The first time I visited Changdeok-gung, the tour guide mentioned that Korean palaces are built in harmony with the natural environment. I remembered the first time I saw a tree in the middle of the road in Korea. It was on Road 47 (a local highway) in Ildong, Gyeonggi-do.
Two weeks ago, we went on another trip to Buyeo (Chungcheongnam-do) and proceeded to Daecheon the following day. Along the local highway to Boryeong, I saw another tree:
This reminded me of another tree, not on a road, but on a sidewalk just a few hundred meters from where we live in Seoul:
I know that you can also find trees in the middle of the road in other countries. I just don’t remember seeing one in my home country. I’m just amused to see them here.