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Introduction

Here are a very few photos from the environs of Buyeo. This was a capital of the Baekje Kingdom in Korea, which sent Buddhism to Japan and was heavily influenced by Chinese culture. It was conquered by the Shilla allied with Tang China in AD 660.

Fearing violation at the hands of the victorious warriors, 3,000 court ladies threw themselves into the Baengma river from a cliff now known as Nakwhaam on Busosan. Pictured above, the name means Rock of Falling Petals and is emblematic to Koreans of chastity and loyalty. At the foot of the cliff is a temple to their memory, Goransa.