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In the Korean language, bul means fire and geum means Friday. This expression means to have fun and burn the night away on a Friday night with activities such as going to clubs or watching performances. Friday night, followed by the
weekend, is when Korean people have the most fun.
Meaning narrow path in Jeju dialect, “Olle” is a walking tour path that connects the beautiful paths scattered all around Jeju Island. Each course is around 15-kilometer long and takes five to six hours to complete. Mostly consisting of paths along the coast, Olle also takes people to forests, mountains and remote places offering unique views of Jeju.
Pojang macha or Pocha is a tent-style restaurant on the street. It sells a variety of dishes and drinks, and can be easily found downtown or on
small streets at night. This is where Korean people often go to when they feel like drinking and eating in a casual atmosphere with friends.
Located in Yongin City, Gyeonggi-do Province, Korean Folk Village is where visitors can experience the lifestyle and the natural atmosphere of the late Joseon Dynasty. The village features about 270 traditional houses from different regions. Korean Folk Village, where the past and history is well-preserved, is also a popular filming location for TV dramas and movies.
Temple stay lets visitors experience the life, traditional culture and spirit of Korean Buddhism while staying at a Buddhist temple. It became one of the most popular programs among those who are interested in Korean Buddhism or traditional culture. By engaging in monastic activities, people gain some peace of mind and feel refreshed after eating healthy food at a temple. More details can be found at the Temple Stay Information Center.
Dolharubang, meaning a grandfather made of stone, is a famous stone statue in Jeju Island. An old Korean anecdote says that a person who touches the statue’s nose will have a son and a person who touches its ear will have a daughter. In Jeju Island, it is believed that Dolharubang will preserve Jeju’s peace and order.
After the 2002 Korea & Japan World Cup, people started taking to the streets to cheer together during big events. Hundreds and thousands of people wearing the same-colored clothing cheer with their all their might to show their support. Red was the jersey color of the Korean soccer team during the 2002 Korea & Japan World Cup and the whole nation cheered on the streets while wearing red shirts.
Busan Haeundae is a well-known tourist spot in Busan, the place where Korea’s largest beach is also located. Haeundae is not only one of the most representative tourist attractions in Korea but is also a preferred venue of many international conferences, exhibitions and conventions.
This popular seafood market is located in Nampo-dong, Jung-gu and in Chungmu-dong, Seo-gu, Busan. The name Jagalchi was derived from a gravel field that reached all the way up to the present Chungmu-dong Rotary. This modernized seafood market has approximately 480 stores inside and sells cods, shells, marine plants and other seafood caught from the coast near Busan and the South Coast.