Apparently some Dutch guy showed up at this spot in the 1500s and ended up spending over a decade in Korea before leaving (or escaping). Today the area has been turned into quite a mix of sites, from the ship replica to an amusement park, horse riding, a Buddhist temple...
Monthly Archive: August 2010
At the 2010 South Choongcheong Province International Tourism Academic Conference (2010 August 26 – 27)
I learned a lot about tourism in South Choongcheong Province, as well as met a lot of interesting people! The kids played in the waterpark while I sat through meetings and meals:
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We found another opportunity for a before/after photo at the folk village.
This waterfall in Seogwipo City is a "must visit" destination for honeymooners. So, of course, Myunghee and I visited it on our honeymoon back in 1996; and now, 14-years later, we took a few snaps at the same spots… A few things have changed over that time… not with the...
There are a lot of small beaches scattered around the island. We wondered how many (if any) are natural and how many involved shipping in a lot of sand that's not the same color as the volcanic rock.
These stone "harubang" statues seem to be the face of Jeju. They are everywhere. The women divers ("haenyeo") bring in seafood from the nearby seabed. It's a dying occupation now though. It is said that the first inhabitants to Jeju arrived in boats like this:
We departed for Jeju Island from the ferry terminal at Wando Island, which is connected to the Korean mainland by a very short bridge. (Click here to visit in Google Maps.)