18 July 2015 | Goyang, South Korea —
One rainy Sunday afternoon, we visited an aquarium in Ilsan named 아쿠아플라넷 (Aqua Planet) by the Hanhwa Group with Danny’s college friend and his family. Ilsan is just situated at northwest of Seoul, about 50 minutes to an hour of travel by car. Aqua Planet can also be located in Jeju Island and Yeosu City in the province of Jeollanam.
It was my fourth time visiting huge aquarium like this during my travels. But, Aqua Planet stands out among them all. There were many different sizes and shapes of aquarium with lots of colorful fishes.
The giant tank stretches up to 12 meters long and 6 meters deep which records as the largest aquarium nationwide. Also, one unique thing they have is a synchronized dance number underwater. Well, the fishes didn’t mind at all.
A man-made jungle can be found inside the three-storey building, too.
Adults — ₩ 29,000
Middle or High School Student — ₩ 26,000
Children — ₩ 24,000
Address: 282 Hallyu world-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang City, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Operating Hours: Daily 10:00am to 7:00pm
Directions: Juyeop Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) Exit 4. Walk straight to the first four-way intersection. Then, turn left and continue walking straight to the Onemount facility.
After the sea world tour in Aqua Planet, Danny and I went for a short walk at the famous and one of the largest artificial lakes in Asia – Ilsan Lake Park (일산호수공원) but since it was raining, we only saw a part of it before finally leaving the city. We were also worried that our camera was getting wet. But, we wished we had walked around some more. In addition, the Goyang Korea Flower Show takes place annually at this lake park. Another good reason to go back. Here are my snaps:
Thanks for reading though this post was quite short.
Address: 595, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do (Janghang-dong)
Operating Hours: Daily
Apr-Oct: 5:00am to 10:00pm / Nov-Mar: 6:00am to 10:00pm
Direction: Jeongbalsan Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.