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.

  1. Current capital of South Korea is 'Seoul' which was also a capital of 'Joseon dynasty'.
  2. Joseon is the most recent kingdom ruling Korea peninsula for 500 years (1392~1897).
  3. 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.)

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2GyeongBokGeong Palace.PNG