The summer weather has turned cooler, and cozier. The green leaves have turned to amber. You know what this means. It is time for the lovely season of Fall.
Fall is a special season for KDI School. It is when the community welcomes new students eager to start their Korean journey into itself. It is also a sentimental time for the seniors who are wrapping up their stay in Sejong City. Arrivals and departures. These call for the special moments when the freshmen build friendships and indulge in camaraderie with their new found family in Korea, while the outgoing students compile their memories to treasure and are sad to leave the family for their futures.
It is a delight that KDIS is located in Sejong City. Did you want to go out with friends but found yourself a little too occupied with school work? You can still take a break.You don’t have to go too far away or spend too much money. Sejong City has its very own Lake Park where there’s a number of things you can do to relax and have fun with your chingus.
You can walk around, and perhaps visit the Presidential Archives and the National Library, which are major attractions in this six-year-old city. The Presidential Archives houses artifacts used by Korea’s past presidents. There is even a hall featuring a replica of the rooms inside the Blue House, and you are allowed to take pictures. You will be amazed with the architecture of the National Library building, which is shaped like a book. If you are tired of walking, you can rent a bike and explore the park. Bikes are available for rent from 5 a.m. to 11p.m.
The Lake Park itself is considered to be Korea’s largest artificial lake, measured to be more than 60 times a soccer field. There is a kayak-riding service available that will allow you to traverse through the lake. Families and groups of friends bring packed meals here to have a picnic on the grass. Want to make your visit more special? Try going there after sunset to catch the light show. The park’s floating stage and its Sehogyo Bridge are decorated with violet, blue and yellow lights until its closing time at 11 p.m.
So, what are you waiting for? Hop on a 215 bus or unchain your bikes and head towards the Lake Park. Take your camera along, pack unlimited smiles, and you are good to go!