Traveling to Seoul on the KTX and our hotel room.
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So to get away, we went up into the tower, we didn't know the kids would be right behind us and he got mobbed a few more times.
I am glad we waited until sunset to go up, because the city looked amazing all lit up at night.
The next day we decided to go visit the Korean War Memorial. Tyson had a thousand questions for us so I told him that every time he learned something new, he got a new wrinkle in his brain. He spent the rest of the day saying he wanted to get a spaghetti brain. After the memorial we walked to
Wednesday was Tyson's day. Since we had was no longer able to go to Tokyo Disney, I decided to give him his own day at Lotte World. Even though I had seen pictures online, I never imagined it would be as large as it was. The huge indoor amusement park housed over a dozen rides that even Jeff and I enjoyed. Jeff and I couldn't help but wonder how they managed to have a water ride on the third floor of a building, but it was fun. Tyson said over and over that it was one of the best days of his life.
Seeing Lotte World for the first time. This alone made it worth it.
Inside Lotte World
The outside of Lotte World
Thursday we decided to go check out the Coex mall. The underground mall is the largest in Asia ".Along with hundreds of shops, the mall houses two food courts, a 16-screen multi-cinema complex, an aquarium attraction, a large bookstore, and the Kimchi Field Museum. It also features a game area which is used to film computer game tournaments (for which South Korea is known) which are broadcast on local television. There are also stages inside and outside the mall for seasonal events and public appearances by celebrities" The mall is 85,000 square metres in area. I am not much into malls or shopping but was excited to go to the Kimchi museum and Tyson wanted to go to the Aquarium. Although I don't think the aquarium was worth the money, it was still fun.
I never realized how many different types of Kimchi there are.
After the Coex mall, we wanted to head over to Bongeunsa Temple. When I looked up the directions, it said to take a bus from the mall to the Temple, but we could not figure out what bus to take. Instead we decided to just hop in a cab and ride over. When we got in the driver motioned to us that it was the other way. We had encountered a few taxi drivers that seemed to get upset that we were heading in the wrong direction, so we figured he was going to turn around. When he started laughing I knew something was up. He drove around the mall and then pulled over. I was a bit embarrassed when I realized that we were at the temple. The number on the meter never even changed. Oh well, at least the man got his base pay and a good laugh from the stupid Americans.
Bongeunsa Temple was constructed in the 10th year of Shilla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple at the east of King Seongjong’s royal mausoleum and renamed the temple as Bongeunsa.
Friday we decided to just hang round the hotel until it was time to go to the KTX. Jeff went and got us breakfast at DD and we got ready to go back home. I am really glad we decided to go to Seoul because we had a great time.