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Ayodhya is an ancient city of India and is situated in the heart of Uttar Pradesh. It is believed to be the birth place of Lord Rama and the seat for Ramayana. Ayodhya is regarded as one of the Saptapuri, which are the seven most important pilgrimage sites in the world for Hindus and hence see lakhs of people every year who visit it to pay due respect. But what will surprise you is the fact that Ayodhya plays host to thousands of South Koreans too, every year! Let’s see what could be the reason for this.

According to a legend, Hur Hwang-ok also known as Princes Suriratna was the princess of Ayodhya before she went to South Korea and married King Kim Suro in 48 AD. Hence, around 60 lakh people of the Karak clan consider the city to be their maternal home. A small monument was erected in 2001 in the presence of hundreds of historians and government officials to recognize this fact.

Recently, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav met with a Korean delegation and did something absolutely wonderful. An appreciator of art and lover of history, the Young CM proposed a huge memorial to be built as an ode to the princess as per the Korean architecture from its own resources. He urged the delegation led by Kim Ki-jae, President of Central Karak Clan Society to provide the design for the memorial at the earliest so that the construction can be started. The Chief Minister also had a detailed discussion on bilateral cultural ties and mutual cooperation with the Korean delegation and assured their strengthening.

Social Samajwadi is excited for international relations with Korea looks forward to host more tourists.