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.


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

Cable Car
Cable Car

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

Elevator up
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.


Gwangjang Market was previously known as Dongdaemun Market.


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


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


Artificial food. (more…)

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Seoul Day 3: Dinner

We decided to have dinner at the neighbourhood again.


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


It is a charcoal BBQ for more authentic flavour.


We had pork belly and beef.


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.


The royal guards.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


An interesting sculpture in the city.


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

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