Kick the Spring Season Off With An Amusement Park EscapadeMany amusement parks and resorts in Korea are busy trying to get the attention of spring visitors. Some of them highlight interesting exhibitions and events, while others offer discounts to attract tourists. Here are a few places children and adults may enjoy, ranging from spas to parades to － no kidding － an exhibition of manure.
Spavis, a spa that will open Saturday in Asan city, South Chungchong province, is expected to draw many visitors this spring. The spa boasts 23 different types of pools, including a Japanese-style bade pool, a pool with running water, a children's pool and one situated outdoors. In addition, there are water slides, an oriental clinic and a game room for children. The entrance fee is 12,000 won ($9) but people who arrive before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. can enjoy the spa at half price. Reserved groups of ten or more will receive a 20 percent discount. For more information, call Spavis at 041-539-2080. (Korean service only.)
Everland will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of its opening with an event titled "Magic on Parade" starting Sunday. The parade will include floats with various characters based on six different themes, such as an expedition to a jungle, Swan Lake, and the mysteries of the pharaohs. Some visitors will participate in the parade. Every day, about 15 people will have the honor of playing a role in the parade after donning a costume provided by the organizers of the event. For more information, call Everland at 031-320-5000. (English service available.)
Seoulland is currently holding a...well, a scatological exhibition. Titled, Discovery - Dung, the exhibition is intended to change people's reaction to excrement. The waste of 33 different animals, including seven birds, displayed in the exhibition were brought from the zoo at Seoulland and dried at high temperatures to get rid of the odor. The exhibition includes a display on how to make fertilizer from manure to show that it is an important part of the circulation of life and how it can be used to benefit humans. Admission is 1,000 won. For more information call Seoulland at 02-507-5012. (English service available.)
On Saturday and Sunday nights, Lotte World will have fireworks to light up the spring nights. On Sunday, take a walk along the bank of Seokchon lake. The cherry blossoms will enhance the experience of the 2,500 meter walk. Student discounts are available on night passes, and open passes are valid until Sunday. For more information, call Lotte World at 02-411-2000. (English service available.)
by Kim Sae-joon