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room to view
the seaes low-rise resort, set in
magnificent gardens, is a stylish
alternative to the ubiquitous five-
star, chain hotels in Jung-mun on
korea’s Jeju island.
Unmistakably korean, seaes has thatched roofs tied down with ropes. it feels
spacious, with only 30 rooms on 11 acres overlooking a sandy beach with some
of the cleanest waters found in asia.
enter your private bungalow through a walled garden of black volcanic rock,
secreting a traditional outdoor timber bathtub. indoors is a modern bathroom,
boasting an electronic toilet/bidet, separated from a large bedroom/lounge
area by traditional shoji sliding paper walls.
the korean platform bed makes a perfect place from which to enjoy the
surround-sound theatre system, although pebble pillows take getting used to.
stroll along winding garden paths to the clifftop restaurant. try the traditional
breakfast fare – jeonbokjuk, the ‘king of porridge’, made with rice and abalone
and served with the ever-present condiment, kimchi. Wash it all down with
toasted barley tea. Locals swear Korean food is medicine...but it tastes better! •
visit: [@] www.seaes.co .kr
Seongsan Sunrise Peak
Korea’s World Heritage Sites will take
you on a magical journey back in time.
Get on an ancient adventure trail and take in the
beauty of Korea’s palaces and natural wonders.
Explore unique Buddhist art in Gyeongju or see the
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty up close. Korea
is blessed with 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites,
making it a holiday destination like no other. Marvel
at Changdeokgung Palace right in the heart of Seoul
or head to the mysterious Jeju Volcanic Island and
Lava Tubes, formed over 120 million years ago.
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lotus lanterns to the background
of nearby Dharma drumming from
temple stayers whose experience
had just started at 2pm and will end
at 9am on the second day. All this
for a fee of 70,000 won. They also
participate in monastic meals (baru
gongyang), ceremonial chanting
(yaebul) three times a day, making
Buddhist rosaries, meditation,
conversation with a monk over tea,
plus the obligatory 3am awakening
and 108 prostrations.
Many visitors opt to stay overnight
in mountain temples, but those on a
shorter stay can try Hwagyesa Temple
beside Mt Samgaksan in the city of
Seoul, a peaceful retreat surrounded
Taking a 300km/h KTX bullet
train to a Buddhist retreat seems
sacrilegious, but a two-hour ride
and a short bus trip deliver you
to Korea’s most famous mountain
temple: Haeinsa, a UNESCO World
Cultural Heritage site which houses
a 13th century collection of teachings
on 81,520 wooden sutra tablets, the
Haeinsa offers a standard two-
day temple stay program, a two-day
freestyle program, and a five-day/
four-night training program titled,
‘Live Like the Wind and Water, then
Leave Your Body’. •
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