Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Teddy Bear Museum, Jeju-do

Date of Visited: 13th September 2011

Although I am not those kind that love to hug my teddy bear when going to bed, but this Teddy Bear Museum is one of the attractions that I shouldn't miss out when visited Jeju-do. So, once we done with check-in procedures after back from visiting Cheonjiyeon Falls, immediately we went to nearer bus stop to wait for bus that will take us to Teddy Bear Museum. However, after waiting for more than 15 minutes and didn't saw any sign of bus was coming, we got no other options but to take the last resort, took a taxi ride.

In South Korea itself, there are 5 Teddy Bear Museums; in Namsan (Seoul), Gyeonju, Seorak, Heyri and Jeju-do. Too bad we didn't managed to viste the one that located on the top of Namsan Seoul Tower because we ran out of time.

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#1: A taxi ride for almost half an hour and cost us more than 10,000 won (approx. RM30), finally here we are in front of the Teddy Bear Museum.

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#2: The admission fee for adult is 7,000 won whereas for children, senior and disabled person is 5,000 won per person.

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#3: A wedding couple bear - which can be seen once enter the museum.

The gallery is divided into 3 sessions: The History, The Art and Teddy's Forest. In the History Hall which is the first session that we entered, we got to witness and learned the 100-year history of teddy bears including famous scenes, popular teddy bears of different eras and antique teddy bears.


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 #4: Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and The Ford Model T, the world's first affordable automobile.

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 #5: Many kinds of teddy bears that will not only touch the heart of the kids but the adults too.

Teddy Bear Museum @ Jeju-do 05 #6: More and more teddy bears that I captured through the glass case.

It’s not just about the glass case after glass case with old teddies on display. There are even hundreds of teddies are dressed up as famous people and scenes from pivotal historical are recreated too. There are some displays of valuable collections of character bears from years gone by. Take a look the photos below:

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#7: Superman; Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Tarzan.

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 #8: Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe

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 #9: The Beatles

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 #10: Michael Jordan

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 #11: The Royal Wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles

Teddy Bear Museum @ Jeju-do 08 #12: Teddies in Disneyland

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 #13: Happening celebration in Chinatown

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#14: Teddies even in playing cards

In the Art Hall, this is where the masterpieces and latest artworks of world's famous designers and painter recreated using these teddies as display to the public.

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 #15: Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam; Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa; Auguste Rodin's The Tinker

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#16: One Heart, One World 

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 #17: If you are fan of K-drama and ever watched this drama known as "Goong" or "Princess Hours" before, the bears which featured in the drama are also being displayed here. 

Teddy Bear Museum @ Jeju-do 17 #18: At last, I managed to take a photo with the bear inside the gallery cause majority of the teddies are display in the glass case which caused reflection and not nice to seen in photo.

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#19: Besides the galleries, there is a museum gift shop that offers more than 300 gift items. I bought myself a pouch and fridge magnet for my collection.

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#20: We took few minutes break in Lotteria (a chain of fast food restaurant that founded in Japan but more well-known in South Korea) before move on to the next stop.

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#21:Visit Teddy Bear where he plays with his friends in nature.


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#22: A giant and fluffy teddy bear. I wanna bring it home with me.

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#23: Let's go fishing.

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#24: Korean black bear family

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#25: Make a wish in Love Fountain

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#26: Or even enjoy a picnic with teddy and his family.

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#27: Amphitheater featuring a Pontiac car and 1950's architecture.

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#28: Taking a few shots under the hot and scorching sun, we're rushing back to the gallery for a cool air. And also we're so lucky to be on time for Elvis's show.

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#29: Final shot before we seriously bid goodbye to Teddy Bear Museum.

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We spend roughly more than 2 hour in this museum and well thought out, it is a pleasant and entertaining visit museum. Some said that this museum is specially dedicated for those who adore teddy bears so much, but in my opinion, even if you are not, you should try and visit this Teddy Bear Museum because it's really an eye opener. 

How To Get To Teddy Bear Museum in Jeju-do:
Take an airport limousine No.600. Get off at Yeomiji Botanical Garden in Jungmun sightseeing complex. (15 minute interval, 50 minute ride), then walk for 5 min.

[Credit To: Official Site of Korea Tourism Organisation, Jeju Island]

19 comments:

  1. I was thinking, isn't this one appeared on the K-drama 'Princess Hour' when I read your note #17...

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    1. Yes, you're absolutely right about that ^^

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  2. I am sure all the kids and girls will love it..
    all the teddy are so cute.. nice

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  3. oh wow...if i go there i wouldnt wanna leave already

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  4. Wow, that's really a treat for teddy bear fans.

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  5. 5 of these? That's a lot! Would love to visit this place cause I love bears!

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  6. I will surely go gaga here and have problems leaving the place. I love teddy bears.

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  7. so niceeee! did u buy one of the bear?

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    1. Nope. Because it is freaking expensive.

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    2. how much does the cheapest bear cost? (in SG dollars)

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    3. Hi, there! I can't remember how much it cost for the cheapest bear but I think might be roughly SG20 and above. And because I not a teddy bear love, I think it's not worth for me to buy. =D

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    4. OOO! ahahhahaha! thanks for answering me!! :)
      Well, den its really expensive! >.<

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  8. omg omg !! so niceee! do they have kitty museum, winnie the pooh and friends museum... ?

    FiSh @ ohfishiee

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  9. Lovely teddy bear anyway your new header so cool.

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  10. Oh! So many teddy bears!! No panda bears? Haha!

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  11. i used to have a teddy bear until 5 years old..hehehe..but i'm not so hardcore for teddy bear..but Koreans are creative in creating lots of kinds of themeparks and museums..

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  12. Wonderful colors and organic natural forms. Reminds me of a painting like Rainy landscape, by Russian painter Kandinsky, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8EWL66, that I saw at wahooart.com, from where one can order a canvas print of it. Really good place to browse the painter’s work and other work similar to your style of painting.

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