Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thermoelectric '9 days' Daegu IAAF World Championships Opening

World's third largest sporting event, the 13th World Athletics Championships in Daegu, indicating that the official opening of the opening ceremony was held. World Championships to represent the players will sunoteul nine days to Dalgubul.

27 days 18:00 13:30 Daegu Stadium   Daegu World Championships in Athletics that began in the opening ceremony of the President Lee Myung-bak and amine diak International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Jacques Rogge and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which was attended by Chairman of grand has been paid.

The opening ceremony of the 'bar - polished - kkaeum - Arial - Float' was conducted in five subjects. In step a collection of pre-dinner event 'national runner' Feng and the tournament mascot, and prevent the emergence sapsalgae opened.

The following is decorated with an abstract symbol of the seed of Dream Land pungdeungyi enveloped Daegu Stadium. Since then, the two women to symbolize the dynamism of 'trim extraneous' This led the field in the middle of a 88 person orchestra to play along to the sound of two dadeumyi pyeolchyeotda

Flag all participating riders had appeared on the track gimyeeum (11, Daegu, Young Shin highschool) amount of original national anthem began, the official opening ceremony. Speech of Chairman of the Organizing johaenyeong and IAAF President Lamine diak Following President Lee Myung-bak of the large companies announced the official opening.

1936 Berlin Olympic marathon gold medalist and led the stage to honor the players songijeong gimgeunyoung (12, Daegu, Dasa Elementary School) songijeong group dedicated to the player honors.
Korea's world-class soprano Sumi Jo seniors a 'son of the Moon' and call for further mureuikeotda the Opening Ceremony.

Insun followed by two singers and songs hagakui As the night sky, fireworks, colorful embroidered cod.

Beginning with the opening ceremony, who announced a full-fledged from the Daegu World Athletics Championships next month, four days, nine days is in progress.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Edna Kipeulragat women's marathon, the first gold medal competition in Kenya

Edna kipeulragat of the women's marathon (Kenya)
 2011 Daegu IAAF World Championships was the hero of the first gold medal.

Kipeulragat the first day of the 27th Congress in the women's marathon record of 2 hours 28 minutes 43 seconds rose to the top. Kipeulragat followed pre-ska jepeutu, syeron cheropeu (more Kenya) 2 hours 29 minutes 00 seconds, respectively, 2 hours 29 minutes 14 seconds Kenya coming in with record gold, silver, bronze and Team gold medal Sweeping also won.

Marathon contest, take the wheel of the Treasury to compensate Athletic Park Back to the starting line and back section of 15km round trip twice, and the remaining distance running intervals shorten the so-called 'dodolyipyo' course.

30km from the opportunity to point seondugwon yeotbodeon colleague after kipeulragateun jepeutu, forming the leading group, along with cheropeu came beating. Kipeulragatui over 35km point spurt began. Jeff kipeulragateun 40km point-to-pass-through to win by 9 seconds in the first final, and eventually broke the tape.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Overview of IAAF World Championships

* Title of Championships:   IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011
* Competition Period :  27 August ~ 4 September 2011 (9 Days)
* No. of Events :   47 Events (24 for Men, 23 for Women )
Slogan : Sprint Together for Tomorrow
That the slogan, ‘Sprint Together for Tomorrow’ was chosen to capture the competitive spirit and sense of solidarity within the IAAF Family.

Daegu Stadium
The Daegu Stadium is the largest stadium in Korea and was completed in 2001, in time to host the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2003 Summer Universiade. Among the facilities, the stadium boasts two large electronic scoreboards and Teflon-coated roofs that cover at least 70 percent of the stadium, which allow for natural sunlight as well as protect the spectators from the natural elements.

The stadium is equipped with state-of-the-art technical facilities and has an IAAF-Certified Class 1 track surface. The track will be resurfaced with Mondo products. Further improvements are in the works to satisfy even the most demanding expectations from the IAAF and the thousands of athletics enthusiasts.

