Jeonju, Korea

So I am now back from Jeonju, Korea. It is a very nice town, serene and beautiful. It is a very good blend of the traditional and the modern. I could have lived there. It is also the hometown of Lee Changho, the top Go player who has won more than 20 world titles. Here is my picture with him. I was so fortunate to be able to have a photo with him. I met him in Singapore during the Ing cup but didn’t manage to take any photos, so here it is, one of my missions in Go has been accomplished :)

Photo credit: Billy

Jeanju is a nice blend of the traditional and the modern. On one side of the town we can see very traditional houses but just walk for a while and cross the street, it is a completely fashionable area with lots of teenagers and modern things to feast the senses.

Photo credit: Jayden

One of the dishes that Jeonju is famous for, the Bibimbap:

Photo credit: Xinwen

The Jeonju trip is for the Korea Prime Minister Cup (KPMC) Baduk (Go) Tournament. Here are some pictures:

Photo credit: Xinwen

Photo credit: Jayden

Some friends:

Handy – Indonesia Official

Sharen – Brunei Official

Jayden the superb photographer

Extremely blur guy Xinwen

Our player, the superb Zaid Waqi.

On the last day, we had a simultaneous game with professionals as well as touring. Here is the photo with the cute professional that I played with:

Some photos of the area (all thanks to our superb photographer Jayden.)

The champion from South Korea on the left versus Japan.



Filed under 4th Korea Prime Minister Cup 2009, Weiqi/Go/Baduk

2 responses to “Jeonju, Korea

  1. Hmm, seems like a very hasty posting , rushing somewhere ? :) Some photos are very high quality , who took them?

  2. fallingstones

    haha, posted it past midnight and indeed a little rushed :) The high quality photos are taken by Jayden with his fancy Canon DSLR camera.

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