Monday, 2 April 2018

[Chuncheon] - Namiseom Island & Gangchon Rail Park

From MBC broadcasting station, we walked back to bus stop and waited for the next city tour bus to bring us to Nami Island, which is the 4th stops after Chuncheon station.

The bus stopped for about 5 minutes to wait for people
who wanted to go to the next destinations.

 We just took this few minutes time to snap some photos outside the immigration.

My hubby and I were here last time, and kiddos not interested to stroll
around the island knowing that they'll have to wait for me 
because I'll be snapping thousand of photos!

 You can opt to enter this half moon-shaped island by riding
the ferry or flying over the water through Zip Wire (남이섬 짚와이어).

Known as filming location for the popular Hallyu drama 'Winter Sonata"
and it's also famous for the elegant and exotic Metasequoia Lanes of:

[Namiseon Island] K-drama Winter Sonata | [Namiseon Island] K-drama Winter Sonata | 
 Gingko Tree Lane, Pine Tree Lane,

 [Namiseon Island] K-drama Winter Sonata | [Namiseon Island] K-drama Winter Sonata |
 White Birch Lane, Reed Woods Lane and

Cherry Tree Lane which is particularly beautiful in spring.
(Please click here to read my previous post).

Nami Concours aims to encourage artists' creativity and contribute to 
the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations.

You have two hours to spend on the island if you're taking City tour bus on the same course. However for transferinf course, it's only one hour (for course A to course B) and 45 minutes (for Course B to Course A), therefore make sure you check and take note on the timing.

= Gangchon Rail Park = 
 We took circular bus Course B at 13:20pm and reached Gangchon Railpark at 13:35.

It's just perfect time to join the railbiking which started at 14:00.

It's the same track and tunnels which I'd so much fun with others
VIP Tour members on the previous week.

I kinda cheated this time round by leaving most of the pedaling jobs to 
energetic kids and my hubby, soI could concentrated taking videos & photos.

Two happy sheep brazing the winter cold!

They didn't look tired at all and love the entire pedalling including...

train ride to admire beautiful Bukhanggang river...

But instead of sitting on the uncovered top, all of the passengers
sat inside because it's snowing...

"It's too fast!!! Why it's not round-trip?" Kids complained.

That's basically ended Chuncheon City Tour too, 
because we didn't wait for the next bus.

Well, it's considered round-trip as there's a free shuttle bus
to bring you back to the starting point at Gimyujeong Station.

Chuncheon City Tour & MBC Station

As suggested by KTO Singapore, I changed the rail biking destination from Jeongseon to Gangchon Rail Bike because it is easier to go to railbiking location. It also means that I'll be going back to the same place where we went on VIP trip.

 Yongsan Station -> Chuncheon Station by ITX train.

It's a double-deck train, our seats were on upper deck. Let's go up!

To make the travelling less boring... gimbap on the train!

Chuncheon Station.

City Tour bus ticket can be purchased at Tourist Information Centre
beside Chuncheon Station.

 Playing with snow while waiting for the bus in front of the station.

This brown color bus runs once on different route each day.

And this Hop-on Hop-off yellow bus is running on a circular course.

Our 1st stop - Gongji Stream (MBC). 

Gongji stream or Mulle-Gil?

We just hopped off thinking that I might able to tour around MBC studio.

Chuncheon MBC (춘천 MBC)

MBC Chuncheon is a broadcast television station in Chuncheon, providing Entertainment, News, Sports and Documentaries. As part of the MBC network (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation), MBC Chuncheon airs MBC dramas, reality shows and national news, along with local news and information programming. 

Chuncheon MBC aims to encourage the participation of the viewers and listeners. The TV station works hard to meet today's demands for more information as a leading player in the promotion of the folk culture and development of the local community.

Military Tank parked out MBC?!!

There were some posters including "She Was Pretty" (그녀는 예뻤다)
at the main entrance to the building.

But it's not open for public, so we could only walk around the site.

I would really love to work here! See!!! Such a beautiful and relaxing place. 
I guess it must bea beautiful place to admire sunset too...

Love me, Love me, say that you love me~!^^ 

Fresh air and unblocked beautiful scenery of Gongji stream from the top.

Picture spot outside GS25!

These cute mascots promoting barehanded fishing at Hwacheon
Sancheoneo Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천산천어축제).

GS25 Convenience Store outside MBC.

It's snowing outside, so we'd a reason to grab some hot food for lunch...

 and observing snow flakes falling from the sky. Hot & Cool, right?!

We bought food and drinks many times, but it's the
first time we had hot meals inside convenience shop.

Maybe question marks were written all over our faces.
The friendly storekeeper guiding and helping us to prepare
the food without asking. Thank you so much~!^^

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