We are ready and look forward to the challenge of hosting nine spectacular days of exceptional athletics performances.

                    IAAF World Championships Daegu2011
                            Timetable of Major Events  

A brief history of korea and Daegu, the host city of the 2011 IAAF World Championships.

korea's histry dates back more than five millennium and a visit to this beautiful land is like  visit through time. Known as the 'Land of the Morning', Korea is blessed with majestic mountains and clear rivers.

Over the years, Korea has experienced rapid economic growth and has also emerged as a sporting powerhouse in recent times.

Some of Korea’s achievements include the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the Asian Games (1986, 2002 and 2014), the 2003 Summer Universiade (2003 in Daegu, 2015), and in 2011, the IAAF World Championships.

The hosting of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 will propel Korea to the unique distinction of having hosted the ‘Triple Crown’ of major international sporting events – the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup and the IAAF World Championships.

Colorful Daegu
In a study done by the Korea Society Opinion Institute in 2008, Daegu boasts the highest resident satisfaction among the special and metropolitan cities in Korea.

Seven expressways, the high speed Korean Express Train (KTX), an international airport, and an hour's drive to the harbour makes Daegu an attractive major transportation hub.

A pleasant city with superior residential conditions

※ Daegu boasts the highest resident satisfaction among the special and metropolitan cities in Korea (Korea Society Opinion Institute, 2008)

Daegu is also famed for its clear rivers and is reputed as the ‘greenest city’ in Korea.

The city was selected as a ‘Solar City’ by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2000 and was a recipient of the ‘Environmental Award (Silver) at the 12th Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development.

Daegu will host the World Energy Congress in 2013.

Daegu's History

 Daegu was a political and cultural hub in the Yeongnam Region of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty period (Daegu became the capital of the Gyeongsang Province in 1601). Daegu was also the birthplace of many national movements, including the National Debt Repayment Movement in the early 1900s.

Led the country’s industrialisation and modernisation periods

- In the 1970s to the 1980s, Daegu’s textile industry led the growth of the national economy.

Daegu's Environment

Daegu’s Geography
Located at the heart of the Southeastern Region Korean Peninsula, Daegu covers an area of 885.7 ㎢ and has a population of 2.54 million citizens..

Daegu’s Natural Environment
Daegu rests in the valley between Mt. Palgong and Mt. Biseul.

Sincheon River runs through the centre of the city, joining the Geumho River, and the Nakdong River.

Nakdong River skirts the western boundary of Daegu, and its ample water resources were key to Daegu’s transformation into a great industrial city.

Daegu’s Climate
Daegu has a climate, giving the city four distinct seasons.
Daegu has become an eco-friendly, clean, and ideal city to live in.

'Daegu, the Hub of korea's industrial Growth'

* Daegu is the leader of Korea’s textile, machinery, fashion, and design industries. Its leadership is supported by the development of new technologies for high-value-added fabric products, the fostering of fashion brands, and the development of sophisticated mechatronics technologies.

* Daegu functions as a central management point for such hinterland industrial cities as Gumi Electronics Complex, Daejeon Daedeok Science Park and Techno Valley, POSCO Complex, Ulsan Chemical and Heavy Industries Complex, and Changwon-Masan Machinery Complex.

* Daegu opened The Exhibition and Convention Center (EXCO) in 2001, a prime venue for world conventions and exhibitions. The EXCO presents world-class facilities for a wide range of exhibitions and conventions, fora, seminars, concerts, and other events.

Bidding for World Championships

01 Background
When Daegu hosted the 22nd Summer Universiade 2003, IOC President Count Jacques Rogge, the IAAF Council Members, and other officials from the international sports community highly praised Daegu City’s competition facilities and its competition operation capabilities. The members recommended that Daegu host the World Championships. This inspired Daegu to bid for the IAAF World Championships.

