Seoul Itinerary Day 4: Trick Eye & Ice Museum, and Han River Cruise (Part 2)

A PEEK FROM YTB’S PREVIOUS POST:

Seoul Itinerary Day 4: Ewha Women’s University

We left Ewha University at 01:00 PM and headed off to our next destination – Trick Eye and Ice Museums.

TRICK EYE MUSEUM

 

Direction from Ewha to Trick Eye:

Trick Eye

 

 

From Hongik University Station, follow the direction specified below to get to Trick Eye. You can also refer below for the key information about the museum:

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Trick Eye Museum is an art gallery that displays 2D paintings that give a 3D illusion through the use of a special element called: ‘trompe l’oeil’. Through these illusions, Trick Eye promotes fun, exciting, and creative experiences to its visitors. Do you want to know how? Join me as I share to you our own fun and hilarious experience in this place!

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I had a fun time trying to fit into this empty frame. Do I look like I’m part of the entire display?

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In the jungle the mighty jungle!

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It is not yet too late to start playing the piano!

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Is this the anointed or the annoying-ted?

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We had to take this picture thrice to get the optimal effect

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I should have taken ballet classes when I was a child.

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Naughty little cherub!

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Knock knock knockin on heaven’s door

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I am one with this cutie panda

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Ouchie! Beheaded by the witch!

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My head was stuck…

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Sister, peeking is bad!

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Again?! No peeking my dear

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It’s funny how our expressions were so different here!

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Swan Lake Production

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HELP!!!!!!!!!!

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Yes indeed, there is foreBEER!

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By the moon..

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Magical…

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Ms. TravelingBoots, don’t you think your expression is too happy for the situation?

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Explore, explore, explore!

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Time Travel – having picnic by the lakeside

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My equestrian friend!

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Ahjumma!!!!!

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Mind, Body, and Soul = Zen

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Abundance! Oh yeah!

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The prayerful and the playful angels!

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Obra Maestra

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Whoops! That is cheating!

Just a side story, my best friend’s cellphone slipped on her pocket while we were on the train going to Trick Eye. What she did was to go back to Ewha Station and asked the Admin if there was a lost phone surrendered to them. Indeed, the phone was returned by an honest Korean Citizen who saw it from the train.

For good deeds like this, it will not go unnoticed. So we would really like to extend our gratitude to the anonymous person and the Subway authority for helping us out. Thank you so much!

ICE MUSEUM

Going back to our adventure, adjacent to Trick Eye is the Ice Museum. Our admission ticket was already inclusive of both museums. Inside are displays of frozen spots like igloo, house set-up, piano, slide and stairs, sled, and many more!

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Someday, I will be taking my picture inside a real Igloo, for now this will do.

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Sister trying her best to bear the cold

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The dream team in the living room

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Starry starry night

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Ms. TravelingBoots and the reindeers

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My best friend inside a frozen candy factory

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Frozen carriage

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Piano lesson amidst the freezing temperature

We surely had fun in the museums, but we had to move fast for our next destination – the Han River Cruise!

HAN RIVER PARK

Direction from Trick Eye Museum to Han River (Yeouinaru Station)

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Important Information about Han River Park:

Han River

Word of caution: give yourself enough allowance for the walk since Gongdeok Station is relatively big and the docking place of the cruise ship is around 1.5km from Yeouinaru Station (just an approximation).

We were supposed to catch the 17:40PM cruise, however, we did not anticipate the walking distance so we missed it. Fortunately, we missed one of the expensive trips so the delay was a blessing in disguise.

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We got the 18:30-19:10 trip at 6,000 KRW (245 PHP). Had we hopped on the 17:20 trip, we should have paid 19,000 KRW (774 PHP), hurray! For more information on the cruise, please visit E-Land Cruise’s site.

The cruise was a memorable trip for us. It was also like a victory party for crossing off all the list on our itinerary for the past four days.

The November air was very cold and majority of the people abode the ship were group of teenagers: their energy was contagious. We chose to sit on the open deck to have a full view and feel of the Han River at night.

Photo credit to Weng (my best friend) for these pictures:

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Traveling with my best friend is one of the things I enjoy the most!

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My girls were really looking great while cruising

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Berlin and the beautiful Han River

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Bestie and her rock on pose

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Han River’s night view

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Bestie taking some photo after the cruise

Finally, we capped off the night with good food and the famous Korean Soju!

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Has this post been helpful in planning your trip? Share us your comments, suggestions, or travel inspirations – we would really love to hear it from you!

 

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