Korean historical architecture embodies the splendor of form and symbolism in the dwellings of Korea's educated and elite. Elegant Korean palaces painted in bright and beautiful colors, robust mountain fortresses and peaceful places of learning all combined elements of the natural world with simple lines and shapes. The resulting impression was a quiet harmony that has survived through the ages to the present day.
The home and political seat of Korea's kings, traditional palaces are magnificent examples of the beautiful aesthetics of traditional Korean culture.Read more
Rich in imagery, the ancient practice of painting unique and colorful designs on traditional Korean houses exemplifies peace and stability within an exquisite art form.Read more
The seowon is the spiritual birthplace of the Korean intellectual, and the foundation from which scholars' passion for learning and social justice grew and flourished.Read more
Nestled amongst Korea's ubiquitous mountains, mountain fortresses are historical reminders of the strength and stability of Korea's culture and "one-ness" with nature.Read more