02 Application for the 2009 Championships and Subsequent Withdrawal
Daegu submitted a letter of intent to the IAAF on January 26, 2004. Eight cities, including Daegu and Berlin, initially applied to host the Championships. In March 2004, the IAAF Council became concerned over the heated bidding, and requested that Daegu and some other cities withdraw their bids.

Daegu was aware of the dim chances of attracting the 2009 Championships since the 2007 World Championships was to be held in another Asian city, Osaka. Daegu thus decided to withdraw its bid for the 2009 Championships, but instead to try to lobby for the 2011 Championships at the government level. These initial bidding efforts, however, confirmed Daegu’s superior competition facilities and its commitment to athletic development with the IAAF. They likewise enhanced Daegu’s profile and earned positive support for attracting the 2011 Championships from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Korea and other relevant agencies.

03 Application for the 2011 Championships
In 2004, Daegu agreed to form a government-level bidding committee together with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Korea Association of Athletics Federations, Korean Olympic Committee, and other relevant agencies. Accordingly, on June 1, 2005, the Bidding Committee for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 was launched. The Committee then came forward to fully prepare for the 2011 Championships with the support of the political, business, and other sectors.

When the tendering of letters of intent for the 2011 Championships closed in April 2006, it was found that nine cities, including Daegu, applied. When the application for the hosting of the Championships closed on December 1, 2006, it was found that four cities, Daegu, Moscow, Brisbane, and Gotenberg, applied for both the 2011 and 2013 Championships.
The IAAF implied that the 2011 Championships and the 2013 Championships should be held in a non-European nation and a European nation, respectively, leaving people to guess that Daegu will compete with Brisbane.

04 Efforts to Attract the Championships
In an effort to increase the local citizens interest in athletics, Daegu developed the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting in 2005. Daegu also took advantage of the IAAF’s position to broaden the world athletic base, and Korea’s need to strengthen athletic status, by publicizing the slogan “Carrying the baton for world athletics.” The catchphrase was intended to deliver the message that Daegu should host the Championships in order to develop Korea’s athletics, which will eventually contribute to the development of Asia’s athletics.

To assuage the IAAF’s concerns over the ability to attract a massive audience, from 15 December, 2006 to 10 February, 2007, Daegu campaigned for the collection of 600,000 signatures of potential participants in the World Championships. On 10 January, 2007, barely a month after the start of the campaign, Daegu collected 650,000 signatures, surpassing the target number. The campaign, reported by the media, finally saw 800,000 people signing up to attend the Championships.

Books containing every ten thousand signatures were published and sent to the IAAF Evaluation Team, assuring the IAAF Council Members that there would be no problems regarding the attraction of audiences.

05 Decision to Attract the Championships
The IAAF Evaluation Team visited each candidate city to assess the circumstances for hosting the Championships. From February 22 to 25, 2007, the team visited Daegu’s competition facilities, headquarters’ hotel, accommodations, and the IAAF Congress venue. The team held working-level meetings with the Daegu Bidding Committee as it conducted fact-finding investigations. In the process, the citizens’ enthusiastic support for the event greatly helped in choosing Daegu as the Host City.

The IAAF Council Meeting was held in Mombasa, Republic of Kenya, on 25 - 27 March to decide on the venue for the 2011 Championships. On 27 March, candidate cities presented their proposals, and the IAAF Council went to vote to determine the Host City. At 3 pm on that day, the Host city for the 2011 Championships was announced. The apparently tense IAAF President, Lamine Diack, declared “2011, Daegu” three minutes earlier than the expected announcement time.

Upon the announcement, participating Daegu Bidding Committee Members all sprung from their seats, and held their hands up in joy. The venue was instantly filled with hearty applause and shouts of congratulations, drowning out all other sounds.

