KOREAN TRIP DAY 1:SUNCHEON BAY WETLAND
The above pictures were ancient dwelling of Korean wooden block Tripitaka scriptures, which was locked when we arrived. After lunch we travelled further south to coastal Sunchelon Bay to visit its famous Wetland.
There are probably eight (read eleven in the web) registered Wetlands in whole of South Korea; Changuyeong Upo (shaped liked a bull’s head) being the largest. Wetlands are actually mixture of marsh and peat land immersed temporarily or permanently in static or flowing low (less than few m) water tides. They have functions ( water storage, erosion control) and values (water supply, fisheries, agricultures, wildlife). Suncheon Bay Wetland was chosen because the reed fields provide the most beautiful Korean scene, and is nestled in the most unpolluted bay, near the Yellow Sea. We were not in the right season for the migratory birds, wildlife, tress, and flowers. The gazebo (pavilion structure) were alluring rest places. The nearby hill had good track, with panoramic view of the valleys and seas. The very minute I step into this majestic place, poetry flows profusely, and I cannot write all after the visit.