The other week, I happened to be walking by a Korean high school by Apgujungdong and decided to take couple photos to share with you. This is a typical Korean high school, made with bricks with 3-4 levels, sand soccer/basketball field, fountains, and some room for teacher parking.
No, don’t expect your high school kids to drive to school like in America, that’s never going to happen, it’s so “wrong” in Korean culture. Of course, in most parts of the U.S., you can’t even “survive” without a car so let’s say it’s different.
Soccer is the most popular sport in South Korea, that’s why the soccer field invade the center of the sand field while basketball courts are put to the side.
In Korea, there’s no really option to build 1-level buildings, especially in Seoul where land in scarce. Some parts of Seoul are as expensive as luxury mansions in New York.
This is what typical fountains look like in a Korean school.
This is the guide for teachers to park, you can only park here on certain days when your license number ends in the numbers shown on the chart.
It says, “Dreams come true.” Apgujungdong is actually one of the wealthier districts in Seoul, I am rather surprised why schools not upgraded, they have the same look for the last 20 years.
Well, I am sure that will happen eventually, you know Koreans are really fast once they start doing something so…