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This is SunUdo

January 28, 2010


To visit SunUdo

January 28, 2010

First, take the subway line2 and get off at Dangsan station the 1st exit. then take 5714 bus and get off at SunUdo park stop.
or take the subway line 2 or 6 and get off at Habjung station and take the 5714 bus and get off at SunUdo park stop.

Welcome to SunU do

January 28, 2010

This is SunUdo…. another nice place to visit in Seoul.
SunUdo is between Yanghwa Bridge. It was built by replacing the filtration plant! and it’s the first ‘environment recycled’ park in Korea. It is about 110407㎡ and there are botanical gardens, envirnmental playground, design galary and so on…. U can also see fog waterfall, world cup waterfall

What’s more fascinating is that it is an island in the middle of the Han river!… Everyday, I can see the Han river when I’m going to school. That’s my favorite time of my day.
I suggest u visit SunUdo and enjoy the beautiful Han river from different point view and spend beautiful time with your friends….
I recond u visit SunU do right now! since the Han river is slowly thawing.. thawing ..Beautiful 🙂

Winter vacation.. and Korean students…

January 16, 2010

In winter break, Korean students do many things,
when it snows, we play outside and throw snowballs or if it’s too cold, we talk on the phone.
But, since I am the senior, I have to study hard to prepare for the university…..ㅜ I even have to attend school for 3weeks! and listen to lectures of social studies.
oh, and I go to Daechi-dong, the famous place for academies nearly every day,,,,to study Korean, social studies. and mathematics. ..

Winter vacation for me is not winter vacation!

well I just hope to try my best and get good grades for the Korean SAT!

Lee sunshin in’Gwanghwamun square’ in Seoul

December 28, 2009

Lee sunshin

Lee sunshin

'Gwanghwamun square' in Seoul in Korea 2009

They built the statue of Lee Sunshin the famous captin who fought with 13 ships and gained victory over 133 Japanese ships.

More about Lee sunshin;
Chosun had experienced a big war named ‘Imjinwaeran’ which was attacked by Japan in 1592. At that time of Imjinwaeran, Chosun was very weak.There were many generals, but Admiral Lee Sunshin was the most outstanding in sea fights.

Admiral Lee Sunshin stopped the routes of Japanesse navy. And by stopping the maritime supply routes, he defeated the Japanese navy.
This made Admiral Lee Sunshin famous, and Japanese navy be scared of his name.

Admiral Lee Sunshin had another big achievement. It is the Turtle Ships which achived big victories in sea fights. In fact, the Turtle Ships had far better abilities and powers compared to other ships. So they could show big activities in the sea fights in which Admiral Lee Sunshin had attended. Admiral Lee Sunshin had made a lot of ships sink using these ships, and it made a big role to raise up the morale of Chosun.

In addition, Admiral Lee Sunshin developed various strategies such as Hack-ickjin-Bird wing strategy- using the Turtle Ships and normal ships. Hack means crane in Korean. The Korean ships surrounded Japanese ships in the shape of the open wings of crane. When Japaese detected this, Koreans invented double-Hak-ik-jin mehtod which looks like ‘W’, which fooled the Japaese again.
Were’nt they so clever?

He fought with Turtle ship and used Hack-ickjin-Bird method gained victory with only 13ships against over 133 Japanese ships.

He was also the one who were conferred with the title of ‘Sung-woong’ which means both saint and hero

I feel proud that he performed such wonderful jobs to protect our country:)

Seoul in Chosun dynasty

December 28, 2009
Seoul in Chosun dynasty

Seoul in Chosun dynasty

UNESCO registered Korean medicine book “Dongui Bogam” 동의보감

November 1, 2009

  Dongui Bogam is a book compiled by the royal physician, Heo Jun (1546-1615) and was first published in 1613 during the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. In 2009, it was placed on UNESCOs Memory of the World Programme. The addition of the book makes Korea the only Asian nation with a total of seven cultural heritages included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. The title literally means “Mirror of Eastern Medicine”. The book is regarded important in traditional Korean medicine.

It describes herbs that can be found on the Korean Peninsula, as the herbal books from Mainland China covered ingredients that showed properties different from local medicines, or were not easily found locally.

Heo Jun started working on the Dongui bogam from 1596 as requested by the king. in 1610(15 years). The Dongui bogam consists of 25 volumes. It was started by Heo Jun by the king’s request but was stopped because of the second Japanese invasion of Korea in 1597. After the war, the king once more ordered Heo Jun to complete the book and this time, the King allowed about 500 books kept in the national library to investigate. From then, Heo Jun kept writing the book, but before it was completed, the king died. It was completed in the second year of his successor’s reign as the fruit of 15 years of hard work.