This is the second part of our first day tour in Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea. After One Mount Snow and Water Park, we went straight to Hanhwa Aquarium Planet and to my surprise, there’s actually a mini zoo inside!
You have to pass through this tunnel that’s filled with jellyfish. Scary and cool at the same time.
Japanese spider crab. They have extra long legs!
Chrysaora, also known as the sea nettle.
The tunnel I was telling you about. It looks so awesome. I was praying it won’t break while I was taking this picture lol!
Every time I see a penguin I always remember the movie Happy Feet. They swim so cute!
I spotted a spotted jellyfish!
Don’t mess with their crew! So amused by this huge group of fishies just swimming altogether!
The most beautiful fish (for me) that I saw in the entire aquarium planet. I think it’s an emperor angelfish, but please do correct me if I’m wrong.
The most amazing performance ever! There were three girls just dancing so gracefully inside a giant tank while there were water creatures swimming around them. It was an unforgettable show.
Spot the jaguar, and no, I don’t mean the car. Hehe.
One of my highlights during the trip: feeding the parrots. I was so scared at first but they’re super harmless and they don’t care, they just eat! I did it a lot of times because I super enjoyed it. My first few photos were so funny- I looked so scared and happy but around my fourth attempt I think you could see in the photos that I was genuinely enjoying already.
After visiting Hanhwa Aquarium Planet, we had dinner at a Korean place then went straight to Hwaseong Fortress.
Hwaseong is the provincial capital of Gyeonngi-do and it was designated as a world heritage site too. The suwoncheon, which is the main stream in Suwon, flows through the centre of the fortress. It’s a huge castle and can take you about 2-3 hours if you want to explore the entire village.
This castle/ fortress is the wall surrounding the centre of Suwon and such a magnificent fortress. Though it’s our first one to see in South Korea, I still feel that it’s one of the most beautiful sights to see here in their country.
Their roofs also look a lot like the ones in China. I’m sure there’s a difference but I love they all look so colourful.
The trip was extra fun and memorable because of these girls!
I really love visiting traditional and historical places. After seeing Hanok Village last February in Seoul, I told myself I’d want to see more cultural places instead of shopping malls on my next travels. I’m so happy AirAsia and Korea Tourism Manila arranged this tour for us!
That ends my day in Gyeonggi-do! More travel photos on my next posts. BMS.