In South Korea, East and the West is better not to mix

South Korea – Country is certainly interesting. Especially for us – after all, until recently, it was practically unavailable to Russians. Yes, and so far here goes out only in individual tours. More often – on affairs (including "Shuttle"). Firms offering acquaintance with South Korea even at high rates – units. None of the agencies do not want to communicate with the group tours to this country: it is believed that the group is still not to gain a group, because we don’t know anything about this South Korea. And if you know, then, as a rule, two things. First: this Asian country is completely imperceptible to all rearranged from the discharge of the weakly developed in the discharge of highly developed. Second: Koreans eat dogs.

Nevertheless, Russian Travel Agency "Release" risked to develop group (therefore, more or less cheap) Tour in Korea. Tourists will have to see the western part of South Korea, to call on Chechzhudo Island, and from there along the west coast back to Seoul.

In South Korea, in addition to Seoul, there are two unofficial capital – Western and East, who retain their importance from the Middle Ages, when Korea was divided into three states. North – current North Korea, West – with the capital of Konchu, and Eastern – with the capital of Kenzhu. Centuries they fought among themselves – and this opposition has been preserved until now. In addition to the fact that the West and East speak different dialects, they differ in both psychology (we will not talk about the north – this is generally a special article). The rooted rule of Seoul policy: when another president comes to power, he gives several places to politicians "From the opposite side", But the main team is gaining from their. The current president of South Korea Kim Yong himself – from the east. Therefore, his opposition – from the West.

Young people, however, very different from adults. For them is "locality" deprived of any meaning. And yet, communicating with Korean, always need to keep in mind that in the West you should not praise the East. And vice versa.

In all capitals, the mass of historical monuments. The most interesting of the oldest is in Konchje, the capital of the ancient (Western) state of Packs. These are the tomb of the VII century, built at the time of the greatest cultural lift of the country. The tombs were in the hills and were opened and separated by archaeologists only in the current century, so they remained completely unproved. Mass of gold jewelry performed in the currently lost filigree technique, moved to the museums by Konchu and Seoul. All the other remains in place. The tombs themselves were designed in such a way that nothing of the contents underwent Tlenu. But after the opening, something began to collapse. Therefore, part of the cordial tomb of the Koreans already broken, and the remaining simply did not roll up until the conservation methods were invented. Open tombs tourists show.

There are places in Korea, nothing speaking historian. But about many talking culinary. For example, the city of Yosu. Oysters are bred there and seafood. All sea delicacies can be tried by paying a penny. Oddly enough, foreigners are almost not carried here – there are few monuments.

Here to the island of Chechzhudo all tourists are taken. For the Koreans themselves, this place, where every time in life comes every. As a rule, it happens during a wedding trip (the rest of the time the Koreans is too busy making money). Koreans believe that the ridge of the mountains passing through the entire peninsula from the north to the south corresponds to the separation of the Yin-Yan monad adopted in the eastern teachings (symbolizing the unity of male and female began in the world). Yin-Yan – Energy Concept. In the ancient Taoist and Buddhist books, it is said that one of the energy channels of the Earth extends from the Packtusan Mountain, which is located in North Korea, to Hallasan Mountain on Chechzhudo Island. So, Chechzhudo is one of the locations of this channel to the surface. Place is considered to be holy. First, the hermites were settled here, then many monasteries were built. And when the island is interested in tourists (it happened ten years ago), a huge hotel complex was built.

In once closed for us, South Korea Nevertheless, there are places, already quite well mastered by our compatriots. For example, port Busan. There is even a whole quarter, in which the korean women speak Russian are tired of long-haired wanderings. To any taxi driver: "Russian District!", – takes exactly the appointment.

And the city of Kenzhu by Russian unfamiliar. Here is the Monastery of the Pulgus (Pulgus translates as "Buddha state"). Here you can swim in the healing hot springs, and then talk with real Zen-Buddhist monks. In South Korea, monks sockets. And funny. By the way, they all went through the service in the army: in this country, the monks are not exempt from military service. Therefore, there are special monastic military units. The monks of jokes are not told, but the army humor understand. For those who are more interested in secular entertainment, a huge amusement park has been built in Kenzhu.

In South Korea, East and the West is better not to mix

The city of Sokchho tourists almost do not carry. And in vain. Sea here (Japanese) – Purest. Climate – Perfect Crimea. Untouched nature. The mountains. Vegetation, however, not the Crimean, but absolutely exotic, in Russian even there is no name. It is here that healing herbs are gather, on which therapeutic tinctures that glorify Korea. Including ginseng. It is worth buying tinctures and grass. First, fresh. Secondly, real.

Koreans themselves sick little. And generally believe that all diseases are from a weak mind. Because the person has a strong mind, so this mind will win the weakness of the body, and all the influence of the body.

Requesting the energy and drinking herbal infusions, you can go to Seoul, which, like any capital, is almost deprived of national traits. But here the mass of modern entertainment institutions. There is even a similarity of Disneyland. Fans of exotic is better to go to the old quarters, which retained all the traditions of antiquity. Here are the most expensive "Eyegalovka" (more expensive restaurants located in the modern part of Seoul), where rich Koreans spend time. There you will not meet a foreigner: tourists about these "Points" do not know anything, and local travel agencies prefer them to not show them. One of the reasons: Here the dish is served here, which Koreans are trying not to advertise, – dog meat soup. Koreans around the world are recognized as civilized business partners. In the eyes of the West there are only one drawback – dogs eat. Therefore, the Koreans do not protrude this weakness. And traditional soup name "Sagoltan" Do not meet even in the menu drawn up in Korean. Dog soup is now indicated as a dish under the poetic title "My mom’s soup" or "Spring soup and autumn". Refuse the old habit of Koreans can not – it is believed that the meat of the dog increases the male potency. Agree, respectful reason.

As for the other Korean cuisine, it is very tasty and is quite welcomed by the European stomach. Fans of exotic can advise the traditional Korean dish from fresh fish, which in front of the restaurant’s visitor is caught from the aquarium, cut into small pieces and served raw with a lot of sauces and greens.

Fans of marine products worth ordering "Samson Chargennab" – rice with mollusks, shrimps, squid and other maritime. And the one who wants a very sharp feeling may ask for a living octopus. Its, like fish, caught from aquarium. And also cut into pieces. But when the tentacles come up with a plate with a fork and stuff in your mouth, they are sacred to the tongue. It is even not clear – as in the famous joke: who eats who. Europeans are sometimes scared. And I like the Koreans.

In South Korea, East and the West is better not to mix

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