Preserving Our Cultural Heritage
Our cultural heritage is a precious gift bequeathed upon us by our ancestors and it is our responsibility to cherish and safeguard it for future generations. YÉOL, with the support of experts and like-minded supporters, intends to be one of the pillars in the preservation of our rich cultural heritage.
Remaking the Cultural Heritage Guides of Yeosu
In the lead up to Expo 2012 Yeosu, YÉOL launched the “Cultural Heritage Interpretive Signs Improvement Project” in order to promote the cultural heritage of Yeosu and provide high quality guide services to Expo visitors. In partnership with the City of Yeosu, the Cultural Heritage Administration, and GS Caltex, YÉOL produced pocket guide books and audio guides, and installed over 150 interpretive signs showcasing the relics of the battles won by Admiral Yi Sun Shin, Buddhist relics, and the relics from the early modern period.
Installation of the Foreign Language
Descriptive Signs at Jogyesa Temple
The Jogyesa Temple for the Jogye Buddhist Order was originally built in 1910 as Gakhwangsa Temple. After the post-independence reform movement of the Buddhist order was completed in 1955, the name was changed to Jogyesa to denote its position as the main administrative temple for the religious order. YÉOL installed interpretive signs that describe the history of Jogyesa Temple as well as other signs that explain the historical meanings of the Daeungjeon hall, the stone pagoda, and baeksong (white pine tree).