Sunday, May 31, 2015

한국의 최동쪽 - 호미곶

The most eastern end of Korea, if you exclude the islands, is a place called Homigot (호미곶, 虎尾串). "Homi" means tiger's tail. If you look at the map of Korea, the shape of Homigot looks just like a tail and hence its name.

The New Millennium Memorial Hall (새천년기념관, 新千年纪念馆),the Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장) and the "Hands" sculpture (相生의 손) were built to welcome the new millennium.

"相生의 손" comprises the "Right Hand" (sea) and the "Left Hand" (land) facing one another. The 8-metre tall untouchable "Right Hand " with its strong and spread-out fingers symbolizes sunlight or the "yang" energy. The 3-metre tall touchable "Left Hand" in a receiving disposition, depicts the stable and accommodating nature of "yin". Together, they portray the harmony of "yin-yang" and the image of the new millennium.

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The "Right Hand"

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The strong and spread-out fingers of the "Right Hand" symbolizes the "yang" energy - sunlight

I have concluded that Homigot was the most beautiful place I visited in this trip. Standing at the observation deck of the New Millennium Memorial Hall, the exhilarating view of the Sunrise Square and the East Sea was worth all the troubles getting there. Spring can be beautiful without flowers.

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Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장) from the top of New Millennium Memorial Hall

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Homigot Lighthouse (호미곶 등대)

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The "Left Hand" in a receiving disposition

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Till the end, hand in hand

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Seabirds and the "Right Hand"

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The East Sea

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An evening of fishing at Homigot

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