Friday, 19 May 2017

[Buyeo] - Jeongnimsa Temple Site and Five-story Stone Pagoda

It took about 10 minutes bus ride from Gudeurae Dolssambab Restaurant (near Gudeurae Sculpture Park) to Jeongnimsa Temple Site.

The ending scene of "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds" was filming at this park...

When we joined the tour, this park not included in Buyeo City Tour. Maybe after this drama, they also put it as one of the must visit places in Buyeo during Autumn when they're blooming.

I'd love to visit this beautiful field full of pink cosmos flowers which the background might be Busosan Fortress and Baengmagang River.

 King Seong Statue at the centre of Buyeo City.

Jeongnimsa Temple Site is just behind Buyeo Middle school.

Ticket Office and Visitor Information.

Directory Map.

Exhibition gallery.

Five-story pagoda and Lecturer Hall at the background.

Bud-shaped Granite Basin with Lotus decoration inside it,
which seemed related to Buddhist temple.

     Lotus Pond near Pagoda. 

Lotus is the symbolic flower in Buyeo for its splendid yet simple and graceful. It is considered the ‘noble man’ among the flowers.

Jeongnimsa Five-story Stone Pagoda.

 
This five- story Pagoda in Jeongnimsa Temple Site to enshrined Buddha's Sarira
was built in the early 6th century when Baekje transferred its capital to Buyeo.
It's designated as National Treasures No. 9.

 I'm always amazed and failed to understand how
people in the past constructed pagoda in such perfect shape.

 
 How did they select the appropriate proportion of granite 
for every part of pagoda from base to top?

 Do you notice the rising curve of each corners?
I really wonder how they shape it so nicely.

The height of this pagoda is 8.33 m, so how did they carry and
stack those heavy granites the top? Did it take moths or years to build it?

 Really hat off for their skills to build this
grand and sophisticated stone pagoda!

 After General So Jeongbang from Tang who destroyed Baekje by allying with
Silla inscribed  a comment on first story body of pagoda saying 
“Monument for conquest of Baekje.”

 
Therefore, this pagoda was once known as 'Pyeongjetap.'
This implied the importance of its location for Baekje.
 (The inscribed words on the right vertical pillar, but not so obvious).

 Prayer hall, lecture hall and the monks’ dormitories that once stood on
this site were wooden buildings constructed on tiled platforms.

The guide explained to us about female and male roof. It's the first time I heard that roof also has gender. But that's all I understood as she conveyed it in Korean language.

So, I searched the internet and found this link. Apparently, in accordance with principles of Yin-Yang, Korean roof divided into 2 types: Male (Convex) and Female (Concave). Wow... pretty interesting!

 My hubby and kids just resting at open stage.

 I'd to delete about hundred photos because my hubby and my daughter
busy with camera and HP snapping battles!

Jeongnimsa Seated-Buddha Statue
(Treasure No. 108), which enshrined in the
middle of the temple facing five-story pagoda.

This Buddha was made during Goryeo Dynasty. 
Only the pedestal and the body of Buddha remain because the
original sitting stone Buddha was seriously damaged and burned. 

The head and hat were restored at a later time. The pedestal has been preserved well and shows refined and balance craftsmanship. Therefore, although it is difficult to identify the details of Buddha statue, it's considered to have been made with care.

 Judging from narrow shoulder and the hands placed around the chest, 
this Buddha seems to be Vairocana.

The temple where this Buddha Statue was enshrined was built in mid sixth century.

The name, 'Jeongnimsa' was given when it's reconstructed during the Goryeo Dynasty.

 This temple site was previously used as the lecture hall during Baekje period. 

This historical site in Buyeo is worth visiting to know more about historical materials during Baekje and Goryeo. No wonder there were so many locals and students were there during our visit.

 Add: 83, Jeongnim-ro, Buyeo. Korea
Website: www.buyeo.go.kr

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

101 News about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

Are you excited for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics?

In my previous post, I shared the venue where 2018 Winter Olympics will be hosted, introduced official mascots Soohorang and Bandabi and recommended nearby tourist attractions.

For this post, I'll re-share some interesting news, useful information and others things related to Pyeongchang Olympics. Please revisit this post as it'll be updated frequently...

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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (평창 동계 올림픽), and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018, in Daegwallyeong-myeon, South Korea.  

The elected host city was announced on 6 July 2011 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), after the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa. Other candidates that applied to host the games were Annecy, France and Munich, Germany. Pyeongchang won on its third consecutive bid, having lost previously to Vancouver in Canada and Sochi in Russia.  

It will be the first Winter Olympic Games and second Olympic Games in South Korea; the 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul. Pyeongchang will also be the third East Asian city to host the Winter Games after Sapporo, Japan (1972), and Nagano, Japan (1998); and the first Winter Games in Continental Asia. (Source: Wikipedia)

Emblem:  




Slogan:  
Passion. Connected.

'Passion' symbolizes Pyeongchang is opening a new era of festivity, and Korea's warm-heartedness.

'Connected' implies that Pyeongchang is where Korea's leading technology, the convergence of traditional and modern cultures promote cross-generational participation and mutual inspiration.

People. Connected.  ----------------: The Olympics connect people
Possibility. Connected.  ------------: The Olympics open possibilities
Peace. Connected.  ------------------: The Olympics promote peace
Pyeongchang. Connected.  --------: PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Power. Connected.  -----------------: The Olympics create new power
Place. Connected.  ------------------: The Olympics unite the world

Useful Links
http://nowpyeongchang.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PyeongChang2018/
https://twitter.com/2018Pyeongchang
https://youtube.com/Pyeongchang2018


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Fireworks Festival to Celebrate 
G-200 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
 
 To celebrate G-200 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a magnificent fireworks festival 
will be held at Chuncheon Station on the 22nd of July from 5:00 PM. 

