Saturday, August 18, 2007

Seoul '88

Stupid Tourist Saturday!

I headed across town to Mongchon station on the Pink Subway line (#8). I was planning to go to the museum which showcased prehistoric Korean artifacts and culture. The site was supposedly an ancient fortress with an earthen wall.
When I exited the subway I came face-to-face with the World Peace Gate and main entrance for the Seoul 1988 Olympic Park. I new I would be near all the facilities but I had no idea what would actually be there. I was slightly distracted and took a detour to the Seoul Olympic Museum. The museum was a nice summary of the past Olympic Games. The basement of the museum housed the sports experience hall where you could try out some of the different sports like boxing, weight lifting, horse riding and skiing. All virtual, of course, but fun nonetheless.After the museum I walked around the Olympic park which is actually quite large. I visited the Mongchon Museum, the Mongchon Fortress (or what is left of the earthen walls), and the 88 Garden. It was a warm day but not as hot as it has been. Still plenty warm enough to run through the fountains. When was the last time you played in the fountains?

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