Lotus Lantern Festival 2015

~ Rainbow Color Lantern ~
~ Yahoo...fast fast fast..^.^ ~
~ Elephant ~
~ Symbol ~
~ Dragon ~
~ Angry Bird? Fire..Fire.. ~
~ Mid Autumn Festival? ~

~ Lantern Parade ~ 

16.05.2015 (Saturday) - The Lotus Lantern Festival is held every year on April 8th (lunar calendar) in honor of Buddha's Birth. And, this year, the festival located at 16.05.2015 (Saturday). This is why we booked our flight ticket at this period. During the lotus lantern festival, there are many activities such as cultural performances, lantern parade, exhibition of traditional lanterns and so on. A lot of lotus-shaped lanterns with lighting hanging across Seoul for several weeks. What a beautiful night when you pass through the Cheonggye-cheon Stream. It is a worth visiting.

Seoul

N Seoul Tower
~ Seoul Tower & Love Lock ~ 
~ Korean Artist? Performance at Seoul Tower ~ 
~ Grande Mosquée de Paris? ~

15.05.2015 (Friday)
Flight to Busan at 1.00 a.m. Reach Busan 7.30 a.m (Korea Times 8.30 a.m). Taking around 5 hours and 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur to Busan. After that, we bought the Korean air ticket went to Seoul (228,900 won). Taking another 1 hour to reach Seoul (Gimpo Airport). After we reach the Gimpo airport, we took bus and went to Dongdaemun which the Hwashin Hostel located in Dongeaemum. (Remark: There is no lift in the hostel but they do have rooms on the first level. A simple breakfast is provided every morning, bread with strawberry and peanut jam; coffee and green tea.). Hurry..Very hurry..Korean food? Fast food first, trying McDonald in Seoul. Yummy! After eating, we get back our energy and continue our next destination, N Seoul tower, getting to Seoul Tower by cable car.

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tours
~ DMZ Tour (1) ~
~ DMZ Tour (2) ~

Lotus Lantern Festival 
~ Lotus Lantern Festival ~

Dinner 
~ Dinner at Mapogalnaegi ~ 

16.05.2015 (Saturday)
Early morning, 7.25 a.m., we followed our DMZ tour (40,000 won - online booking). This tour include Imjingak (Nuri Peace Park), The 3rd Tunnel, and Dorasan Station. My leg feels painful after I walked inside the 3rd tunnel (A tunnel is 1.7 kilometers long, 2 meters high and 2 meters wide), but is a new experience for me. After finish the DMZ tour, they drop us at Insadong (tourist place). Yeah, shopping and had our lunch here. Around 6.00 p.m, we went to  Lotus Lantern Festival (연등회) - more picture.

Gyeongbokgung Palace
~ Gyeongbokgung Palace ~
 
~ You Turn Left, I Turn Right ~ 

~ Performance at Gyeongbokgung Palace ~

Bukchon Hanok Village
  ~ Cha Masineun Tteul Tea House ~

Changdeokgung Palace
~ First class, ^.^ ~

Dongdaemon
~ Night Scene at Dongdaemon ~

17/05/2015 (Sunday)
Rushing. Fortunately, we able reached Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) at 10 a.m. as the performance is just started. Once the performance finished, they allow us to have photo session with them. Besides that, there is free to wearr Korea Hanbok. I not post my photo here as the photo is too ugly. The Korean Hanbok is super big size. Next destination is Bukchon Hanok Village. A village which has the old traditional houses that people actually live in. Take a short break and had a tea time at Cha Masineun Tteul Tea House. [Trying their pumpkin rice - no taste, no sweet good for health. First times, I drink a flower tea (8500 won) cost me RM28.00]. After that, we went to next palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon (창덕궁과 후원) [UNESCO World Heritage]. Entrance fee is 3000 won, plus "SECRET GARDEN", the total is 8000 won. The scene of secret garden like the scene in the secret garden Korean drama? At the end, the tour guide, just tell us the secret garden is nothing to be secret, a garden with trees, flowers  and pond only. Having 1 hour secret garden tour. T.T. At night, we went to Migliore Dongdaemon. The shopping center is open from 10.30 a.m to 4.30 a.m. Went back to hostel and come out at 12 a.m shopping again. First times, shopping until my eye almost want to close when the times around 4 a.m. Fortunately, the next day is our free day, last day shopping day in Seoul.

~ Cosmetics and Skincare ~
~ LED Rose ~ 

18/05/2015 (Monday)
Last day shopping day in Seoul,  Myeongdong, the land of cosmetics and skincare. In Korea, you can see many cosmetics shop such as "Holika Holika", "The Face Shop", "Laneige", "Etude House", "Nature Republic", "Innisfree", and so on. Although I not really like to make up, but I bought around RM1500 cosmetics and skincare. I bought from the Baviphat shop which located in nearby Ewha Womans University.  At night, we visited the Dongdaemum Design Plaza (the building look like UFO).We enjoy over 20,000 LED roses at the rooftop garden of DDP. You may fall in love with the special romantic LED roses to make the night even more special. Love on the air. <3 p="">

~ You are beautiful ~

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