Saturday, November 26, 2011

South Korea: Jeju: Teddy Bear Museum

Teddy Bear Museum
Location: Seogwipo-si Saekdal-dong 2889 (Jungmun Tourist Complex), Jeju
Entrance Fee: 8000krw = 320php, 2011
Date Visited: November 2011

At the end of the tour, our guide (Zin) allowed that I can be dropped off at Teddy Bear Museum. The one in Jeju is the actual location place of Princess Hours, but I’d say that I appreciate more the one in Namsan Tower than this museum in Jeju.

The Birth of Teddy Bear: “Teddy Bear” was named after Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. The story begins in November 1902 when Pres. Roosevelt was bear-hunting in the state of Mississippi.
There are 3 galleries at this museum.

First, The History: Teddy Bear takes a journey in time. Ride the time machine with Teddy Bear Marty and learn the history of the past hundred years. Enjoy the quirky combination of history and teddy Bear charm.

Second, The Art: Masterpieces like Mona Lisa as well as noted celebrities are reborn as teddy bears.

Third, Teddy’s Forest: I think you should visit this gallery first to catch it with sunlight, or else it is hard to get a better photo in the dark.

Going back to the city from Jungmun Tourist Complex is just easy, just go to the bus stop behind the Believe It Or Not Museum and wait for Airport Limousine 606, it would cost less than 4000krw and you can also use TMoney for your payment. The location is west part of Jeju and will take around an hour to reach the Airport. From there you can take another bus or a cab to go to your next destination.

Other Museums in South Korea: 

Summary of 5 days itinerary in 2011 Jeju-Seoul Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Take out from McDo
Lunch on Tour
Day 2
Paris Baguette
Lunch at Seongeup
Yeha Guesthouse, Jeju
Day 3
Joongang Cathedral
Flight to Gimpo Airport
Four Seasons House
Coffee Prince Restaurant
Green Residence, Myeongdong, Seoul
Day 4
Coffine Gurunaru
Green Residence, Myeongdong, Seoul
Day 5
Angel in Us Coffee
Green Residence, Myeongdong, Seoul