Travel Photo Thursday — December 1, 2011 — Asia’s Oldest and Longest Stone Bridge

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 22 comments

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. Yikes, it’s December 1st! I can’t believe how time is literally flying. In just seventeen more days I’ll be winging my way to Bangkok to start my winter adventure. I can’t wait to feel some sun on my body and walk on the beach.

This week I’m featuring more shots from my Rural-20 trip of a couple of weeks ago. Remember, the trip that only cost 16,000 Won! Our last stop of the day was at Nongdari Bridge (meaning long bridge). This stone bridge is billed as the longest and oldest in Asia. I have to share with you what was written on our itinerary…

15:30 – 16:00 Watching the Nongdari (Long Bridge) — The longest oldest bridge in Asia; Let’s take a walk this bridge that don’t collapse absolutely, but builted poorly. 🙂

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Making the Crossing 

Nongdari Bridge, Jincheon, Korea (Billed as the longest and oldest stone bridge in Asia at 1000 years)


The Hanbok Ladies after “the crossing”

The Hanbok Ladies...having a rest after treking Asia's longest and oldest stone bridge :)


Looking downstream from the bridge at dusk…

Looking Down River from the Nongdari Bridge at dusk.., Jincheon, Korea


Korean gazebo at Nongdari Bridge…

Korean Gazebo at Nongdari Bridge


If you are coming to Korea and are interested in the Rural-20 project check out the official website…Rural 20
You never know, you may get to experience the beauty of rural Korea at a fantastic budget price.


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  1. Those a great photos Nancie. Those ladies get sore feet walking over the uneven rocks?

  2. Love those bridges that don’t collapse absolutely. And I love the colors, contrast and compo in your gazebo shot. Rural-20 project sounds like my kind of travel.

  3. what a lovely surroundings! love the pinkish leaves of the trees. I love watching Korean novelas so thsoe traditional dresses looks familiar. i thought they no longer wear that these days, glad to learn they still do based on your photos. 🙂

    • They still wear the hanbok on special occasions; weddings, birthday parties, etc. Seldom worn for everyday.

  4. Looks like you had a perfect day for a walk. Does the water rise to ever cover the bridge?
    Gorgeous setting and I particularly like the first photo.

  5. you are going to tempt me with photos of S. Korea every week, aren’t you? aaa my obsession

  6. I love the 15:30 part of the itinerary — this bridge that don’t collapse absolutely, but builted poorly. How long’s the Long Bridge?

  7. Ah, love the bridge shot- and the two ladies with the little socks is super cute!

  8. Old stone bridges are so attractive and interesting… just thinking of the many who might have crossed in the past, and under which circumstances. Rural 20 sounds interesting as well, I will check it out 🙂

  9. I absolutely love these old constructions. And I appreciate the description as well… it’s good to know that it won’t collapse… absolutely! (^_^)

  10. Enchanting! I love these scenes that always look so serene.

  11. Love the photos, Nancie. Glad it “don’t collapse”!!!

  12. These photos are definitely not builted poorly. A basic bridge, but better than skipping across random rocks, for sure.
    and YAY for you, for being part of Passports With Purpose. We love that wonderful effort. Reminder everyone–only TWO WEEKs to get your bids in!

  13. Sounds like a nice trip, and this bridge is beautiful. It’s a great feeling to walk where so many have walked before.

  14. It doesn’t look like it was “builted poorly”. 🙂 Love the photos, Nancie — especially the Hanbok Ladies. Very nice.

    • It was pretty sturdy! Yes the Hanbok Ladies were priceless.

  15. How long is this longest bridge?

    • Hi Dick….I did a bit of “digging” and found out that originally the bridge was 100 meters long, and is not 93. Originally it was made up of 28 rock piles and 25 of the rock piles remain. You might like this link

  16. The bridge looks pretty practical and durable from your photos.
    I love the photo of the happy Hanbok Ladies! 🙂

  17. Hi Nancie, Love the photos! As an avid photographer and traveler myself I admire your community-building efforts with your Travel Photo Thursday feature. The image I shared is from the island of Gozo, where the ancient aquaduct depicted spanned a deep ravine. Bridges are great images and metaphors!

    • Thanks for contributing this week. It’s been a great year of Travel Photo Thursday. Many of the bloggers who contribute have been here from the beginning, and it’s fantastic to have new bloggers join in. Welcome!

  18. Gorgeous outfits ladies and I love the sweet little gazebo. I’ve shared a pic of London’s Millenium Bridge – once the infamous wobbly bridge that had to be redesigned after it had opened because the movement from people walking on it was too great! It still moves but in a pleasant kind of way. A beautiful pedestrian span linking St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern Gallery.


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