The Bamboo Forest(Juknokwon)

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    Juknokwon (죽녹원) in Damyang is a bamboo forest cultivated by the town of Damyang in Korea.
    So just where is Damyang? That’s a good question. It’s located about 4 hours south of Seoul in Jeollanam-do, near Gwangju. To get there, one can either drive (but who has a car?), take a bus, or take a train.
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    Seonginsan Mountain behind Damyang Hyanggyo (Confucian school) was transformed into Juknokwon Bamboo Garden featuring a beautiful artificial waterfall, pavilion, walking paths and an eco-exhibition center, a popular destination for visitors. It takes about 1 hour to tour around the entire garden. Crossing Hyanggyo Bridge from Juknokwon, a forest for preventing floods can be seen. Lights are turned on in the evenings in the bamboo forest for night walk.
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    Stunning.
     
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    ...and?
     
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    Looks beautiful.
     
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    Are Damyang residents referred to as Damyangies?
     
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    The strength of at least three species is comparable to steel...
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    Scientists Test Bamboo as Building Material
    June 27, 2016 - Bamboo is not just for pandas anymore. One of the most sustainable natural materials may finally be on track to be accepted as a building material in the developed world.
     

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