Jeju Island, South Korea // 04

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Jeju Island, South Korea

On our last day in Jeju Island, Sunny took us to this gigantic park called Hallim Park. The story behind the development of the park is quite interesting. In 1971, the whole park is nothing but a barren wasteland but 40-year old Mr. Song, Bong-kyu saw its potential and built a world class recreational park. Nothing grew in this park, but Mr. Song Bong-kyu was a passionate man. He removed the unused stones by the truck-loads and started bringing in soil and planted new seeds. The park expanded over the years, connecting the Hyeopjae and Ssangyong caves, and becoming the Subtropical Garden Mr. Song dreamed of. :)

Jeju Island Itinerary: Day 01 · Day 02 · Day 03 · Day 04
Travel Diaries: Alive Museum · Teddy Bear Museum · Love Land · Hello Kitty Island & Cafe · Hallim Park

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Jeju Island, South Korea // 03

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Jeju Island, South Korea

Our third day in Jeju was blessed with a little bit of sunshine. This was exciting news for me because we’re scheduled to see the flowers that day. If you knew me, you’d know that I love flowers! I wish I picked a few petals to keep in my travel keepsake, but I feel bad for picking flowers. Aside from the beautiful flowers, we also made a quick visit to the Seongeup Folk Village to get an idea what Jeju Island used to before it was modernized.

Jeju Island Itinerary: Day 01 · Day 02 · Day 03 · Day 04
Travel Diaries: Alive Museum · Teddy Bear Museum · Love Land · Hello Kitty Island & Cafe · Hallim Park

After a hearty lunch filled with unlimited banchan, we trek the famous Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was formed about 5,000 years ago due to a hydrovolcanic activity. They called it Sunrise Peak because watching the sunrise (or sunset) on top is said to be a sight to behold. Going to the peak is like a game — it gets harder as you reach the top. Harder, I mean steeper stairs. This tuff cone is 182 meters high, but we’ve made it! Note: Not for the faint of heart and may drain your battery.

We went to Aqua Planet to visit the creatures of the sea. Like other aquariums, they also have their own water shows but the performers were speaking in Korean. They also have a mermaid show which, quite frankly, didn’t make a mark on me. :( Still, the aquarium is massive and kids will surely enjoy it.

Before having dinner and going home, Sunny took us to a local market to buy souvenirs for our loved ones. My camera’s battery finally gave up on me, so I don’t have any pictures, but it’s an open market with a WORKING public wi-fi! Oh, and they also accept credit cards!

Overall, it was a crazy fun day for all of us! And I took A LOT of photos, despite my camera died during the trip. I’ll let do the photos do the taking:
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Jeju Island, South Korea // 02

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Jeju Island, South Korea

The next day, I woke up around 7AM South Korea time (that’s 6AM Manila time). According to my weather app, it’s 8˚C outside. With that kind of weather, who doesn’t want to sleep in longer? But I forced my sleepy butt because we’re exploring Jeju Island that day! YAY!

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