CWNU Museum will be conducting the 23rd Cultural Heritage Tour on Saturday, April 24. The destination is Chang-nyeong, Gyeongsang-Namdo. Along with its many cultural sites, Chang-nyeong is also the location of Upo Wetlands and is considered an ecological treasure.
Chang-nyeong was the center of traffic in the Last Great Korean Empire, and until now, has been called a 'living treasure house' in historical studies. There are many relics and artifacts that date back to the Paleolithic Age, Gaya Period, Shilla Period, and Chosun Dynasty. Thus, it is considered as the best place to do anthropological explorations.
The Chang-nyeong Bibong-Li has gotten a lot of attention in particular after an 8,000 year-old ship was found here. This relic is considered the oldest in the country. Among the relics discovered in the excavation were a mesh bag of the Neolithic Age, which shows the existence of knitting technology back then, and a large acorn storage facility. These are important anthropological data in the study of Neolithic period.
Included in the itinerary are the relics at Chang-nyeong Bibong-Li, Chang-nyeong Yuri-Ji, Seok-myo, the Suljeong-ri three tier copper stone tower, the Statue of Seated Buddha at Song-jyeon-dong (Changnyeong Museum), Upo Wetlands (Ramsar Designated Wetland), and other historical sites. The tour will remind us of our rich cultural heritage, and by walking along these historical sites, we will experience the fullness of nature.
Departure is at 9:00 a.m. on April 24, and arrival in Changwon is at 6:00 p.m. This event is open to the public, so anyone may join. It is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the registration begins on April 19, Monday, and ends on April 21, Wednesday. It is possible to register by phone as well. Registration fee is 10,000 won, with snacks, admission fees, transportation fees, and insurance included. For inquiries, please contact 213-2432.
Kim E-Seul Seul_09@changwon.ac.kr
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