Thursday, November 8, 2012

Korea part 7 - Jeju Glass Castle and O'Sulloc Green Tea Museum

Jeju Glass Castle is a glass art theme park featuring an exhibition hall, garden and models all made entirely out of glass. There are six themed model parks, in which over two hundred and fifty models are exhibited. These include the world’s very first all-glass labyrinth, the world’s largest glass ball and largest glass diamond, a glass stonewall, a mirror lake, and a glass bridge. There are also glass art masterpieces by internationally famous artists from Italy, the Czech Republic, Japan, and more. 

This is the glass version of their Earth God. Their Earth God is highly revered by the locals as one who protect their produce, earth etc.

After all the walking and looking at the glass(es) (pun intended), it's high time for a cuppa hot latte :)

Next, we are off to view the O’sulloc Museum which is located on Jeju-do Island near Seogwangdawon. In it, visitors are taught about Korea’s traditional tea culture. The “o” in “o’sulloc”, means to appreciate and enjoy, and it also stands for the origin of sulloc, only sulloc, and of sulloc tea. 

This museum is widely known in Korea. The entire building takes the shape of a green tea cup. It seeks to harmonize the cultures of the West and East, and past traditions with the modern world. 

green tea dacquoise

green tea roll

green tea ice-cream

green tea plantation
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