Saturday, June 9, 2012

Korea, Jeju : Xu Fu gallery

En français
We then took the direction of 정방폭포 Jeongbang Waterfall but stopped on the way in the Xu Fu gallery. The Xu Fu gallery present the adventure of the Chinese court sorcerer Xu Fu (Seo Bok). According to the legend, Qin Shi Huang emperor sent Xu Fu to find the elixir of life at Mt. Yeongju (now known as Mt. Halla), one of the three sacred mountains where the immortals were said to live.
Xu Fu climbed up Mt. Yeongju with thousands of boys and girls in search of the elixir. When he arrived at Jeongbang Waterfall, he was so captivated by its beauty that he carved “Xu Fu passed by here” in the rock face, and then headed west. The name of Seogwipo city is said to be derived from this inscription.
Travel table of content

No comments:

Post a Comment