5.13.2013

Korea: Dragon Train, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Everland

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Let's get back to regular (or should I say unfinished) programming, shall we? Here's the 3rd installment of my Korea trip!

A 15-minute walk led us to the dragon train ride to see the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which an old King of Korea built with high stone walls and sentry towers to ward off invaders.


After that short tour, we headed straight to Korea's biggest amusement park, Everland!
  
Here's a photo of our tour group from the Philippines. :)
As you can see, there are quite a lot of local and foreign visitors even on a regular day. The place was so full even the restaurants were spilling people into long lines! The overpopulation kept us from trying the rides due to time constraints and the unforgiving chill that permeated even the thicker layers of clothing.



As you can see from the photos above, Koreans are fans of the cutesy couple stuff like matching clothes, jewelry, keychain, shoes and look, even hair accessories! Here's a bit of general trivia: On the 100th day after they meet or after they started going out, a Korean couple typically celebrates this as an anniversary, which means an extravagant date and lots of spending on gifts and treats.

Next, we rode this bus to go on a short safari ride that Everland is famous for. (Take note of the cute girl on the left in her yellow poncho.)

 Isn't this white Tiger just beautiful? Intimidating, but so beautiful.

Now here's a Liger (a Lion-Tiger mash-up) trying to stare me down.

And lastly, a huge Tiger who didn't even bother to get up for his visitors.

After the 5-minute Safari ride (that cost us 2 hours in line), it started drizzling and we just couldn't handle the cold. So we walked back to the main entrance to seek out shelter in a restaurant and ordered coffee to warm us up.


A parting shot of the gorgeous flowers brought to us by the ongoing Tulip Festival inside Everland. After which, we rode the tour bus to head straight to dinner.

 Dinner was a buffet of hefty proportions. You can load and reload on pork, chicken, squid as well as vegetables and the other appetizers that Korean cuisine is really known for and cook it over a grill on your table. Eat to your heart's (and stomach's) content!


As you can see, most of the hungry people didn't even notice that I was taking their photo. This is the last photo of the day for a good reason. Food.

'Til the next one, guys! :D

Korea Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V!

Hugs,
The Belated Bloomer

26 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful day ;-)

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  2. Great post! Pretty outfit :)
    Looks so fun!


    Emma
    SPIN DIZZY FALL
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  3. Looks like such an amazing trip! So many fun and colourful sights. Those tigers really are beautiful and the Korean buffet is making me hungry :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Food photos often make me hungry too. LOL

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  4. Korea's so beautiful! love the pictures

    Delightful Ideas

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  5. Beautiful pictures, looks like a great time. I'm loving the picture of the white/albino tiger, it really is beautiful!

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  6. Looks like you had an amazing trip! That white tiger is so beautiful :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  7. What a fantastic trip to get to take! Love the beautiful pictures of Korea :)

    Trendy Teal

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  8. you've got a fantastic trip, abi. :)
    Thank you for visiting my site ;) i've followed yours via bloglovin, so I see ur updates.

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  10. GREAT PICTURES..I LOVE THEM
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  11. Korea is Love! Your so lovely!

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  12. so lovely. :-)

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  13. great and lovely post sis! :) xoxo

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