For globetrotters, Aiins World can save time

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For globetrotters, Aiins World can save time

As a young child, one of my greatest dreams was to travel around the world. As I’ve grown older and become conscious of how hard that would be in this hectic world, the idea has vanished. At Bucheon’s Aiins World, however, my idealistic dream sort of came true.
On a rainy Saturday night, I stood before the gate of Aiins World, a theme park featuring miniatures of the world’s most famous sites. From outside the gate, I could already see the luminous Twin Towers and the Empire State Building towering against the sky. I was impressed at how the Empire State Building looked just like the real one I had seen in New York a couple of months earlier, only smaller (perhaps to allow apartment dwellers behind the park a view).
I bought a ticket and entered, full of anticipation. The first thing to come into sight was a miniature of London’s Tower Bridge, with Big Ben next to it. Those sites gave the illusion of being in England looking at that historic land’s great architecture. Each splendid display, featuring “attractions” from the world over, left a similar imprint on me. Having the opportunity to travel the whole world in one small, convenient place like Bucheon might be enough for some, but Aiinsworld adds more to this by putting the world in motion. The occasional eruption of Mount Kilimanjaro and submersion of Atlantis are just a few of the events that bring the scenery to life. The park, which lures dreamers like me with the slogan “Enjoy a new world in a day,” has managed to make that seemingly impossible notion come true, in a way.

by Lee Giuni
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