BUSAN, South Korea – A traditional Korean sled is made of a small wooden board with metal blades attached to them. The rider kneels on top of the sled and moves forwards using pointed wooden sticks. It was the most popular winter activity for adults and children on Korea’s frozen rivers, fields and paddies during the 1960s and 1970s. Today, indoor ice skating rinks and ski resorts have replaced opportunities to enjoy riding the traditional Korean sled. Korean parents and grandparents will now be able to bring back memories of their childhood and share the fun of traditional Korean sled riding with their own children and grandchildren.
? Location: near Cheolma Sports Park, Yeongu-ri, Cheolma-myeon on some idle agricultural land
? Period: January 12 – February 5, 2012
? Opening Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
? Free admission (sled rental 1,000 won per hour)
? Things to do
? Traditional Korean sled riding
? Folk games: top spinning game, Korean shuttlecock game (jegichagi)
? Market for local agricultural products – water celery, tomato and more
? Local food sale: fish cake, ramen, baked sweet potato and more
? How to get there
By bus: Bus No. 1007, 1008, get off at Cheolma-myeon Office, then walk about 5 minutes
Free parking is available at the parking lot near Cheolma-gyo(bridge) (300 meters from Cheolma-myeon Office towards Daegok Village)
Notice: Please check the weather and ice condition before coming to ride the sled. If the ice has melted in warm weather, the sled riding area may be temporarily closed due to the poor ice condition.
? For more info.: Cheolma-myeon Office 051) 709-5291 ~3
Source: Busan City News