Gongju

What is Gongju known for?


pirates

increasingly ruthless and corrupt, and Choe who vigorously opposed corruption in the kingdom found himself at odds with him. Subsequently, Shin Don engineered false accusations of misconduct against Choe that resulted in a punishment of six years in exile, and brought him dangerously close to execution. However, when Shin Don died, Choe Yong was restored to his previous position and was immediately asked to prepare a fleet to fight the Japanese pirates and eliminate the remaining Mongol forces

on Jeju Island (Jeju-do). He engaged the Mongols first, who fought tenaciously, but Choe's forces eventually freed the island. Then, in 1376, the Wokou pirates advanced into Goryeo and captured the city of Gongju. Jeong Mong-ju secured assistance from the Japanese Shogun to eliminate these pirates, but the Japanese were of little help. With the new gunpowder recipe obtained by scientist Choe Mu-seon from a Chinese merchant, General Choe Yong and his subordinate Yi Seonggye managed

to rout and eventually defeat the pirates and reclaim Gongju. Move of the capital In 538, he moved the capital from Ungjin (present-day Gongju) further south to Sabi (present-day Buyeo County), on the Geum River. Unlike the earlier move of the capital from the present-day Seoul region to Ungjin, forced by the military pressure of Goguryeo, the move to Sabi was directed by the king to strengthen royal power, aided by the political support of the Sa clan based in Sabi


famous people

;BBC News: S Korea chooses new capital site thumb Tourist's map in Gongju national museum (Image:P7110009.JPG) Famous people Famous people associated with Gongju include member of popular boy band JYJ, YoungWoong JaeJoong (also known as Hero (Hero (singer))), professional baseball player Chan-ho Park, and 2009 new singer Taegoon who were born there. Also, *Chung Un-chan (1948– ) – South Korea's Prime Minister (2009–2010) *Park, Seri (1977– ) – Golf player (LPGA Hall of Fame) *Park, Dong Jin (1916–2003) - Singer; Pansori *Ko, Sunny (1986– ) Popular Korean Model See also * List of cities in South Korea * Geography of South Korea * Chungcheong References


major battle


traditional wooden

address lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content A new estate has been built between the Songsan-ri Burial Mounds and the Gongju National Museum in the traditional wooden hannok style, a true rarity in modern-day Korea. Makes for an interesting and convenient detour. *


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to Sabi (Sabi (Korea)) (in modern-day Buyeo County). However, Gongju remained an important center until the kingdom's fall in 660. New capital On August 11, 2004, the South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan announced that the country's capital will be moved from Seoul to Gongju (approximately 120 km south of Seoul) and Yeongi (Yeongi County) commencing in 2007. A site was chosen for the project, which was scheduled to be completed by 2030

Korea chooses new capital site – BBC News Gongju is approximately 120 kilometers south of Seoul. The Government estimated that the move would probably not be completed before 2012. Although part of the election manifesto, this plan ignited nationwide controversy. On 21 October 2004, the Constitutional Court ruled that mostly based on custom law (Custom (law)), the special law for the relocation of the capital is unconstitutional since

gobungun, 송산리고분군 url email address Beonji 120, Gyo-dong lat long directions Bus routes #1 and #25. On foot, its about a 10 minutes walk from Gongsan Fortress; follow the major road east through the humongous arch outside the main gate. phone +82-41-840-2836 tollfree fax +82-41-840-2848 hours 9AM-6PM, 9AM-5PM in winter. price Adults ₩1500 content A series of 7 tombs, 6 of which were discovered and suibsequently looted during the 1910-1945 Japanese occupation


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featured in two of the four top propositions for a new capital. Tourist Information Maps and brochures as well as English-speaking staff exist at a tourism information booth outside the main west entrance of Gongsan Fortress, as well as a second at the entrance to the Songsan-ri Burial Mounds. *

