12 February 2006

Namsan Traditional Village

The day after the Chinese/lunar new years day, Songsu and I went to Namsan traditional village. Villages such as this are typically mock-ups, used for educating tourists about Korean traditions. This site used to be a famous summer resort during the Chosun period (1392-1910). It was originally called Cheonghak-dong, and was named 'the land of the faeries' because of the beautiful scenery that could be seen at the time. Five traditional Korean houses have been moved here, including the residences of government officials.


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