Seoul Day 1 – Grand Park/ zoo

As we managed to pack a lot into our short trip I have decieded to split the posts by days so here is day 1 of our stay in Seoul, where we headed to Seoul Grand Park and Zoo.

Here we are figuring out the ticket machine of Seoul Metro. The brilliant thing was as soon as we selected English, then it stayed English though out, even when we placed our cards on the turnstiles the voice telling us we needed to get our deposit back was in English. It was a 500won deposit for each card, each trip and we let the children keep the change, this was then their spending money for the week, they both choose to save it up and spend it on the last day.

 

 

The entrance to the park was very bleak and forbidding, and yes it was as cold as it looks in this photo!

 

 

 

We got the skylift up to the top of the zoo, which was a chilly but quick way to get there and gave us some stunning views.


The autumn colours, that are only just coming out in Ulsan, were a highlight of the trip.

The zoo had lots of twisty paths that were fun to explore and although some cages were too small there were others that had obviously been recently redone and were very good.

Heading into the reptile house to warm up. Notice the complete absence of other people! It was a week day with most of the school still open so most of the visitors were people walking/hiking and very few looking at the animals, but it was still very quiet.

And the same a little later on with the botanic  garden greenhouse, which had a fun elevated tree-top walkway.

To finish off  here are some photos of us playing around with the statues that are scattered around.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 18:35:49

    Especially love the turtle pic!

    Reply

  2. Deborah
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 22:36:04

    You definitely suit being a turtle 😉

    Reply

  3. Sandra Howells
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 00:44:18

    you cluck!! if it’s not elephants standing on you it’s turtles!! brill.

    Reply

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