|The 2018 Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival.|
|The Botanical Garden is at the right side of the Seoul Grand Park.|
An annual event that usually lasts a fortnight, this year's Rose Festival ran from May 26 until June 10. The festival was held at the botanic garden, located at the right side of the park. The venue is approximately 950 meters away from the park's entrance, and it takes a while to get there by foot. It's a good thing Yue is used to long walks like this - not once did he complain as we made our (very long) way towards the Theme Garden.
|Sightseeing as we made our way to the Rose Festival venue.|
|The Elephant Tram.|
Photo credit: Hello I'm Korean.
|The Theme Garden, finally!|
There were photo zones all over the garden, and everyone had a blast, taking photos with these lovely roses in the background. Even the elders who were visiting the garden that day (think halmonis and ahjummas) were hamming it up for the camera - how cute is that?! :)
A young Korean couple asked us to take a photo of them by the windmill, and they took a photo of us in return.
|Waltzing with the roses. :)|
|Excuse my fat arms, lol.|
Special programs were also offered during the festival. On weekends, they have beauty classes in the afternoon (1 pm - 5 pm), as well as a concert and a magic show (1 pm - 6 pm). They also had carpentry activities on certain dates (May 27, June 2, 3, and 10) for the first 50 participants. All of the said programs were open to the public, free of charge.
|Smelling the roses? :)|
|White foxes (not sure if they're Arctic Foxes, though).|
|This llama stole the hearts of everyone. :)|
|Yue with the goats in the background. :)|
Entrance to the Children's Zoo is free. If you would like to see more animals such as bears and giraffes and elephants, you can head over to the Seoul Zoo, located right across the Theme Garden. Entrance to the Seoul Zoo is 5000 won (around $5 or Php 250) for adults and 2000 won (around $2 or Php 100) for kids.
Yue and I skipped the Seoul Zoo, because we still had to go to the nearby Science Museum. Will blog about this experience next. Stay tuned! :)
To get to the Seoul Grand Park, take exit 2 of the Seoul Grand Park Station (Line 4).