If you're a fan of teddy bears, you'll absolutely love this museum. We made our way to The Teddy Bear Museum at the Namsan Seoul Tower in Seoul. It houses a vast collection of past and present teddy bears dressed beautifully in different costumes.
As opposed to most other museums I visited, this one is cute and amusing. I have not seen so many teddy bears in one place. I was pleasantly surprised with the unique presentations and cool set up. The curators truly has a sense of humour.
The gallery is grouped into two sections: Exhibition Hall 1 which features the historical Seoul whereas Exhibition Hall 2 introduces interesting facets of modern Seoul.
The above pictures depict scenes of the past appearances of various historical events.
Equally impressive is the modern day scenes featuring various aspects of Seoul lifestyle. It's really fascinating to learn how Seoul has changed and developed over time from the olden to modern days.
I know I got a bit carried away taking pictures of these adorable teddy bears but everything looked so adorable.
Like other tourist attractions, there's also a souvenir shop at the museum. I bought a little cute bear as most everyone else seems to have done. Not that expensive and they are made with the most expensive materials.
Is one of the most beautiful airports I’ve come across in Asia. It's an amazing feat of architectural design with a wide variety of facilities and amenities. Remember the movie ‘The Terminal’ where Tom Hanks was stranded at an airport? I think he would have love to be trapped in this terminal. He would never leave.
These photos were captured at Terminal 3. I can’t decide which photo I like best so I’m posting all three photos. What do you think?
A walk along the bustling Sokcho will reveal the daily life of the locals and the surviving culture of South Korea.
One most apparent place we visited was the Daepohang Fish Market selling wide variety of live fresh fish and seafood. It was interesting to look at the display of exotic creatures even if you were not buying anything.
It's quite common to see row upon row of different types of dried fish, along with many other types of dried seafood being sold openly.
There are also lots of packed desiccated seafood products for sale but I didn't buy anything.
Not far from the market area, I stumbled upon several stalls selling local delicacies. My nose immediately detected the aroma of delicious fried shrimps from the moment I
entered the place.
It was impossible to walk past one of these stalls without sampling different types of local delights. Here is a wonderful spread of piping hot ojingeo sundae (Korean style sausage made with squid) waiting to be enjoyed. The squids are filled with glutinous rice and a tasty mixture of other ingredients that seemed to dance around my taste buds. Each of them is usually sliced into rings and fried over a flat top stove.
Fancy trying these? This is a big tray of silkworm larvae or whatever it is that the street vendor is cooking up. It's another popular snack here but I didn't have the courage to try it. Most locals were enjoying these bugs though. They made it seem so tasty and so easy to eat! :)