day 2

백사실계곡. 白沙室溪谷. Baeksasil Valley

(Information from A city’s hidden valley) Often named one of Korea’s most picturesque landmarks, Baeksasil dates back to the Joseon Dynasty, where it is believed to have been the site of a grand villa owned by Yi Hang-bok, a renowned prime minister in the early 17th century. The valley was named after Yi’s pen-name “Baeksa.” Its unmatched views of the city led to it being called Baekseokdongcheon — “baekseok” is short for Mt. Bugaksan, while “dongcheon” means scenic outlook — and an ancient rock carving still proclaims that title today.

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