*Sightseeing*

Tongdosa
Tongdosa
Entering to the main shrine
Entering to the main shrine

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After 2 days of impossible wars, the next day (25th, October, 2010), was a relaxing day that the association had promised to bring everyone of over 70 people for sightseeing.

The first stop was to Tongdosa (通度寺), literally mean Salvation of the world through mystery of truth; was also the head temple of Jogye Order (曹溪宗)  of Korean Buddhism and in the southern part of Mt. Chiseosan near Yangsan CityGyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.

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*Gimhae*

Lunch break
Lunch break
Calligraphies and paintings on ceiling
Calligraphies and paintings on ceiling

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Just immediate to where the lunch took place, there was a small museum opened to public exhibited many calligraphies and paintings hanged on ceiling, many ancient communication tools, and traditional tools for farming in korea, and many more.

Gimhae (金海市), also known as Kim-hae, is a city in South Gyeongsang (慶尙南道) province, South Korea. Gimhae is known to local as  “The Paris of Gyeongsangmando”. it is the seat of the large Gimhae-Kim clan.

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*Su-ro Royal tomb*

Entrance
Entrance
King Suro's tomb
King Suro's tomb

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The last sightseeing was to the King suro’s tomb located in Gim-hae as well. King Kim Suro founded Garakguk (A.D 42) as ruler of Gaya and helped to promote the magnificent Gaya culture. The Gaya period saw the cultivation of rice and production of iron, thereby playing a leading part in helping to form an ancient civilization in Korea.

King Suro’s tomb stands as a state symbol of the Gaya culture. King Suro was also the family founder of the Gimhae Kim and Heo families. According to legend, King Suro was the first person to hatch from eggs. Nearby Gujibong is where golden eggs supposedly came down from the sky, from which the King emerged. Thus his name was Suro.

Queen Inhuh was a princess of the Ayuta state in India. Right before her death, she ordered two of her nine sons to follow her family name of Hea, which formed the origin of the Gimhae Heo family. This is why men and women having Gimhae Kim or Heo as their family name cannot get married.

sources: http://www.lifeinkorea.com/travel2/skyongsang/337/

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*Closing ceremony*

Percussion performance
Percussion performance
Modern classic performance
Modern classic performance

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The closing ceremony started at 18 00 in AMORIS hall. Started with two performances before the award giving.

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*Finalist*

Top 3 champions
Top 3 champions

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Champion – Lee Sang Hun, Korea
Runner up –  Tscuhime Yoshiyuki, Japan
2nd Runner up –  Hu YuQing, China

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*Top 16*

Top 10
Top 10
Top 16
Top 16

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4th place – Liang Jie, USA
5th place – Kachanovsky Artem, Ukraine
6th place – Yeh Hung Yuan, Taiwan
7th place – Li Ryan, Canada
8th place – Li Guyu, Australia
9th place – Kuronen Juri, Finland
10th place – Ondrej Silt, Czeh
11th place – Slovakia
12th place – Chan Chi Hin, Hong Kong
13th place – Blomback Fredrik, Sweden
14th place – Dickhut Franz-Josef, Germany
15th place – Rodriguez Aguilar Diego Fernando, Columbia
16th place – Tan Jia Cheng, Singapore

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19th place – Luo Wan Kao, Macau

33th place – Chin Sin Voon, Brunei

37th  place –  Taechaamuayvit Nuttakrit, Thailand

52nd place – Philip Cher Wei Ching, Malaysia
54th place – Mirant Arundina, Indonesia

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Special Prizes*

Continental Prize
Continental Prize

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Continental Prize is new to be awarded to top 2 players from all continent ranging from Asia, America, Africa, Europe and so on.

Fortunately, from Asia, China, Japan, Korea, Macao and Taipei are not allowed to join this new prizing award and thus Tan Jia Cheng gotten his 300, 000 Korean won and Mongolia gotten his 100,000 Korean won.

Other continent such as Artem from Ukraine gotten his European prize and etc.

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*Lottery Prize*

Lotter Prizes
Lottery Prizes

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Special prizes given out by lottery draw, and the prize was go clock!

And that ends the Korea Prime Minister Cup well enough!

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*Xinwen Go Result*

Nanning, Guangxi Asian Tournament – 2 WIN 5 LOSE
the 2nd KPMC, Korea – 3 WIN 5 LOSE
the 1st Taiwan CMC – 0 WIN 8 LOSE
the 3rd KPMC, Korea – 3 WIN 5 LOSE
the 4th KPMC, Korea – 3 WIN 4 LOSE
the 5th  KPMC, Korea – 4 WIN 3 LOSE

Winning Rate – 33% (2007 – 2010)

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