* Orientation Gongju city proper is bisected east-west by the Geumgang River, with Gongsan Fortress on its southern


great opposition

by Korean court, but escaped and hid out as a Buddhist monk at Magoksa in Gongju near Pyeongyang. Betrayal and redemption Following a dream that he thought predicted that a Buddhist monk would save his life, King Gongmin promoted a monk named Shin Don to a lofty position within his court, and allowed him considerable influence. At first Shin Don toiled to improve the lives of the peasants with great opposition from the ministers. However with the king's support he grew increasingly ruthless and corrupt, and Choe who vigorously opposed corruption in the kingdom found himself at odds with him. Subsequently, Shin Don engineered false accusations of misconduct against Choe that resulted in a punishment of six years in exile, and brought him dangerously close to execution. However, when Shin Don died, Choe Yong was restored to his previous position and was immediately asked to prepare a fleet to fight the Japanese pirates and eliminate the remaining Mongol forces on Jeju Island (Jeju-do). He engaged the Mongols first, who fought tenaciously, but Choe's forces eventually freed the island. Then, in 1376, the Wokou pirates advanced into Goryeo and captured the city of Gongju. Jeong Mong-ju secured assistance from the Japanese Shogun to eliminate these pirates, but the Japanese were of little help. With the new gunpowder recipe obtained by scientist Choe Mu-seon from a Chinese merchant, General Choe Yong and his subordinate Yi Seonggye managed to rout and eventually defeat the pirates and reclaim Gongju. Move of the capital In 538, he moved the capital from Ungjin (present-day Gongju) further south to Sabi (present-day Buyeo County), on the Geum River. Unlike the earlier move of the capital from the present-day Seoul region to Ungjin, forced by the military pressure of Goguryeo, the move to Sabi was directed by the king to strengthen royal power, aided by the political support of the Sa clan based in Sabi.1898 he broke out of prison and escaped into ''Magoksa'' (마곡사; 麻谷寺), a Buddhist temple in Gongju (공주; 公州), Chungcheong province, and entered the Buddhist priesthood. Kim left the priesthood and returned to Hwanghae a year later, where he devoted himself to the enlightenment and education of the Korean people, founding (장연학교; 長淵學校) and the ''Yangsan'' School (양산학교; 楊山學校) in 1907, becoming the principal of the ''Yangsan'' School. In 1904, he married ''Choi Jun Rye'' (최준례) from ''Sincheon'' (신천), Hwanghae Province. birth_date


political support

to rout and eventually defeat the pirates and reclaim Gongju. Move of the capital In 538, he moved the capital from Ungjin (present-day Gongju) further south to Sabi (present-day Buyeo County), on the Geum River. Unlike the earlier move of the capital from the present-day Seoul region to Ungjin, forced by the military pressure of Goguryeo, the move to Sabi was directed by the king to strengthen royal power, aided by the political support of the Sa clan based in Sabi.1898 he broke out of prison and escaped into ''Magoksa'' (마곡사; 麻谷寺), a Buddhist temple in Gongju (공주; 公州), Chungcheong province, and entered the Buddhist priesthood. Kim left the priesthood and returned to Hwanghae a year later, where he devoted himself to the enlightenment and education of the Korean people, founding (장연학교; 長淵學校) and the ''Yangsan'' School (양산학교; 楊山學校) in 1907, becoming the principal of the ''Yangsan'' School. In 1904, he married ''Choi Jun Rye'' (최준례) from ''Sincheon'' (신천), Hwanghae Province. birth_date


recurring

"Singer Andy to Start Military Service" ''Chosun Ilbo''. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-05 Min Woo was the last of the members to enlist in February 2010. He also served non-active duty after undergoing four weeks of basic training. Hye Sung is exempt from military service due to serious and recurring injuries in his knee substained during a concert in 2001. Cheonan has been called “the core city of the nation” http: www.cheonan.go.kr en 01 05.asp<


ancient culture

exhibit focuses on the ancient culture of South Chungcheong Province. *

Gongju

'''Gongju''' ('''Gongju-si'''), also spelt '''Kongju''', is a city in South Chungcheong province, South Korea.

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