Korea: Seryang-Je (세량제)

[one_half]As mentioned in my previous post, the 2nd location is right here, the Seryang-Je man-made reservoir. Not a common choice for tourist but a common spot for avid photographers. And I be the smart alec to choose a place that is by far the hardest to get to of ALL my travels. I do applaud myself for making the effort not only to get to an inaccessible place but also to wake up like freaking early (4am). Despite getting dragged at wee hours to a remote area, Wy agreed that it’s one of the highlights of the trip.[/one_half][one_half_last]If you were to ask me on how to get there? To be honest, just flag down a taxi. Our accommodation was somewhere near Usquare bus terminal in Gwangju and it took us about 20mins cab ride to the reservoir. The lady taxi driver didn’t know the location and GPS saved the day. Looking at the foggy roads, we were kinda worried. So was the taxi driver lol. She must have wondered why we would go to such place at such hour.[/one_half_last]

We were trying to find our way to the reservoir with the vague signage and Wy took the off beaten track and led us to what seemed like a tombstone lol. I was like wtf?? And we kinda panicked a little and apologised for intruding.

By right, this is the bus stop to alight if you’re trying to go all public to get here. But DAMN~ even the bus stop looked creepy with that giant spider web and rotten wood planks.

I should perhaps learn from these “web designers“. Such intense and on-point portfolio. Pun intended.

I was completely smittened by this fashionable looking chicken. Just look at that fine fur coat please. You so vogue chickerdee.

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And we finally arrived at the “observatory” area but no photographers lining up? It wasn’t very visible with the morning fog but I was already quite disappointed that I didn’t get the autumn color view. We had to wait for the fog to disperse. I guess it will be the prettiest during Spring which is around the month of April. If I ever return to visit Gwangju, I’ll plan it in April to try my luck again.

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The picture below was the best I could get after the fog dispersed a little. I’m sure it would be better off in Spring. As to what CNN Travel has listed. Out of the 50 beautiful places to visit in Korea, we managed to visit 3 of them this trip. Not bad aye?

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Our 3D2N stay in Gwangju was really productive. We get to go to places we had planned to go so it was all good. The last place we wanted to go before our flight back home was to  one of Korea’s largest seafood market, the Noryangjin fisheries wholesale market. Wy has been bugging me to let her eat some crabs and that was what we did. 

Very extensive seafood market siol. And it was really convenient. Just go to a stall, pick the seafood you’ll like to eat and they will bring you to a nearby restaurant to have your seafood cooked. Fresh from the pot almost. 

Wy was obviously very happy with our pick. Dream came true moment.

We really overestimated on how much we could eat and we couldn’t finish some of the dishes. Wasted. But the crab was YUMS!

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I’ve finally come to the end of the post of our Korea trip. With very limited video clips taken and very unskillful video editing ability, ending off here with a short clip I barely made. May seem kinda emo cause of the song choice of the clip but love the song & the singer so I’ll use it anyways! Till then.

 

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