Dec
23
2008

My Korea Autumn Discovery + Jeju Island Trip (Part 6/6)

27 October 2008 DAY 7 Phoenix Park – Seoul

Early in the morning, we’re going to have our buffet breakfast nearby the hotel.

Just few minutes walking distance to that restaurant.

After breakfast, heading back to Seoul. Thereafter, visit Insadong is a dong, or neighborhood of the Jongno-gu district of the South Korean city of Seoul. The main street is Insadong-gil, which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district.

Next, is our lunch times and we’re going to have our beef noodles at our tour guide auntie’ restaurant.


Walking to South Gate (Namdaemun)

Since the South Gate (Namdaemun) was set on fire on February 10, 2008, Dongdaemun is one of only two main gates that have survived, the other being the North Gate or Bukdaemun (more formally Sukjeongmun). One more minor gate known as Changuimun also still stands, bringing the total number of surviving gates to three. The West Gate (Seodaemun) was demolished earlier.

Next, we’re going to enjoy “Nanta Show – Korea’s first non-verbal stage performance which ramatize culinary art and customary Korean percussion.

NANTA means figuratively reckless punching as in a slugfest at a boxing match. The NANTA is a non-verbal performance of reckless rhythms that dramatize customary Korean percussion in a strikingly comedic stage show. Integrating uniquely Korean traditional tempos with a western performance style, NANTA storms on stage into a huge kitchen where four capricious cooks are preparing a wedding banquet.

After enjoy a great show, we’re check-in to Lotte Hotel

After while, we’re going to walk to Korea’s largest indoor theme park, Lotte World Adventure Park ( just beside the hotel).

Lotte World is like a small city with an amusement park, folk museum, sports center.

An outdoor one as well, dubbed “Magic Island.” The outdoor Magic Island has numerous, thrill-packed attractions. Even the castle itself is an awesome background for photographs.


The most famous Romantic attraction “Carousel”. The filming sites of Stairways of Heaven.  Meanwhile, I also bought a packet of Stir Fried Dried Squid Strips. Yummy!!

Nearly 10:30 pm, almost every shop is closing. Therefore, we have to say Good-bye to Lotte and going to have our dinner nearby the hotel.

Luckily, we found a fast-food restaurant “Lotie “and we order one set of chicken burger. For me, I found not much different compare to Mc Donald.

28 September 2008 DAY 8 Seoul – Incheon

Early in the morning, we felt a bit sad as today is our last day trip in Korea. Anywhere, after check-out from the hotel, we’re heading to a local restaurant for our breakfast.


After breakfast, proceed to our last visit place “Blue House”.

Cheong Wa Dae (translation: The House of the Blue Roof Tiles or the Blue House, Office of the President of the Republic of Korea) is the executive office and official residence of the South Korean head of state, the President of the Republic of Korea.

Funny Photo Shot with Cola ( Tour Guide)

Thereafter, we transfer to the airport for our flight back to Singapore.

Our Flight Asiana OZ751 Boarding time 16:00. Thereafter, waiting for boarding time as right now is 15:00

Our lunch + dinner (Meal on plane)

Nearly 9:20 pm, we reached Singapore.

In overall, we’re really have a good time in Korea. GamSaHaMiDa!!!

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2 Comments + Add Comment

  • Dear Shawn,

    Thanks for sharing ur trip with us. I came across it to find out more about Autumn season. How’s the weather like when you’re there? I will be going early October , seems like it’s around 22 – 14 degree however fromyour picture , it seems like u on T-shirt only. Not as cold as I imagine?

    Regards.

  • @Serene
    AUTUMN season, the weather is just fine at that moment. Not too cold and not hot.

    However, Phoenix Park was quite cold as it located at the peak hill.

    In order to make your trip more interesting, maybe you can do some reading regrading their culture and history first.

    Enjoy Your Trips

    Cheers

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