[Gapyeong]~Petite France in a Korean Town

We like to believe we are grown-ups but it doesn’t hurt to remember being a child, even for a few hours. – 10.25.14

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Petite France

Second stop of Gapyeong Tour (first stop at Nami Island) is at an attempt at a French village inspired by the famous children’s book Le Petit Prince. Curiosity and love for this all-time favorite led to me place plus interested too as it was a filming location for another Korean drama I love – Beethoven Virus.

It had to me the feel of a children’s theme park so I think it ‘aims’ to bring out the child in you even for just the time you are there. As for me, I was just an adult observer to those adorable kids running around the place –either with their families or better due to collective cuteness (excuse the word!) – in tour groups! Also loved discovery of some Little Prince character statues scattered around the park such as the Drunkard and the Businessman.

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Back on the bus, and in another nice seat again~

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Just so I remember the entrance fees. A bonus peek at those Little Prince status as well.

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With those brochures in multiple languages, this place is definitely prepared for tourists.

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Greeted by this scene on such bright day

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Am not sure whether these are kids’ artworks but these are playful and quite a feast to the eyes

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An interesting hallway of such paintings. I knew this place to be location shoot for Koreanovela Beethoven Virus and this spot looks like their hallway to the practice. Am not so sure though

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These paintings look 3D.

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And this one just reminded me of another Korean drama Love Rain. Must be that yellow umbrella

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Just because I was semi-convinced this is indeed the hall where they shot those practice scenes of Beethoven Virus

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Oh hello there, the drunk. And just now, I want to reread The Little Prince

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Crowns. Always creepy.

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The widest shot of the village I could take

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Will later on realized those houses at the top are available for rent

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Another drama that was shot there. If I remember right, this was also popular in the Philippines. Hmm and yet I could not remember its title :\

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So apparently, it was not just Beethoven Virus.

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But this my favorite! 

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Guests can rent our French costumes !

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Daddy and baby’s day-out

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A Christmas “T”

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Was that Jang Keun Suk’s (sorry, fan-girling :D)

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Sneak peak.

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More colors.

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View from an outdoor cafe

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Next to the outdoor cafe is this sort of a lighthouse with interesting doodles on the wall.

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Cute kids on tour !

(Reminded me of a similar experience when I first visited Gyeongbokgung / The Royal Palace the first time I visited Seoul)

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Oh love doodles. Universal

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And this one seems just sad. Maybe waiting for that someone to stay on the other heart

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View from one of the windows (and I just couldn’t remember where it was. Err. Sorry :/

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I had a hard time finding this Maestro Kang (character in Beethoven Virus) so yeah, finally.

(And kids, we meet again)

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This wall of signatures. Immediately looked for Jang Keun Suk’s!

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…and Immediately found it! ❤

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This one another favorite character

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And this one too! (And I obviously just took photos of signatures of characters I loved)

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The chair girl was sitting on was Master Kang’s in the TV series

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Oh this a lovely table.

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And this a lovely chair.

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On the same building as that room is this cafe. Too bad I missed an acoustic set. Must be in the evening.

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Lovely symmetry in there.

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This one just a little bit more perfect.

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More celebrity signatures on this cafe. This one of Park Shin Hye’s of You’re Beautiful. 

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And of course, the ever famous in the Philippines Lee Min Ho

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I personally think a bit off from The Little Prince theme but these are cute giant postal stamps

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Such stamps also function as wall art too!

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Creepy from another angle.

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Just because there was a mirror. This was inside this house with plenty of plates and other figurines

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A rather cosy room, if not too dim (or maybe this is just an aftershock of the clown creep)

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Funny how seemingly forced / “pilit” that smile was. Cute nonetheless

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Well, another mirror.

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Ahem. And there was more

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Fun Plates.

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Looks lovely even as background

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Another outdoor cafe where I would later on sit to take a rest

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This stall sells best-seller coffee and other sweets

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Abandoned. Or could this stroller be Little Prince’?

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And this adorable kid tracing those swirly mustard sauce

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Because I have been craving for those chicken strips at Hongdae I had the previous day

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Up the hill is this theater

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And fun photo opportunities. Unfortunately could not selfies in here because background would be lost

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Again, those kids! Or maybe another group. 

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The Businessman, I suppose?

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Just when I was about to leave, I saw this show. Awww. 

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Oh yes, photobomb.

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Targeted to be at the bus stop at around 2PM so I will be at Garden of Morning Calm by mid-afternoon. Bus however had this major delay (which was quite disappointing because I have always known Korea to be that efficient). Tried to distract myself then just taking photos of , well, my feet, and strangers.

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She whose feet I captured but whose face I shall forget

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Cheesy but this ‘scene’ just made me miss my boyfriend. :p

How to get there : 

I went on an affordable Gapyeong City Tour which for details, scroll down to last section of this entry .

Catch my TripAdvisor review here : 

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