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Friday, November 21, 2014

JEJU FOLK VILLAGE

16th October 2014

My second itinerary for final day at Jeju do was the Jeju Folk Village Museum...isk isk isk ....times travel so damn fast.

Where is Jeju Folk Village Museum?
40-1, Pyoseon -myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-d.
You can enter this telephone number into GPS : 064 787 4501

What is Jeju Folk Village Museum?

There are about 117 houses and facilities in this place. Jeju Folk Village Museum has restored the scenes of the village of the 1890's. There are many of them and among them are :

* Mountain Village
* Hill Country Village
* Fishing Village
* Shamanism Village

It was built on land of more than 40 acres after long term research and analysis of experts. Many extensive range of folk items on display on this area,eg. wooden ware, bamboo ware, earth ware, porcelain ware, wax candles , ironware and some other ancient items.
Many old days customs can be explored here at The Jeju Fol Village Museum.

Are you a fan of Korean Drama?
Well some of the historical dramas was filmed here, eg. the well know Daeganggeum aka Jewel in the Palace, The Great Merchant Kim and many more famous drama.

IMA went back home and watch Daeganggeum Drama again especially from episodes 27 to 32  where Jang Geum learns medicine as a maid were filmed especially at Jeju Folk Village.

One can relates and appreciate the amazing scenic beauty of Jeju as well as experience the traditional culture of Jeju at this Museum.

I love historical and ancient story so this place complete my journey at Jeju do.

Walked into this shop near the entrance and decided to eat this original Jeju Bread.


Bought cappuccino to compliment this original Jeju Bread. The taste of this bread??? Full of orangie taste. hahahaha just because their specialty is orange.

After some coffee and bread...let us walk and enjoyyyyyy and feel the history...




See how they tied that rock to the roof just to avoid that roof being taken away by strong wind?
That corn dried hanging by the wall....so natural way of drying farm crops.

IMA experienced the corn grinding using all these ancient tools...hehehe


See that house has only one pillar in the center. Different part of Jeju different style of houses built.

This one is the ancestors offering custom.

Their toilet always link to pig pen.
See that boy is doing his 'business' and the pig is rushing for the offering...understand the cycle????
hehehehehe...this is nature everybody!!!

They even have fresh vegetables farm every where here and the flowers was plant according to season.


That pumpkin are all real!!!!
Big, ripe and bloody heavy and I bet it sweet to eat!!!
Ahhhh.... I feel like wanna have pumpkin soup for instance.



Jang Geum look so real here....ahhhh...really can relate back when came to film site house.

This one is 'Hanyeo' aka Woman Diver's house. That was the 'old times' Hanyeo's suit before replace that modern one.

The top two in the photo is place where you can eat traditional dish in Jeju. The price not so expensive.
The bottom two is Shaman Village. Shaman is somebody who gain power and knowledge from spirit world to heal people..

The eerie feeling when set foot into this Shaman Village. huhuhuhuhuh....

This place is where ancient people entertain themselves with  many types of traditional games.

Jeng jjeng jeng..this is place to punish all the criminals.

The prison everyone and Jang Geum was imprison here too.

I am rushing to catch ferry to Udo Island...check out my next post for final itinerary at Jeju do before off to Busan for another 2 nights.

Next week will be another Busan episode before wrap up the whole Busan and Jeju journey.

Have a good weekend all!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

JEJU : JEONGBANG WATERFALL


16th October 2014, Thursday

Today is my final day in Jeju do. I am flying back to Busan the next morning. There are many places I don't have chance to visit. I can't squeeze them all in my 4 days 3 nights trip to Jeju. I believe in enjoying the place and view. I normally spent more times to explore and understand the place I gone to. Yup! I am a sentimental woman.

I woke up early morning and my first itinerary is to visit this Jeongbang Waterfall which is only about 5 minutes from the place I stayed. So close.

How to go to Jeongbang Waterfall?

Address : 37, Chilsimni-ro 214 beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Just enter this phone number to GPS : 064 733 1530

Jeongbang Waterfall, falling from a cliff, is 23m high and 10m wide. This is the only waterfall in Asia that falls directly into the ocean. It is called Jeongbang-hapoak due to its picturesque scenary when view from a boat. This is one of 10 'scenic wonders' in Jeju.

The waterfall starts from Jeongmosi and it is said that if people play a drum and jang-gu at the point of water drops, turtles come up to the surface and dance on the water.
Well, how true is this claim? IMA don't know because IMA don't bring a drum or Jang-gu to check of the truth.

Jeongbang waterfall also famous with another legend of Seobul who is one leg man of Shi Huangdi during the Qin Dynasty. He was a servant of the Chinese Emperor Jin (BC259-210). He came to Mt Halla in Jeju to search for an 'elixir' for eternal life. He failed to find any. He then carved 'Seobulwagi'  which referring to Seobul passing by this place on the cliff of Waterfall and subsequently he returned to the West where he come from.

Nice to imagine this story back then those day when you read this kind of legend.

Errrrr....I should have written down 'Cindyrina' was here on the Jeongbang waterfall. Damn! how could I forgot to do this??? 100 years later the Jeongbang Waterfall history may change because of me. mmmmmm...too late or I could go the again? Perhaps???

If go east for about 300 meter one can see another waterfall called Sojeongbang Waterfall which has a great place to relax. There is an observatory at the top of the cliff which one can see a beautiful scene of the sea view.




Beautiful scene , right???
Those Ajumma is selling fresh catch of oyster!
Too early in the morning for me to eat this fresh raw oyster, right?

God knows how I feel when I witnessed this view before my eyes!
The feeling was like wanna sit on one of those rocks by the sea and listen to the falling waterfall sounds. Ahhh!!!! suddenly all those poetry running around my head waiting to be penned down onto my shabby little note book. hahahaha...so poet!


Calm sea with fabulous scene.




The Ajummas attending to customers.
Just nobody now so many people start to come my way...huhuhuhuh...
Suddenly the peacefulness at Jeongbang Waterfall was disturbed by flocks of students came out of nowhere. Well...its time for me to move on to my next place of the day.


Right opposite of Jeongbang Waterfall entrance, you can see this posh style Cafe DropTop. I wish I stay there long so I can enjoy sitting there drinking coffee and finish up my book.This place really have a breathtaking view.

Some bloggers wrote this Jeongbang Waterfall view just another waterfall and the view is like ....meeehhhhhhh!!! I have seen this before! Well...if you travel just for the sake of taking photos without understand the story and the specialty of each places you visited then its not worth to travel so far and feeling mehhhhhh! Understanding and appreciating the beauty of each places is very important when travel to new places.

Now you understand why I love to travel alone???

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