I read about this place far long before our trip to Seoul. Learning from internet that the place enjoys successful transformation from a dirty sewerage river to a modern, clean and happening public park (or track) in Seoul.
So it’s my pleasure to finally visit the place and took some pictures in the area. It is a really cool place to chill out after a hectic day work for Seoul citizens. Jakarta really needs something like this. I believe if we let Ahok works, he’ll turn Ciliwung to be something like this someday. Amen.
As he only found few things that interested him during this family holiday trip to Korea, Rafif suggested us to book a tour to DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). It turned out to be a very insightful tour, which made us know a lot more about “love and hate relationship” between South Korea and North Korea. The guide shared many interesting tidbits about Korea history, Korean War, and its now halted unification effort. A very well spent half day tour, in my opinion. Here are some pictures from the tour:
Put our own locket of love in N Seoul Tower park, in commemoration of our wedding anniversary, which is only 2 days away. Hopefully someday Aya and Rafif will come here again and still find it is still there 😘
You can’t help but to admire Korea music industry genius mind for this K-Pop revolution. They created this culture and successfully made it as country’s pride and new identity, and make it a big business at the same time.
This place is full of SM Town’s (that’s one K-Pop artist management group BTW) artists property), from cafe, studio to souvenir shops. This is really a ‘dream land’ for fans of EXO, Girl Generation like my daughter.
Although we’re not fans of ‘Winter Sonata’, but the famous scenery of Nami Island tempted us to book a day tour there. And it didn’t disappoint us, judging from numbet of pictures we took! The autumn weather made it more scenic. Check the photos here:
We’re pleasantly surprised to learn that Seoul is not only a mere metropolist. It actually has pockets of areas where the feel of an old and little town are very prevalent. It reminds us a lot like Kyoto in Japan. Especially in these districts, Insa-dong and Bukchon, there are plenty shops offering traditional Korean arts and souvenirs, and also foods which ensure shopping tourists like us happy!