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Cherry Blossom Trip to Korea – Day7

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Date: 24th Apr 2015 (Friday)

Scheduled/Planned:

Ilsan Lake Park → Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) [景福宮] → Myeongdong (명동) [明洞]

(1) Ilsan Lake Park – The largest artificial lake park in Korea
“The park is popular as a family picnic spot and school fieldtrip destination. Its wide range of facilities include a waterfront square, an artificial island, a 4.7-km connecting bike path, a parking lot (capacity: 1,050 cars), three playgrounds, a nature experience center, and a music fountain.” – More information HERE.

Opening Hours:
Open all year round

International Horticulture Goyang Korea 2015
The Goyang International Flower Foundation, which features new flower species and flower planting technology, takes place every year in April at the Goyang Flower Exhibition Center. It features a wide range of programs, including a large exhibition, seminars, and a flower arrangement contest.
Period : 2015.4.24(fri)~5.10(sun) (17Days)
Weekdays 9:00~19:00, Weekends· Holidays 8:30~20:00
Venue : Lake Park, Goyang-Si
Admission :
Single: 8,000won
Group (more than 10 people): 7,000won

Transportation/Direction: Subway
[Subway] Line 3: Exit 1 or 2 – Jeongbalsan St.(312). Walk along Jungangro-1261 beon-gil Street or Jungangro-1275 beon-gil Street for 10min.

More details:
Ilsan Lake Park

Direction map from Jeongbalsan St. to Ilsan Lake Park.
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(2) Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) [景福宮]
The most beautiful and largest among all five palaces.

Operating Hours:
Jan ~ Feb: 9:00am ~ 17:00pm
Mar ~ May: 9:00am ~ 18:00pm
Jun ~ Aug: 9:00am ~ 18:30pm
Sep ~ Oct: 9:00am ~ 18:00pm
Nov ~ Dec: 9:00am ~ 17:00pm
Closed on Tuesday
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing
Admission Fees:
Adults (ages 19-64): ₩3,000 / Group (over 10 years): ₩2,400
Children (ages 7-18): ₩1,500 / Group (over 10 years): ₩1,200

Transportation/Direction: Subway
[Subway] Line 3: Gyeongbokgung St.(327) Exit 5, follow the direction guide in subway.

More details:
Gyeongbokgung Palace

Direction map to Gyeongbokgung Palace from Gyeongbokgung St.:
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(3) Myeongdong (명동) [明洞]
Shops for famous Korean Cosmetic brands such as Etude House, Skin Food, Laneige, The Face Shop, Missha!
Operating Hours: 10:00am ~ 22:00pm everyday

Transportation/Direction: Subway
[Subway] Line 4: Myeongdong St.(424) Exit 5,6,7 or 8.

More details:
Myeongdong shopping area

Direction map to Myeong-dong street from Myeong-dong St.:
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~*~ PHOTOS ~*~

Took brunch nearby the Ilsan Lake Park after exit from subway.
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Recommended the fried rice ☺ Taste good!
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My favourites flowers
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Creative flowers decorations
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Tiger
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Sea Lion
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Goats
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Cake
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Believed or not. Those are cactus!
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My favourites: Dandelion. Wild, simple, strong and free to fly…..
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Entrance to Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Amazing huh?! Few hundreds years of structures that still exist today. My thoughts…. things either physical, virtual thoughts or your believed that you try to protect will remains good unless been left uncaring.
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To my understanding, history show the endless will of humanity that kept go beyond theirs’ glory days.
历史对于我来讲,唯一肯定的是人类永无止境的想超越曾经的光辉岁月.
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Dinner at Myeong-dong streets
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Free samples gave while purchased or you must at least took a round into the shops
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More Day7 photos in my flickr album: Link to Flickr photos

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