Monthly Archives: May 2010

Korea — Day 3 Part 1: Deoksugung Palace & Namsangol Hanok Village 1

Day 3. Deoksugung, also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces that was inhabited by various Korean royalties until the Japanese occupation of Korea around the turn of the 20th century. — Wikipedia






Korea — Day 2 Part 3: Chungmuro Subway Station 2

This is the coolest station I’ve seen in Seoul Metro. It feels like you’re in a cave. Chungmuro Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 3 and Line 4. Both the Line 3 and 4 platforms are located in Chungmuro-4-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul. This station is named after the road under which it passes, […]






Korea — Day 2 Part 2: N Seoul Tower 3

N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower located in Namsan Mountain, central Seoul, South Korea. Built in 1969, and opened to the public in 1980, the tower has been a symbol of Seoul and measures 236.7 m (777 ft) in height (from the base) and tops out at 479.7 m (1,574 ft) above […]






Korea — Day 2 Part 1: Seongnam Moran Market Comments Off on Korea — Day 2 Part 1: Seongnam Moran Market

2010 April 29th. I was planning to go to Gwangjang Market just in downtown Seoul, but I got a tip from someone working in the guest house (where I am staying), that the biggest market in Korea is taking place on this day. The market, which has over 1200 merchants coming from all over Korea, […]