On the 3rd of August 2020, South Korean envoy Shin Bong-Kil mentioned that “Ayodhya has important relations with Korea. In Korea’s ancient history book, it’s written that a princess from Ayodhya married a Korean king Kim Suro. In archaeological findings from king’s tomb, artifacts belonging to Ayodhya have been found”
This is a legitimate report and it was also covered by BBC as well in 2018. It has so happened that a Princess from Ayodhya by the name ‘Suriratna’ or also known as ‘Heo Hwang-ok’, went to Korea in 48 AD and married the local King and started the Karak dynasty some 2000 years ago.
In some of the South Korean fables it has also been mentioned that Samguk Yusa (Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms), mentions that Queen Hwang-ok was the princess of “Ayuta” kingdom. This is really amazing to see the reach of the Kingdom of Ayodhya reaching across the globe and even in Thailand the King is named as King Rama.
This linkage with the South Korean country has tremendously helped the ties with South Korea and many billageral ties were build up between South Korea and India. The people from the Karak dynasty of South Korea still visits Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to pay homage to their Queen who hailed from this place. South Korea has also agreed to help India develop Ayodhya and restore the ancient kingdom which also plays a significant role for them.
Ayodhya has important relations with Korea. In Korea's ancient history book, it's written that a princess from Ayodhya married a Korean king Kim Suro. In archaeological findings from king's tomb, artefacts belonging to Ayodhya have been found: Shin Bong-kil, South Korean Envoy pic.twitter.com/vW5RoeBO87
— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2020