Apr 24, 2009

SUWON : Suwon city tour

Suwon is famous of the world heritage Hwa-sung. It is one of the best World Cultural Heritage in Korea. If you visit Korea, you have to look around Hwa sung. So if you take Suwon city tour bus , you can visit Hwa sung comfortable and safe. Also, you can learn about Suwon pretty much with tour guide. Suwon city tour will bring you much information about Suwon and important part of Korea's history. Aren't you intersting ?
Don't worry about language. Tour guide can speak English , Japenese, and other languages. Oh, Also there are lots of culture festivals in Hwasung. You can enjoy it. :)

Course of Suwon city tour

1. Seo Jang Dae

It is placed in Paldal mountain. It's part of Hwasung.

2. Hwa Seo Mun

It's west side of hwasung. It's National treasure No. 403

3. Hwa sung Rural Palace

It was used when king visited. It's one of the finest palace.

4. Paldalmun
It's one of the biggest palace in Korea. It has 577 rooms.

5. Hwa hong mun

It's very fasinated structure in Korea.

6. Yeon mu dae Korean Traditional Aechery count

You can experience Korean tradiional aechery. It's one of the famous sport for korean ancestor.

7. Suwon worldcup main Stadium

It built for 2002 korea - japan world cup. You can enjoy many festival and soccer games.

8. KBS drama center

It's Studio of KBS drama. You can see photographing of drama here. Now, in Suwon drama center , you can see photographing of 'Chunchoo taehoo' which is Korean historical drama. There also have one of Korean best historical drama 'Myung sung hwang hoo'(명성황후) photographing place. You can enjoy making place of 'Korean wave' drama in Suwon.

Apr 11, 2009

Korean high school uniform

Every Korean high school students wear school uniform. School uniforms are symbol of schools and improve academic performance and student attitudes. Many countries include Korea wear school uniform. But Korean School uniforms are very creative and personality.

History of Korean uniform

History of Korean uniform made in when first western style school built in Korea.
In 1886, Mary F. Scranton built Ewha school and made new cloth for 4 students in Ewha school. New cloth was red. but it changed into white blouse and black skirt.
In Japanese colonialists between 1910 and 1945, Wearing school uniform is generalized. Girls wear working pants and blouse. Boys wear khaki color uniform.
But Latest korean school uniforms are very fashionable. Also some schools make Korean traditional cloth as school uniform.

Effect of Korean school uniform

School uniform have many positive effects. Students behave better when they are dressed alike. Then they fight less and focus on their school work more. Also uniforms instill a sense of community within the school.Teenagers spend a lot of money in buying cloth. School uniform can limit their consuming. It is cheaper to implement uniforms because parents don't have to worry about "Back to school" shopping and having their kids want new clothes for school all the time.

But there are some side effect of school uniform too. First, School uniforms are standardized so it limits students personality. Express one's personality is one of the biggest desire. But school uniform restrict it. Second, uniforms are uncomfortable. Some countries students ( USA, Austrailia and etc..) are wearing normal T- shirts and pants for uniform. But in Korea, there's no comfortable uniform like that.

Korean school uniforms keep changing. Some schools make several style uniforms. For example, one of the Korean school made 4 kinds of uniforms. Students wear 2 kinds of summer clothes, one Safari style uniform and one winter cloth.
Comparing to old days, Korean school uniforms pursue student's own personality. So they are very stylish. It's one of the korean students culture and proud of their school life.

korean traditional cloth style school uniform.

↑ normal style of school uniform ( It's my high school uniform. Suwon Kwonsun high school)

<- new style of uniforms.