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“Haechi” Symbol of Seoul

Posted in 0.1% of Seoul with tags , , , on January 15, 2010 by Lydia

Haechi is a symbol of Seoul!
There is a fair of Haechi in Gwanghwamun Squre and there are lots of satues of Haechi, too!

Here is a brief introduction about Haechi.

Haechi, is an animal of “justice and integrity” that rewards good and punishes evil. It is an imaginary animal with divine power that wards off disaster and brings fortune.

Covered with scales, Haechi has a horn on its head and a bell on its neck. It can fly in the sky thanks to wing-like feathers, guarding Seoul. Living close to water in summer and in the pine forest in winter, it is believed to live mainly around Gwanghwamun and Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul

During the Joseon Dynasty, officials in the Saheonbu (Office of Inspector General) used to wear uniforms decorated with Hachi; Ordinary citizens also used Haechi as a talisman to ward off disaster and bring them fortune. Haechi has been the guardian of Seoul throughout its long history.

Haechi as a vital symbol will bring happiness and pride to Seoul citizens and continue to represent enduring vitality to people all over the world for years to come.

You can find more information about Haechi at
http://haechi.seoul.go.kr/

the Square in Seoul

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by Lydia

This is JoongAng Daily news .
Lights, camera, traffic jam
November 30, 2009

The KBS spy action drama “Iris” team films explosion and gun-fighting scenes yesterday on the roads in front of the Sejong Center for Performing Arts in central Seoul. The roads, near which the Central Government Complex and the U.S. Embassy are located, were blocked for 12 hours from 7 a.m. during the shooting of the TV drama. [YONHAP]


Actually, I did go that square, the location of the drama(Iris) last month!

So this time I’ll show you what the 광화문광장(Gwanghwamun Square
) is!

This is me with expressionless face 🙂 I think i just so tired and blanked that day..

but the water of the fountain behind me was so beautiful!

It is said that It is brilliantly illuminated at night~

The statue in this pic is King Sejong!

King Sejong created Hangeul (한글-The Korean alphabet) and he is one of the best heroes of Korea!

It is said that 한글 was designated as National Treasure in UNESCO’s Memory of the world. I’m so proud of that ~

Are you able to guess what the green-something is?

Shreck?

No

Its name is hATCHI ! Hatchi is the symbolic character of Seoul!

Actually hatchi is much prettier than that -_- …!

CUTE and HOT character Right? 🙂