Tuesday, January 06, 2009

작은 세계

This place is not Paris. Where is it?

I was bored in Seoul, so I decided to get out of it and went Aiinsworld in Bucheon last Saturday. I got off at Songnae Station (Line 1) and transferred to a shuttle bus but ended losing my way at the Bucheon Stadium. While finding my way back to Aiinsworld, I saw a 장사꾼 (hawker) selling Seogwipo tangerine for 5,000won per box by the roadside. I would be lucky to get half a box of tangerine at 5,000won in Seoul.

Anyway, I finally managed to find my way back to Aiinsworld and bought an entrance ticket for 8,500won. I had about one hour of light before the sun set at about 5:30pm. I thought my time of arrival was quite ideal. I got to see both day and night scenes in one visit.

Aiinsworld is a small theme park nested within a housing estate. The park is divided into 12 villages with 71 exhibits of the world's most famous buildings and structures. The largest village is the U.S. Village with 15 exhibits and the smallest village is the Oceania Village with only one exhibit - which is the Sydney Opera House. In the centre of the park is a man-made lake which was completely frozen on the day of my visit. My favourite exhibit is the Eiffel Tower in the France Village. It is best to look at and photograph at night.

The Eiffel Tower. Not the real McCoy though.

Times Square

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel

The Red Square

St. Peter's Basilica

Belvedere Palace

The Palace of Versailles

Paris Opera House

Himeji Castle

The White House

Parthenon Temple


  1. This arrangement of the photos are great when they meet the dark backdrop of the blog. Nice work.

    original time stamp: January 7, 2009 9:26 pm

  2. no choice, gotta keep my words.

    original time stamp: January 7, 2009 10:08 pm

  3. gotchaaa…. i was wondering… but isn’t it too cold to go there in this winter?? i think i’ll go there on spring kkkk too cold :(

    Somehow, it’s beautiful :) Someday i’ll go there :) and pictures for sure hihihi

    original time stamp: January 9, 2009 1:15 am

  4. yes, it was freezing cold at aiinsworld. seoul is so much warmer.
    i think u will like the place and eiffel tower for sure :)

    original time stamp: January 9, 2009 1:27 am