Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

According to Wikipedia, the viewing of cherry blossoms was introduced to Korea during Japanese rule. Cherry blossoms symbolizes purity and beauty in Korea. Koreans celebrate lots of flower festivals, but cherry blossom festival is the most popular one. Few weeks ago we went to the famous Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, and today I’ll share my experience here. ^_^ You will see blooming cherries everywhere in Jinahe, but the main tourist spots include: Gyeonghwa Station, Yeojwacheon Stream, Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park and Jangboksan Sculpture Park.

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Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

According to Wikipedia, the viewing of cherry blossoms was introduced to Korea during Japanese rule. Cherry blossoms symbolizes purity and beauty in Korea. Koreans celebrate lots of flower festivals, but cherry blossom festival is the most popular one. Few weeks ago we went to the famous Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, and today I’ll share my experience here. ^_^

A cherry blossom is a flower of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese.

You will see blooming cherries everywhere in Jinahe, but the main tourist spots include: Gyeonghwa Station, Yeojwacheon Stream, Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park and Jangboksan Sculpture Park. We don’t have a private car, so we mostly used public transports, and it was pretty convenient. We went a week earlier than the actual festival, still there were lots of people. Gyeonghwa Station is a bit far away from the city, while Yeojwacheon Stream, Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park and Jangboksan Sculpture Park are pretty close to each other. After reaching in Jinhae bus station, we went to Yeojwacheon Stream first. Takes only 10-15 minutes from the station by bus. And for Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park and Jangboksan Sculpture Park, we went by foot.  At the end of the day, my mobile phone showed that I’ve walked for 10Km. But if you are not comfortable walking you can take bus or a taxi.

Yeojwacheon Stream (여좌천) is the  bridge where the two leading characters (Gwanu and Chaewon) of ‘Romance’, MBC’s TV series, first met as tourists who came to Jinhae to watch the Naval Port Festival. After the episode was aired, the bridge instantly became popular and widely known as the ‘Romance Bridge’.

At the end of Yeojwacheon Stream, NFRDI Environment Eco-Park is located. The park contains 65 different species of trees (sheepberry, willow, boxwood, cherry blossom trees, etc.) and abundant flowers (golden reed, hosta, water canna, irises, etc.). There is a beautiful lake inside the park, with cherry trees on the edges, it provides a splendid view. The park is covers a wide area,  83,897㎡ in total. From this park if you walk for 15 minutes, you will reach to the Jangboksan park. In Jangboksan Sculpture Park there are more than ten thousand cherry trees interspersed throughout the pines come to full bloom during spring. Inside the park, there are some beautiful sculptures. It says that the park is unofficial gateway to Jinhae at the end of Jangbok-ro Road between Masan and Jinhae. We went to Gyeonghwa Station at the very last.

Gyeonghwa Station is one of the top three spots in Jinhae for taking photos of the cherry blossoms. The area is often featured in Korean movies and dramas such as the film “Boy Goes to Heaven (2005)” and the drama “Spring Waltz (2006)”.

The main attraction of this spot is the rail tracks that are surrounded by the cherry trees and also two trains in two ends. People were going crazy for taking pictures with the train, there were even a long lines on both ends lol 😀

Here are my youtube vlog, where I added some moments from our tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecU9tNMlbu8&t=14s

Hope you enjoyed the post!

-Munira Chowdhury, 17/04/2019

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Reference: Wikipedia, Trip Advisor, Visit Korea

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Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

According to Wikipedia, the viewing of cherry blossoms was introduced to Korea during Japanese rule. Cherry blossoms symbolizes purity and beauty in Korea. Koreans celebrate lots of flower festivals, but cherry blossom festival is the most popular one. Few weeks ago we went to the famous Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, and today I’ll share my experience here. ^_^

A cherry blossom is a flower of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese.

You will see blooming cherries everywhere in Jinahe, but the main tourist spots include: Gyeonghwa Station, Yeojwacheon Stream, Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park and Jangboksan Sculpture Park. We don’t have a private car, so we mostly used public transports, and it was pretty convenient. We went a week earlier than the actual festival, still there were lots of people. Gyeonghwa Station is a bit far away from the city, while Yeojwacheon Stream, Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park and Jangboksan Sculpture Park are pretty close to each other. After reaching in Jinhae bus station, we went to Yeojwacheon Stream first. Takes only 10-15 minutes from the station by bus. And for Jinhae NFRDI Environment Eco-park and Jangboksan Sculpture Park, we went by foot.  At the end of the day, my mobile phone showed that I’ve walked for 10Km. But if you are not comfortable walking you can take bus or a taxi.

