You can find on this page the old map of South Korea (ROK) to print and to download in PDF. The ancient South Korea (ROK) map presents the past and evolutions of the country South Korea (ROK) in Asia.

Ancient South Korea (ROK) map

Historical map of South Korea (ROK)

The ancient map of South Korea (ROK) shows evolutions of South Korea (ROK). This historical map of South Korea (ROK) will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of South Korea (ROK) in Asia. The South Korea (ROK) ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Gojoseon expanded until it controlled northern Korean Peninsula and some parts of Manchuria. After many conflicts with the Chinese Han Dynasty, Gojoseon disintegrated, leading to the Proto–the ancient Three Kingdoms of Korea period. In the early centuries of the Common Era, Buyeo, Okjeo, Dongye, and the Samhan confederacy occupied the peninsula and southern Manchuria. Of the various states, Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla grew to control the peninsula as Three Kingdoms of Korea as its mentioned in the Ancient South Korea (ROK) map. The unification of the Three Kingdoms by Silla in 676 led to the North South States Period, in which much of the Korean Peninsula was controlled by Unified Silla, while Balhae succeeded to have the control of northern parts of Goguryeo.

In Unified Silla, poetry and art was encouraged, and Buddhist culture thrived. Relationships between Korea and China remained relatively peaceful during this time. However, Unified Silla weakened under internal strife, and surrendered to Goryeo in 935. Balhae, Silla neighbor to the north, was formed as a successor state to Goguryeo as youcan see in the Ancient South Korea (ROK) map. During its height, Balhae controlled most of Manchuria and parts of Russian Far East. It fell to the Khitan in 926. The peninsula was united by Emperor Taejo of Goryeo in 936. Like Silla, Goryeo was a highly cultural state and created the Jikji in 1377, using the world oldest movable metal type printing press.

The Mongol invasions in the 13th century greatly weakened Goryeo. After nearly 30 years of war, Goryeo continued to rule Korea, though as a tributary ally to the Mongols. After the Mongolian Empire collapsed, severe political strife followed and the Goryeo Dynasty was replaced by the Joseon Dynasty in 1392 following a rebellion by General Yi Seong-gye as its shown in the Ancient South Korea (ROK) map. King Taejo declared the new name of Korea as "Joseon" in reference to Gojoseon, and moved the capital to Hanseong (old name of Seoul). The first 200 years of the Joseon Dynasty were marked by relative peace and saw the creation of Hangul by King Sejong the Great in the 15th century and the rise in influence of Confucianism in the country.