There will be various cultural performances and fire shows to share the progress of the 
preparation for the Olympics with the public. More information: Gangwon Korea

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Girl’s Day named as an Honorary Ambassador
for PyeongChang Winter Games

(Source: Korea.net)
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Make your story at PyeongChang!


Share the passion. Make your story at PyeongChang! See you in Korea~


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PyeongChang2018 OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE

 Website: store.pyeongchang2018.com

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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Recommended Tour
The Green Road Following the Green Grasslands.

 Articles and Images: KTO http://bit.ly/2rR1stB

Alpensia Ski Jump Stadium.

Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch.


Unyuchon Village.

 Anbandegi Unyugil Trail.

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Olympic Day (23 June)
Join the movement being active in connection with Olympic Day.


video

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My kids and I plunged to the pool for swimming and diving as usual. However, because #GetActive movement, we did aqua cycle and water treadmill to top up our routine exercise. For more videos, please check my IG account.

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   The Ambassadors of PyeongChang 2018!

Photo credit: soompi.com

Big Bang's Taeyang (태양) is the new Honorary Ambassador for  the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The ceremony of appointment is held today, 21 June at  the Korean Press Center in Seoul. He'll be participating in producing a song for Winter Olympics Games. You can check out his video about Pyeongchang Olympics here.

 
Photo credit: Olympic.org
 
In addition to Taeyang, a total of 30 ambassadors including popular iconic sporting figures and from the entertainment , music and culture such as Kim Yuna, Shin Soo Choo, Tae-bum Mo, Lee Min Ho, Kim Won Bi, Sumi Jo and others to promote and ensure the success of PyeongChang Winter Olympics in Gangwondo next year. 
 
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 Ticket Prices for Pyeong Chang 2018 
Paralympics Winter Game (9 - 18 Mar 2018)



 For more details: https://goo.gl/A2OmX9
 
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5 Best Dishes in Pyeong Chang



 

 I tasted the authentic Chodang Soondubu at
Seongyojang Hanok House in Gangneung.




Source: NowPyeongchang

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Soohorang and Bandabi 1st Birthday
(2 June 2016)
생일축하해 우리 수호랑 와 반다~!
Wishing you all become the most shinning and lovable mascots ever.
I hope to see you and give big big hugs and kisses...

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 'The torch relay for Olympic Winter Games'

https://www.facebook.com/GangwonKorea/posts/1448328261891310 https://www.facebook.com/GangwonKorea/posts/1448328261891310
Pyeongchang Olympic 2018 will glow with passion with the slogan of
'Let Everyone Shine' across 17 cities and provinces of total
2,018 km in 101 days with a total of 7,500 torch bearers.

https://www.facebook.com/GangwonKorea/posts/1448328261891310
The methods of torch relaying also fun, unique and interesting
which including Turtle Ship, Hwangpo Sailboat, Marine
Cable Car, Zip line, Steam engine, Railbike and Yatch.

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PyeongChang 2018 Official Store
Lotte Department Store @Myeongdong Branch 9th floor.

https://www.facebook.com/PyeongChang2018/posts/10155280872903419
You can grab hundreds of cute Soohorang and adorable Bandabi souvenirs now!

https://www.facebook.com/PyeongChang2018/posts/10155280872903419
I would like to collect others items like room sandals, flask or water bottle,
pouch, bag and earpieces if it's available... 

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Gangneung Danoje Festival
27 May - 3 June 2017


https://www.facebook.com/PyeongChang2018/photos/a.384834063418.164210.142411918418/10155273695133419/?type=3&theater
For more information: https://goo.gl/0rG0sm

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PyeongChang2018 Olympic Torch Relay Routes

https://www.facebook.com/PyeongChang2018/videos/10155244728183419/
 A total of 7,500 torchbearers will take part in the Olympic Torch Relay,
 making its journey around 17 cities and provinces around Korea Peninsula for 101 days.

The general route of the Relay is planned as follows:
  • From 24 October 2017 in Greece, starting with the traditional flame-lighting ceremony in Olympia.
  • 1 November 2017 the Olympic flame will arrive in the city of Incheon.
  • 9 February: lighting of the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Games 

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay will inspire a generation and bring people together from different cultures, races, and religions,” promised POCOG President Lee Hee-beom. “As the torchbearers carry the torch for 101 days, we are confident that the flame will truly ‘Let Everyone Shine’ and spark passion and excitement before the Games. (Source)



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Tasty of Gangwon

(Buckwheat Noddles, Chodang Sundubu, Codfish Soup)

https://www.facebook.com/GangwonKorea/posts/1438212682902868
 Source: Gangwon Korea

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Gangwon-do's Perfect Attractions for visitors coming to 
2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

(Jeongdongjin Beach, Ojukheon, Woljeongsa Temple, Daegallyeong
Haneul Ranch, Jeongseon Byeongbangchi Skywalk, Samtan Art Mine)

https://www.facebook.com/GangwonKorea/posts/1437141279676675
Source: Gangwon Korea

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= Open Call for the Development of Olympic Art Posters =

https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/bbs/notice/standard/view?menuId=729&bbsId=23&cnId=1398&rows=4&pageNo=1&searchOpt=&searchTxt=&sortSeCd=3&mainYn=&mainBbsId=

https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/paralympics/bbs/notice/standard/view?menuId=744&bbsId=23&cnId=1402&rows=1&pageNo=1&searchOpt=&searchTxt=&sortSeCd=3&mainYn=&mainBbsId=


Check the official websites for more information:
Olympic poster: https://www.PyeongChang2018.com/en/olympicposter
Paralympic poster: https://www.PyeongChang2018.com/en/paralympicposter



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