Yeojwacheon Stream (여좌천) is the  bridge where the two leading characters (Gwanu and Chaewon) of ‘Romance’, MBC’s TV series, first met as tourists who came to Jinhae to watch the Naval Port Festival. After the episode was aired, the bridge instantly became popular and widely known as the ‘Romance Bridge’.

At the end of Yeojwacheon Stream, NFRDI Environment Eco-Park is located. The park contains 65 different species of trees (sheepberry, willow, boxwood, cherry blossom trees, etc.) and abundant flowers (golden reed, hosta, water canna, irises, etc.). There is a beautiful lake inside the park, with cherry trees on the edges, it provides a splendid view. The park is covers a wide area,  83,897㎡ in total. From this park if you walk for 15 minutes, you will reach to the Jangboksan park. In Jangboksan Sculpture Park there are more than ten thousand cherry trees interspersed throughout the pines come to full bloom during spring. Inside the park, there are some beautiful sculptures. It says that the park is unofficial gateway to Jinhae at the end of Jangbok-ro Road between Masan and Jinhae. We went to Gyeonghwa Station at the very last.

Gyeonghwa Station is one of the top three spots in Jinhae for taking photos of the cherry blossoms. The area is often featured in Korean movies and dramas such as the film “Boy Goes to Heaven (2005)” and the drama “Spring Waltz (2006)”.

The main attraction of this spot is the rail tracks that are surrounded by the cherry trees and also two trains in two ends. People were going crazy for taking pictures with the train, there were even a long lines on both ends lol 😀

Here are my youtube vlog, where I added some moments from our tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecU9tNMlbu8&t=14s

Hope you enjoyed the post!

-Munira Chowdhury, 17/04/2019

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Reference: Wikipedia, Trip Advisor, Visit Korea

Busanjin Fabric Market

On the opposite side of Busanjin Fabric Market, there are some shops that sell second-hand sewing machines at a cheaper rate. So, last Saturday, we went there. Although it says Busanjin Fabric Market, you need to get off at Beomil station in line 1

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Busanjin Fabric Market

I think I mentioned in a couple of my blogs about my passion for sewing. I learned sewing my own dress back in 2011. And from then till moving here in Korea, I used to design and make my own dress. I think the main reason I wanted to learn sewing is that I was too impatient to wait for my tailor to finish the work lol 😀 But I never really wanted to take sewing as a profession, I never wanted to be a professional designer. All I ever wanted was to be not dependent on someone else for designing or tailoring my dress. My mother knew sewing, she taught me everything by herself. I even made some dresses for my sisters and my only niece. Sadly, after coming here, I couldn’t do much sewing. I didn’t own one, cause we used to live in a studio apartment, and we didn’t want to make our house too messy as we already had too much stuff. Recently we shifted to a bigger house, so I decided to buy one sewing machine finally. At first, I was thinking about buying from G Market. But thanks to my amazing husband who did a research about where to buy a sewing machine in Busan and found out that on the opposite side of Busanjin Fabric Market, there are some shops that sell second-hand sewing machines at a cheaper rate. So, last Saturday, we went there. Although it says Busanjin Fabric Market, you need to get off at Beomil station in line 1, which is two stops before the actual Busanjin station. The market is quite easy to find, keep walking straight from exit 1, and you will find it soon. Beside the market you will find various street shops, selling sewing stuff like various types of threads, tailor shops, and street food shop as well. Most of the tailor shops were for suit tailoring. Inside the market, there are varieties of fabrics and clothes available. From pillow, curtain, bedsheet, clothes and yes for gorgeous hanbok, you will find the fabric you need here. However, I feel like it’s a bit expensive here. One of my friends later told me you need to bargain here, but that’s quite difficult for us foreigners. My friend suggested that taking a local Korean helps with bargaining. However, later I searched fabrics in G market, and I found some really good deal there.
At first, we couldn’t find the sewing machine shops, then a kind ahjussi told us that the shops are on the opposite side of the market. There’s a foot-overbridge with the market that connects the two sides of the road, so you don’t have to go all the way down and actually cross the road to go over there. We checked 4 or 5 shops and most of them were asking for 200,000-300,000 KW. Some of these machines were quite old, so were a bit dirty, some of them were pretty small. Finally, we found one for 130,000 KW. The ajumma and ahjussi were actually asking for 150,000 KW, but my husband requested to give some discounts telling we both are students and they were kind enough to offer 20,000 KW less. Back in Bangladesh, I used to have a manual sewing machine, so I was a bit confused about the functions of an electric machine. The ajumma made sure to teach me everything before we leave. So far, I used it two times to do some alterations, and I really feel comfortable using the machine. For students like us, it’s really difficult to buy new things at expensive rates, so I think you can check this place if you are looking for a sewing machine.

