January 24, 2022
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Taedongsugyong, Old Book on Geography

Date: 27/11/2021 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

Taedongsugyong is a book on geography, which was written by Jong Yak Yong (1762-1836) in 1814.

The book, which consists of four volumes, is also called Josonsugyong .

It indicates the fountainheads of six long rivers and tens of their tributaries which flow through the northern area in the middle of Korea, their flowing direction, junctions with the main streams and the sea, etc. It also contains the history, historical events, historical spots and customs of the then castle towns, positions, fortresses, prefectures, counties, sub-counties and ris around the lower reaches of the rivers.

As one of valuable national heritage, it is handed down as a treasure for reference for the research of several sectors, including hydrology, physiography, history, folk customs, ancient Korean language, myths and legends of Korea.

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