Day 2 of my time in Suncheon was just as beautiful as the first! Since the walking festival had finished, we had the whole day to just browse the gardens. There is no way you will be able to see the entire gardens in a day. Even after we thought we had seen almost everything we realized we missed an entire portion!
The place is huge, and if you walk far enough inside, you can reach the wetlands. There are some great views there and it’s one of the largest wetlands in the world. Definitely worth checking out if you have time.
The gardens are just filled with beautiful scenery. There are several country themed gardens which either recreated famous gardens from those places or made gardens containing the essence of that country. The Dutch garden had a huge windmill, and although it should have been filled with tulips it was filled with another type of flower. I was looking forward to seeing the Tulips because it’s one of my favorite flowers, but these looked beautiful too! I couldn’t resist doing a mini photoshoot there. I kind of felt like I was in a Bollywood movie for a minute. 😀
I have to say, it wasn’t crowded at all. The gardens are huge, but more often than not there weren’t many people around us. We had plenty of time see everything without rushing. We were tired in the afternoon and we actually found a area that was a little secluded and we laid down and took a nap! Safety in Korea… chalk that up to something I could never do safely in the USA!
Sometimes I think I take these opportunities in Korea for granted. No doubt about it, if you are looking to do outdoor activities here you will find too many places to count. And they are beautiful! This trip was amazing. It was only about $30, which was less than the transportation fee if I went on my own. The person in charge of the Suncheon Bay Walking Festival was really nice, even though he didn’t speak much English he tried his best to make sure we were always taken care of.
One of my favorite gardens was the recycle garden. They reused and recycled materials to decorate the garden, which turned out really beautiful in my opinion. It was cool that the plants were growing in old shoes!
We ended our day at a BBQ restaurant where we stuffed ourselves with all the BBQ that we could ever want! Everyone in the group was in really good spirits and we all had a good time laughing and chatting. It was quite interesting with our lack of Korean and their lack of English. It was definitely an unforgettable experience!