South Korea
Hunjeongdong

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day53

    Changdeokgung Palace

    January 26 in South Korea

    Today we have visited another palace. Even if it is looking nice and warm it was freezing with about -16 degrees. The palace itself was amazing.

    Heute haben wir uns einen weiteren Palast angesehen und auch wenn es warm aussieht war es wirklich richtig kalt.

  • Day2

    Changdeokgung Palace

    September 29, 2017 in South Korea

    There are a number of royal accommodations in Seoul City. Changdeokgung Palace is the 2nd palace but took prominence when the main palace (Gyeongbokgung) was destroyed by fire (since rebuilt). It's considered by some to be the most picturesque palace (bit of a nothing statement).

    First I want to buy a travel card (known as T Money here). These cards can be used on buses and subways in most of the cities in the ROK. There are discounts for each trip, also means I don't have to communicate with bus drivers! I find a store that sells them and load about 33AUD onto it. Then it's off to the palace ...

    My travel info says that English guided tours are offered at 10:30. I'm at the ticket office by 10 and pay 3.30 for the ticket and wander around. It turns out the tour starts at 10:15 so I miss out on the first few minutes. It's been difficult to preserve these palaces what with fires and Japanese occupation. The grounds are extensive and are 60% made up of gardens (which I won't see today).

    It's a thing for girls to hire hanbok (traditional dress) and pose for endless photos. Some western girls do it as well - cultural appropriation anyone?

    I walk to the Bukchon village information centre. An English-speaking guide there takes me on a short tour explaining the nature of the housing there. As there's so much wood in the housing, fire has been a constant threat. I eat lunch at a nearby restaurant (see photo) which is pork stir fry with side dishes of seafood soup, black beans, spinach and kimchi.
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  • Day47

    Seoul man

    June 1, 2016 in South Korea

    So I've made it to South Korea (just in time for the North to be failing to launch rockets).

    Beautiful day today, about 32C and clear skies. It was actually the first day of the holiday where there wasn't a rush. So I slowed down to a very casual pace.

    Started the day off with a royal palace and a royal shrine. I totally look photoshopped into the only picture of me, but I was actually there.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Hunjeongdong, 훈정동

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