The Jeju volcanic island in South Korea is the perfect venue for any kind of museum that talks about Korea’s rich history, culture and natural resources. Jeju Island or Jeju-do is so beautiful it is dubbed the “Island of the Gods”. One of the many museums here is the Green Tea Museum, also known as O’Sulloc Tea Museum.
Visiting Korea: The Land of the Morning Calm
Korea, the Land of the Morning Calm, is a place that is truly unique yet distinctly Asian. Divided for many years, there are two existing factions in this part of the world, one in the North and the other, the South. Although they come from but one country, there are plenty of differences when it comes to the people residing in these divisions.
North Korea, the Hermit Country or so it’s called, continues to thrive in old-school practices strictly enforced by a military regime. The locals make it a point to stick to their roots and in doing so have closed their doors to the rest of the world. People live simply and devote themselves to the cause. They live to please their leader, their Father, once was Kim Jong Il and now his successor, Kim Jong Un.
The strict and military nature of life in the northern part of Korea is a complete opposite to what the people and practices are in the South. Carefree, vibrant, and full of life; this is what South Korea is to a lot of people. A bustling city center in the heart of the Land of the Morning Calm, Seoul, continues to thrive as a developing economic, political, and commercial center attracting international attention day in and day out. The people in the South, unlike their northern counterparts, live in freedom. They engage in various activities, they have fun, they sing, they dance, they travel, and they live life to the fullest.
For the limited few that have seen the northern part of the country, the vibe is completely different from what can be experienced down South. Korea is a mix of old traditions and modern practices which can easily be identified by taking a look at lives in the North and South.
The beautiful island of Jeju is punctuated by the imposing Mount Halla (or Halla-san) in the center. Halla-san is the most recognized natural treasure in the island so Halla-san has practically become synonymous with Jeju-do; a visit to Jeju-do is never complete without hiking up Halla-san, visiting Mt. Hallasan National Park or at least gazing at its peak. Local islanders often say, “Jeju Island is Halla Mountain, and Halla Mountain is Jeju Island.”
Jeju-do has more treats up its sleeves, though. This volcanic island is found at the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula in the Korean [Read more…]
There is so much that Incheon wants to offer but it seems likethere is just not enough space. This is precisely the basis for the creation and development of the Songdo International City, a city built on reclaimed land along Incheon’s waterfront that offers Incheon residents more than they could have ever imagined.
Songdo International City is a global business center that is being developed on 1,500 acres of reclaimed land. This new city is deemed to be connected to the Incheon International Airport by a 12.3 kilometer long highway called the Incheon Bridge. [Read more…]
Gyeyang Park is usually the go-to place when residents of Incheon need a break from the busy city. The park is found in Gyeyang-gu, just north of the Incheon city center. Luckily, tourists of the city are able to appreciate the beauty of the natural scenery of Incheon as well.
Gyeyang Park is famous for being home to a mountain of the same name. The Gyeyang Mountain has a height of 395 meters and is part of the Hannam-jeongmaek Mountain Range. This mountain is actually Incheon mainland city’s highest point. The Mani Mountain [Read more…]
This beach can be called Eurwangni, Eulwangri or Ulwangli Beach, but under any of these monikers, the beach remains one of the more popular beaches of Incheon. Located on the southwest side of Youngyu Island, the soft wide sand is what makes this beach particularly popular with locals and travelers. In addition, the average depth of the shore lies at 1.5 meters, making it the ideal height for a nice and relaxing swim.
Much due to its strategic location, the Ulwangli Beach is also famous for [Read more…]
Incheon is known to be a major port city in Korea with its location being right next to the West Sea. Aside from being in a position that serves as an important location for goods and cultural exchange, Incheon is also a city that provides great opportunities for tourism. The nearby sea is dotted with plenty of islands and islets that make great tourist attractions. The Incheon islands then make a great reason to visit the city.