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.
'Til the next one, guys! :D
Korea Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V!
The Belated Bloomer