Category Archives: Korea

Korea — Day 3 Part 2: Dongdaemun Market Comments Off on Korea — Day 3 Part 2: Dongdaemun Market

. (Digging out some old photos from my South Korea trip 2 years ago. ) The photos were taken when I was wandering around Dongdaemun Market. “Dongdaemun Market is located near its namesake of Dongdaemun (Great East Gate). Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district has 26 shopping malls, 30,000 specialty shops, and 50,000 manufacturers. […]






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, […]