I traveled to Seoul, South Korea, in early September. Although I was not blessed with weather at all, I enjoyed the trip as the food was delicious and people were kind. In this article, I will write about Lotte World as part of Day 4. Thanks to KKday, a Taiwanese optional tour sales site, I was able to buy tickets reasonably.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Gimpo International Airport
* Day 1: Myeong-dong
* Day 1: Myeong-dong (Light-up)
* Day 2: National Museum of Korea
* Day 2: War Memorial of Korea
* Day 2: Dongdaemun
* Day 2: Dongdaemun (Light-up)
* Day 3: Gyeongbokgung Palace
* Day 3: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art etc.
* Day 3: Seoul Station
* Day 3: Seoul Station (Light-up)
* Day 4: Coex Aquarium and Starfield Library
* Day 4: Lotte World [This Article]
* Day 4: Lotte World (Light-up)
* Day 5: Paradise City
* Day 5: Return Home from Incheon Airport & Stay Overnight at Narita Airport
Following the previous post, I came to Jamsil station by subway from Starfield COEX MALL. The area is a major tourist spot centering around “Lotte World”, and I will go around the area in the afternoon of the fourth day.
To begin with, I visited “Lotte World”.
“Lotte World” has “Advanture”, an indoor theme park, and “Magic Island”, an outdoor amusement park. The weather was not good, so I will go around only the indoor “Adventure”.
“Lotte World” was opened in 1989, so it celebrates the 30th anniversary this year. The figure on the center is Lorry, a mascot character of “Lotte World”.
Monorails ran over my head.
There was an ice skate link.
Decorations for Halloween.
Luckily, I was able to watch a parade.
This is Lotty, Lorry’s boyfriend.
The parade was in tune with Halloween.
I was surprised to see there were lots of casts who were Westerners.
Maybe it’s just my imagination, but she met my gaze several times 🙂
They resembled Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown in the movie of “Back to the Future”, didn’t they?
Lotte World Folk Museum
Lotte World housed “Lotte World Folk Museum” and I visited the museum.
The diorama presented days at that time.
A general during the period of Gaya confederacy.
The model below reproduced a coronation ceremony held in Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Talking of Gyeongbokgung Palace, I visited it in the morning of the third day, but the site was suddenly closed due to a typhoon (see the related article).
I would like to revisit it in the future, as I looked forward to the royal changing of the guard ceremony in Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Adjacent to “Lotte World Folk Museum”, there was a food street that reproduced towns in early 20th century.
I had a quick bite of Korean cold noodle.
Lotte World Aquarium
Lotte had a large shopping mall called “Lotte World Mall” and there was an aquarium named “Lotte World Aquarium” in the mall, so I visited the aquarium.
“Lotte World Aquarium” was opened in 2014 and consists of 5 oceans and 13 themes.
Let’s go into the aquarium.
I was a little bit surprised to see such a skeleton.
This ocean tunnel was 85 meters long.
Can this fish recognize its own figure over the fish tank?
A man who tried to touch fish.
This huge tank was 25 meters wide.
I recalled “Churaumi Aquarium” in Okinawa (see the related article).
The last shot was penguin.
Then, I will continue to go around Lotte World, but I will stop this article here due to the volume.
KKday’s Reasonable Ticket
FYI: To visit “Lotte World”, “Lotte World Folk Museum” and “Lotte World Aquarium”, I used “Seoul Lotte World＋Lotte World Aquarium Tickets” offered by KKday, a Taiwanese optional tour sales site.
If I buy tickets of the three facilities at each ticket office, the total price is 88,000 KRW. However, KKday offers a set price around 33,700 KRW. So, if you are thinking of visiting “Lotte World”, “Lotte World Folk Museum” and “Lotte World Aquarium”, I would recommend KKday.
That’s it for the article about Lotte World as part of Day 4.
Lotte World is a major recreation complex, which consists of amusement parks, a folk museum, and an aquarium, which I visited in this article. In addition, there are a shopping mall, a tower with observation deck and a hotel. In particular, if you have small children, I would recommend Lotte World 🙂
In the next article, I will write about evening scene of Lotte World as part of Day 4.
1 Lotte World
2 Lotte World Aquarium
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Lotte World Aquarium
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