I made a small vlog about the whole experience, just a one minute video showing the market and the sewing machine shops:

 

As I mentioned, I found fabrics at a cheaper rate in G Market, so I ordered some from there. Soon I am going to design a new dress and make it with my sewing machine from scratch! Hopefully, in my next blog, I will be sharing my experiences of making a full dress with my newly owned sewing machine. Wish me luck, guys!
Have a nice weekend, people!
-Munira Chowdhury, 09/03/2019

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Busanjin Fabric Market

I think I mentioned in a couple of my blogs about my passion for sewing. I learned sewing my own dress back in 2011. And from then till moving here in Korea, I used to design and make my own dress. I think the main reason I wanted to learn sewing is that I was too impatient to wait for my tailor to finish the work lol 😀 But I never really wanted to take sewing as a profession, I never wanted to be a professional designer. All I ever wanted was to be not dependent on someone else for designing or tailoring my dress. My mother knew sewing, she taught me everything by herself. I even made some dresses for my sisters and my only niece. Sadly, after coming here, I couldn’t do much sewing. I didn’t own one, cause we used to live in a studio apartment, and we didn’t want to make our house too messy as we already had too much stuff. Recently we shifted to a bigger house, so I decided to buy one sewing machine finally. At first, I was thinking about buying from G Market. But thanks to my amazing husband who did a research about where to buy a sewing machine in Busan and found out that on the opposite side of Busanjin Fabric Market, there are some shops that sell second-hand sewing machines at a cheaper rate. So, last Saturday, we went there. Although it says Busanjin Fabric Market, you need to get off at Beomil station in line 1, which is two stops before the actual Busanjin station. The market is quite easy to find, keep walking straight from exit 1, and you will find it soon. Beside the market you will find various street shops, selling sewing stuff like various types of threads, tailor shops, and street food shop as well. Most of the tailor shops were for suit tailoring. Inside the market, there are varieties of fabrics and clothes available. From pillow, curtain, bedsheet, clothes and yes for gorgeous hanbok, you will find the fabric you need here. However, I feel like it’s a bit expensive here. One of my friends later told me you need to bargain here, but that’s quite difficult for us foreigners. My friend suggested that taking a local Korean helps with bargaining. However, later I searched fabrics in G market, and I found some really good deal there.
At first, we couldn’t find the sewing machine shops, then a kind ahjussi told us that the shops are on the opposite side of the market. There’s a foot-overbridge with the market that connects the two sides of the road, so you don’t have to go all the way down and actually cross the road to go over there. We checked 4 or 5 shops and most of them were asking for 200,000-300,000 KW. Some of these machines were quite old, so were a bit dirty, some of them were pretty small. Finally, we found one for 130,000 KW. The ajumma and ahjussi were actually asking for 150,000 KW, but my husband requested to give some discounts telling we both are students and they were kind enough to offer 20,000 KW less. Back in Bangladesh, I used to have a manual sewing machine, so I was a bit confused about the functions of an electric machine. The ajumma made sure to teach me everything before we leave. So far, I used it two times to do some alterations, and I really feel comfortable using the machine. For students like us, it’s really difficult to buy new things at expensive rates, so I think you can check this place if you are looking for a sewing machine.

