Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hanok - Korean Folk Village!

Jang Seung - totem poles that protect the villiage. The characters on each represent heaven, earth, and the like. I had an amazing time at the folk village! But we had to meet quite early and I was only running on a few hours of sleep...

A traditional house. The traditional heating system of Korea was "hot stones". The stones were placed throughout the home under the floor. Heat generated from cooking was harnessed to heat up the stones which sent warmth throughout the house. Today, the same idea exists using hot water pipes that run under the floors.

This was great! We watched a show with band members and nongak nol-ii - the guys with the streamers on their heads. They did some cool tricks. We also watched a man on a tightrope. He looked ancient but bounced on the rope like a 5 year old.

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