This past Sunday, Jung & I had made plans to see a panda exhibit and also a musical show. We decided on seeing a Nanta show, so we met up in Myeongdong. We got there early but the Nanta theatre doesn't open until 1pm and we were there for 11am. While I was in Myeongdong I got a flyer for massages. We have actually been looking for a Dr. Fish (aka fish pedicure) for awhile. We found out that The Foot Shop actually has them, so we located one in Myeongdong to go to.
You see fish pedicures in a lot of Asian countries. I actually did it while I was in Singapore. I liked the one there better because the tank was bigger, there were more fish and they had different sizes of fish. The fish are called "Garra Rufa" and are used in spas to nibble at the dead skin off your feet. They leave your feet feeling really smooth. The bigger ones are a lot better though. If you are in Korea, and want to try this, you can go to any Foot Doctor, they are all the same. For 30 min of Dr Fish it is 20,000 won, not bad!
After our pedicures, we went back to the Nanta theatre and got our tickets. The show was at 5pm so we had a lot of time to hang around. So we walked over to city hall to see the 1600 panda exhibition. 1600 pandas is part of The Panda Project, by a French artist in 2008. The pandas are made out of paper mache to represent the number of pandas left in the world. This has actually turned into a world tour and these pandas are displayed in lots of countries throughout the world.
We didn't know, but there was also an animation festival going on. But it didn't look very interesting. There were tents set up with didn't animation series under them that I didn't recognize.
There were also international food tents from Germany, Japan, Turkey, Russia, Vietnam, etc.
I wasn't hungry because we ate at a buffet place in Myeongdong. All I wanted was nice cold coconut water to drink. It was so refreshing.
After we were done with the pandas, we walked back to Myeongdong. Since it was so hot outside, we decided to go underground for some A/C. In Euljiro1-ga Station they have these stairs that look like piano keys. They also light up when you walk on them and have the sounds of the piano keys. So we were just jumping around on the keys and making some music.
After our little piano session, we headed back to the Nanta theatre. Nanta is a cooking show performance. The chefs make music using cooking instruments and is basically non verbal, but has lots of drama, comedy and romance. The show about chefs that have 1 hour to cater for a wedding. It is very interactive, they throw things into the audience and pull audience members on stage. We sat in VIP seats which were pretty close to the front.
Unfortunately you can't take pictures while the show is going on so this was the only picture I got inside the theatre.
For Nanta there are 3 times per day which seem to never change: 2pm, 5pm, 8pm. Sometimes you can find foreigner discounts if you check here.
But we purchased our tickets at the ticket box and we paid 60,000 won eat for VIP seats. It is a really fun show to go to, it's one of the top Seoul attractions.
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