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Port Vila in Shefa, Shefa, Vanuatu
 

Korean Rain Gauge

 
 
Korean Rain Gauge Marker image. Click for full size.
December 15, 2019
1. Korean Rain Gauge Marker
Note the rain gauge on top of the monument.
Inscription.  

측 우기

The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
The Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu

이 즉우기는 1441년 세계최초로 발명된 강우량을 측정하는 기구임니다. 조선 (과거 한국)의 세종대왕은 측우기를 이용하여 빗물의 양을 과학적으로 추정하고, 체계적으로 기록하여 백성들이 평안하게 살 수 있도록 물을 관리하였습니다. 조선의 물 관리 지혜로 바누아투와 모든 나라의 물 문제가 해결되길
Korean Rain Gauge Marker image. Click for full size.
December 15, 2019
2. Korean Rain Gauge Marker
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This "Cheuk-U-Ki", which was invented in 1441, is the world's first instrument to measure rainfall. King Sejong the Great of Joseon (a dynasty immediately before the Republic of Korea) used this rain gauge to scientifically measure and systematically record rainfall to manage water for the benefit of the people. Hopefully, the old Korean wisdom of water management can be used to solve water challenges in Vanuatu and other countries as well.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1441.
 
Location. 17° 44.14′ S, 168° 18.676′ E. Marker is in Port Vila, Shefa, in Shefa. Marker is on Kumul Highway just north of Rue Bougainville, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Vila, Shefa 00000, Vanuatu. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  Cheugugi. (Submitted on March 28, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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