The well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage palace of Changdeokgung, was the first of the “Five Grand Palaces” that I visited in Seoul. Known as “Donggwol” or the Eastern Palace, the Changdeokgung Palace was said to be the favored residence of the many Joseon Dynasty kings attributing not only to its size but to the over-all ambiance […]Read more "Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon, The Secret Garden, Seoul, South Korea"
Me, asking one of my dorm mates, “Hey Hannah, have you visited N Seoul Tower? Is it nice? What is the best time you recommend to visit?”. Hannah, quickly replied, “No, I don’t want to go there, I don’t have a partner, I don’t have a boyfriend, it will be very sad”. I smiled in […]Read more "Love Locks at N Seoul Tower and Shopping at Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea"
It is always a source of inspiration to see a city that kept its tradition against the modern development and the view of giwa (tiled roof) of Korean traditional houses against the background of skyscrapers that symbolizes Seoul position in 21st century will remain as one of my favorite. Arriving very late from Singapore to […]Read more "Bukchon Hanok Village and Neighborhood of Samcheong-dong, Seoul , South Korea"
An early morning walk along the 8.4 km Cheonggyecheon is what I consider as the best way to introduce yourself to Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. What once was a neglected watercourse hidden by an overpass was transformed back into 2005 as a haven of serenity against the hustle and bustle of the […]Read more "Serenity at Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul, South Korea"