Jinju Trip

During Hangul Day, which is a national holiday to celebrate the Korean writing system, Ryan and I took advantage of the day off and visited our friend in Jinju.  Although our trip was short we were able to get a taste of the Jinju’s history, culture, and food, though visiting museums, some choice restaurants, and checking out the Jinju Lantern Festival.

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A view of Jinju Fortress overlooking the Lantern festival lanterns in the river

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Jinju’s famous dragon boat, which was used in a battle against the Japanese in the 1500s

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A tunnel of lanterns for the Jinju Lantern Festival

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Some delicious Jinju-style cold noodle soup; great for the summer months

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Jinju-style spicy eel.  We got the normal eel too but this one was better, I think.

All in all, a good but short trip. 🙂

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