西等记忆From the 518 Memorial Cemetery, return to Gwangju Railway Station, and then change to Bus No. 48 to the Gwangju Folk Museum in the northern suburbs of Gwangju. The Folk Museum is located in a huge cultural park, and the Gwangju Art Museum is also here. Jeolla Province with Gwangju at its core and even the entire Honam area can be regarded as the Baekje Cultural Circle. Although agriculture and fisheries are developed, they have been a place for exiles since ancient times because of their relatively remote locations. This has also become the rebellious character of the residents of the Honam area. One reason for this. In short, it has a unique regional character, so the Folklore Museum, a folklore museum with a ticket of 500 won, is very large-almost on the same level as the National Museum of Folklore in Seoul. It is not only large in scale, but also rich in content. From fishing and woodworking to food, clothing, housing and transportation to weddings and funerals, everything you can think of about traditional folk customs is included here, and most of the explanatory texts on the panels are available in Chinese. But in fact, the most important thing is that this museum is really fun, it can be said to be more fun than the National Museum of Folklore in Seoul! The audience went from one scene to another in the exhibition hall. The most magnificent one was the large-scale scene of local folk entertainment in Gwangju... But this also proved from the side that the collections here are quite limited.
西等记忆To go to Wudeng Mountain, you must climb to the top of the mountain, or you can’t see the beautiful scenery at all. The hillside is no different from a normal mountain. For details, please refer to my travel notes. There should be few people climbing to the top of the mountain, but it’s really good. !
西等记忆It is free and open to the outside world, and there are various Chinese materials. The memorial hall in the cemetery uses pictures and videos (with Chinese version) to introduce in detail the Korean sensitive word movement that culminated in the Gwangju incident in the 1980s. At the end, it is carried out with contemporary political movements in other countries and regions such as Myanmar and Nepal. An analogy. If anyone intends to see the incident in the sensitive word square of the Tian Dynasty here with bad intentions, then they must be disappointed-the only thing related to the Tian Dynasty mentioned here is the 228 incident in Taiwan across the strait. Behind the towering 518 memorial is the cemetery for the victims of the Gwangju incident that were buried from various places, and the bunker-like building on the other side is a memorial room, which contains collected photos of the victims of the Gwangju incident-in fact It is not just the victims, many of the participants who did not die in the incident were also honored here after their deaths. Don't leave in a hurry after watching the memorial room. There is a wall of reliefs several hundred meters long in the cemetery. The content of the reliefs is naturally a contemporary historical tragedy like the Gwangju incident.
郭后生Songjeong Market is a traditional Korean market located in front of Songjeong Station in Gwangju. According to the grandmother in the market, the market was built in 1913. In just a few hundred feet of street, in addition to the vegetable and fruit shops and In addition to dry goods stores and butcher shops, there are now many literary coffee shops and cultural and creative souvenir shops, which are rare places to check in and take pictures.
西等记忆The Gwangju Folk Museum is just across the road to the north and is the Gwangju Museum, which is open for free, but this museum is not very fun. Compared with the magnificent folk museum, it looks boring and pedantic, but after all, it still sorts out the history of the Hunan region: it was the site of Mahan in the Sanhan era, and Gwangju was once the capital of Baekje in the Baekje era. Because it was in the middle of the maritime trade route from the Celestial dynasty to Japan via North Korea, it has also become an important export destination of the famous Goryeo celadon. Broadly speaking, it can be regarded as the northernmost section of the Maritime Silk Road.
M32***23Jirisan National Park has lush virgin forests and gurgling streams flowing between the rocky valleys. Ascending to the peak, you can see the rolling sea of clouds and rolling mountains. The azaleas in spring and the red leaves in autumn are colorful. There are ancient temples such as Huayan Temple and Quanyin Temple at the foot of the mountain. The scenery is beautiful, and the snow scene is particularly moving.
The reason why you have to visit Gwangju.
This place is a treasure that serves Aehobak Jjigae located on the outskirt of Gwangju. Aehobak Jjigae is a gochujang-based stew with zucchini and pork. I would say this stew is a masterpiece that is literally complete.
Even though it looks very spicy in appearance, it was not as spicy as it looked. Overall, it had such a good balance; Every spoonful was compact in taste. When it comes to ingredients, it was full of zucchini, onion, and pork. Each ingredient had a unique texture that added more quality to the experience. Especially, as the place is a butcher shop at the same time, the meat in the stew had an outstanding quality. Its pork had an appropriate portion of fat that made the dish more savory.
Another beauty of this dish is that the place uses the style called 'Toryeom'. They pour the hot stew on top of cold rice. The style completely soaks each grain of rice in the stew, which makes the rice softer and adds more savor to it.
Overall, its aehobak jjigae is a flawless dish. Even though the restaurant is hard to visit without a ride, it is definitely a must-visit place if you want a satisfying local food experience in Korea. If I were eligible enough, I would put this place in MICHELIN Restaurant. If you are lucky enough to visit Gwangju, the City of Light in Korea, during your travel in Korea, do not ever hesitate to visit this place.
Ordered menu and price:
- Zucchini Stew
(Aehobak Jjigae _애호박찌개) 9,000 KRW
421, Pyeongdong-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
Mon - Sat 11:00-21:00
Closed on Sunday
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When in Rome, do as Romans do. It is what makes travel more interesting. It goes the same when it comes to Kong Guksu. It makes you take a different approach to the things that you are used to. It is exactly how I felt when I ate Kong Guksu in Gwangju.
For Kong Guksu, we grind beans to make the soup. The unique but savory scent from the raw bean is the beauty of the dish. As a person from Seoul, I always added salt to the food. I never imagined putting anything sweet like sugar into the food.
Jeolla-do Province, where Gwangju is located, is the only region that puts sugar in Korea. And I was happy to try a thing that is beyond my comfort zone. The place had a few more differentiating aspects compared to other Kong Guksu places in Korea. It ground green kernel black bean called Seoritae in Korean for the soup, which is the reason why the soup looks greenish. It makes the dish more savory compared to an ordinary Kong Guksu. On the top of it, the noodle was the kick in the dish. It was so chewy and elastic. And the homemade kimchi is the cherry on top. The Jeollado style kimchi, which has more flavor compared to that from other regions, was perfect for the guksu which might taste bland.
Ordered menu and price:
- Black Bean Soup Noodles
(Seoritae Kong Guksu_서리태 콩국수) 10,000 KRW
16, Cheonbyeonjwa-ro 338beon-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju
Geumnamro 5-ga Station (Gwangju Metro)
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