Seoul Day 4: Namsam

After having lunch at Gwangjang Market, we took the subway to Namsan. With the height of 860 feet, it’s a great place to take in the view of downtown Seoul’s skyline.

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We took the cable car ride up to Namsan. Round trip for two was KRW16,000 (CAD16).

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Cable Car

The Namsan cable car service is wheelchair friendly with a capacity of 20 passengers.

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Elevator up

An elevator connects the Seoul Metropolitan near the entrance of Namsan Tunnel Three up to the cable car station. (more…)

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Seoul Day 4: Gwangjang Market

After exploring the Cheongyecheon Stream, we went to the Kwang Jang Market.

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Gwangjang Market was previously known as Dongdaemun Market.

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Gwangjang Market is another traditional street market with more than 5000 shops.

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Here are some of the stuff you’ll find in the market; traditional Korean clothing.

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Artificial food. (more…)

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Seoul Day 3: Dinner

We decided to have dinner at the neighbourhood again.

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We went to a BBQ restaurant. They serve hot towel before the meal, a good start.

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It is a charcoal BBQ for more authentic flavour.

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We had pork belly and beef.

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The server actually helped us with the BBQ. When the meat is done, she cut them into small pieces for us. (more…)

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Seoul Day 3: Gyeongbokgung Palace

Entrance fee to the palace was KRW3000 (CAD3) per person.

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The royal guards.

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The National Palace Museum inside the palace houses relics, artifacts and royal treasures from the palaces of the Joseon Dynasty and Korean Empire with a 500-year of history.

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Heungnyemun Gate is the second inner gate into Gyeongbokgung Palace.  (more…)

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Seoul Day 3: Return to Gyeongbokgung Palace

On the third day, we returned to Gyeongbokgung Palace after breakfast in the hotel.

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There is a wide boulevard leading to the palace. King Sejong’s monument stood in the Gwanghwamun Square, north of Gyeongbokgung. King Sejong is best known for introducing Hangul into the Korean language.

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The back view of the King Sejong monument. The seat was decorated with carving of dragons.

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An astrology tool also found in the boulevard. (more…)

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Seoul Day 2: Lunch

Here is the glimpse of Gyeongbokgung Palace before we decided to return to the hotel due to the heavy downpour.

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Bugaksan Mountain is the highest of the four mountains which surround Gyeogbokgung Place.

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An interesting sculpture in the city.

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A pavilion not far from the Gyeongbokgung Palace. (more…)

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