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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A trip to Seoul and Jeju Island, South Korea

A trip to Seoul and Jeju Island, South Korea.

As narrated by Lim Siew Leng

On the 15th of October 2017, I went with my sisters-in-law, Teck Neo and Boon Neo,  my nephew,  Loong Xern and his fiancee on a 8D6N packaged tour to Seoul and Jeju island.  Following the advice given by tripadvisor I brought along a jacket and ample warm clothing.  Later I found out the weather was not that particularly cold but on certain days we had to don extra layers of warm clothing because of the strong wind and rain.  

Below is the itinerary of our trip and photos of places we visited.

Day 1   Flight to Seoul

Day 2   Arrival in Seoul. Tour of Deoksugung Palace.
             Flight to Jeju Island. Visit to Teddy Bear Farm.

Day 3  Jeju :  Yongduam Rock, Mysterious Road, Seongsan Sunrise
                        Peak,  Songup Folk Village, Oaedolgae, Cheonjiyeon
                        Waterfall, 3D Trick Art Museum

Day 4  Jeju/ Seoul/ Nami Island/ Mt Sorak:
             Flight from Jeju to Seoul. Visit to Kimchi DIY Making + Korean
              Costume Experience.  Ferry ride to Nami Island. Daepohaeng
              Fish Market. Coach to Mt Sorak
Day5  Mt Sorak/ Gangwondo:  Mt Sorak National Park, Naksansa
            Temple, Daegwallyeon Farm ( DIY cheese making )

Day 6  Seoul: Everland, Namsan Octagonal Hall, Love Lock Wall,
                        Dongdaemun Market.

Day 7 Shopping, Musical Show

Day 8  Shopping. Flight to Kuala Lumpur.

After our arrival in Seoul we made a quick tour of Deoksugung Palace ground before taking a domestic flight to Jeju Island.

Deoksugung Palace

At the Palace ground

Colourful blooms adorned the pavement


Jeju Island is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. 

Seongsan Ichulbong or Sunrise Peak

Sunrise Peak is a tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions.

Trick Art Museum
 , Jeju


Teddy Bear Farm

Located in Sokcho the Teddy Bear farm gallery offers visitors a glimpse of  the unique lifestyle of Sokcho through teddy bears.

Dining with a teddy bear

Nami Island 

Nami Island is 63 km from Seoul and famous for its tree-lined roads. The trees were beginning to display their colourful foliage. It must be a see place for fans of Korean dramas, as this was the location for the film, " The winter Sonata". 

Ferry ride to Nami Island

A welcome sign in Bahasa Malaysia

Naksansa Temple

Bronze Buddha near the main entrance to Soeraksan National Park

Mt  Seoraksan National Park

The Seoraksan National Park is well known for its colourful foliage. Mount Seorak which is located in the park is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range. We could not fully enjoy our trip to Mount Seorak because  the rain obscured  our view and the icy cold autumn wind made us shiver.  

It is early Autumn and the leaves are beginning to turn purple and yellow

Daepohaeng Fish Market

Safari Park in  Everland

A bear showing its basketball skill. Our tour guide told us it will perform when only it is in a good mood.

Everland Theme Park

Namsangol Hanok Village 

Youtube : 'Ryu _ From the beginning until now'
From the Korean drana "The Winter Sonata" which was primarily filmed on Nami Island and Seoul.

A video on the trip to Seoul and Jeju Island

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos! Beautiful fall colours, especially on Nami island. An Autumn Sonata, perhaps?