Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 32: Olympic Park and Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain


Olympic Park

How to go there: There is a few stations located around the park as it is really big.
1-Olympic Park Station (Subway Line 5), Exit 3
2-Mongchontoseong Station (Subway Line 8), Exit 1



Some of the interesting sculpture located around the park. It is a park for cycling, cycling and picnic. It is really big and took quite a long time to walk from one place to another. The key attractions for this park are

SOMA Museum of Art: It is one of great 5 sculpture parks in the world. There is motion picture displays and various high standard education programs. However, I am not able to experience it as we walk around in the park and forget about the operation timing...

Olympic Museum: showcasing Seoul Olympics achievement and sports. Do take note of the operation timing too. Generally most parks of the park are opened from 6AM to 10pm except for those indoor exhibition.

Musical fountain: makes 14,000 different kinds of expressions in accordance with about 140 melodies, and shoots water as high as up to 30m.

Rose garden: full of beautiful roses!!! There are many types of different roses in different color. It is really beautiful.






Overall, I feel it is quite an interesting place to visit. U can plan half day trip over here visiting all the exhibition and rose garden.

Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain
How to go there:
1) Alight at Dongjak Station and exit at Exit 1 or 2.
2) Alight at Express Bus Terminal Station and exit at Exit 8-1. Walk for around 250m, and turn right at the Express Bus Terminal 4-way intersection. Walk straight all the way and go through the underpass to arrive at the park.

It is really disappointing trip. We waited from 7:45pm all the way to 9:15pm but there is no water fountain show at all. The information at visit korea website is not updated. Furthermore there is no information that there is no water fountain performance. Even the Koreans are just like us blindly waiting. I have another friend who visited twice but did not manage to catch the show either.
Remember to go to this website: http://hangang.seoul.go.kr/enjoy/enjoy01_03_02.html to check before going!!!