31st May 2016:
We are going to Paju city today. And the reason why we came here is because of Heyri Art valley (헤이리 예술마을). We took the subway to Hapjeong station, then transferred to Bus 2200. It was definitely not difficult to locate the bus stop, where the sign is in red, and there were only 2 bus numbers. It was about a 50-min bus ride before we alighted at Hyeri No. 4 bus stop.
We settled for an early lunch after exploring a small part of the village. We had curry rice and pine nut cold noodle, which was nice to have in a warm weather 🙂
After lunch, we started our exploration around the village, where there are residences, workrooms, art galleries and museums, etc.
After a while, we craved for our coffee break again, and so we chose one nice book cafe. After we placed our orders, there was a sudden power failure, and so we decided to continue our exploration while waiting for the power to resume. We returned an hour later to enjoy our coffee.
It was said that the local construction regulations require all buildings here to be no more than three stories tall. As we walked around the village, we can see many unique and artistic architectures.
We stopped for a rest and had some Bingsu before we left Heyri Art valley. We went to the opposite bus stop right in front of a flower shop, and took bus 2200 back to Hapjeong station, then took the subway to Myeongdong.
We had the famous Bongchu Jjimdak (봉추찜닭) for dinner, then started our shopping in Myeongdong.
LINE is very popular in Korea, and we had much fun checking out its merchandises. We left Myeongdong at about 10pm.