Continue the post on Jeju Island!
After the visit at Yongduam Rock, we then proceed to Chogajip house visit.
The name comes from the Korean word for stone (Dol,돌) Jeju dialect of grandfather/senior hareubang,하르방 "harabeoji[할아버지] in Standard Korean")
Believed to offer both fertility and protection, these stone guardian are to be seen everywhere on Jeju Island.
"Touch the stomach for wealthy, the nose for baby boy and the ear for baby girl", as explained by the guide in fluent Mandarin.
*rub the Dol Hareubang stomach as hard as I can*
Chogajip aka Chogajib is Korean traditional house where its roof were built using bundles of dry straws.
The ethnic minority still stay at this folk village and responsible for all the upkeep and maintenance.
In return, government has special privileges for them.
Jeju Black Pig
A breed of domestic pig found at Jeju island.
Very cute pig with the oink oink sound.
Long long time ago, pig was kept for disposal of human waste, which explained the reason of pig sty being built under outdoor latrines.
As black pig also keep snakes away, male folks used wooden stick to protect their private part from being bitten.
Anyway, this is only for display purpose.
The black pigs are now raised in a more conventional way.
A brilliant idea to filter and collect rain water using dry strays.
Since water is not easily accessible by common people of the past, women have to carry water using this pottery.
The wind helped to sway little baby to sleep while the mother was working.
End of the folk village visit.
No entrance fees for the detailed explanation, yet expect hard selling from the guide like many other tourist attraction.
Reminds me the days of eating together on bench and laughing out in the school canteen.
Black Pig Meal
Black pig is a must have at Jeju for its high proportion in red muscle fibers, hence the rich, strong steak-like taste.
My auntie happily cooking.
Taste good with the chewy texture. A real distinct from other pigs.
Cheap meal of 7,000 KRW per person (around RM20) with refillable side dishes and seaweed soup.
and the journey continues......