- Culture Summit - Site Visits and Cultural Activities
Date : 12 May, 14:30~17:20
1. Jeju Mokgwana & Gwandeokjeong
Jeju Mokgwana is the former central government office where the Joseon Period Magistrate of Jeju presided over political and administrative affairs from 1392 to 1910. it consists of multiple buildings, including the Dongheon, meaning a main administrative building and Naea, which means a building deep inside the government office. It is also home to Gwandeokjeong, National Treasure No.322. As the oldest remaining building in Jeju, built in 1448, Gwandeokjeong was intended to be a training ground for military personnel. Jeju Mokgwana was burned to the ground in 1434 and rebuilt shortly afterward. The current Jeju Mokgwana was restored in December 2002 following four extensive excavation projects from 1991 to 1998 (in order to find its structures as well as locations of buildings) and based upon expert opinions as well as old documents.
2. Samdo-dong Street
SThere are historical sites to enjoy, streets dedicated to local delicacies, traditional markets and even boutique shopping outlets. The secret is knowing where to find them. Starting from Jeju Culture and art center, this street meets old cathedral, historic buildings, small theater, antique shops, etc. Jeju’s main shopping district is centered on Jungang-no, the main thoroughfare running north to south through the old part of Jeju City. When the weather is not conducive to outdoor shopping, there is also a covered shopping area known as Jiha Sangga, below street level, with clothing, cosmetics, food and souvenirs
1. Dongmun Traditional Market
The best market on the island, Dongmun Market was established in late 1970s and features hundreds of shops that sell everything from freshly caught fish to casual apparel. The market is almost predominantly frequented by island locals and is a welcome respite from the tourist scene. Haggling may invite some good-natured complaints from the vendors, but at the very least they’ll add in more than what you thought you were paying for. the market is known to be the biggest fish market on Jeju and the heart of commerce of the island.
2. Kim Man-duk Memorial Hall
Kim Man-duk Memorial Hall is considered the first sharing culture exhibit hall in Korea where you can learn about Kim Man-duk’s attitude of thrift and saving, pioneering, reformation, and open-mindedness, as well as her leadership and management philosophy. You will also be able to learn, experience and practice her kind of sharing. The righteous Kim Man-duk, from Jeju during the Joseon Dynasty, is the greatest globally renowned figure of sharing and service coming from Korea. This is a replica of Dongjabok and Seojabeok which used to stand on the east and west sides of Jeju Castle’s outer wall. Mireuk, or Maitreya, is a bodhisattva who is said will appear on Earth in the future. It was the most popular object of worship among people, who believed wishing upon the Mireuk would give them a better future in the present life, more income from fishing or farming, better health or even sons for their descendants. The fact that it is a basalt statue of Buddha in Jeju gives a glimpse of traditional Korean Buddhism and the aesthetic value of the past. A traditional-style inn built in honor of one of Jeju’s most famous historic figures is now open in Geonip-dong, Jeju City. Kim Man-deok is a famed Joseon-era philanthropist who sold her fortune as a trader to feed the Jeju people. The Kim Man-deok Inn will offer traditional food and drinks and the opportunity to experience a night in a traditional house. Traditional roof-thatching is currently underway on the building. A flea market will also be regularly held at the inn, beginning this month, which recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th centuries.