Well, this post is our 4th day in South Korea. But before I tell you our story that day, I will introduce you our white car, this already took us everywhere in Jeju. In my previous post, I already told you how hard we could rent this car. So this is is white Avante. It’s comfortable for 4 people, and the baggage is quite wide so our big bag is save in there.
As, I told you before, We are slept in Kasan Tobang, it’s a hanok traditional Korean house style Hotel. It’s comfortable and feel homey I think. But, look at our room below. We just get a tiny bed, and because we are never sleep in tiny bed before, it’s hard for us, it’s just feel like we sleep without any bed, so, we wake up with backache. The floor is heated, so it’s warm, but maybe too warm us, and we feel like a steam pig there, but fortunately there is an AC there, so we turn on AC and can feel the cold breeze and neutralized the warm floor.
Because in Kasan tobong, the bathroom has jimjilbang style, so we woke up ealy and took a bath early too. So, before the breakfast ready, we already ready, of cource except Mr Damz that wen to the bad late and also woke up late .So, we have a tour around Kasan Tobang. We arrived at the night yesterday, so we just see the main building, the place that we sleep. But actually, Kasan tobang also have bungalow room and pretty big garden. Of course we took photo at every spot that we find it so beautiful and so Korea. Of couse we took photo with Dol-Haerubang. Look my photo below.
Do you know, there is a myth about Dol hareubang , If husband and wife traveling to Jeju and want a child. They must find this hareubang. If they want a boy, they must rub the nose, but if they want a girl, they must rub the stomach. You can find Dol Hareubang everywhere in jeju. So just rub it everywhere you can find.
After walking around, we back to the main building and sat in dining room. We wait for
We got free breakfast at Kasan tobang. The menu is always same, Abalone Porridge. As what you see at the photo above, we can see the rice is still shaped as before. in Indonesia, we can see the rice anymore, it’s already not in rice shape anymore, it’s already disolved and become thick porridge. The abalone porridge that we ate at Kasan tobang is not so thick as indonesian porridge. In Indonesia, we eat chicken porridge for breakfast, but the chicken is not inside the porridge, they not cooked together, the chicken just the porridge topping. But, in this porridge, the abalone is not a topping, the rice and abalone cooked together , so you can see the porridge is look like plan porridge with any topping on it. We also could not see the abalone, but the taste is there. As usual, we got kimchi and soy sauce with some onion there as banchan. they made the porridge plan, no strong flavour, so eat it with kimchi or soy sauce is really make it more delicious. We stay at kasan Tobang 2 days, so we got to eat this porridge 2 times. it’s like a healthy dish because I know there is no MSG there, and abalone is also good for our body.
After we finished eat, and because we already ready include mr Damz. We immediately start our journey today. We plan to go to some place that already we listed when we still at Jakarta. Our first destination today is Yakcheonsa Temple. yakcheonsa Temple is a buddhist temple that already built in 1990s. it’s located at Seogwipo, not so far from kasan tobang. that’s why it’s became our first stop today. Because of GPS taht we got from rent this car, we can found this temple easily, just follow the sign well and we arrived safely. The parking area is so wide, and there is no car beside us, there just a bus there. Maybe because it’s too early and it’s not a weekend or holiday, so inot so many visitor whe we came. We found an tangerine or orange orchard near the parking area. We want to go there and take some photo. but I think it’s not appropriate to go there, because we didn’t even know who is the owner, and enter the orchard without permission is like we enter a stranger house without permission like a thief. So, we just took the photo from a far.
The Yakcheonsa temple is huge, the main temple is 2,652 meters squared, but the total area is 3,305 meters squared. The main temple is standing there facing the ocean. When you see inside, you can find a huge Buddha statue, and really wide hall for praying, we find some ahjumma there, praying and some do meditation. It’s so quite inside and really calm aura inside. Maybe meditating in this environment will help us more focus and fast to get the enlightenment. 😀 .
Blue sky without any cloud, from the photo I think you will say the weather is good, warm and cozy. But the wind is so cold, and because of it’s located near beach the wind is pretty strong. So, even the sun shining bright, we still need to use our coat tightly because the cold wind.
You can see beach from the temple. it And I really like this tiny elephant statue, cute elephant.
After strolling at Yakcheonsa temple, and taking photo in every corner, we go to our next destination. Soingook Theme Park, it’s located at Seogwipo too, so it’s not so far from Yakcheonsa. Jeju Soingook Theme Park is Jejudo’s major tourist attraction, covering about 20,000 square meters of land, holding various miniature models of famous architecture from all over the world including Korea’s famous building. We paid 9000 Won to enter this theme park. If you ever go to Mini Siam at Pattaya, Thailand. It’s same, but in Soingook they display miniature of famous Korean building too. There are so many building there, from all over the world, we alse saw Candi Prambanan there. Indonesia is there. ^_^
I took a photo with 2 place that become house from the leader of Korea. The picture in the top, is Blue House, the president rule South Korea from there, and the picture below is a palace., the place where King rule the country long time ago. I am not sure what palace is that, maybe Gyoengbokgung Palace. I will visit this place, when I go to Seoul. So just wait, Ii give you the miniature first and then you can feel the real size after that.
You can find miniature of building here, but beside that you also can find a cute animal statue there, even bigger than their normal size.
Lil Sis in left picture trying to pose a mainstream pose, hold the leaning pisa tower, but i think it’s failed, my hand it’s not in the right place. And in the rightpicture you can see Big Sis with not leaning pisa tower.
So, This is our 4th Day. I think this is already long enough, so wait for another post to know more about what we did in Jeju. Thanks for reading. Please comment, any question, criticism, appreciation are welcome.
By. Lil Sis