Read about the Seoul, Korea Itinerary here.
On our first actual whole day in Korea, we decided to take the Klook tour and hit all three sites with one tour. So today, it will be all about:
- The Garden of the Morning Calm
- Nami Island
- Le Petite France
First stop is the The Garden of the Morning Calm.
We were able to see some remnants of autum in this garden as the bodies of water started to freeze up. Since this is our first actual day in Seoul, this is the time when we realized how cold it really was!
It’s better to visit here during the first week of December as they fill the garden with lights. I also learned that during December, they make this garden as the last stops so tourists can see the lights.
Second Stop: Nami Island
A little confession. I’m not really a fan of KDrama but I do remember watching a Korean Drama called Winter Sonata. Apparently, this is the place where they shot the series.
We were really lucky to catch the last wave of fall as it snowed two days after we visited. The Nami Island is a huge park, where you can rent a bike, eat at restaurants and do other activities. But since it was too cold, we decided to just take photos and get acquainted with the park.
At around 5pm there is a puppet show in Petite France. Eventhough the temperature started to drop, I still stayed to watch the show and maximize what I paid for the tour! Hahahaha!
Petite France is a nice place for photo opportunity of everything cute, but that’s just it. It housed the collection of a Korean owner who loves France and everything French so much that it became a tourist spot.
We arrived home at around 8pm, I think. Tired but not really hungry. Getting the Klook trip was really a good idea than our initial plan for figuring out the whole train navigation and bus transfers as well.