Together with Anna, an exchange student from Prague whom I met the day before, we visited Jeonju Hyanggyo, a Confucian school that was established during the Joseon Dynasty. Located in the Jeonju Hanok Village, this school has been designated as a national treasure by the Korean government.
I love trees. And I fell in love with all the gorgeous old trees in Jeonju Hyanggol the minute I stepped into the compound. They are magnificent! Huge, like a grand dame with a glorious mane of golden hair.
These trees may have been growing in the same spot for a few hundred of years.
Anna and I bumped into a Korean filming crew that afternoon. The crew were filming a documentary about travelling around Korea during autumn, and they wanted us to “act as tourists admiring the huge trees and taking photos of the surroundings” for their very short film. We obliged, of course.
Afterall, it didn’t require us to do any acting. We were tourists admiring the huge trees. And taking photos of the surroundings.
Oh, before I forget. Any Sungkyungkwan Scandal fan should be able to recognize this place, because Jeonju Hyanggyo was the filming site for the drama.
My favourite tree. Wouldn’t it be fun to climb up the trunk and sit in the nook between the branches?
Korea is a country that is blessed with so much natural beauty.