When it comes to mountains, height isn’t always everything. At a mere 685 meters, Maisan Mountain, located in Jianan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, may not be very tall, but it offers a great view of neighboring peaks and unique topography.
Yonggungsa was founded in 1376 during the reign of Goryeo Dynasty of Korea. During the period of Uwang dynasty the great Buddhist preacher Naong founded this temple on the seashore. The temple was restored in 1970.
Kyoto is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites packed into an area of around 828 square kilometers. Over 250 shrines, as many as 1,600 temples and other cultural properties within the city have been impressing foreign visitors for ages.
Taiwan is a stunning island paradise not to be missed during your Pacific assignment. Taoyuan International Airport is a little over 2.5 hours from Seoul or 3 hours from Tokyo, making it an attractive weekend destination for those stationed in Korea and Japan.
Gyeongju, located in the southeast of South Korea, is often referred to as the museum without walls. As it has over 2000 years’ worth of history and used to be the capital of the ancient Silla Dynasty.
In Mangmi-dong, Suyeong-gu, Gugane offers an awesome Korean traditional meal at a reasonalble price. You can enjoy the fine collection of well-known Korean side dishes carefully made by the owner/chef.
If you like Italian food, try ‘Querencia’ on the first floor of the Fly Station building. The newly opened Querencia serves up not only “authentic Italian,” but also “Italian-Korean fusion.”
Kim Yongho, head chef at the restaurant, has over 20 years of experience cooking at Italian restaurants in Italy and it really shows.