Sunday, August 21, 2011

Statiunea de la Lacul Bomun / The Resort on Lake Bomun


Today I will tell you about my accommodation in the resort of the Lake Bomun. This is an international resort, opened in 1979, and its main hotels are: Hyunday, Concorde and Hilton. When I was there, the World Taekwondo Championship took place in Gyeongyu, and the hotels were full to the capacity. I found only a double, which cost me over 70 euros for the night, but I was grateful for the warmness and comfort of the hotel when I returned wet to the bones from Bulguska, and I had to dry even my money!

A tourist may go to town by a taxi (10000 won, 10 minutes) or by bus (1500 won, duration 20 minutes, is comes from 10 in 10 minutes). The bus stop for the tourist bus was right near my hotel. I took my chance to admire the Korean landscaping in the yard of my hotel, shortly before the bus departure.

The resort offers a lot to the tourists: outdoor performance hall, drive-in theatre for 400 cars, art gallery, shops, restaurants, pools, tracks for hiking, a hot spring, and a nice promenade around the lake. On April the cherries are in bloom there, offering a great spectacle. The last entertinment place is the Shilla Millenium Park.

Am avut ocazia sa vad putin din aceasta frumoasa statiune aflata pe malul Lacului Bomun, fiindca aici m-am cazat cu ocazia excursiei la Gyeongyu. Autocarul pentru straini face aici trei opriri, la cele mai mari (si mai scumpe) hoteluri (Hyunday, Concorde si Hilton), fiindca asta este o statiune internationala cunoscuta in Asia. 
Cand am ajuns eu acolo tocmai se desfasura Campionatul Mondial de Taekwondo si hotelurile erau pline.
In ultimul moment, cand am decis ca o singura zi e mult prea putin pentru acest oras, n-am mai gasit nici o camera single, asa ca am fost nevoita sa rezerv una dubla, la peste 70 euro pe noapte. Cam scump, dar n-am avut incotro. Am fost insa recunoscatoare pentru caldura si confortul hotelului, cand m-am intors de la Bulguska uda pana la piele, literalmente, si a trebuit sa-mi intind la uscat pana si banii din borseta!

Am stat la Hotelul Commodore. Iata cateva fotografii, sa va faceti o idee:
 receptia
 holul principal
 cafeneaua
 privelistea spre curte si lac, de la geamul meu
Dimineata, m-am plimbat putin in jurul hotelului, cat sa-mi fac o impresie. 
 moara de apa traditionala
 cascada artificiala
 spre malul lacului
Din oras, se poate veni cu taxiul sau cu autobuzul. Taxiul face 10 minute si am platit 10000 won pentru o cursa. Autobuzul costa 1500 won, circula din 10 in 10 minute, iar drumul dureaza 20 de minute. Oprirea autocarului pentru turistii straini era chiar in parcarea hotelului alaturat.
 cu taxiul
 cu autobuzul
Statiunea Bomun a fost deschisa in anul 1979 si are multe de oferit turistilor: o galerie de arta, o scena pentru spectacole in aer liber, un teatru drive-in pentru 400 de masini, magazine, restaurante, piscine, poteci pentru drumetii, un izvor termal, terenuri de golf, sali de bowling si, nu in ultimul rand, o frumoasa promenada care inconjoara lacul. In aprilie, ea este plina de flori de cires. Ultima distractie este Shilla Millenium Park, un loc de distractii foarte apreciat.

Spre iesirea spre Bulguska se afla hoteluri si hanuri mai ieftine, cautate mai mult de coreeni. Daca as fi stiut, as fi preferat acest loc pentru ca este mai pitoresc.
Inainte de plecarea autocarului spre Seul, am avut un scurt ragaz, in care am putut sa ma plimb putin prin curtea hotelului, admirand peisagistica coreeana.


18 comments:

Randy said...

Looks like a great place.

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm sure that when the sun shines, it is wonderful!

VP said...

I like the depth of the colors, even without the sun...

Rizalenio said...

Beautiful trees at photo#7. love the silhouettes of the mountain looking at the windows. Their landscapes are really a must-see. Hotel Concorde looks so grand.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is so beautiful post and the pictures are gorgeous!

Traveling Hawk said...

For the last photos, it was sun. For the rest, it rained! Thanks, VP!

Traveling Hawk said...

Rizalenio, yes, it was an elegant hotel. The landscape is mountainous, mostly and very nice.Thanks for the comments.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Phivos, for the visit!

Life Ramblings said...

such gorgeous places and lovely blooms. i could almost smell the bougainvilleas from here.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's a great place to be, indeed, Life Ramblings!

Doug Hickok said...

Wonderful selection of images! I really like the landscaping shots, especially the beautifully trimmed trees... it is like art!

Abby Rogers said...

Great pictures! I especially love the funny trees up at the top :)

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Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Doug! Nature was really generous with that part of the world!

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pietrzyk said...

Interesting post and beautiful pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Andrzej!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Outstanding looking accommodation. I share your view with the difficulties in finding a single room but sometimes the quality is nice to enjoy and reflected in the price one has to pay for a double in a place like this.

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, I'm not complaining this time, J_on_tour:)