Business Trip to Korea in January 2011
Jincheon / Cheongju / Jeongeup / Seoul
At work in Korea
For a commissioning job at very extreme weather conditions below freezing point, I had the chance to get for my very first time to exciting and unexpected cold South Korea! Big thanks for the unstintingly support from our representative office in Seoul and the dedicated staff of Sam Kwang Foods!
Sunday stroll in Cheongju
During the installation works at Sam Kwang Foods I was located in Cheongju, a city which has been an important provincial town since ancient times. Cheongju is also home of the early printing and is purported to be the site of the printing of "Jikji", the oldest existent book printed using movable metal type.
Naejangsa Temple in Jeongeup
The lovely Naejangsa temple is beautifully located in the Mt. Naejangsan National Park. Nearly destroyed and renovated several times in the past, it finally was reconstructed in the 1970s after the Korean War and has remained the same since. Big thanks to Mr. Kim for showing me this beautiful spot!
Korea House Village in Seoul
The Korea House complex in Seoul represents the traditional Korean culture and is one of the most popular tourist spots for travelers coming to Korea. It exhibits traditional architecture, presents the making of local foods, performing traditional music and is often the venue for traditional weddings.
Royal Palace Gyeongbok in Seoul
The Royal Palace is located in northern Seoul and was first constructed in 1394 and then reconstructed in 1867. It was the largest palace of all 5 Grand Palaces built in Joseon Dynasty. Nearly destroyed by the Japanese in the early 20th century, the palace complex is slowly being restored to its original form.
Tasty Korean Barbecue
Korean BBQ is often prepared at the diner's table on gas or charcoal grills. It comes with various side dishes and fresh vegetable including lettuce, cucumbers and peppers. A popular way is to wrap the meat with lettuce in addition of "Pajori" salad and a bit of "Ssamjang", a spicy red paste. Yummy!!
Stunning Korean Entertainment
The Lotte World in Seoul consists the world's largest indoor theme park which is open all year around, an outdoor amusement park, an artificial island, a lake linked by a monorail, a shopping mall, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities and movie theaters all in one place... That is overwhelming!