will display a few of the thousands of photos I have taken during my numerous trips to Korea.  I will display them in the following links,- and little by little I will add new nature parks,  places and other things Korean.   Once in a while I will change the pictures.  (When I find time!!!)
 
 

 Please follow the links:
 
 

Some of Korea's National- and Provincial Parks:
 
 
 

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Chiaksan
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Featuring:  Kyryong-sa Temple
 

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Chogyesan
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Featuring:  SONGGWANGASA Temple
 
 

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Hallasan
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

Impressions from South Korea's highest mountain -
 
 

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Kayasan
 

-and scenic mountain Jeilbong
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

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Featuring the Haeinsa Temple
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

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and the World famous  "Tripitaka Koreana"
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 

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Kyeryongsan
 
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Featuring Temples:  TONGHWASA & KAPSA
 
 

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Maisan
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

Featuring Temples:  Tapsa & Onsusa
 
 

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Namhansansong
 
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

Featuring:  The Southern Mountain Fortress
 
 

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Palgongsan
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

Featuring:  The Tonghwasa Temple, - and other Buddhist sites.
 
 

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Pukhansan
 
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

Featuring:  The Doseon Temple, - and the wall of Pukhansansong.
 
 

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Soraksan
 

Possibly the best of them all -
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Featuring:  The SHINHUNGSA Temple -
 
 

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Tadohaehaesang
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 

Featuring:  Scenic island HONGDO -
 

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Taedunsan
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

Featuring: A stunningly beautiful mountain.
 

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Toksan
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 

Featuring:  Sudok-sa Temple.
 
 

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Other things Korean

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Ullungdo
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 

- featuring a VERY scenic island in the East Sea -
 
 

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Diving Korea
 
 


(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

Featuring:  The stunning underwater world of the East Sea.
 

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When I find time, I am upgrading the old pages with bigger, better and also some new pics - -
The links below will be next in line for improvement - -

Please have some patience with me - - -
Thanks
 
 


Kyongju
 

Other things Korean:
 

The Fortresses and the Walls

The Paekche Festival year 2000 -

Hahoe
A very unique, traditional Korean village -

Picture Pages
Just some mixed, but beautiful pictures

 Page initiated: June 29th. 2003
 Page updated: Jan. 04. 2005, - March 03. 2005, - March 08. 2005, - July 22. 2006, - Nov.24.2006, - Feb.12.2008, - April.01.2008, - Dec.08.2008