IHK 2017: The Best Spring EVER!

It was a spring full of colors as we, along with a few friends and Carlo, shared a Sunday together exploring International Horticulture Goyang Korea 2017, last May 7. Here’s a sneak peek of our day.

Arriving at Jeongbalsan Station with Carlo (the designated photographer) and my friend from Davao who’s also a student here in Korea, Milki.
While waiting for my roommates Alvin and Phil.

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Milki and Maki (© Carlo)

 

While waiting for our other friends to arrive, we enjoyed our own little pictorial session and free face painting if you buy cute paper hats just outside the park.

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Maki (© Carlo)
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Milki (© Carlo)
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Milki and Maki with these two adorable Mimings. (© Carlo)
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Free face (or body) painting with a single purchase of cute paper hat, just like the one I’m wearing. (© Carlo)
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The gang is complete plus the photographer! (© Carlo)
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Havin’ our picnic around Ilsan Park before entering the grounds of IHK 2017. Fillin’ our batteries up with some egg sandwich, chicken and spam.

 

Entering in Gate 2, we first went through the Flower Brand Hall.

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Preserved rose inside of what looks like a transparent pokeball!
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Real flower designs by Jinny Cho
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Decorative moss by Scandia Moss

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A whole ton more of displays were there, so sad that we need to go out to have time to explore the area.

Next stop: STROLLING!

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Peter Pan-themed section

 

Next stop: THE WORLD FLOWER PAVILION and the FLOWER ART HALL

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Different countries from all over the world were given the chance to showcase their own collection of home-grown flowers.

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For the love of roses…

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Miniature houses, trees and cars…

 

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I Seoul U standees at the entrance of the Flower Art Mall.

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Orchids!

 

Next stop: Water biking with my love.

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Phil)

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More meandering around the lake…

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Maki and Carlo (© Alvin)
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Milki and Phil (© Alvin)
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Me trying out the piano at the Playroom. (© Alvin)
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Mirror Groufie

 

The Goyang Flower Peace Garden

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The decorations start to light up as the day’s nearing to its end.

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Breathtaking sunset.

The Familiar Garden

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This looks like the telephone booth in Harry Potter!
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At the end of the trail, you’ll see this creative set-up.

We ended our day by paying a visit to S-oil Character Land.

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The best part of it all (for me) are the Mimings!

These Mimings (cats) can be found everywhere in the area.


It is my honor to be one of the chosen Global Ambassadors for IHK 2017.
This experience has given me the opportunity to explore the culture of South Korea through the beauty of flowers with the company of my beloved friends.


Pictures, indeed, cannot capture the beauty that we witnessed.
If you want to visit IHK 2017 to have a firsthand experience, you may still do so.
The event is until May 14, 2017. 
For information to get there, ticket prices, and others, click here.


All photos are owned by the rightful owners.
Use of photos without permission is piracy.

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