Not only Daegu and its citizens, but also other Koreans were all united in successfully attracting the Championships, beating Moscow, Brisbane, and Barcelona. Given the fact that even a city like Berlin managed to attract the Championships after bidding three times, Daegu’s feat of winning the bid with only one attempt has opened a new chapter in Korea’s athletics history.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tumuli in Nodong-ri , Gyeongju

Many of ancient tombs from the Silla period are scattered in the northeast area to the west of Wolseong.

Among these tombs, a group of tombs on the edge of the westnorth area can be divided into two groups by the crossing road ; tombs at Nodong-ri and tombs at noseo-ri.

At Nodong-ri , there are one ancient tomb and two tomb sites.
The tomb called Bongwhangdae is the largest tomb in korea. The circumference of the mound at bottom is 250m , its diameter 82m and its height 22m .

In the southern area, there are two burial sites; Geumyeongchong and Siknichong excavated in 1924. The structure of the burial chamber is the same in the tombs and consists of a wooden coffin piled with stones. In 1924, a gold crown, a horseman in clay and other relics were excavated from Geumyconchong.

Historic site No.35, Location :261 , Nodong-dong ,Gyeongju-city ,Gyeongsangbuk-do, korea

Jakwongwan site in Miryang city

   Jakwongwan was the accomodations facilities and inspection station built at the  
   intersection of the north -south and east-west roads, the center of the transportion
    in the Yeoungnam area.

Accomodations for traveling officers were called Won in the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) and the place to control common people was called Gwan. Jakwongwan was inspecting people. It also had the task of defending against the Wae coming from the southern sea.

People and goods passing throuth the dock, Jakwonjin at the Nakdong River were inspected here and this place is also famous as the historic site where, prepared for death, the administrator of Miryang, General Bak Jin, fought the Wae. there used to
 only be a monument indicating the site, but in 1995 the Jakwongwan gate was rebuilt.

        Jakwongwan site is Gyeongsangnam-do cultural Material no.73.
        Adress : Gyeongsangnam-do Miryang-city Samrangjin-eop Geomse-ri

Cultural art performance at Taejongdae Yeongdo lighthouse

Taejongdae Yeongdo lighthouse has been transformed into a vibrant cultural space.
The Busan Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Busan Regional Maritime Affairs & Port Office are now hosting regular performances at the lighthouse’s Yeongdo Lighthouse Maritime Cultural Space.

The performances include classical recitals, Korean traditional music and plays. On April 30, the lighthouse provided a stage for Saratomi (Do Jin-mi), a Busan-born fusion violinist who is making waves in Latin America with her boisterous stage manner. Saratomi performed a fusion violin concert to the rapturous approval of her Busan audience.

Locals and visitors can enjoy the performances for free. In May, Theater Doggaebee is presenting the play “Gaetmaeul (a seaside village)” and in June the Ilpa Gayageum Ensemble will perform the “Strong Vibration of Traditional Percussion.”

In July the Busan Metropolitan Pops Orchestra will be offering a “Pleasant Meeting with Classical,” while in August, Gaia will be performing “Finding our Traditional Folk Melody.” In September the “Banquet of Classic” will be arriving, while October will see the “Autumn scent of Korean traditional music” from fusion Korean music group Ibiya.

First constructed in 2004, the Yeongdo Lighthouse Maritime Cultural Space is now used to stage a wide range of enticing cultural events. Last year, the exhibitions and concerts held at the Yeongdo Lighthouse Maritime Cultural Space welcomed around 60,000 visitors.

Tips: Nearby attractions
* Taejongdae Resort Park
Taejongdae is designated as the city’s symbol scenic spot. It is especially famous for its rock beach. Sinseonbawi (Supernatural Being Rock) and Mangbuseok (Deceased Husband Rock) adorn the park like sculptures. Strolling along the walkway with its breathtaking shore views, you’ll want to shout out in awestruck admiration.

