Our Korea Experiences

This is an attempt to Pen down travel stories during our stay in South Korea. South Korea with its four distinct seasons and awesome landscapes is a treat to visitor's eyes. Travelling is always fun here due to the hospitality and extremly cooperative people.
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Aquarium and IMAX visit in 63 building

Pre Travel Expectation:
Information: 63 building is the tallest building in Korea.Its located in Yeouido in Seoul.
You can find more info from their home page (63 Building) In spring season Yeouido is famous for the cherry blossom festival that attracts thousands of people every year.

Expectation: We were excited about the visit since we had planned to watch documentary in IMAX located inside 63 building. The IMAX theater in 63 building is claimed to be largest in Asia and screen is as tall as an 8 storey building. Additionally we had plan to visit the Aquarium also.We had visited Aquarium in COEX in seoul so were looking forward to see the difference between the two aquariums as well.
Photos (Many of the photos got deleted by mistake):

Post Travel Views:
Beyond Expectation:
1. The IMAX theatre experience was great since we had never watched movie on such a huge screen.At times our seat seemed like moving when picture on the screen moved fast.
2. There were two shows inside the aquarium.A under water dance and a Sea Lion Show.Both were really entertaining.

Below Expectation:
1. This aquarium will appear much smaller to those visited COEX aquarium already. For some one visiting for the first time, its awesome.
2. Only certain shows in IMAX are in english.So you can either wait for the English one or opt for a digital device that would translate the Korean to English.The voice quality of translation is really poor. Once you submit your Identity card you can get the translation device at the entry of theatre.The documentaries are usually Visual based and so donot require you to understand korean to enjoy it.

1. If you take triple ticket(Observatory, Aquarium and IMAX) then parking is free for 4 hours.4 hours is just enough time to complete the three items.

2. In case you have parked your car and want to use the time optimally, it is better to check the timming of IMAX movie after reaching there and if time matches then immidiately go to the theater else visit some other item and come to theater whenever the next show starts. This way you dont waste time waiting for the show to start.

3. If you want to enjoy the view from observatory then choose a clear sky day for visit.


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