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Korea Suwon Gwanggyo Lake

25 May 2022

Gentrified lake experience

Gwanggyo lake park stroll

If you enjoy watching people wander around places on youtube you might have seen various videos featuring the Gwanggyo lake. Everyone goes there after dark, when the buildings shoot lasers and whatever. However I could not wait that long, so instead you get to see apartment buildings, sans lasers, in the daylight.

I walked to the lake from my hotel, surprisingly quite far, and even more surprisingly, it became bloody freezing, with even a bit of rain. I needed a jacket!
I did however get to explore the giant numbered apartment building complexes to find my dinner. They are all very gentrified. Lots of places to eat, lots of florists, lots of cafes and dessert bars, very few actual drinking bars. The places to drink are hilarious as you shall see below.
Given that I don't drink and I like flowers and cake, I would probably like to live in one of these numbered buildings made by either Samsung or Hyundai to a standard design. I do not know if people own them, rent them, are assigned them, are incarcerated in them or what but they remind me of Singapore where they are assigned but you rent to own if you want to. Maybe I will do some research, probably not.

Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - The election roles on. More dancing.

The election roles on. More dancing.


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - Most of the apartment complexes feature shopping malls at the bottom and running through them. Very modern, very clean, not particularly Korean, proba

Most of the apartment complexes feature shopping malls at the bottom and running through them. Very modern, very clean, not particularly Korean, probably more Japanese and Thai places than Korean.


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - There it is, Gwanggyo lake park, complete with the double g Koreans love to throw into words. Threatening skies would eventually deposit a small amoun

There it is, Gwanggyo lake park, complete with the double g Koreans love to throw into words. Threatening skies would eventually deposit a small amount of rain for a few minutes, back to a week of sunshine tomorrow apparently.


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - There are lots of 2 person swing seats to swing on. I tried to make mine do a loop.

There are lots of 2 person swing seats to swing on. I tried to make mine do a loop.


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - The tower was closed, booooo!!!

The tower was closed, booooo!!!


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - Around the lake there are some apartment building strip malls to urinate at, not buy anything. Please do not put Maru in the oven.

Around the lake there are some apartment building strip malls to urinate at, not buy anything. Please do not put Maru in the oven.


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - The water here is clean, it is a reservoir for drinking water fed by some nearby mountains that I intend to go to either tomorrow or the next day. Whe

The water here is clean, it is a reservoir for drinking water fed by some nearby mountains that I intend to go to either tomorrow or the next day. Where I come from reservoirs have fences around them and are not surrounded by huge apartment buildings. While you can drink tap water in Korea, apparently nobody does, I am sticking to bottled.


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - Here is the housing association permitted bar. Not just a bar, but a

Here is the housing association permitted bar. Not just a bar, but a "Craft Beer Pub". That is the entire thing. The obvious goal is to make it as unappealing to alcoholics as possible.


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - Here is my dinner. It was great. No rice! Lots of interesting mushrooms. Looks similar to something I might make at home, only it costs about half the

Here is my dinner. It was great. No rice! Lots of interesting mushrooms. Looks similar to something I might make at home, only it costs about half the price to eat out and have it here, even though it is imported Australian beef.


Korea-Suwon-Gwanggyo Lake - I was so cold, I caught a bus back. I moan about buses a lot, but with the Naver app on my phone I keep going on about, it is really easy. Drop a pin

I was so cold, I caught a bus back. I moan about buses a lot, but with the Naver app on my phone I keep going on about, it is really easy. Drop a pin and it gives you the ten best options, and when you choose your preferred option, it shows you where the bus is live on the map. I am lead to believe this works nation wide. Thats all for now.


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