Showing posts with label autumn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label autumn. Show all posts

Korea - Mount Sorak (Seoraksan)

Korea trip Oct 2013

Yays! Are you ready to see spammed pictures of leave foliage?? ^.^

Finally we were going to Seoraksan! Do you know the best season to go Seoraksan is autumn?? The autumn colours - red and yellow forest - are the beautiful combination in Korea!

Our tour guide told us that it was the peak period to see leave foliage and yesterday the carpark was full with tour buses and cars. Today was still ok though!

Already so pretty when we were heading to the entrance! 

Taking the cable car up to the top.

Such a pretty sight! I will let the pictures talk =)

Perfect timing at perfect place 

An experience we will never forget.

Now going to Shinheung Temple where is just at the bottom of Seoraksan.

We have conquered autumn! I want to see snow or sakura next time!!

Seoraksan National Park
Address: Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Admission: Free
Direction: From Sokcho Intercity / Express Bus Terminal, take Bus 7 or 7-1. 
Get off at Seorak-dong (설악동, the last stop)

At the train station back to Seoul, we saw a group of kids (maybe on their excursion trip) are playing around
 Then our focus was immediately on the "blond" boy. How did he dye this hair this way? Cannot be his natural hair colour is blond and he dyed black right? lol what a high tech way of dying hair and who the hell dye their kids hair at such a young age?

perfect for emo picture

This barrier is actually built to prevent all the unnecessary spies from swimming over from their neighbour half country if you know where I mean...

Back to Korea - Jeju : Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) + Seongeup Folk Village
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Back to Korea - Namiseom Island

Korea - Namiseom Island

Korea trip Oct 2013

Nami Island

Nami Island is a tiny half-moon shaped island located in Chuncheon, South Korea. Korean popular drama, Winter Sonata 冬季恋歌, was filmed there. The best time to visit Nami Island are autumn and winter. I guess we were a week or two earlier to see the best part of autumn leaves foliage at Nami Island. saddening...

The ferry to Nami Island. Quite cool right like some space ship!

When we reached Nami Island, the sky was getting dark. My mood as well..

Anyway we were a little disappointed that we were too early for the prime period of autumn leave foliage. 

So romantic.... to cycle with all the pine trees... will be even more romantic with all the autumn leaves or during winter with the snow and everything..

Then when we saw red and yellow trees, our mood lightened a little!

One of the pictures I love the most! 

awww... heart shape...

My pictures were a little blurish as it was quite dark already and I did not have a tripod with me =(

This is the spot where the winter sonata couple had their first kiss. 

Bye, disappointing Nami Island. I would want to come back again during winter or autumn. I hope the next time I visit you, I can have more time to walk around or even cycle around this moon shaped island. I also heard of  there is a small farm area on the island with many ostriches, which are free to roam the island! 

Our tour guide ensured us that we would be very satisfied the next day at Mount Sorak.

Namiseom Island
Address: 1024, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Admission Fee: 10,000 won
Direction: Take the ferry from Namiseom Dock to Namiseom Island. (Travel time: 5-6min) 

Shuttle Bus (From Seoul to Namiseom Island) 
* Bus Stop 
1) Insa-dong (Jonggak Station, Subway Line 1, Exit 3): Next to Tapgol Park 
2) Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, Exit 4): In front of Lotte Mart 

* Shuttle Bus Schedule: 
Insa-dong, Jamsil Station → Namiseom Island: 08:30 
Namiseom Island → Insa-dong, Jamsil Station: 16:00 
Advanced reservation required. (Inquiries +82-2-753-1247)

7,500 won for one way trip
15,000 won for two way trip