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Okpo Land, abandoned South Korean fun park

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Jun. 25th, 2009 | 03:21 am
posted by: gutter_monkey in abandonedplaces

I spent a little time on a small island off the coast of South Korea last year and found an abandoned fun park on top of a mountain. Fun times!


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Someone left a whole bunch of keys in this room:
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Someone stayed here at some point:
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This is the room with electricity. But it has too much electricity. So, I don't know, you might want to wear a hat.
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Let's go find some rides!
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You must be THIS Korean to ride!
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Ticket to ride:
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An old brochure, with map:
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This was the only animal I saw in the entire fun park: a little crab. On top of a mountain.
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Let's go for a ride on the rollercoaster!

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Right down the bottom you can see the really narrow part of the track I had to walk along to get to this section. There was a 10m drop below the track down there, and I had to fight my way through overgrowth and spiderwebs to get through.

My main goal, however, was that tall triangular thing I'd seen from back in town: the Viking.

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RIDE THE MIGHTY DRAKKAR!!!!
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Halfway up:
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Looking back down:
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Looking back over the town from the top.
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Edit: Since this seems to be really popular I'll post this link to my original LJ post which has a few more photos.

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April

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from: _dilate_
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Wow- neat stuff. That last one is amazing.

I hate seeing nice pools closed down!

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from: x_cupkake
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
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1. You are so brave to have climbed up so many hieghts to get these pictures.
2. It always breaks my heart to see broken down fun rides - especially the carousel//horses :(
3. Did you actually climb into that Dragon to take a picture? I would have been so scared the thing would have collapsed!
4. These pictures are amazing. One of my favourite sets so far.

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from: gutter_monkey
date: Jun. 28th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I actually climbed into the Viking boat ride before climbing to the top of the gantry. Sitting in the boat was even scarier than climbing to the top.

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Because there's something wrong with me!

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from: batchix
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
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oh my goodness, that last one up on the viking thing makes my knees wobbly just looking at it!

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Ty

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from: queerly_fucked
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
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Oooooh do I ever second THIS comment. O_O
This poster has courage. I'm actually trembling right now.

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from: nehmet
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
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These are all incredible--I love abandoned amusement parks--but I especially salute you for those last few shots of the coaster and the Viking. Way above and beyond the call on those, and the results are amazing.

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The Companion the Doctor never Talks About

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from: wirrrn
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
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Neat post- place gives off creepy "FORBIDDEN SIREN 2" vibes...

And "awww!" to the cute widdle land-crab!!

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Westly Ehrin Roanoke

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from: westly_roanoke
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
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These shots are amazing!!

I would SO have loved to see that pool! (Though, I never could have climbed to the top like that!!)

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still plays with trains

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from: meisterdorf
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Awesome shots. I love amusement parks, and always hate to see them fall into disrepair.

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summer_jackel

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from: summer_jackel
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
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I love the abandoned amusement park pictures the very best. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Impressive that you climbed those rides! The height shots are exhilarating, though I imagine those climbs were scary.

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She's Not There...

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from: gothicfreakgrrl
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
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I love the way nature is claiming back the land. Oh, and kudo on the Simpsons "electricity" quote ^_^

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onyx_noir

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from: onyx_noir
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
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A+++ pictures! I can't believe you climbed that ride, but the pictures are worth it.

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diane

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from: dressdncheckers
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
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so awesome! thanks for braving the spiderwebs and heights for so many great shots we could share with you!

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The Harlot Pirate

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from: crowgrl13
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
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The carousel just left to rot breaks my heart. :(

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from: x_cupkake
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
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:(

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Distributed, Scalable, and Available

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from: grahamux
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
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What a fantastic find, thanks for sharing this.

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Jessie

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from: jessie_kad
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
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OMG, I can't believe you climbed to the tops of those rides! O_O You're die-hard. :D These photos are great...the pool house creeps me out, though, just a tad... But the amusement park--wow!!! No other word to describe it!

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nickystopheles

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from: spaceangelacid
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Awesome. Also, props for scaling rollercoasters for some great shots. :D

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from: madeinchernobyl
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh my god! Stunning shots! A-maz-ing. The overgrown vines on the fair ground sign reminds me of 'Spirited Away'. I love all the amusement park shots. Wonderful.

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The Man in Black

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from: antieden
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Ohhhhhhhh wow, this is just gorgeous. It must have been so fun to climb on everything and just... so neat :D Thanks for sharing!

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mary.

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from: grrlskout
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
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1.) You are BRAVE!!!!!!

2.) Did you run into Scooby Doo and the Gang here???

3.) AWESOME shots!

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from: gutter_monkey
date: Jun. 28th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
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I was expecting either Scooby & the gang or a Spiderman villain. They always seemed to hide out in abandoned fun fairs as well.

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from: partypleaser
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
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you are really brave to climb up on those rides! but i love the pics!!

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Mother Inferior

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from: spiderbabyx
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Wow!! This is one of the neatest abandoned amusement parks I've ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing it, your pictures are just amazing, you really put yourself out there to get some of them.

Interesting how the roller coasters cars are just stopped part way up the hill like that, I don't think I've seen that before - always seems like the cars are absent or back at the beginning of the ride.

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from: gutter_monkey
date: Jun. 28th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
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It was really stuck there. When I climbed in it didn't budge a millimetre.

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sushineko

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from: sushineko
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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I really enjoyed your post! But I totally cannot get over the little crab!

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de_pressie

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from: de_pressie
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Best set of pictures I've seen on here for a while! Thanks. =)

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pegasus2o5

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from: pegasus2o5
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
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This. Is so. Cool.

Seriously, this goes in my Memories right now.

That green leafy vine choking up everything--is that kudzu??!

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lovelysue8

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from: lovelysue8
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
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so sad

Plus you are brave to climb on the Viking

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colour it in

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from: yelovinyl
date: Jun. 24th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
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these are great

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