Friday, April 6, 2012

Miniature Park in Jeju

Miniature Park a.k.a mini land is located in Jeju-si Jocheon-eup Gyorae-ri San 56-4. Around 50 different countries' wonders and UNESCO world Heritage sites are built in miniature versions in this mini land. For example, miniature the Statue of Loberty, the Great Wall of China, Pisa tower, Osaka Castle and etc are available here. The pricing to enter this miniature park is different for adult, teenage and children for 7000 won, 5000 won and 4000 won respectively. However, you can get a cheaper price if purchase in group for adult, teenage and children are 5000 won, 3500 won and 3000 won respectively.















#15: Fairy tale land

And a lot more wonders and Heritage sites available. In my opinion, this is a good place for those who like to shoot photos. And, I enjoyed to travel "all around the world" within few hours.  


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teseum - The World's Very First Teddy Bear Safari

Teddy Bear originated from the nickname for Theodor Roosevelt, the 26th president of US. In 1902, President Roosevelt released the young bear that his bodyguard had tied to trees for him to hunt. Later, this president named the stuffed bears as "Teddy". 

Teseum is the world's first Teddy Bear Safari & Museum was opened in Jeju.  This exhibition is opened from 9am to 9pm and admissions are available until 8pm. For more information, the admissions fee for adult, adolescence and children are 7000 won, 6000 won and 5000 won respectively.

The scary Amazon Jungle in the rain forest.




 Fairy Tale Land
This is the space that you can meet the Fairy Tale Bears that living in Teseum.




Birds' Paradise
Various species of bird are living together in happiness. You can share their happiness with them in the beautiful paradise.

Miniature Zone
Want to see the smallest popcorn in the world? You can meet the miniatures that are smaller than your finger.

Art Center by the zoo
Gogh, Chagall and Leonardo Da Vinci art are here. Meet Teddy Bear posing for the world's greatest masterpieces at Teseum Art Gallery.

The Temple of Bear
Teddy Bear transformed into Greek Gods and Goddessess. The Goddess Hera is wearing 6-karat diamond crown and it cost about 1.12 billion KRW. This is the world's most expensive Hera Bear.

Friend Biggy Zone
4 meters tall biggy bear is available here. Children and jump and play with those Biggy bears.

Meet Teseum bears posing as your favorite movie characters.



 Souvenir shop

Yeah !!! If you like them, you can bring them home. All kinds of bears are available here. ~~ They are adorable   (*^_^*)


Monday, April 2, 2012

Jeju Experience In Korea

Once we arrived Seoul, we had transferred to Jeju from Gimpo airport. Little information regarding Gimpo airport, it was the largest international airport before replaced by Incheon International Airport in 2001. Now, Gimpo Airport is second largest airport in Korea and function mainly for domestic flight. This was my first time to fly with Korea Air. In my opinion, the seat was comfortable and this airline provided delicious meal. 

Mysterious road is one of the famous tourist spot in Jeju which located at Dokkaebi Road. What makes this road interesting? According to our tour guide,  the car will move downhill in "N' gear even though it seem like going uphill. Furthermore, this was first discovered in 1980 by a taxi driver with couple. After that, We tried to do an experiment on this extraordinary road. First of all, we tried to use a water bottle rolled to the direction which look like downhill. However, we realized that the water bottle came back to the opposite direction. Again, this was a great place to experience the amazing optical illusion.

YongDuam Rock (Dragon Head Rock) is located at western end of Jeju Island. This was naturally made by volcano rock 2 millions ago. Furthermore, this is 10 meters high and 30 meters long. A lot of legends describe about this place. One of the story is explained as a dragon shot by god because it stole a precious jade from Mountain Halla. Moreover, its body fell into ocean and its head frozen immediately in the position of looking to the sky.

Another amazing UNESCO spot in Jeju is Seongsan Sunrise (Ilchulbong) Peak which located in Songsan-ri Eastern town. This vertical cliff was built by volcano eruption 100 thousand years ago. For more information, diameter and high for this cliff are 600 meters and 90 meters respectively. Furthermore, this is a ideal place for walk. However, this place is not allow to enter during bad weather condition. I felt the wind blow strongly when I was standing on this peak even though this was a good day. The entrance fees for adult and youth are 2000 won and 1000 won respectively. If check in with a group which more than 10 people, you can get 800 won and 400 won discount for adult and youth respectively. This place is opened one hour before sunrise and closed by 8pm during winter and 9pm during summer.

For those who like Korean Drama, Seopjikoji may be is a familiar place for you. The meaning of "Seopji" and "koji" are "area" and local language of sudden bump on land respectively. This place is located at the end of the Eastern shore of Jeju Island. A popular drama name as All in House which acted by Lee Byung-hun and Song Hye-kyo in 2003 was filmed in this beautiful place. Furthermore, green filed on this cliff grow without a single tree. And, there is a light house at the edge of the cliff. I felt this place was soooo comfortable when I was standing on the cliff and blowing by the wind.