Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fun ! Haeundae Sand festival in Haeundae beach

Fun ! Haeundae beach ! Busan's No.1 beach, Haeundae boasts an emerald seascape, fine sandy beach and beautiful attractions. With its hot springs and excellent recreational facilities, it is also one of the most visited places in Korea with 500,000 to 600,000/day tourists every summer.

Haeundae Sand festival
This is the only festival that one can enjoy through environmental friendly sand. Along the sand beaches, many experience events and festivals are opened including the sand statute competition, sand exhibits, festival parade, and sand! Let’s play. Especially, Challenge! I am too a sand artist event and Walking along the sand of Haeundae Sampo event are events that can be enjoyed as a family. Look closer to Sand festival

Sand Festival purpose is maintaning tourist in a slack season $ improving brand name for Haeundae

* Expanding name value for Haeundae beach
*Local fetival resresenting Haeundae of torist district
*Inacreasing interest for preserving sands of Haeundae beach
*Creating love for the town through local involvment
*publicizing Haeundae of design

The Haeundae is located at the southern part of in eastern Busan. It is also located near Jangsan Mountain of height of 634m along with 12 km of Sooyoung harbor to Songjung beach. To the west of the Sooyoung River, Sooyoung district, Dongrae, Geumjung, and Yeonjae district to the west northern part of Haeundae, Haeundae is bounded by Gijang district on the east northern part and is located at diverging point of south and east sea.

  * home : Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu
  * tel :  82-51-749-5700
 *traffic : Metro Line 2, Haeundae Station (Exit 3 or 5)
                 → Walk approximately 600m towards Haeundae Beach

Friday, June 1, 2012

Beautiful big old willow rural Wiyrang reservoir in South Korea

               Beautiful big old willow rural  Wiyrang  reservoir in South Korea

             Gyeongsangnam-do cultural material no. 167
             Gyeongsangnam-do Mirang-city, Bubuk-myeon Wiyang-ri

It is an agricultural reservoir made by a dam dated to the Silla and Georyro dynasty(918 ~ 1392).
"Wiyang"means " for the people " and the present dam, according to a record, was rebuilt by YI YUDAL
who was an administrator of Milju in 1634. There  is a pavilion, wanjaejeong, built by the Andong Gwon family.

It is said that the place once had many beautiful flowers and rare trees and its scenery was renowned.
It is still managed by the Andong Gwon family.

From documents in the late Josen dynasty (1392~1910) and modern times, the size of the of the reservoir had been gradually reduced but it has the double function of a reservoir [with economic implications]and a pond.  Near the pond, are Mount Hwaak, Unjuam [retreat]and Toero pond.