Soldiers, family members visit shrines, goat farm
June 19, 2012
By Mary Kim
CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Soldiers and family members from here got an up close and personal look at Korean culture when they visited shrines and a goat farm, in Pyeongtaek, June 9.
Tour participant Laura Weaver said, "My husband and I enjoyed the tour. We didn't realize how big of a city Pyeongtaek was before riding around in the bus. We would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning more about Pyeongtaek because there is a lot more out there than AK Plaza. We saw and did many things that we hadn't before."
The tour featured stops at Chong Do Jeon shrine, Jinwi local school and the Sambong Chung Dojeon Memorial.
"The tour was really great," said Chrys Cunningham. "We are trying to see as much of Korea as we can, and these tours give our family an easy way to spend time together and enjoy the country. The temples and shrines were very interesting."
Participants also had the chance to make natural soap and visit a goat farm.
"We learned that there are plenty of things to do around Pyeongtaek," said Todd Brothers. "The most impressive thing we saw was probably the Nong Ak show. We really enjoyed some of the music and the acrobatics. There was one time when there were four people being held by one person at the bottom. That was impressive."
"We also really enjoyed the dance show," Cunningham added. "The kids loved getting involved in the dance at the end."