Too Much To Bear

Written by on December 5, 2011 in Travel, Worldwide Korea Bloggers

* This post is written by Paul Ajosshi, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers.

To finish off our first day of Jeju exploration, we headed to the Teddy Bear Museum on the south side of the island. A chance to dry off, warm up and enjoy the thousands of bears and bear related exhibits at this quirky yet adorable place.

The museum has plenty of antique bears and a huge number of plush ursines from the last 100 years, but the stand out exhibits are the bear related art works…

Whether you’re in the mood for a little Van Gogh.

Celebrating a royal wedding.

Reliving The Seven Year Itch.

Or celebrating the fashion industry.

They also have a couple of traditional Korean tableaux, including a wedding scene…

And the famous women divers of Jeju.

It’s still good to see old friends on display and the museum is well worth checking out if you want to see a furry Mona Lisa or a Louis Vuitton clad teddy.

Plus in recent years they’ve installed their own special theatre so that you too can experience Elvis Bearsly live in concert. He’s a class act!

In the interests of transparency I should tell you that my trip to Jeju was kindly paid for and provided by and KOCIS, but all views expressed in this post are entirely my own.

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