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Travel Blogs from Seoul
... many palaces in Seoul but this one is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the one to see if you only have time to see one so I thought I'd better check it out. It reminded me of the Forbidden City in Beijing but obviously on a much smaller scale cos that place was flippin huge. It was really pretty and tranquil which you wouldn't expect in the centre of the city. I then walked to an area close by called Bukchon Hanok Village - a Hanok being a traditional Korean ...
... preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon
palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal
family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the
kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a
small pond, and a pavilion.
The palace gained in importance starting
from the time of 9th king of Joseon, Seongjong, when a number of kings began
using it as a place ...
... so not the best time for photos. There was an English speaking guide but, with all the kids rushing around, it was a little difficult to hear the very softly spoken Korean lass.
Today we decided to visit the Korean Folk Village which is some way out of the city centre. The subways here are marvellous and cheap. You can travel for quite some distance for a couple of dollars.
Our trip to the Korean Folk Village was ...
... image the Paris Metro but cleaner and with all the signs in a different script. A single trip anywhere was only 1,150 Won, which is about $1.15, so that was whether you travelled one station or had to change across 3-4 lines to get to your destination - transport was cheap.
We saw some fascinating cultural out-takes - the changing of the guard at Doeksugung as well as a rehearsal for the appointing of the ...
... living in, and spend my winter vacation doing the one thing I love: seeking out new adventures. Thanks again Janell for coming..I really hope you enjoyed your short stay here and got to experience the food, culture, language, and overall differences desired. I will see you in August!
* I asked Janell to write me an entry about her experiences and feelings she had when in Seoul; when she finishes it, I will post it as the completion blog 3 of winter vacation.