While more than 40,000 members from each country who participated in the 2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree overcame the heat and typhoons to finish the official schedule, some delegations are enjoying a full-fledged summer vacation by adding schedules to Korea.
They went through twists and turns from extreme heat waves and typhoons from the first Jamboree schedule, but they decided to take this opportunity to properly experience the beauty and romance of Korea.
The government plans to spare no support in all areas of accommodation, transportation, cultural experience, and tourism so that the crew members who continue their additional schedule can have a comfortable time.
Let go of suffering… Members who have entered full-fledged ‘vacation mode’About 890 members of the Swedish Jamboree have been enjoying a tour of Busan since the 12th.
Those who moved to the Korea Maritime and Ocean University dormitory the day before went to Gwangalli Beach, which represents Busan, and immersed themselves in the summer sea vacation atmosphere.
I left a certification photo with the open sea of Busan in the background.
In particular, ahead of Liberation Day, 1,000 drones embroidered the Mugunghwa and Taegeuk shapes over the night sea in Busan, and they exclaimed with admiration.
They will tour Busan until the 15th, including the UN Memorial Hall, Yongdusan Park, Gamcheon Culture Village, Beomeosa Temple, and Mt. Geumjeong.
About 600 British members also arrived in Chuncheon, Gangwon the day before, and had a leisurely time at Gugok Falls and the Animation Museum.
The crew cool off for a while by looking at the pouring water, or chatting with each other while looking at the beautiful natural scenery.
Afterwards, they went to Legoland and got on the rides, and enjoyed the vacation atmosphere by playing in the water in a water gun boat.
There were also members who wanted to experience Korean food, which they could not enjoy during the Jamboree, and buy souvenirs to give to their families back home.
Brazilian operator Fernada (15), who is spending the rest of her schedule in Seoul, smiled broadly, saying, “I plan to eat as much sweet and spicy Korean food as possible, such as tteokbokki, cheese hot dogs, and seasoned chicken. I’m not worried about gaining weight at all.”
Igor (15) said, “I really want to visit Seoul N Tower and Observatory, which I saw on YouTube.
The Taiwanese delegation is divided into groups and is touring Busan, Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang Province, and Suncheon in South Jeolla Province.
The 46 people who visited Suncheon were immersed in the taste and charm of Namdo while touring the Suncheon Bay National Garden and Naganeupseong Fortress.
Suncheon City placed a cultural tour guide for each tourist destination to help them understand.
“I want to know Korea” Experience Korean culture in various places across the countryInstead of a leisurely vacation, there were also many members who were full of ‘hot mode’, exploring Korean traditional houses, martial arts, art, and history.
About 230 Dutch volunteers visited the Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, and explored Korean culture by looking at folk artifacts such as a dorongi and bamboo sticks.
38 members of the Jordan team visited Hong Yu-reung in Namyang-ju, Gyeonggi-do, and studied traditional Korean houses while touring the ‘Gungjip’ that Yeongjo had built for her daughter, Princess Hwa-gil.
They also had time to study Korean history by visiting ‘Remember 1910’, which honors the will of independence activist Lee Seok-young. They watch a Taekwondo performance this afternoon and experience Korean traditional martial arts.
The 24 Ukrainian members will stay for about a week longer than the official Jamboree period and participate in the ‘Culture Odyssey’ program prepared by the Gyeonggi Provincial Institute of International Education.
Until the 19th, members will visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insa-dong, and Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon to experience Korean traditional and modern culture, and visit Korea Tourism High School in Pyeongtaek to meet Korean students.
In Jeonbuk, 510 people from 7 countries, including Ireland, Malta, and Poland, stayed and started making memories for three days at major tourist attractions in the province, including Jeonju Hanok Village, Buan Chaeseokgang River, Imsil Cheese Theme Park, and Gunsan Seonyudo.
About 100 members from the Czech Republic and Romania will stay in Andong, a world cultural heritage city, touring the Byeongsan Confucian Academy, Hahoe Village, Wolyeonggyo Bridge, and watching the Hahoe Byeolsingut Mask Play.
Early on, the 80 German members who were conducting temple stays at Bulguksa Temple and Golgulsa Temple in Gyeongju were fascinated by the soft sound of Buddhist scriptures resonating in the temple grounds and the monk’s robes they had never seen before.
Hannah (21), a member of the German delegation, expressed her willingness to learn, saying, “Judging from the photos, Gyeongju was the most interesting place in Korea. I want to know more about Korean religion.”
Government “Support for lodging, transportation, cultural experience, and tourism for remaining members”The government is also helping with the convenience of their stay in line with the passionate Jamboree members.
Prime Minister Han Deok-soo said the day안전놀이터before, “Each ministry and local government should always make the safety and health of the members of the Jamboree the first principle, and ask the heads of organizations to take care of themselves carefully so that members do not experience any inconvenience in all processes, such as lodging, meals, transfers, experiences, and departure.” he asked.
He then ordered, “The Ministry of Public Administration and Security, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, and the Organizing Committee maintain the situation function for the time being, provide convenience to the remaining Jamboree members, and coordinate the necessary cooperation with related ministries or local governments.”
The Saemangeum World Jamboree ended with a closing ceremony and K-pop performance at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul the day before.
About 45,000 crew members from 158 countries started on their way home from the previous day, and some members are continuing to digest their schedules in Korea.