Tour Through Time: Stop 29: Jindo

87 miles later and we arrive in Jindo to celebrate the most famous victory of Yi Soon-Sin’s career in the Battle of Myeongnyang. At our stop in Sachon Bay we discussed Yi Soon-Sin‘s career and how he was stripped of his rank for refusing to follow King Seonjo‘s orders. Yi didn’t trust the information providedContinue reading “Tour Through Time: Stop 29: Jindo”

Tour Through Time: Stop 28: Yeong-Chwisan Mountain

23 miles later and we arrive at Yeong-Chwisan Mountain to visit a monastery. Choi Hyong-Ung was born in 1520 and educated in Neo-Confucianism before becoming a Buddhist monk, despite Buddhism being frowned upon at the time. He travelled a lot, staying at various monasteries and teaching Buddhism to those that needed it. In 1544 KingContinue reading “Tour Through Time: Stop 28: Yeong-Chwisan Mountain”

Tour Through Time: Stop 27: Sachon Bay

85 miles later and we arrive in Sachon Bay to celebrate the final battle of Yi Soon-Sin. Yi Soon-Sin was born on 28th April 1545 in Hanseong. From a young age he was proficient in reading and writing Chinese and making bows and arrows. At 31 he took his military exam, where he impressed theContinue reading “Tour Through Time: Stop 27: Sachon Bay”

Tour Through Time: Stop 23: Chunghyo Ri

37 miles later and we arrive in Chunghyo Ri, originally Seokjeo Village, where Kim Duk Ryang was born into a peasant family in 1567. He became a student of Neo-Confucian scholar Seong-Hon, and later joined the army with his brother Kim Duk Hong when Hideyoshi Toyotomi led Japan to invade Korea in the Imjin War.Continue reading “Tour Through Time: Stop 23: Chunghyo Ri”