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Traditional Korean Sledding Still Open in Gijang-gun

In Gijang-gun, a traditional Korean sled riding area located near Cheolma Sports Park, Yeongu-ri, Cheolma-myeon on some idle agricultural land where water celery, a specialty of Gijang-gun has been harvested, is still open.

A traditional Korean sled is made of a small wooden board with metal blades attached to it. The rider kneels on top of the sled and moves forward 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 sledding with their own children and grandchildren.


Details

Location: near Cheolma Sports Park, Yeongu-ri, Cheolma-myeon on some idle agricultural land

Period: January 10 – February 20, 2015

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Free admission (sled rental 1,000 won per hour)

Things to do

Traditional Korean sledding

Local food sale: fish cakes, baked sweet potatoes and more

How to get there

By bus: Bus No. 73, 1007, 1008, 184, 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 conditions before going sledding. If the ice has melted due to warm weather, the sled riding area may be temporarily closed.

For more info.: Cheolma-myeon Office 051) 709-5291~3

Source: Busan City News


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