The first show was the Art of Hwarang. This art combines the skills of horse riding and martial arts, and was traditionally used in defending their kingdom. It was a bit like the rodeos back in Houston, but with a definite Asian flare!
We walked around the movie set and some areas depicting some of the great metropolises of the time including Baghdad, Constantinople and Tang (around 600 AD).
At the craft village, Emma and I tried our hands at making some pottery. I enjoyed getting dirty and creating something, and although Emma was not too fond of having muddy hands, she was a pretty talented little artisan.
"Secret of the Heavenly Chest" was a grand performance on a huge outdoor stage. It really was a spectacular show, with an elaborate set including working boats and ships, fireworks and water fountains, music and dance, and a storyline that we could follow without understanding the lines.
As we left the park, we saw this cool hotel with a pagoda cut out of the middle. Now, leaving behind the man made historical sites, it is time to move on to see the "real" historical relics of the area.