Today was another busy day of sightseeing in the Changwon area in South Korea, in our fifth day in the country, since we arrived on Thursday. Today we headed out for lunch again to taste some local cuisine specialities as yesterday we dined at a restaurant decorated in traditional Korean style. With pillows on the floor short tables and wood interiors.

Korean restaurant entrance in Changwon

Me sitting by the short Korean Table

Here i am happily sitting at the table with a delicious Pajeon πŸ™‚

I’m not extremely flexible so getting used to sitting in this position was a bit tricky for me, but it was definitely fun to try and the food was well worth it.

Ready for another Korean Lunch Interior of the Korean Food restaurant in Changwon Interior of the Korean Food restaurant in Changwon

The service was super fast as usual in Korea (everything is fast!), within a few minutes from when we sat down at the table and ordered the food the Pajeon had already arrived at the table with Kimchi and soy sauce on the side.

Pajeon with Kimchi and soy sauce on the side

Straight after the Pajeon the super fast waitress brought to the table a beautiful Bibimbap dish and last but not least a bowl of Sujebi soup.

Korean Bibimbap rice dish
Korean Bibimbap rice dish
Sujebi Soup
Sujebi Soup

For those unfamiliar with Korean cuisine Sujebi is a soup consisting of dough flakes roughly torn by hand with various types of vegetables, that blend perfectly together. 

Right after lunch we made our way to the temple situated just a few minutes outside the town of Changwon. The place in surrounded by trees with a small river flowing nearby an oasis of calm and peacefulness just minutes away from one of the busiest production areas in South Korea.

Temple in the hills near Changwon
Temple in the hills near Changwon

walking up to the temple I noticed stacks of rocks piled up, and I was told that people as they pass by they pick up a rock from the ground ad add it to the stack and pray. I didn’t go in to the temple itself because i wasn’t allowed but just walking around from outside was a beautiful experience.

Korean Traditional Structure
Korean Traditional Structure

I was also told that the traditional Korean building structure is made entirely out of wood and is designed in such way that makes it possible to dismantle it and move it elsewhere rebuilding it in exactly the same way.

Temple buildings in Changwon

Well again that’s about it for today come back soon to see more photos and my travel story

Ciao πŸ™‚

Alex Achille

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