Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014 Feb: South Korea: Petite France

Famous filming location as seen in Secret Garden, Petite France (Running Man Episode 40, guests: Taecyeon and Nichkhun), others.

For early 2014, hot topic are the scenes filmed by Sassy's (Jun Ji-hyun) comeback project - You Who Came from the Stars 

Photos take from my trip:

stamp collection

plate collection

wall and window paintings

How to get there?

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Petite France
1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

From Cheongpyeong Station or Terminal, take Gapyeong Tour Bus to Petite France (5000krw, for all bus rides)

2014 Feb: South Korea: Jade Garden

The reason I wanted to go back to Korea, to see this place from That Winter, The Wind Blows, SBS and Love Rain, KBS.

On my way to Incheon last month, I was able to finish the movie, You are My Pet (last scene is also taken there).  

English Boarder and Italian Garden:

Photos taken during my trip:

Door going to the cafe and restaurant

How to get there?

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Jade Garden Natural Arboretum
Namsan-myeon Seocheon-ri San 111 Chuncheon-si Gangwon-do 200-914 Telephone: 033-260-8300 Fax: 033-263-3003

2014 Feb: South Korea: Everland

Due to sudden left and right turns in the morning, we left Seoul very late in the afternoon for Everland. 

How to get there?
Take Subway Line 2, alight at Gangnam Station, Exit 10.  Walk forward for more than 5-10 minutes (passing Giordano, Krispy Kreme, until Who.A.U.) It will take more than hour to reach the bus terminal for the Everland shuttle service.

From there, wait for the shuttle service, travel time will be another 5-10 minutes, before you can reach the Everland gates.

It took me more than 2 hours to queue for T Express, which I really to decided to take even I'm in Manila.  

T Express is a wooden roller coaster at Everland in Yongin, South Korea. It is South Korea's first wooden coaster, Intamin's fourth wooden coaster with prefabricated track, the first ride of this type in Asia, and the first to utilize three trains. It is world's second steepest wooden coaster, only to be broken by Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City. It is also the world's ninth fastest, fourth tallest, and sixth longest wooden coaster, with El Toro being the third tallest.
T Express was ranked as the world's best wooden coaster in Mitch Hawker's online poll in 2008 and 2010. [Reference]

2014 Feb: South Korea: Former Seoul Station

Former Seoul Station


How to get there