We had the chance to celebrate this foreign holiday yesterday - a first for us, since we don't have Children's Day in the Philippines. I originally planned to take Yue to the Children's Grand Park, a popular family destination during Children's Day, but I had been warned by my Korean friend that we might not be able to fully enjoy the park as it would most likely be jam-packed.
I took her word for it, so I took Yue to nearby Seoul Forest instead. I anticipated that the place would be just as crowded, but at least it would not be a waste of bus/subway fare since Seoul Forest is just a fifteen-minute walk from where we live.
|Yue at Seoul Forest.|
|Lovely trees surrounding the car park.|
Spread across 300,000 pyeong (approximately 1.16 square meters) of land, Seoul Forest consists of five parks each with different themes.
|Visitor's Map (couldn't take a picture of the entire thing |
because so many people were looking at it.).
|Artwork at the Children's Playground.|
|Off to the Ecological Forest.|
|Some of the animals living at the Ecological Forest.|
|Oh, deer! :)|
|Trying to find ducks in the pond.|
|Beautiful scenery. :)|
|Descendants of the Sun? :)|
|Yes, it was windy outside.|
|Artwork at the Hill of Wind.|
|Viewing the herd from the footbridge.|
|Forest Keeper's Forest, which leads all the way to the Parking Lot.|
|Pretty flowers at the Nature Experiential Learning Center.|
|I can't remember what this is called, but it's lovely nonetheless.|
|The entrance to the Butterfly Garden.|
It was already closed when we arrived.
|The marker tells about the history of the Butterfly Garden.|
|Nice day for a stroll. :)|
|Some of the bird species that you can find in this area.|
|At the far, far end of this footbridge is the Han River Waterside Park.|
|Bikes are a common sight at Seoul Forest.|
|Capping our visit with a huge ball of cotton candy, 3000 won.|
273 Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul