South Korea might be a country with neon-lit cities like Seoul and Incheon, but the country also has quaint little towns hidden amidst the ocean of skyscrapers. There is a sundial between the crossroads of Central Road in Yanggu, Gangwon Province, which might take you by surprise. Well, it even took the guys at the Guinness Book of World Records by surprise! The 17th Century Yi Dynasty replica sundial has been deemed as the world’s most valuable sundial by the Guinness Book of World Records.
It comprises 18 tons of bronze, 2 kg of pure gold, and 2.3 kg of 18k gold plating. The $667,225.08 worth sundial took 6 months to build and is the pride of Yanggu city. You should really take that flight to Seoul and visit this small town, which provides a taste of real South Korean culture. You could also check out the world’s longest wedding dress train and the priciest liquor Tequila Ley 925 which bagged the Guinness records as well.
Via: Guinness World Records