Getting to know Korea is more than
spending exciting weekends in Seoul and partying in Gangnam. Every part of the
country has incredible beauties and exploring them will bring you unique experiences
and memories. Knowing this, SolBridge’s Student Council organised and guided an
excursion to Gangneung - Anmok Beach and Ojukheon House, an east-sea side town
located around 275km from Daejeon.
Our excursion started at 6:30 am on a
Saturday, and the Student Council Associates were already there preparing
breakfast and setting up for the students so that they could have safe and
quality time during the bus trip. It took us approximately three hours to get
to our first stop at Ojukheon House, one of Korea’s national treasures.
Ojukheon, the birthplace of the
Korean Neo-Confucian scholar, Yulgok Yi I and his mother, Shin Saimdang, is a
fantastic place to get closer to Korea’s history and architecture. All
traditional houses, built in black bamboo, were open for us to appreciate their
details. The historical artifact had descriptions both in Korean and English,
making the tour even more educational and exciting. Also, the park has its
museum with Yulgok Yi I and Shin Saimdang’s original works, a unique
opportunity to get to know closely such great symbols of Korea.
Back on the way to Anmok Beach, we
went through small villages surrounded by mountains and all covered in snow.
The winter view of the forest gave this tour an even more magical feeling.
Our next stop was Anmok, a beautiful
sea-side town most known for its Coffee Street, with unique coffee shop brands
and cafeterias. It provides tourists with a stunning view of the ocean while
enjoying different types of coffee in a comfortable place. At the beach, some
students also had a good time on a boat ride that can be purchased locally by a
few Wons, took pictures near the blue sea water and fed the birds. Even though
it was still winter time, Anmok proved us that going to the beach is a lot more
than sun baths and swimming; it can also be a heartwarming and cheerful place
no matter the season.
After a day full of activities and
new learnings, SolBridge’s shuttle bus arrived at the dormitory around 8:00
p.m, bringing all students safely home with renewed energy so they could enjoy
the rest of their weekend. Joining the Student Council’s excursion is an
opportunity for you to feel not only part of SolBridge’s family and become
closer to your new friends, but it also makes you feel part of a real and enchanting