The sun was blindingly bright. How many days had it been? Surely more than one. I remembered a long darkness, the mountain, the sunrise, a dozen countries. Was there a penguin? Was it my imagination? It was all blurring together as I lapsed in and out of consciousness. I stumbled into a cool dark place. What was this thing in front of me?
The Yeosu World Expo, that’s-freaking-what. If I had to describe the Yeosu World Expo in one word, it would be tiring. Luckily, there aren’t strange arbitrary powers dictating my choices in prose style and I’ll add a bit more.
We left for the Expo on a Friday night with Adventure Korea. After no more than an hour of sleep and an early morning hike, we were already a bit delirious when we started our 15 hour day at the expo.
Our guiding principle was to avoid huge lines when possible so we started with the Korean Local Governments Pavilion.
The coolest part of the Local Governments Pavilion was an area full of crabs and mudskippers. We watched them for a while.
Then, with our reservation, we skipped the hours long line into the aquarium.
We had reservations for the robot pavilion as well.
We spent most of the day going to different international pavilions.
A few hours into this impromptu world tour, at around 2:00, was when the first paragraph takes place. (9 hours remaining) After a short rest we stumbled to many of country pavilions.
We saw some great performances.
And enjoyed a variety of international foods.
The day ended with the unfortunately titled ‘Big-O Show’.
Visiting the Expo
- Hours/Dates: The Expo is open 9 AM to 11 PM daily until August 12. Get there soon!
- Ticket Prices: A day pass is 33,000 Won, an afternoon pass is 20,000 Won, and an evening pass is 10,000 Won.
- Getting there: From Seoul, take the KTX to Yeosu Expo Station. The train station is directly next to the Expo grounds.
- Tips: I would suggest as full a day as you can do. However, something to bear in mind is that accommodation is pretty much impossible to get near the Expo. Therefore, I recommend making it a day trip if possible (my friends did a day trip from Seoul; it’s possible if exhausting!).