Sunday, 9 December 2018

The Two Faces of Yeojwacheon Stream (여좌천-벚꽃명소)

If you are looking for cherry blossoms in Korea, Jinhae is a must-go location. It's not only beautiful scenery, but also you'll find smiles on almost every faces. This positive enerdy definetely boosting up your mood and make you much happy.

Crowned as Cherry Blossom City, Jinhae offers many places for 
cherry blossom sightseeing where almost the whole city is wrapped in
lovely pinkish-white spring flowers that bloom for about 14 days.

We went back to Jinhae again to witness the last day of 
Cherry Blossom Festival (1-10 April) with our own eyes.

 The day before we only managed to visit Gyeonghwa Station (경화역 벚꽃길).

So we decided to rejoin Jinhae Cherry Blossom Tour Bus where it very conveniently loops around 9 must-visit Cherry Blossom spots in Jinhae. 

We took a taxi from our hotel to Jinhae station quite early. We checked with 
KTO whether there's any place nearby that we can go first before joining
the first bus that starts at 10 o'clock. 

The KTO's staff was so kind to walk us all the way from the booth until
this point where we saw this overhead bridge and told us to just
follow the path until we see the stream... 
(photo was taken when we went back again in the evening)

Didn't know that it led to Yeojwacheon Stream until I saw this familiar
photo zone where a lot of photos appeared on my Facebook and 
Instagram account. 

 If I knew earlier that  is just a walking distance from the station, 
we would have visited here the night before...

Resting for the long walk~!

Perfect spot to rest and admire the beauty of the cherry blossoms. Watching the petals sway in the spring breeze fascinated me much~!

It's one of the most precious moments in my life as 
there are no cherry blossoms in Singapore.

I kept repeating to my hubby that we have to come here again and again.
I hope that the dreamy shades of the blossoms will hypnotise him and
my words will be engraved in his mind! 

Walk further down and you'll find another picturesque spot
 at the bridge connecting two pedestrian paths....

"Romance Bridge"

It is called Romance Bridge because of  MBC drama "Romance (2002)," It was the shooting location where the two leading characters, Gwanu and Chaewon first met as tourists who came to Jinhae to enjoy Jinhae Gunhangje Festival. (Video 2:26)

The last kissing scene of “That Winter, the Wind Blows,” a 2013 SBS TV drama 
starring Jo In-sung and Song Hye-kyo was also filmed here. (Photo: SBS)

Watch the above video for the falling petals with my favorite Trot song 
"꽃" by 장윤정... I'll be your flowers and you'll be my tree~!

Excited to see Hanbok rental booth and was pleasantly
surprised to find that it's free of charge!

 Quickly grabbed some street food and walked back to
the station to join the second bus at 11:00 am.

We came back to a different view of the now
illuminated Yeojwacheon Stream.

The cherry blossoms and light from the installations blend together,
 creating a pretty and romantic ambience.
 The reflection on the stream adds to the surreal scene.

The lighted umbrellas looked nicer at night...

Couldn't stop myself from taking photos... sorry!!!

What do you think? Is Yeojwacheon Stream more beautiful in 
broad daylight or the enchanting moonlight?

Yeojwacheon Stream (여좌천-벚꽃명소)
Add: Yeojwa-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 
         경상남도 창원시 진해구 여좌동 (여좌동)

Monday, 26 November 2018

Moving Boat at Yongji Lake (무빙보트 용지호수공원)

Min Jung Eonni helped us to select the most recommended places to visit in Changwon, Jinhae and Masan after we showed her our itinerary.

 One of them is Yongji Lake Park (용지호수공원).
 We took taxi from Gyeonghwa Station to this park since we missed 
the last Jinhae City Tour Bus and this park is near to our hotel.

 Yongji is a manmade lake which surrounded by urban park.

 Situated in the heart of the city, this park is new tourist attractions
and frequented by the local residents.

Angel's Wing, another photo spot at this park with
water promenade as the background.

This area serves as venue for a wide range of art festivals and a lotus lantern festival.

Beautiful night view from waterfront.

 The fountain installed in the Yongji Lake is 12m in diameter with
elevation of 20m which presents 13 stunning water displays.

There are artificial giant full moon and smaller crescent moon placed there too.
The atmosphere is really nice and relaxing.

This paper moon is illuminated with changing color at night
creating gorgeous reflection on the lake.

 Moving boats started operating since September 2017
which blend perfectly with the lake and park.

With this fantastic laser light, musical fountain and riding on the moving boat
it makes sense that it's one of favorite attactions in Changwon.

Neon Light Moving Boat operating from 10:00 am to 22:00 pm.

Rental fee for 30 mins is 20,000 or 60 mins for 30,000 Won.
Additional 5,000 Won per person if exceeded 4 person.

We assumed that we need to pedal for the boat to move,
and we didn't know that there's a musical fountain there too.

Blaming the weather as it's still so cold which the temperature
 should not be so low as it's spring already...
Therefore, we just rented the boat for 30 mins to go around the lake.

Life jackets were provided and the staff guided us to the boat and
told us how to navigate the boat. It's not difficult and safe
because it's moving slowly... It's not a speed boat~!

Moving Boat at Yongji Lake (무빙보트 용지호수공원)
 Add: 경남 창원시 의창구 용지동 551-4
551-4 Yongji-dong, Uichang-gu,
Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do.

Not familiar with the place, we just crossed to the opposite road because it seemed lively with bright lights from the lake.
 There are some stores, restaurants and cafes there...

We walked around, but couldn't decide what to eat...

Actually wanted to go back to Green House Bakery & Cafe, but quite lazy to make a big turn back. We ended up just went to Angel-in-Us Coffee...

 Our simple dinner for the night...

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