** 해당 문화 취재일지는 국제문화교류봉사단의 한국문화 알리기 봉사활동으로서, 총 5회 봉사활동이 채워지면 전자책으로 발간되며, 5시간 봉사활동으로 환산됩니다. 특히, 한국문화의 섭외, 탐방, 기록은 모두 학생 스스로 진행하는 순수 미디어 봉사활동입니다. 인증샷은 현장 탐방을 의미합니다.
기록리더 : Lim chae won
기록리더 학교 : Seoul Samyook middle school
취재 날짜 : 2015. 10. 18.
취재 장소 : The Suncheon Bay National Garden
취재 제목 : Korean national garden ‘The Suncheon Bay National Garden’
문화재 취재내용 :
Dutch Garden(Nederlandse Tuin) – Traditional symbols of the Netherlands, tulips and windmills form a feast of dazzling colors in the Dutch Garden. Renowned as the national flower of the Netherlands, the tulip comes in an array of different colors, each creating a splash of vibrant color.
German Garden(Deutscher Garten) – The German garden was modeled after Karl Forster’s sunken garden in Potsdam. It demonstrates a philosophy that values natural harmony rather than artificial landscaping.
Spanish Garden(Jardines espanles) – In Spain, orange trees are planted in groves to form small “forests” in gardens. To recreate the orange gardens of Spain, citron trees were planted close together. Tidy rows of orange trees and waterscapes are a prominent characteristic of Spanish gardens.
British Garden – The British Garden is dedicated to the beauty of Victorian gardens, which looked to classic landscape paintings for inspiration. The British enjoy art and family picnics in their gardens.
Italian Garden(Giardino Italiano) – The Italian Garden was inspired by the Medici Villa Gardens of the Renaissance Age. Italian gardens reflect their hilly landscape, adopting alternate levels and trees of different heights to create a well-balanced look.
Japanese Garden – The Saga Prefecture garden is a replica of a traditional Japanese garden with mountains and valleys in the background. The garden has representations of the famous Mt. Sehuri and the Ariake Pond. There is also a nagayamon, a traditional Japanese gate.
Chinese Garden – The Chinese Garden was inspired by the story of the Butterfly Lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. The garden displays a good application of traditional landscaping methods using water, bridges, rocks, and trees.
Thai Garden – The Sala Thai and bamboo structures in the Thai Garden reflect the clever ways that people in Thailand have found to stay cool in the tropical climate. The structures are lavish and bursting with color, yet maintain a perfect harmony with their surroundings.
French Garden – The French Garden was modeled after the Palace of Versailles, the embodiment of Louis XIV’s ambition of making France the center of Europe. Today, Versailles continues to represent an ornate but orderly vision of beauty.
Korean Traditional Garden – Visitors to the Korean Traditional Garden, which consists of the palace Garden, Noblemen’s Garden, and Garden of hope will be able to immerse themselves in the charms of Korea’s old world gardens. Designed to create a perfectly balanced harmony between the gardens and the surrounding natural environment, the Korean Traditional Garden exemplifies the restrained elegance of Korean traditional cuture.
느낀 점 :
It was one of the few days that I woke up early while I was still in Suncheon. I and my family had to wake up around 6:30 in the morning to take a bath and get a quick bite for breakfast. We arrived to place pretty early, as if we were all that excited for the trip.
we were on the road for 2 hours. It took about an hour to reach the next destination, which was the highlight of our field trip. We finally reached the Suncheon Bay Garden. There were many people visiting the garden staged on hectares of lands–families, friends, couples. From the outside, buses filled most of the parking spaces. After all, it was a weekend and so it should not be surprising at all if there were many people. When we finally entered the grounds, what I have noticed though was that there were a few foreigners.
By 3 PM, we crossed the bridge of dreams. The bridge was designed with tiles which, I believed, contained dreams of different people. I really found this structure of the bridge to be aesthetically pleasing. Besides the square tiles, Korean characters were also posted on the walls of the bridge. And next we go to the part where we were housed the different gardens as landscaped according to countries.
Different flowers were planted everywhere in the whole garden. It was really pleasing to the eyes to see such a lovely sight, as if colors were on festive mode. Besides variants of flowers, the garden featured some architectures akin to the participating countries as well. The highlight among these architectures was that of the Dutch garden. There was this huge wind mill among the fields of tulips. While there were gardens that caught our attention, best of which was the Dutch garden. When I finished this trip, I was totally knocked out for the day and I just had to hit the hay and regain my energy.
문화재를 찾아가는 교통편 :
By car: It takes three hours and 30 minutes from Seoul and an hour and 40 minutes from Busan. When visiting from Seoul, drive on the Gyeongbu Expressway first, followed by the Nonsan-Cheonan Expressway and then the Suncheon-Wanju Expressway. When coming from Busan, use the Namhae Expressway.By express bus: Almost every city provides an express bus to Suncheon. It takes up to four hours from the Seoul Express Bus Terminal.By train: The KTX high-speed train heading to Suncheon departs from Yongsan Station in Seoul. It takes three hours and 22 minutes.Tickets to Suncheon Bay Garden cost 4,000 won each for adults and 2,000 won each for children. The monorail tickets linking Suncheon Bay and the bay garden cost 5,000 won each. For more information about the bay garden, visit its official website, www.scgardens.or.kr, and for more Suncheon tourism information, visit tour.suncheon.go.kr/tour/.