I made a small vlog about the whole experience, just a one minute video showing the market and the sewing machine shops:

As I mentioned, I found fabrics at a cheaper rate in G Market, so I ordered some from there. Soon I am going to design a new dress and make it with my sewing machine from scratch! Hopefully, in my next blog, I will be sharing my experiences of making a full dress with my newly owned sewing machine. Wish me luck, guys!
Have a nice weekend, people!
-Munira Chowdhury, 09/03/2019

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A Messy World

I think I mentioned in a couple of my blogs about my passion for sewing. I learned sewing my own dress back in 2011. And from then till moving here in Korea, I used to design and make my own dress. I think the main reason I wanted to learn sewing is that I was too impatient to wait for my tailor to finish the work lol 😀 But I never really wanted to take sewing as a profession, I never wanted to be a professional designer. All I ever wanted was to be not dependent on someone else for designing or tailoring my dress. My mother knew sewing, she taught me everything by herself. I even made some dresses for my sisters and my only niece. Sadly, after coming here, I couldn’t do much sewing. I didn’t own one, cause we used to live in a studio apartment, and…

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Busanjin Fabric Market

I think I mentioned in a couple of my blogs about my passion for sewing. I learned sewing my own dress back in 2011. And from then till moving here in Korea, I used to design and make my own dress. I think the main reason I wanted to learn sewing is that I was too impatient to wait for my tailor to finish the work lol 😀 But I never really wanted to take sewing as a profession, I never wanted to be a professional designer. All I ever wanted was to be not dependent on someone else for designing or tailoring my dress. My mother knew sewing, she taught me everything by herself. I even made some dresses for my sisters and my only niece. Sadly, after coming here, I couldn’t do much sewing. I didn’t own one, cause we used to live in a studio apartment, and we didn’t want to make our house too messy as we already had too much stuff. Recently we shifted to a bigger house, so I decided to buy one sewing machine finally. At first, I was thinking about buying from G Market. But thanks to my amazing husband who did a research about where to buy a sewing machine in Busan and found out that on the opposite side of Busanjin Fabric Market, there are some shops that sell second-hand sewing machines at a cheaper rate. So, last Saturday, we went there. Although it says Busanjin Fabric Market, you need to get off at Beomil station in line 1, which is two stops before the actual Busanjin station. The market is quite easy to find, keep walking straight from exit 1, and you will find it soon. Beside the market you will find various street shops, selling sewing stuff like various types of threads, tailor shops, and street food shop as well. Most of the tailor shops were for suit tailoring. Inside the market, there are varieties of fabrics and clothes available. From pillow, curtain, bedsheet, clothes and yes for gorgeous hanbok, you will find the fabric you need here. However, I feel like it’s a bit expensive here. One of my friends later told me you need to bargain here, but that’s quite difficult for us foreigners. My friend suggested that taking a local Korean helps with bargaining. However, later I searched fabrics in G market, and I found some really good deal there.
At first, we couldn’t find the sewing machine shops, then a kind ahjussi told us that the shops are on the opposite side of the market. There’s a foot-overbridge with the market that connects the two sides of the road, so you don’t have to go all the way down and actually cross the road to go over there. We checked 4 or 5 shops and most of them were asking for 200,000-300,000 KW. Some of these machines were quite old, so were a bit dirty, some of them were pretty small. Finally, we found one for 130,000 KW. The ajumma and ahjussi were actually asking for 150,000 KW, but my husband requested to give some discounts telling we both are students and they were kind enough to offer 20,000 KW less. Back in Bangladesh, I used to have a manual sewing machine, so I was a bit confused about the functions of an electric machine. The ajumma made sure to teach me everything before we leave. So far, I used it two times to do some alterations, and I really feel comfortable using the machine. For students like us, it’s really difficult to buy new things at expensive rates, so I think you can check this place if you are looking for a sewing machine.

I made a small vlog about the whole experience, just a one minute video showing the market and the sewing machine shops:

 

As I mentioned, I found fabrics at a cheaper rate in G Market, so I ordered some from there. Soon I am going to design a new dress and make it with my sewing machine from scratch! Hopefully, in my next blog, I will be sharing my experiences of making a full dress with my newly owned sewing machine. Wish me luck, guys!
Have a nice weekend, people!
-Munira Chowdhury, 09/03/2019

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