Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Off to South Korea

It's just a hop, skip and a jump to South Korea from Japan and the Ibama Twins have decided to make their way to

Andong in South Korea.

Andong is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is the largest city in the northern part of the province with a population of almost 185,000. Its geographical location is . The Nakdong River flows through the city. Andong is a market centre for the surrounding area, which is predominantly agricultural.
Since the 1970s Andong has developed rapidly, although the population has fallen by nearly seventy thousand as people have moved away to Seoul and other urban centers. In the late 1990s and early 2000s it became a tourism and cultural centre.

Andong is known as a centre of culture and folk traditions. The surrounding area maintains many ancient traditions, so in mid October the Andong Folk Festival is held every year. One of the most famous aspects of these cultural festivities are the A
ndong masks.

Andong National University, specialising in education and Korean folklore has grown rapidly since the 1970s. Other tertiary institutions include Andong Institute of Information Technology, Andong Science College, and Catholic Sangji College.

Here is Max wearing a traditional costume of the Folk Festival and wearing a mask that Andong is famous for. Rex isn't sure he wants to wear a costume and mask yet. But Max will probably talk him into it.

 South Korea

1 comment:

  1. I would so love to go and see that festival. Sounds interesting. The boys are lucky to be there. Thanks for the info on something I knew nothing about. They made me learn something new today :)