For Father's Day, we decided to take a mini-trip/walk to a park in our "neighborhood" - Hyochang Park. Click the following link for a full description of the park and the history behind it: story/video
the park entrance
There are MANY pieces of exercise equipment throughout the park and a full playground with basketball courts. This is a very popular outdoor gym space for the locals and we might just have to become frequent visitors, as well. Michael loves to try each new piece of equipment, so it took us a long time to make our way down the path. :)
There are a number of memorials, graves, and shrines throughout the park, as you saw in the linked video. It is interesting to see these solemn pieces a few steps away from a someone lifting free weights.
Statue of the Reverend Wonhyo
sculpture called Jumji, or the Divine Blessing
Tombs of the Three Martyrs
After all of the exercise and walking, someone got tired and hungry, so we headed back home.
On the way, we passed by the Sookmyung Women's University and the street was a typical college area, lined with shops selling food, coffee, clothes, eye glasses, art supplies...you name it!
We stopped at the Big Straw for some bubble tea - mmmmmm.
A nice day and Happy Father's Day to Rob!