Kosu Cave

The second destination of our day trip was Kosu Cave.  This cave is one of Korea's most famous limestone caves, estimated to be around 200,000 years old.  From the cave brochure:  "This cave is noted for its terrain, cave coral, aragonite, and other mineral materials.  It offers scenic rows of stalactite and stalagmite formations created by eroded shelves and quantity of subterranean water."

The cave was much more impressive than we expected.  It was a huge maze of corridors connected by iron bridges and stairs.  We had to duck under low ceilings in some parts and in others we had to squeeze through narrow openings.  Very tall or overweight people would have a hard time getting through this cave.  It was fun to explore and the cool temperature inside the cave made it the perfect activity for a hot summer day!

Hugging a stalagmite... showing the cave some love :)

Awwww... good-bye cave!

As soon as you leave the cave, the vendors start.  There were booths set up with a wide variety of roots, twigs, powders, food, drinks, toys, and souvenirs.

The most interesting item we saw was this little blue-eyed baby doll dressed in camo with grenades and a gun.  Seriously?  It may be just a strange toy but it could also have meanings on so many levels.  We also saw some fun little kung fu monks and "Shrilling Chickens" for sale.

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