Hallasan Mountain

“The volcanic mountain of Jeju Island, South Korea”

By Jeju National Museum

Hallasan Mountain, rising sharply from the center of Jejudo Island, provides a fertile backdrop to Jeju’s splendid culture. Along with Geumgangsan and Jirisan Mountains, Hallasan has long been regarded as one of Korea’s sacred mountains, where spiritual immortals were said to reside, as well as the home of many local myths and legends. Indeed, the mountain is well loved and respected by the people of Jeju as their great pride and spiritual home.

This special exhibition constitutes the first attempt to present the overall collection of our Korean ancestors’ cultural heritages and academic achievements related to Hallasan Mountain. It is hoped the exhibition will provide visitors with an interesting moment to appreciate the wonder our Korean ancestors felt about the mountain, and offer profound insights into the unique life styles of Jeju’s inhabitants.

Tamnaji, Town Chronicle of Jeju, Lee Won Jin, 1653, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Records of Volcanic Eruptions of Hallasan Mountain and their Names - Tamnaji, Town Chronicle of Jeju

Haejwa jeondo, Map of Korea, Unknown, 19th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Hallasan Mountain in Antique Maps - Haejwa Jeondo, Map of Korea

Tamna sullyeokdo, Map of Jeju Island, Leehyeongsang, 1702, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Hallasan Mountain in Antique Maps - Tamna sullyeokdo, Map of Jeju Island. Jeju is a huge volcanic shield island.

Tamna Jido Byeongseo, unknown, 1709, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Hallasan Mountain in Antique Maps - Tamna jido byeongseo, Map of Jeju Island

Dongyeo, Map of Jeju Island, Unknown, 19th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Hallasan Mountain in Antique Maps - Dongyeo, Map of Jeju Island.  On this map you can see the crater lake called Baengnokdam (White Deer Lake).  The lake is up to two kilometers in diameter, and 100 meters deep.  

Daedong yeojido, Map of Jeju Island, kimjungho, 1861, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Hallasan Mountain in Antique Maps - Daedong yeojido, Map of Jeju Island

Hwanyeongji, Map of Jeju Island, unknown, 19th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Hallasan Mountain in Antique Maps - Hwanyeongji, Map of Jeju Island

Wandang seonsaeng jeonjip, Anthology of Kim Jeong-hui's Literary Works, Kim Jeong hui, 19th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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The Rich Repository of Nature - Wandang seonsaeng jeonjip, Anthology of Kim Jeong-hui's Literary Works

Paljun docheop, a Horse from Jeju, Yun du seo, 18th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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The Birthplace of Horses for the King - Paljun docheop, a Horse from Jeju

Tamnasullyeokdo, Illustrated Record of an Inspection Tour of Jeju by the Governor, Yihyeongsang, 1702, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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The Birthplace of Horses for the King -Tamna sullyeokdo, Selecting Horses for the Country 

Tamnasullyeokdo, Illustrated Record of an Inspection Tour of Jeju by the Governor, Yihyeongsang, 1702, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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The Birthplace of Horses for the King - Tamna sullyeokdo, Checking the Number of Horses

Jeju Horses, unknown, 1914, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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The Birthplace of Horses for the King - Horses of Jeju

Jejudo, Map of Jeju Town Fotress, unknown, 18th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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The Myth of the Founding of Tamlaguk - Jejudo, Map of Jeju Town Fortress

Bronze Buddhist Guardian Deity, unknown, Goryeo Dynasty, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Buddhist Temples at Hallasan Mountain - Bronze Buddhist Guardian Deity

Pahanrok, Anthology of Kim Seok-ik's Literary Works, Kimseokik, 1922, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Home of Taoist Immortals and Stars - Pahallok, Anthology of Kim Seok-ik's Literary Works

Celestal Chart, Unknown, 19th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Home of Taoist Immortals and Stars - Celestial Chart

Seseong noindo, Old Man of the Longevity Star, unknown, Joseon Dynasty, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Home of Taoist Immortals and Stars - Suseong noindo, Old Man of the Longevity Star

Gunseondo, Taoist Immortals, kimhongdo, Joseon Dynasty, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Home of Taoist Immortals and Stars - Gunseondo, Taoist Immortals 

Tamna sullyeokdo, Observing the Jeju Fortress, Leehyeongsang, 1702, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Landscape Paintings of Hallasan Mountain - Tamna sullyeokdo, Observing the Jeju Fortress

Jiyeongnok, Town Chronicle of Jeju by Yi Ik-tae, Yi Ik-tae, Joseon Dynasty, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Landscape Paintings of Hallasan Mountain - Jiyeongnok, Town Chronicle of Jeju by Yi Ik-tae

Portrait of Yi Ik-tae, unknown, 17th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Landscape Paintings of Hallasan Mountain - Portrait of Yi Ik-tae

The Journal of Hendrick Hamel, B.Hoetink, 1920, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Western View on Hallasan Mountain - The Journal of Hendrick Hamel

Joseon Namhaeando, unknown, 19th century, From the collection of: Jeju National Museum
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Western View on Hallasan Mountain - Map of Korean Archipelago

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Curated by—Kim seong Myeong, Lee aer yung, Oh yeon sook

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