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The Traditional Enjoyment of Noted Natural Places in Urban South Korea

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
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Urban Sci. 2019, 3(3), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci3030092
Received: 5 July 2019 / Revised: 31 July 2019 / Accepted: 13 August 2019 / Published: 16 August 2019
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Abstract

Records indicate the existence of noted natural places, where several people from various classes used to enjoy the natural environment in a part of present-day city of Seoul during the Korean Dynasties period. This study aimed to clarify the traditional methods of enjoying noted natural places in South Korea’s urban areas by classifying the relationship between the method of enjoyment and the locations of the noted natural places, including their geomorphological features. Literature analysis was employed, and 29 noted natural places were extracted from the descriptions and pictures of old documents. The results revealed that six types of scenery—plants and mountain streams—were enjoyed and the ways of enjoying were classified into 15 subtypes. Additionally, the methods of enjoyment were related to five types of geomorphological features, including mountain streams and rivers, high grounds, etc. In conclusion, it was determined that a combination of scenery and geomorphological features determined the methods of enjoying noted natural places. Knowledge on the relationship between traditional methods of enjoyment and location types is considered to provide important findings to provide urban citizens with various methods of enjoyment and more effectively develop and utilize urban green spaces. View Full-Text
Keywords: noted natural place; enjoyment of places; topography value; Hanyang; Seoul; Korean Dynasties period noted natural place; enjoyment of places; topography value; Hanyang; Seoul; Korean Dynasties period
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Park, E.; Shimomura, A.; Yamamoto, K.; Nakamura, K.W. The Traditional Enjoyment of Noted Natural Places in Urban South Korea. Urban Sci. 2019, 3, 92.

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