Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Outdoor Activity Class3

Origin of the name Igidae
When the Japanese invaded Joseon in the late 16th century, they conquered Suyeongseong Fortress and held a feast to celebrate their victory at a high open spot that commanded pleasant scenery. Two Korean gisaeng (female professional entertainers) were taken to the feast. They seized a drunken Japanese commander and jumped into the sea as a reprisal against the Japanese invasion of their homeland. Thus, the name Igidae, which means two gisaeng, was given to this place.

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