South Korea

The "Blue Pavillion"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 17:59
In Panmunjeom, a military settlement in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, in which the end of the Korean War was negotiated from 1951 to 1953, meetings between North and South Korean delegations take place in the "Blue Pavilion". In Seoul you can book sightseeing tours and you have the opportunity to visit the Blue Pavilion, unless there are consultations between North and South. We were lucky.

The Dolsandaegyo Bridge

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 19:56
To get to the best location for the view of the impressive "Dolsandaegyo Bridge", you either go up by elevator or by cable car from the other side to the park, which was created on a summit. As soon as you arrive, the friendly Koreans will "sort you" with the camera and there will be a lively exchange about all kinds of technical and cultural details.
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With the rental car through South Korea

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/22/2019 - 15:13

When we were planning our trip through South Korea in 2016, it quickly became clear that some of our desired destinations were best reached by car. The decision to take a rental car was easy for us - we already knew illegible traffic signs thanks to our car tour through Japan and after all, in Korea you turn right. So two cars were booked for Jeju Island and the South Korean mainland.

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Gyeongju at Night: The Anapji Ponds

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 10/31/2019 - 19:35

In Gyeongju, we lived in a traditional Korean house, a Hanok. Hanoks are constructed according to the doctrine of the Five Elements "Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth and Water" which is widely used in Asia. Wood, paper, clay (mixed with water), stone and metal are used to get as close as possible to the 5 elements.

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