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Strathfield Good Food Guide : Food Guide 2010
30 | Strathfield Good Food Guide Advertorial 1MEDITATE WITH MONKS Many of Korea’s Buddhist temples open their doors to visitors. Experience the day-to-day life of a Buddhist monk. Learn how to meditate, eat traditional temple food and take part in a Korean tea ceremony. Visit http://eng.templestay.com. 2DISCOVER YOUR INNER CHEF How about learning the art of kimchi- making? The Kimchi-Making Experience Centre in Gwangju is the perfect place to start. Or visit the annual kimchi festival in Gwangju. See www. visitkorea.or.kr and search ‘kimchi festival’. 3HAVE A MUD FIGHT The Boryeong Mud Festival is held every July and it’s all about mud. Attractions include mudslides, mud massages and giant mud baths. You can even be locked inside a mud prison. Visit www.mudfestival.or.kr. 4TREK THROUGH A NATIONAL PARK Korea offers a number of national parks. Seoraksan National Park is one of the most popular, offering towering granite cliffs, temples and sparkling streams. Visit www.knps.or.kr. 5LEARN TAEKWONDO Classes take place in the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul. Choose from short introductory classes to weeklong programs. Visit www.taekwonseoul.org. 6SLEEP KOREAN-STYLE Traditional Korean houses (hanok) date back 400 years and promise the best sleep on the planet. Experience this for yourself at the Jeonju Hanok Village – a time capsule of Korean history and culture. Visit www.jjhanok.com. 7SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP Forget Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, nowhere does retail therapy like Seoul. Apart from designer labels there are specialist outlets for electronics and galleries selling fine art and pottery. See www.visitkorea.or.kr and click on ‘shopping’. 8COOK YOUR OWN BULGOGI Everyone falls in love with Korean BBQ. Get a group of friends together and sizzle some marinated beef (bulgogi) or marinated beef ribs (galbi) and enjoy the amazing array of side dishes. 9GO BACK TO UNI On the last Friday of every month the students at Seoul’s Hongik University get together for live concerts, dancing and merry-making. Buy a club day pass and join the fun. See www.visitkorea. or.kr and search ‘club day’. 10JOIN A WALKING TOUR Walking tours of Seoul are one of the city’s most popular activities. Visit royal palaces, cultural precincts, antique shops and city landmarks. For more information visit www.seoul.net. 10Great things to do in Korea KIMCHI FESTIVAL Internal Pages.indd 30 15/10/10 6:41 PM
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