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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day 58: Seoul (We are not too old for Children's Grand Park)

Who said that this park is only for kids? We were having so much fun here. Let me tell you why. First of all, it has a great location. The park is only a few subway stops from where we stay (Insadong), and not only that, it is right in front of a subway exit. Other parks like Seoul Forest and Ilsan Lake Park, they are many many subway stops away and then we had to walk for about 15 minutes from the subway station to reach the park entrance.

Secondly, it has more varieties. How about an amusement park and zoo in one place? Isn't it fantastic?

Thirdly, the zoo is free. Not a very big zoo, but it is good enough to entertain me hehehe.. I'm sure the kids will be entertained too.

Fourthly, the size of the park is ideal for walking. We could cover everything in under three hours.

Well, here's some proof why it's my favourite park. :)

Love these tall trees, it would be awesome in autumn.

Summer is almost over... last batch of blooming flowers?

Chili padi

I have seen quite a lot of lotus pond by now.

Children's playground

The amusement park

My favourite part of the park is the zoo. I just couldn't believe that this could be free!

Some advanced yoga moves. :P

They got penguins and polar bear too. For free? No way!! (This could only happen in Korea. :P)

Too bad we missed the polar bear, it was already closed for the day when we finally reached there. But we got to see the penguins. And check out the squirrel monkeys above, they are cute too.

The three musketeers


Check out the video of the anaconda vs mice. We were holding our breath...

Wow, I didn't know that a fox could be so adorable.

The ears are really huge.

This bunny was eating the grass outside the wire.

Always eating, no wonder it's fat.

This one likes to dig for a hole.

Actually the photos here are not representing all the animals, those that are not here are goats, pony horses, deer, llama, camel which we could ride for a fee, crocodiles, tortoise, and many kinds of monkeys.

After the zoo, we watched the musical fountain near the park entrance. Like I always mention, the one at Bellagio Las Vegas is the best, but this one isn't that bad too, more interesting than the one in Barcelona.

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