All the walking around and associated planning on what to do and what to see is no doubt a fun and fulfilling affair however I wanted to have a break, I wanted to finish my Seoul trip with something special yet laid back. I remember the first day I arrived in Seoul, I took a […]Read more "Under the Bridge at Han River, Seoul, South Korea"
Bongeunsa Temple, located at the northern exit of the large underground shopping mall called Coex Mall is one of Gangnam’s prime offering for visitors who wanted to see the cultural and historical side of the district. Founded in 794, this thousand year old Buddhist temple of beautiful gardens, lanterns and giant doors is an important […]Read more "Bongeunsa Temple & Gwanghwamun Square- Around Seoul, South Korea"
The largest if not the grandest of the five palaces in Seoul, the Gyeongbokgung Palace is considered as the first royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Located at the furthest northern part of the city, thus earning the name Gyeongbokgung, this palace was voted as one of the most scenic location in the whole Seoul […]Read more "Pavilions and Ponds Of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea"
Across south of the Han River is where you will find the “new” Seoul, a district popularized by one of YouTube greatest hits, the district of Gangnam is synonymous to idea of posh city living in South Korea. There is no denying that the “dress classy, dance cheaply” approach of PSY on his hit song […]Read more "Ride the “Hallyu” (Korean Wave) at Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea"
The district of Dongdaemun is the epitome of Seoul’s 24/7 shopping culture. It is marketed as one stop shop for head to toe fashion at affordable price, where one can choose to shop up to the wee morning hours and no one will judge you. Starting from Dongdaemun (Gate), historically a popular market place since […]Read more "Head to Toe Fashion at Dongdaemun and Traditional Snacks at Namdaemun, Seoul, South Korea"
Despite everything that is K-pop colourful about South Korea, there is one inevitable truth that is hard to ignore, and that is the volatile instability of its relationship with neighbouring North Korea. I can’t think of living in a country where the possibility of war is so real, as if in any moment the simple […]Read more "Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the War Memorial Museum, Seoul, South Korea"
Strikingly contrasting and conveniently located in the middle of the business district and across Seoul City Hall is one of the city most picturesque palace, Deoksugung Palace. At first glance, it might appear as small or simple in comparison to the other grand palaces in the city, a possible reason why some visitors are encourage […]Read more "Changing of the Royal Guards at Deoksugung Palace, Seoul, South Korea"
I don’t really shop much whenever I travel, though I’ve met a lot in Seoul whose definition of South Korea trip includes filling up their suitcases not only with Korean cosmetic products but head home with fashionable and yet affordable clothes. Take for example one of my room mates, who I came to know was […]Read more "Ewha Womans University, Hyehwa & Hongdae, Seoul Best University Neighborhood, Seoul, South Korea"
The 700m street of Insa-dong gil is synonymous to the traditional culture and craft souvenir shopping at Seoul. Here is where you can buy hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts ranging from very expensive to the cheap ones. Historically, Insa-dong is the original “art” neighborhood of Seoul. A famous […]Read more "Night time Souvenir Shopping at Insa-dong & Visit to Jogyesa Temple, Seoul, South Korea"
Few meters walk from Seolleung Station is the seldom visited Seoulleung and Jeongneung or known as Seonjeongneung, one of the many UNESCO World Heritage recognize site in the city of Seoul. Seonjeongneung houses the burial mounds of King Seongjong, the 9th king of Joseon Dynasty, his second wife, Queen Jeonghyeon, and their son King Jungjong. […]Read more "Stone Guards at the Royal Tombs of Seonjeongneung, Seoul, South Korea"