Meeting the Little Prince || 嗨 小王子

Hi 小王子, 你好!

That’s cheeky Joo again, this time at Le Petite France, a French cultural village featuring (of course) The Little Prince. This french theme park is located in Gapyeong, just outside Seoul. So technically speaking, this place is not in Seoul but I’m still going to file it under Seoul 😛

小王子迷,应该都不会错过这离首尔90分钟车程的主题公园。LPF所在的位置是加平郡。

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Ok that’s him, alone.

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I love colours, but it was a pity that I arrived on a rainy day.

You may think that you have landed on the Mediterranean coast, but it’s right here in South Korea.

彩色小屋,有地中海feel,但其实,你人在韩国。

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Delighted to find pretty wall murals all around.

园里的壁画,童话色彩浓厚。小王子的踪影,四处可见。

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自拍一张!

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There were also old movie posters replicas.

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There were boulevards, lined with flowers, which were rather pretty sights.

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Interesting, this cultural village serves as a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center).

Part of K-drama Beethoven Virus was filmed here. The ever popular Running Man tv show has one of its episodes filmed here too!

如果你爱看Running Man,这里应该是第40集的拍摄地点。韩剧《贝多芬病毒》也在这里取景。

除了是主题公园,这里同时也提供青年训练,旅客也可选择住在院内。由于地点有些偏僻,我想留宿的旅客应该不多。

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The gallery building showed puppets, dolls, sculptures etc…

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Kinda eerie huh.

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Part of the amphitheater where you can catch shows.

My take

I took about an hour, wondering the place without watching the shows. Most shows r done in Korean, so it’s a little hard to understand.

Technically, you can also try Mediterranean clothes and French food in this theme park. There’s a restaurant (food choices were limited and rather expensive so I wouldn’t recommend it) and some snack providers. Grab an ice cream or a drink during summer months, that would probably work.

You can grab some souvenirs from the shop, catch a show and take loads of pictures.

For 8000 won and a 1.5 hrs ride from Seoul, I think it’s best to visit this place with a group of fun-loving friends for photo opportunities! You may also plan this along with a Nami island visit.

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A map of the area for reference.

要到这里玩,与一群爱玩爱拍照的朋友一起,应该还不错。

主题公园内上演的表演,以韩文为主,因此旅客不易了解。

虽然旅游网站上介绍,旅客可以在此尝法式料理,但是餐厅里的选择太少,价格又偏贵,我就不介绍了。

Directions

Dongseoul station, 45 min to Cheongpyeong terminal (4600 won)

Wait for the bus 31-20 which comes at intervals (1300 won cash or 1200  by T-money)

(Look out or ask for the return schedule timing, or end up waiting for 50 minutes like me :p )

Alight at the ninth stop about 25 minutes later when the bus announces “Petite France”.

Address

1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

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