Imsil Cheese Theme Park, Theme Park Dedicated To Cheese in Jeonbuk!
In this article we will share to you the informations we know about Imsil Cheese Theme Park, a Theme Park full dedicate to Cheese in Jeollabuk-do region in South Korea. Let’s dive right to this theme park and it’s informations!
Koreans are addicted with cheese, we can see from many korean dishes that feature with cheese in an abudance portions such as dakgalbi and korean hotdog. If you are one of cheese lovers like many koreans, then you want to include Imsil cheese theme park in your travel itinerary. Just to add to your happiness, this theme park is free of charge.
About Imsil Cheese Theme Park
Imsil Cheese Theme Park was opened back then in 2004, built by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to commemorate the efforts of a Belgian priest, Didier t’Serstevens, the founder of this cheese and also become the economy savior back in the 1960s.
Imsil Cheese Theme Park situated on a land space of 32 acres in Imsil county in Jeollabuk-do region in South Korea. This theme park is designed like a village in Switzerland.
This Cheese theme park is also decorated with cute statues all around in which some of these cute statues is taking inspirations from the classic characters like Smurfs.
As you can see that this theme park has many parts in which one of them are similar to Switzerland villages and really good to take a pictures.
This gigantic bitten cheese wheel is actually an observatory, it’s not just to take a good picture outside, but also for those who want to have a bird’s eye view of the entire imsil cheese theme park. The best time to visit this park is spring and autumn, when the whole park is filled with colourful blossoms in pink, yellow, orange and red.
Things to do in Imsil Cheese Theme Park
While many of you might think that this theme park is only good for your social media account, there are actually many other useful activities you can do other than taking a good memorable pictures in which some of them are as mention below.
Learn to make cheese
You can hands on trying your own Mozarella in this experience center which only cost KRW 13,000 per person. The cheese, i mean, your own handmade cheese will be yours.
Learn to Make Pizza
If cheese doesn’t excite you, then you can go for pizza course, where you can make your own pizza and try it yourself, it’s only cost KRW 12,000 per person.
Enjoy The Trick Eye Museum
This Trick Eye Museum opens from Tuesday to Sundays, from 10 to 5PM. The best of all is that this museum is free of charge.
Enjoy yourself at the playground
This playgrounds is perfect for those having little kids, however, you can also enjoy it with them. There is a huge slide located near the giant cheese observatory where you can enjoy it together with your kids. It’s about 250metres long and show you the beautiful hills filled with colorful flowers.
Lunch at Hwaduk Cook
Hwaduk Cook Pizza
Hwaduk Cook is a restaurant inside Imsil Cheese Theme Park. This restaurant offers a mix of Western and Korean food. This restaurant open from 11AM-8PM. So you can choose to eat lunch or dinner here. This Hwaduk Cook Pizza above is their signature menu priced at KRW 26,000.
Try their signature Hwaduk Cook pizza (KRW26,000, ~USD23.09) and shrimp risotto (KRW16,000, ~USD14.22) – both popular dishes here.
Shrimp Risotto is their second signature menu, priced at KRW 16,000. What makes this restaurant famous is because they’re quiet generous with the size of the menu, so it will fill your stomach to the full.
Imsil Cheese Theme Park
Address: 50 Doin2-gil, Seongsu-myeon, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Operating hours: Tues – Sun, 9AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
How to get here:
- Take the KTX to Imsil Station via the Mugunghwa Train. You can book a ticket for a transfer train on the Korail website. An adult ticket costs KRW 34,700. The KTX ride from Seoul to Imsil will take about 3 hours.
- After Arrived at Imsil Station, find taxi to get to the theme park, it will take about 5 minutes and cost about KRW 4,100.
How do you think about this theme park? Do you like Cheese? Let us know in the comments below!
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