An appropriate activity for Friday was to go visit Donggureung, about at hour northeast of Seoul. This is the home of nine Josean Dynasty Imperial Tombs, and it is really a very beautiful area to visit. When entering the park, there is the ground keepers home, where there were some traditional games set up in the courtyard for people to play. Crossing over the creek there is a pathway built around the park leading you to the tombs you are interested in visiting. I just love the Korean tradition of forming big round topped mounds over the tombs of their loved ones. We see small versions of them, with varying degrees of formality, all along the hillsides as we drive across the country. The Imperial Tombs, are huge, and generally are surrounded by an impressive guard of stone figures and fences.
We really enjoyed our Chuseok holiday. It was even nice to have a day at home on Saturday to prepare for our Sunday meetings. But I guess we'll have to wait until later to have our big harvest feast with family . . .