A Little Trip Around the World

Written by on May 28, 2012 in Travel

Every country is filled with unique tourist attractions and Korea is no exception. Throughout the land, you’ll find some curiosities, but just outside of Seoul, there’s a special little amusement park that will tickle the fancy of any architectural lover: Aiins World (아인스월드). The park was constructed in Bucheon in 2004 by Wonder Works and has since been a popular draw for many, as it highlights famous structures from around the globe. In all, there are 71 worldly sights spread out over a dozen themed zones.

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

The amusement park is fun for all ages, allowing everyone to participate in the fun. Just what is the fun? The hour or so long journey around the world lets patrons to stand next to some of the most easily identifiable buildings, monuments, and structures on the planet and pose with them. Pictures can be straight-laced or inventive, but no matter the pose, they’ll always come out right, thanks to a few well-placed markers on the footpath detailing the best photo spots. Each structure includes its name in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese. Plaques also provide the item’s country of origin and historical significance. On-site are a number of different snack stalls and a few restaurants should one feel peckish. Furthermore, alternating magic and robotic shows take place throughout the day to help entertain children.

But since the draw of the park is really the structures, how many can you name below?

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

Aiins World - South Korea - KOCIS - The Korea Blog

 

Answers
1. Tower Bridge (UK)
2. Eifflel Tower (France)
3. Louvre (France)
4. St. Peter’s Basilica (Italy)
5. Acropolis (Greece)
6. Sphynx (Egypt)
7. Colossus of Rhodes (Greece)
8. Grand Central Station (USA)
9. Great Wall of China (China)
10. Bulguksa Temple (Korea)

Information
Address: Gyeonggi-do Bucheon-si Wonmi-gu Sang-dong 529-2

Phone: +82-32-1330, +82-32-320-6000

Web: www.aiinsworld.com

Hours:
April – October : Weekdays 10:00 – 21:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:00 – 22:00
November – March : Weekdays 10:00 – 20:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:00 – 21:00
※Last admission is 1 hour before closing time

Parking:
–       Vehicles with less than 35 passengers: 3,000 won
–       Vehicles with more than 45 passengers: 5,000 won

Admission:
Adults 10,000 won
Children (3 – 13) 7,000 won
* Night ticket (17:00 – closing time) 5,000 won

Directions: Songnae Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 2. Take bus 7-2 and get off at Aiins World (15 min ride). Walk 10 minutes to the gate.

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