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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on November 22nd, 2012 at 6:10 am

Korea Finder 44-12

So who knows the name of this town in South Korea?

Bonus point if someone can recall the popular nickname an area of this town once had.

Korea Finder Leader’s Board:

1. Kushibo – 12

2. VAGN – 10

3. Leon Laporte – 5

4. Ut Videam – 4

5. Julius – 2

5. Comfortable.chairs – 2

6. Sturgee – 1

6. JoeC – 1

6. Joe – 1

6. Casanova – 1

6. Bulgasari – 1

6. Salim – 1

6. Sturgee – 1

6. Kangaji – 1

The person with the most points at the end of the year of the weekly Korea Finder contest will win a book or DVD of their choice from Amazon.com. Also note that if you have a picture you think would make for a great Korea Finder feel free to send it in to me.

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  • kushibo
    11:07 am on November 22nd, 2012 1

    It’s 가야리 (evidence)

  • kushibo
    11:15 am on November 22nd, 2012 2

    Depending on the level of “town,” one could also call this 법원읍, and one popular place was 자운서원, which was a “school” popular with some notable scholars who now find themselves on Korean money.

  • kushibo
    11:16 am on November 22nd, 2012 3

    법원읍, that is.

  • kushibo
    11:31 am on November 22nd, 2012 4

    And there’s a recreational place called 가야랜드.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    12:47 pm on November 22nd, 2012 5

    Kushibo, did get the correct location of Beopwon-ni which is just to the west of Dongducheon. However, Kushibo still has not gotten the bonus point for the popular nickname that a section of this town once had.

  • Glans
    3:17 pm on November 22nd, 2012 6

    kushiboville?

  • kushibo
    4:48 pm on November 22nd, 2012 7

    용주골? Camp Giant?

  • kushibo
    5:41 pm on November 22nd, 2012 8

    선주리?

  • kushibo
    6:06 pm on November 22nd, 2012 9

    The Cavalry? The Bowling Alley? Nopae-dong?

  • Leon LaPorte
    6:29 pm on November 22nd, 2012 10

    The Turkey Farm.

  • kushibo
    7:09 pm on November 22nd, 2012 11

    Got a link for that, SAM?

  • Leon LaPorte
    8:31 pm on November 22nd, 2012 12

    Pretty slick for the Thanksgiving KF’er GI. :D

  • kushibo
    12:31 am on November 23rd, 2012 13

    Yes, pretty clever Thanksgiving tie-in. I had heard of “the Turkey Farm” in stories from Korean War vets, but did not know the geographic connection was here (nor did I realize until Leon LaPorte’s answer that it was the nickname for Yongjugol, which I provided above).

    Kudos to LLP for guessing the holiday-themed red-light district. I guess Santa came early for you. ;-)

    Glans, you really should try to guess some of these. There’s still time for you to get on the board, as well as to rise above the mosh pit at 6th place. In fact, there’s time for everyone in 6th place to rise to 4th or 5th.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    5:52 am on November 23rd, 2012 14

    Yes, Leon got it. Bebopwon has an area that was infamously known as the Turkey Farm that is still considered an off limits area to this day. I hope everyone who celebrates it had a happy Thanksgiving!

 

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