South Korean countryside

  My impression of South Korea has always stayed in Seoul, Busan and Jeju Island, and it always attracts me to Korean food, clothing and Korean dramas.
  It was later discovered that those small villages hiding in corners and quiet and peaceful are the most beautiful existence in South Korea.
  The fame that is not as good as Seoul and Jeju does not affect the three counties in central South Korea in a way that is fascinating and intoxicating.
  The common cultural heritage makes foreigners feel familiar or even occasionally illusory, kind and warm. The slight difference is that all the details related to inheritance here are firmly rooted in life itself, not even the protection of such words can be summarized It’s just plain and natural.
  South Korea’s country name comes from its “Sanhan tribe” on the ancient Korean peninsula-Chenhan, Mahan and Benhan. South Korea also has a historical stage called “Three Kingdoms”-Goguryeo, Silla and Baekje. The trip to the countryside also coincidentally borrowed the “three-character model” to explain the trips to the three places in central Korea-Danyang, Fenghua, and Rongzhou.
  legendary nature metaphor of Danyang Wenda’s hometown is beautiful. The fact is that uncomplicated and entangled people tend to be in good health. In comparison, South Korea belongs to one of the few single-nation and single-language countries in the world. Return to the source as a benchmark. Therefore, traveling to South Korea is a relaxing and beautiful thing, with simplicity and nature everywhere.
  The first stop of Korean rural tourism is Danyang. Danyang, a beautiful village in central Korea, is more than 80% mountainous, and the Han River flows through it. Before the travelers had time to know Danyang’s Yishanbangshui, they first met Wenda, a well-known general in the Goguryeo era. Before he was widely known as a general, he was already “famous”-people called him “fool” Wenda because of his ugliness, poverty and filial piety to his mother. Even, even the king at the time knew him, otherwise there would be no king to scare the princess who loved crying as a child with “If you cry again, I will marry you to fool Wenda”, and there would be no later Princess Hiraoka growing up Determined to marry Wen Da, and Wen Dadal’s dramatic ending in the battle for Silla.
  Knowing Wenda is equivalent to knowing a half of Danyang, because Wenda tourist scenic spot is a must-visit place for every guest visiting Danyang. The first story everyone who comes to Danyang must hear is Wenda’s story. In the autumn of each year, Wenda Cultural Festival will be held in Yongchun Noodle in Danyang to commemorate the fool Princess Wenda and Hepinggang.
  South Korea’s administrative divisions include 8 municipalities and 9 roads, subdivided into 73 municipalities, 86 counties, and 69 autonomous regions, and the following are Noodle, Eup, Dong, Li, Tong, and Ban. Danyang County belongs to Chungcheongbuk-do and is located in central South Korea, a two and a half hour drive from Seoul. Different from the strong cultural atmosphere of Seoul, Danyang gives people the feeling of natural carving. The eight scenic spots of Danyang known for their beautiful scenery—Xiaxian Rock, Zhongxian Rock, Shangxian Rock, Sheren Rock, Guitan Peak, and Yusun Peak , The three peaks of Shitan and Shimen, are quite popular places for literati and Mo Ke during the Korean period.
  The most famous of these is the Three Peaks of Daotan, which are the three rocks flowing through Danyang at the center of the South Han River. Legend has it that in ancient times, a couple lived in love, but had no children under their knees. In order to have children, they had to marry a concubine, but the concubine abused and mocked the main room as soon as she was pregnant. After they saw it in heaven, they turned them into stones. Perhaps because of such a legend, the three rocks arranged in sequence are indeed a spectacle. There is a mighty general peak (Fujun Peak) up to 6 meters, centered on it, there is a concubine peak (daughter peak) on the left, and a wife peak (son peak) on the right.
  When you go to Danyang County, you must taste the bibimbap, one of the famous Korean dishes. The eating habits of South Korea and Japan are somewhat similar, they all need to sit on tatami and eat cross-legged, which is not very suitable for Chinese people. During the meal, visitors can taste the famous garlic wine in Danyang County. In South Korea, the degree of shochu is not high, only about 20 degrees, basically no spirits. Therefore, Koreans like Chinese spirits. But don’t forget that Korean shochu is also intoxicating.
  Fenghua Natural Oxygen Bar
  Fenghua is often called a remote place, but now, this remote place is called the most comfortable place in life. At present, there are only 35,000 people in Fenghua, which is only equivalent to the population of an apartment complex in Seoul. It is now one of the few quiet cities. There is fresh air and beautiful scenery no matter where you go.
