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Taken at: Jeonju Hiking Trail at Jeonju City, South Korea

Today, I went out of Seoul and went to Jeonju.

Jeonju is the capital of North Jeolla Province. It is home to a massive hanok village and a shrine for the portraits of King Taejo (what other successive kings), the founder of Joseon Korea.

It made me realize what is lacking with the Philippine identity. In one of the sago (one of the halls in Gyeongijeon), they told the story of the preservation of the stories of the Joseon period. It made me think about how our government is preserving our own intangible culture.

While it is true that the Philippines is a tourist hot spot, it will help increase the sense of national identity if we’re able to preserve thousands of cultural heritage from our minority groups.

Hoping that we could increase our number of entries into the UN World Heritage List.

 

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