Three basic historical facts you need to know before travel to Korea
These are three basic historical facts which you should know before travel to Korea.
- Current capital of South Korea is 'Seoul' which was also a capital of 'Joseon dynasty'.
- Joseon is the most recent kingdom ruling Korea peninsula for 500 years (1392~1897).
- Japanese invasion occured on 1592 and destroyed almost everything including the royal cultural heritages as well. It is also a point we split the Joseon history into two parts, the former and the latter Joseon.
I believe the more we understand Joseon society, the better we could understand current Korean society. (Remember Korea as a nation was not founded through resisitng Joseon dynasty unlike France in 1789.)