South Korean Adventures: Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul

2 Aug

This week was vacation, but did you not just started work a month ago?, you may say. And the response is: yes, yes I did. But hey who am I to refuse to go on vacation. 

My lovely friend who has been a teacher in Seoul for aver a year made plans and I took the bus from Samcheok to Seoul (I ended up in Itaewon first but that is more like a bar review so it will come later). 

The first stop on vacation that was not improvised was WETA Workshop ‘Fantasy Exhibition’ (and yes it is as awesome as it sounds). I went in and felt I had gone to fantasy nerd haven, because who does not want to feel like a woodland creature or a hobbit? 

We begin by arriving at the  Dongdaemun Design Plaza (how do you get there? well you can take a train or a bus if you are brave enough you can drive or even walk) I really am not sure, I looked up the train stops from Tehyon. Always go to the information centers if they cannot speak English they will give you a map so you don’t have to look at your phone all the time and kill its food source. 



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Anyways you will arrive at a place like this in the pictures above then just follow the scent of awesome purchase a ticket and go in to a world you wish you had lived in your whole life. 

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Look at all that is balancing this statue!

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You get all sorts of models from life sized to the you wish were life sized because they are so awesome. 



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In many ways this may have been better than comic con because there was a lot to see and well…life size baby dragon (that looks incredibly cute holding its tail as it sleeps!)

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Can you spot all the different things? look very close.

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Finally these statues were just larger than life and I which the people holding the exhibit would have let us touch them all but we couldn’t (mega sad face). This requires a marathon of the Lord of the rings trilogy, plus never ending story plus anything else you thought should be real.

If you find this exhibit near you it is worth the money! or if you are in Seoul there is something for you to do now it runs until August 17 2014. 


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