* Yeongdo Lighthouse Maritime Cultural Space
Yeongdo Lighthouse Maritime Cultural Space is where the romance of the sea and art co-exist. The lighthouse lights up three times every 18 seconds, guiding boats and lighting the way amid the darkest of fogs. The lighthouse is open to all visitors, including a top floor that affords a wondrous view of Taejongdae.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Interesting Gloden frog story of Jajang-am in Tongdo Temple

Jajang -am is the place where the founder of Tongda-sa we would call Tongdo Temple in english, Master Jajang, studied and practiced before the foundation of Tongdo-sa (646 C.E.) It was originally called Jajang -bang. It is one of the seven hermitages in the precinct of Tongda-sa and the disciples of Master Jajang studied at Janjang-am at all times.

it is not known whether reconstruction took place before Hoebong -daesa reconstructed Jajang - am since its establishment. Between 1987 and 1993, three buildings - Gamwonsil,Guemwadang, and Chwihyunru-were reconstructed Ly Hyunmun-hwasang and remain to this day.

The Buddaha Hall faces west and is backed by rock walls.
Next to it a meter-high Ma-ae buddhist statue engraved into the rock. This statue was constructed in 1896.

Also, water comes out from a cr vice in the rock wall at the back of the Buddha hall. This rock wall wall is famous for a small hole, called Guemwagong, that Master Jajang made with his finger to let a frog live there.

in the book Joseon Bulgyo Tongsa ( History of korean Buddhism) by Lee Neong-hwa mentions, " there is finger-sized hole in the large rock wall which stands near Jajang-am of Tong-sa in Mt.Chukseo.

in that hole, there lives a small frog with a blue body and golden lips.
sometimes it turns into a butterfly and sometomes into a bee, therefore its transformation is inscrutable.

In summer, it hopes over rocks that are scorching hot like iron pots over the fire. A monk named it the "golden frog." surprisingly , this golden frog never goes out of the Temple. One day , an officer did not believe it so he put the frog in a box and locked it tight.

Then, he took the box out of the temple. However, on his out, the officer found out that the golden frog in the box had disappeared. It is said that Master Jajang raised the golden frog with supernatural powers."

Even untill now, the golden frog shows itself only to people who have
strong belief. People call this golden frog " Guemwabosal."

 Travel   infomation
  *Adress : 583 jisan-ri , habuk-myeon , yangsan -city , kyeong nam provice ,
                  south korea
  * Telelphone : 88+ 55+382-7128 / 88+55+381-1442

Traffice guide
* from seoul to Tongdo sa station ( ktx) arrival  no.13 bus ( 30 miniture) 
            taxi ( 20 miniture , about 15,000 won )
* from busan to Tongda temple
     busan DONG BU bus terminal to Tongdasa Temple
       by bus 20-30 miniture ( time 06:30-20:20 )

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Busan Yongdusan Park 10 things to look if your first trip?

he mountain is called Yongdusan ( yong : dragon, du: head and san : mountain)
 because it seems like a dragon head.

It was also called Choryang Sosan, Songhyeonsan or Junsan .

In the past,
 there was a shrine wishing for safe seaways and prosperous commerce in Yongdusan.  In 1930s, its status was elevated to a National shrine .

In 1957,
 it was named Unam park after the pen name of. Dr.Syngman Rhee,
the first president of korea. 
 In 1973, the present Busan Tower was constructed .

               detail reference 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Weeping red pine in Dongsan-ri , Cheongdo county

This tree is also called willowlike pine tree, for its branches droop like the weeping willow. It is not certain whether its branches are drooping because of outside pressure.

Even if it were so, this tree is all the more precious because it has survived
the pressure and shadow of other trees. A legend has it that this tree, when a minister
passed it, suddenly drooped as if bowing down to him.

It is 14m tall , and its circumference at the chest level 1.96m its branches, almost touching the ground , cover the area of 10.3m by 9.1m it is presumed to be about
 200 years old.

             Weeping red pine is under the protection of natural Monument no.295