Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lotte World, Seoul

A must visit place in South Korea

Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of the world's largest indoor theme park (a Guinness World Record) which is open all year around, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters all in one place.

Opened on July 12, 1989. Lotte World receives over 8 million visitors each year and is considered along with Tokyo Disney Resort as one of the world-class theme parks in Asia.

Hence such awesome place, definitely I would be there for a visit!
Here I am! XD

chilling for a bit

then off we go!
this is how the place looks like during Halloween Season....

First visit, Lotte World Folk Museum
Opened in January of 1989 in Jamsil, the place of Songpa Market and Songpa-sandaenori, Lotte Folk Museum was born as a cultural service of Lotte Group for the people. It is a lively cultural space with 5000 years of history and tradition of Korea that is easily accessible and enjoyable to the people.

Traditionally, museum's roles were collection, storage and exhibition of historical remains, but the current role includes being a place of interests to the tourists in order to expose people of the world to our history and tradition that is easily accessible and enjoyable to the public. Thus, the Folk Museum transcends the concept of showcase exhibitions, and uses various exhibition techniques such as diorama, miniature village, restored historical remains so that Koreans and foreigners alike can understand our history easily without prior special knowledge.

There are performance stages for traditional music and dance, and a market street with traditional Korean foods, recreating the lively atmosphere of the traditional markets so that visitors can enjoy the traditional culture through direct experience.

The history and traditional culture of a country cannot be understood through a short time of learning and watching. It can be understood properly when a person can experience and feel it directly while enjoying it. Lotte World Folk Museum is a cultural space and tourist attraction for natural understanding of our history and traditional culture while enjoying it. 


some of the traditional wear back then in South Korea

then we found this, it's supposed to be some traditional instrument for food...but it became a torturing instrument for me instead! hahaha check out the picture on the right! XD

Olden days...

check out this gal yo! she was working there, and she's damn cute! if only I can import her to Malaysia...sad case!

Some of the miniature stuff in the museum, pretty impressive I would say...

then off we go to the Theme Park

The Magic Island
Sort of reminds me of Disneyland in Paris though =)

The best ride ever!

Check out the video below! Sickening trust me!

moving on..

So how do you get there?
Take a subway and stop at this stop below;

Wanna have some fun badly now?

Photos Credit to Ho Wei Zheng & Chong Juin Yu

1 comment:

Diana Diane Teo said...

I did went to Lotte Mall but too bad due to time is so limited, we didnt went inside Lotte World. This will be in my itinerary for my second trip to Korea :D