Sunday, 10 January 2016

Visit Korea Special VIP Tour [Day 3-2]

Visit Korea VIP Special Invitation Tour : Railbiking from Gimyujeong to Gangchon station | by Meheartseoul
After 3 buses arrived at Gimyujeong carpark, we walked to the Rail Park...

Entrance to Gimyujeong Rail Park | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Entrance to Gimyujeong Rail Park.

Sera eonni from KTO | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg Sera eonni from KTO | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
Wefie with Sera eonni... Kimchi~!^^

Big novel books from different writers decorating this Rail Park. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Big novel books from different writers decorating this Rail Park.
 
'동백꽃' (The Camellias) by Korean novelist   Kim Yu-jeong (김유정) because Gimyujeong station was named after him. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg 
You can find novel '동백꽃' (The Camellias) by Korean novelist 
Kim Yu-jeong (김유정) because Gimyujeong station was named after him.

Gim Yu Jeong House of Literature which is about 5 minutes walk from the station | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Gim Yu Jeong House of Literature which is about 5 minutes walk from the station
has a memorial exhibition hall, walking path, and hiking trail. 

4-seaters rail-bikes lining up on this old train track. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg 
 4-seaters rail-bikes lining up on this old train track.

Nice and beautifully decorated Railpark Station. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Nice and beautifully decorated Railpark Station.
  
 Kim eonni with her pretty trademark smile. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
 Kim eonni with her pretty trademark smile.

busy to snap photos and not forgetting   taking group photos outside the cafe with the statue.  | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com   busy to snap photos and not forgetting   taking group photos outside the cafe with the statue.  | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Everyone busy to snap photos and not forgetting 
taking group photos outside the cafe with the statue.

VIP Tour participants and Sera eonni.  | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
VIP Tour participants and Sera eonni.

Perfect group photo taken by Mr. Jeon Han | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Perfect group photo taken by Mr. Jeon Han (Source: Korea.net).

2-seater bike KRW25,000 | 4-seater bike KRW 35,000 | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
2-seater bike KRW25,000 | 4-seater bike KRW 35,000

VIP Tour participants with Sera eonni (KTO), Ms. Hana Lee and Mr. Jeon Han from Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism and tour guides occupied five of 4-seater rail bikes.

briefing on safety precautions before   we start to pedal for about 40 minutes on the track. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
The staff gave some briefing on safety precautions before 
we start to pedal for about 40 minutes on the track.

downhill so pedaling is not required,  the bike will automatically sliding down itself | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
 Starting was totally effortless. It's downhill so pedaling is not required,
the bike will automatically sliding down itself!

 Gimyujeong to Gangchon Railbike | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Wow, It's like riding roller coaster, just that it's a bit slower 
and luckily no deadly sharp turns! :P
 
Enjoying view of gorgeous golden wheat field. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
Enjoying view of gorgeous golden wheat field.

Maintaining some distance with the bike in front of us   before entering dark tunnel. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com   
Maintaining some distance with the bike in front of us 
before entering dark tunnel.

Railbiking from Gimyujeong to Gangchon  | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
천천히 주세요 Japanese team~! 
Wow... they're just right behind us!

Railbiking from Gimyujeong to Gangchon  | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
The train carrying the bikes from Ganchon back to Gimyuejeong station.

It stopped there because 2 tracks combined to 1 track. He might need to wait until the other track to clear before he could take over the other track back to the station.

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We're at old Geum Yeon Gu Station (금연구역) track
of Mugunghwa train that traveled this route for 70 years.

Railbiking from Gimyujeong to Gangchon  entering milky way tunnel | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
~*~*~*~ Entering milky way tunnel with slow romantic music ~*~*~*~
 (check the video below)



Nice scenery of stream flowing to Bukhangang River. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
 Nice scenery of stream flowing to Bukhangang River.

Omo! We're now pedaling at the cliff of the mountain!!! | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
Omo! We're now pedaling at the cliff of the mountain!!!

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The distance was so close... only about half a meter flat surface from the barrier.

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But you don't need to worry as long as you put on your safety belt
  and always keep good distance from the bike in front and behind you.
Just relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape~!^^

last tunnel with disco lights and trot song   before parking our rail bike at the resting point. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Entered the last tunnel with disco lights and trot song 
before parking our rail bike at the resting point.

Restrooms in between Gimyujeong and Gangchon Station. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
Restrooms in between Gimyujeong and Gangchon Station.

Resting area between Gimyujeong and Gangchon Station. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com   Resting area between Gimyujeong and Gangchon Station. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com   Resting area between Gimyujeong and Gangchon Station. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Finally we could rest our legs ;P

Stalls selling foods, drinks and snacks at Railpark resting point | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
Stalls selling foods, drinks and snacks. 

Resting time is about 10 minutes, you can enjoy the scenery, buy something to munch or go to the restroom before the train take us to Gangchon station.  

I just busy to take photos while resting at the platform sandwiched between Bukhangang River and waterfall.

Does he look like Kang Nam Gil (강남길) in drama 'Super Daddy Yeol' | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Suddenly red jacket Ahjussi asked me to snap photo for him.
Actually he looked like an actor, but at that time I couldn't recall his name or drama.
Does he look like Kang Nam Gil (강남길) in drama 'Super Daddy Yeol'?

Waterfall between Gimyujeong and Gangchon  | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
Love these few photos shot by him.

Mr. Jeon Han busy capturing photos for an article  'Korea inspires global power bloggers' | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Mr. Jeon Han busy capturing photos for an article

 scenic train along Bukhanggang | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg 
Time to enjoy what Bukhanggang has to offer...

scenic train to bring us to Gangchon station. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
while sitting on the open top scenic train to bring us to Gangchon station.

We chose to sit on the front carriage as it's open top and no obstruction. But, when I went with my family, it's snowing quite heavy, so we'd to sit inside the carriage with covered top.

Fantastic panoramic view of mountains and river. | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
Fantastic panoramic view of mountains and river.

memorable trip for all of us | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com   memorable trip for all of us | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Definitely memorable trip for all of us!

Gangchon Railpark | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg Photo booth at Gangchon Railpark station | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg 
 Random photos with RailPark scenic train.
You can purchase your photo on the photo booth.

Rail Park - Gangchon Station | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.com
Rail Park - Gangchon Station.
Add: 강원도 춘천시 신동면 김유정로 1385.
Direction: Gimyujeong Station (Gyeongchun Line).

Go Kart racing  | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg  ATV ride at Gangchon station | www.meheartseoul.blogspot.sg
If you have time and want something more adventurous, 
you should continue with Go Kart racing or ATV ride along the river.

Kim eonni told us that previously Gangchon was popular site for overnight trips for students and team building or training. And after rail park began its operation, Gangchon once again become a popular day trip attraction because of its natural scenery and various leisure activities for everyone. Perfect for day trip out from Seoul especially it's so convenience to travel by ITX.

Our buses were waiting for us in front of the Gangchon station to bring us to famous Dalkgalbi restaurant for lunch before heading back to Seoul.


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This trip is made possible by VisitKorea organised by Korea  Tourism Organization. 
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto   http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto 

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