  Remember the Matsutake introduced at the beginning of the first season of “China on the Tongue”? This elf-like matsutake mushroom has a magical effect, but it has strict requirements on the growing environment, and it is almost impossible to plant it artificially. Therefore, those who can eat fresh Matsutake are honorable and happy. In South Korea, matsutake is a specialty of Fenghua, accounting for almost half of the output of Korean matsutake. This shows that Fenghua still retains an unspoiled, primitive and natural ecological environment.
  Therefore, the most famous local food is the matsutake bibimbap, which is similar to other bibimbap forms. After the various ingredients are prepared, the matsutake is placed on the top layer, and the ingredients are mixed with the rice with the heat of the stone pot. The interesting thing is that the remaining layer of rice can be reheated with water to make rice soup, which is delicious.
  Fenghua County belongs to Gyeongsangbuk-do and is located in the middle of South Korea. Compared with those in Seoul and Jeju Island, these areas have preserved the simplest folk customs and living conditions. Due to the abundant wood, Fenghua has a wood culture experience center, where visitors can be immersive and learn the production of traditional handicrafts using local wood in a space made of all wood.
  Fenghua Hanyao cattle is also one of the specialty products. It refers to the cattle raised by using the by-products remaining in the production and processing of medicinal materials as feed. It not only retains the unique flavor of beef, the meat is delicate, but also beneficial to human health. There are not only restaurants where you can taste the beef cattle meal in Fenghua’s Han Yao Niu Square, but there is also a shop next door with a Korean Yao Niu beef.
  During my trip to Fenghua, I think the most impressive thing is not only the beautiful natural environment, but also the attitude and way of life of the Korean aunt. There is a famous saying in South Korea, “The men who have no interest will let their women go out to work.” This trip to South Korea also verifies this. Korean men make money to support their families, and Korean women go out to travel together in addition to housework. At various attractions, Korean aunts make up the majority of tourists. Like Chinese travellers, they adore nature, are professionally equipped, and love hiking. An optimistic and healthy lifestyle infects every passing tourist and makes them think about their long and busy life.
  Rongzhou sage’s hometown
  Rongzhou, located at the northern end of Gyeongsangbuk-do, is a city centered on the Xiaobai Mountains, with beautiful natural scenery and profound traditional culture. Rongzhou is known as the “hometown of scholars” in South Korea. In the city, a large number of famous places related to traditional culture and ancestors are preserved. It is a historical city that integrates Buddhist culture and Confucian culture.
  You will only understand why Confucianism can take root here, grow and prosper here when you arrive at Rongzhou Confucian Culture Training Center. The entire cultivation courtyard is more than 60,000 square meters, and is divided into different courtyards according to the old rules. It is used for accommodation, cultural experience, gourmet experience, traditional teahouse and other purposes. If you want to truly understand Korean culture, there is only one best way to live in a real Korean house, which is more meaningful than visiting 100 seats.
  There are a lot of experience projects around the Cultural Training Center. I have to mention the Shaoxu College, the earliest academy in Korea, and Pushi Temple, a representative scenic spot in Rongzhou. After the One Pillar Gate and the Heavenly King Gate, there is the three-story stone pagoda of Pushi Temple, on which you can see the Fan Bell Tower. After the Brahma Bell Tower there is a door called Anyang, which means the entrance to the Elysium. After the Anyang Building is the main hall of the Pumice Temple, Infinite Life. The most proud of this hall is its soft curvy beauty. The Wuliangshou Hall was built in the Goryeo period and is a wooden structure. There are many cultural relics and monuments in the hall.
  The site of Shaoxiu College was originally the old site of Sushui Temple built in the Silla era. Today, the entrance of the academy still retains the pillars of the Sushui Temple. The foundation stone and the stone of the pedestal of the original temple can be seen everywhere in the academy. Relics confirm the long history. Shunxing was the hometown of Confucianist An Jian at the end of Korea. An Jue was released in the Imperial Examinations in 1260, and made all his efforts to revitalize his academic life. As the earliest scholar in South Korea, he left a profound influence on future generations. In 1542, the academy was built in recognition of An Jian’s merits, called Baiyundong Academy. In the 4th year of Mingzong’s retreat from the river, Li Huang went to serve as the guard of Fengji County, and asked the court to grant the amount; “Shaoxiu” means to re-establish the collapsed teaching style. Mingzong hand-written the “Shaoxiu College”, which became the first college in South Korea and was officially recognized as a private educational institution. The lush tall cypress behind the academy and the white stone tile wall in the courtyard are organically integrated into one.