Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gochuchang Village in Sunchang

Gochujang Village is located at Sunchang Eup Jeon Nam Province. I don't remember how many times I've been there. We sometimes go there not to see the beautiful attractions but also to buy different kinds of side dishes. It's true that the side dishes there are great! As you walk through the village, you'll see many people on the street calling some customers and grab you to the gate. You should get in because you can taste different kinds of side dishes made with gochujang (hot pepper paste). It's free to taste including some drinks like makgeolli, korean traditional alcohol or sikhyae, korean traditional drink made with rice.

When you visit Sunchang kochujang village, you'll see lots of big jars standing in every houses that makes us feel that we are traveling way back in time. The village has changed a lot since the last time that I've visited there. Here's the new sights to attract more tourists. The imitation kochu (pepper) tree. If you look closer, there are lots of red peppers hanging on the tree.

There are small houses decorated with hot peppers.

And lots of jars used to preserve gochujang.

No comments: