Ep.55 [ A Jeju Horse Race on the Beach / How About a Drink in Euljiro? / Lotus Flowers Blooming in Summer ]
World Ch. Schedule : THU 10:30 KST
Date : 2019-07-18
At Gwakji Beach on Jejudo Island, an exciting horse race takes place annually on a 200m racecourse that is temporarily created just for the occasion. The racehorses are Jeju horses, a breed that is native to Jejudo Island. The event has been launched in order to raise awareness of the excellence of the Jeju horse, which has been designated as a natural monument. Aside from the horse race, there are various other spectacles that delight the onlookers including a parade involving the mounted police officers of the Jeju Municipal Police. This week, we'll take you to the thrilling event that took place on the gorgeous Gwakji Beach!
There is an alley that attracts those who want some icy cold beer in the summertime. It's the Dried Pollack Alley in Euljiro that began to form in the 1980s, and it's booming once again as a perfect place to enjoy beer with nogari (dried young pollack) in an outdoor “patio” area. We take you to the Dried Pollack Alley that undergoes a transformation every day after the usual work hours and offers people a chance to beat the heat with beer and inexpensive side dishes in a nostalgic setting.
Gungnamji Pond, the first man-made pond in Korea, hosts a lotus flower festival every year. It's the Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival, where visitors can appreciate the exquisite beauty of wide varieties of lotus flowers and water lilies in full bloom. There is a great way to look at the flowers on the banks of the waterway more closely, and it's by canoeing. And a massive hwachae (fruit punch) is made to help people stay cool under the blazing sun. We introduce to you the Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival, offering jaw-dropping spectacles!