A Whale’s Journey: Bangudae Rock Paintings

 A Whale’s Journey: Bangudae Rock Paintings

Background

Along the Daegokcheon Stream in Ulsan, a city in the southeastern region of the Korean Peninsula, there are towering rock cliffs. People who lived here long ago made carvings on these rocks. More than 300 animals, including whales, deer, tigers, sea turtles, and seals are carved into the surfaces. There are also images that show how people lived at the time, including sailing boats and hunting animals with a net. It is believed that people continued to carve images on the rocks for a long while afterwards. Why do you think people of the past carved images of animals into rocks? Do you think people lived in harmony with animals in the past? Let's begin our journey through discovering interesting stories hidden in the petroglyphs of Bangudae Terrace.