Of Perriers and Monks
Rumour has it that a monk discovered a wonderful, life-giving spring in Osaek. Yes, the story was wonderfully... bizarre as the monk later disappeared ( maybe he got a green card or something ) . But the water supposedly gets rid of all ailments so give it a try.
It tastes exactly like Perrier as it's naturally carbonated. I don't know about the magical disappearing properties though.
So, if you are keen for some free perrier, just grab your little red pail ( free) from any restaurateur and head for "Osaek Mineral Spring". Once you're there, you'll see a soup queue for the free stuff.
Of Middle Eastern Men and Pots
Now, before you think that the pots belong to Ali Baba and that 40 thieves are lurking inside those pots, let me just state for the record that the only middle eastern men I've seen in Korea were the ones protesting outside MyongDong Cathedral.They were to strike against the inhumane working conditions they were subjected to. The pots that you see over here in Osaek contain fiery sauces that fermenting in chilli and shrimp. The thieves would have died sitting in those sauces...
Reminders of a Grim Past...
This statue is a grim reminder of the Korean War . Not many know this but Mt Sorak was the site of a fierce battle. Lots of soldiers fought and died here due to the harsh, cold conditions...