|Boarded the bus at 10.55am and reached the village at 11.37am.|
I wanted to visit Daraengi Village becos it was one of the 50 beautiful places listed by CNN Travel. If I did not remember wrongly, the village is the last stop on the bus route. However, it may not be obvious as the last bus stop. I managed to identify that this is the stop becos some Koreans asked the bus driver whether this is the correct stop to alight. Moreover, there were many tour buses when I was there. Hence, it was not difficult for me to recognise when to alight. Hmmm...looking at the numbers of visitors, 가천 다랭이마을 Daraengi Village must be a very popular attraction to the Koreans.
|The signboard - "다랭이마을" ^^|
|Saw this shelter across the road when I got off the bus. |
It looks like the bus stop for my returned trip.
Well, not really though...You will see why later on...
|God! I am really here!!|
I was really there!!
*Pat on my shoulder*
It was difficult to get information in English on how to get to the village but I did not want to give up.
Thanks a lot to KTO who clarified my doubts.
|I walked down the village.|
|The roof and the ground at the same level.|
How did they build such houses?
|Signboard for directions but not very helpful for people who do not understand Korean..|
|Yup. That's the Rice Grave.|
|I was hoping to see a real cow but only saw the statue of a cow ㄱㄱㄱ|
I came to here for the terraced rice paddies on the mountain slopes.
So surprised to see the scenery unfold before my eyes!
I did not expect to see rapeflowers here as well.
|So close to the sea!|
I did not expect the village would be next to the sea.
The stunning view really took me by surprise ^^
|Yeah! The refreshing aroma of Rosemary lingered in the air as I walked past the Rosemary plants.|
|I think they were the ones taking care of the Rosemary plants becos they were selling Rosemary products.|
|There were a few eateries in the village. |
Thought of having my lunch here but changed my mind, since I was not sure of the bus timetable.
|One of the eateries...|
I still regret not eating here...
|"食" ? Sounds like a place where you can have your meal ^^|
|I walked to another part of the village before getting back to the bus stop.|
|Nice simple place ^^|
|My poor rapeflowers ㅠㅠ |
What do the villagers intend to do with these?
|I was at the pavilion just now ^^|
|A close up.|
|Not to worry. Not all the slopes are as steep as this one ㄱㄱ|
|Making my way back to the bus stop. |
The sky is getting dark. Looks like it is going to rain.
|It took me about 40 mins to tour around the village.|
I think it will be good to give yourself about an hour to explore the village at a leisure pace(excluding lunch time).
I reached the bus stop at about 12.40pm.
|가천 마을 Gacheon Village|
As I was going through my notes that night, I realised I was so stupid becos I actually have the bus timetable with me but I forgotten all about it!!! Really "Long Bia" in Hokkien which means "Bang Wall". Arhhhhh......바보! I should have go for my lunch at the village!! Anyway, I got this timetable from this link but bus schedules could subject to changes. Hmmm....come to think of it, you need to plan your time well since there are only 4 timings for buses from Suncheon to Namhae and vice versa.
|So this place is known as 초곡 마을 Chogok Village?|