The main reason why we came to Busan was to attend our good friend's wedding. It was also our very 1st time to attend a wedding overseas. A coach was arranged to fetch us from the serviced apartment to the wedding venue and took about 1 hour plus to reach the place.
If you want to know more about Gimhae Hanok Experience Hall, you can read more about it here. Apparently, this place has quite a lot activities for locals and tourists. Activities such as Tea Ceremony Etiquette, Hanji Paper Handicraft, Traditional Games and so on. Tourists can also choose to stay here to experience and immerse themselves in the local culture.
When we reached the place, there was pre-wedding performance by a group of performers.
In Korea, wedding ang bao comes in white envelope. Do not panic if you do not have one because there are plenty of white ang baos available at the wedding reception counter for wedding guests. We were so "suaku" and went to the convenience store to buy one packet.
After the couple has finished the traditional ceremony, guests were given some rice to "throw" at the newlywed to wish them happiness in their marriage. Live chickens were thrown up in the air to represent fertility.
Group pictures were taken one after another.
After the wedding ceremony was over, we adjourned to the restaurant located within the compound.
Seriously, eating in Korea was like a never ending meal. Usually by the time I finished their starters, I felt so full already, lol!
It was an eye-opener for us to experience a different culture and we were glad to make the decision to come to here.
Our last post (part 4), we went for some shopping and sight-seeing around Busan.