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Old 12-04-2019, 22:30   #1
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Korea: boat building in Noryangjin on the Han River

The neighbourhood of Seoul on the banks of the Han River called Noryangjin is perhaps today most famous overseas for its wholesale seafood market.

Not that long ago, Noryangjin was a centre for boat building. Here's the story (with photos):

Noryangjin: Building boats in the past
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Interesting, because there are no trees in South Korea and haven’t been for quite awhile, at least the part that I saw.
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Interesting, because there are no trees in South Korea and haven’t been for quite awhile, at least the part that I saw.
Aren't many children either.

And I think the authorities regard 20% of all children as having "oppositional defiant disorder". See: 20 pct of Children in S. Korea Suffer from Oppositional Defiant Disorder | Be Korea-savvy
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Re: Korea: boat building in Noryangjin on the Han River

The truth revealed: why it Korean seamen trapped deer and did not shoot deer:

Dangers of the sea: Life and death of Korean sailors
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Interesting, because there are no trees in South Korea and haven’t been for quite awhile, at least the part that I saw.
I'll admit to not having been in Korea since 2001-2002, and before that, 1991-1993, but there were plenty of trees and forests covering the mountain-sides then.

I was outside of Seoul in the 90s, and at Camp Casey in the early 2000s. I'm not sure where you were to not see any, but that seems pretty weird. Maybe too high up?

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Re: Korea: boat building in Noryangjin on the Han River

I was stationed in Camp Humphries 99-00 3/6 Cav.
I flew all over the peninsula and a lot of over water. I got to see way more of Korea than the average Joe.
Those trees were brush, not big enough for any kind of lumber, certainly nothing you could build ships with.
I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I heard that the Japanese had a nasty habit of coming over every now and again and taking anything they wanted, trees included.
Of course the Korean War I’m sure didn’t help either.

But there was almost no wildlife in S Korea, excepting Pheasants and ducks, but rabbits, squirrels etc just weren’t there.
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Re: Korea: boat building in Noryangjin on the Han River

Again, maybe it was a matter of perspective. I was in those trees, not above them.

I maneuvered tanks through plenty of forests - tall enough to easily hide armored vehicles in, and definitely not bushes. Suitable for shipbuilding, perhaps not, but they certainly were forests.

I think your statement is too broadly stated. Perhaps there were fewer trees where you flew. It isn't hard to find plenty of images of Korean forests.

https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/_HItS...busan_view.png

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...55363613590491

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...3_Infantry.jpg

That vegetation in the background is a mix of deciduous and evergreen.

Now, the lack of wild life seems mostly true, with deer being most prevalent today. In the DMZ, there are supposedly bear and lynx.

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