This past July, thirty student volunteers went to China. They went to Yanji city in Jilin Province where Uiran School, a Korean-Chinese school, is located. They installed outdoor sports equipment, gave a taekwondo demonstration, and played with local children.
Odong Island is a famous place in Yeosu, Jeollanamdo. Once, there were many paulownia trees on the island. Therefore, people called it Odong Island. Now, it is also called Dongbaek Island because camellia trees are widespread.The island’s shape was originally a small rabbit, but now it is connected to the land by a breakwater 768m long. Therefore, you can get there by walking. You also can get there by the Dongbaek train (a small train made for the island’s tourists) and a motorboat to the island from the island’s gate.There are various evergreen trees and wildflowers on the island. It is usef
The ostrich is the biggest bird known to humans, in terms of weight and size. Despite their heavy weight, ostriches can run fast. Ostriches also are adapted to circumstances like cold winter, so you can see ostriches at any time. You can see ostriches in Korea. Ostrich Kingdom is a unique place where you can ride ostriches. On the farm of thirty five hundred acres, there are three hundred ostriches. In Ostrich Kingdom, you can go through other experiences in addition to riding them: taking a picture with them, feeding them, bathing them, and going bowling with their eggs. It takes about two ho
As you know, Insa-dong in Seoul is one of the places where Korean culture has been protected well. There are old buildings, numerous stores, and an antique auction is held on the 15th of every month. Many foreigners visit to see and experience Korean traditions and culture. In December 2004, Insa-dong entered a new phase with the opening of a new 500 meter-long street called Ssamziegil Street. The "street" is actually a distinct building that consists of sloping alleys rather than floors. That is, you can go up from the first floor to the top level sky garden without stairs. More than 70 uniq
We usually listen to the same famous popular music on TV or radio. However, there are people who pursue independent (indie) music. Many people are unfamiliar with indie bands. Indie bands are bands that are not associated with a major record company. Indie bands pursue cultural variety and display music of various genres. There was a performance honoring Kurt Donald Cobain, founder of Nirvana, in "Drug" night club near Hongik University in 1994. It is said to be the first indie performance in Korea. Indie musicians are making and distributing their own songs with small budgets by themselves, n
Have you been to Pohang? If you want to have a relaxing time and experience the sea and mountain, Pohang is the perfect place. There is the sea to the east of Pohang and mountains to the northwest. Expecially, there are great sights near Bogyeong Temple. Most people who have been to Bogyeong Temple first talk about the twelve waterfalls and pinewood rather than the temple. It is a nice relaxing area. If you are worn out from daily life or just want to go somewhere that has a spring breeze, you should go to Pohang. Before you arrive at Bogyeong Temple, you can see that the beautiful cherry blo