• Asia,  South Korea,  Travel

    Changgyeonggung Palace

    By the time I finished my tour at the Secret Garden, there’s only a little juice left on my phone. With the remaining power, I couldn’t take plenty of photos here. I chose to visit this place on the same day because the location which is just next to the Garden’s entrance. But I’ll have to go to the other palaces another day because without my camera phone to take a picture; it’s like a day without sunshine. Changgyeonggung PalaceOn the Changgyonggung site, Suganggung Palace was built in 1418 by King Sejong for his father King Taejong, after he abdicated the throne. In 1483, King Seongjong built a huge palace…

  • Asia,  South Korea,  Travel

    Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace

    Changdeokgung Palace is one of the five grand palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. My goal today was to explore the 78-acres Secret Garden. The entrance to the palace (DonHwa-Mun) is only about 5 minutes walking distance from Anguk station Line 3. The queue was long, and I kept looking at the online information board for the ticket availability, and it made my heart raced. If you were to buy the ticket individually at the palaces, you would have to pay about 14,000won for all the tour. The cheapest way is to get the Integrated Admission ticket, the price is 10,000won and tickets are valid for three…

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    Jogyesa Temple

    It’s autumn in Seoul, and I haven’t got a chance to get a picture of the fall foliage yet. So, on Wednesday at 1:30 pm after my Korean lesson finished, I started my journey to discover the beauty of Autumn in Seoul. My plan was to visit Changdeokgung palace. My Seonsaengnim was kind enough to accompanied me on my trip. When we came across Cheonggyecheon stream, she told me that there would be a lanterns festival along the river starting from 4th to 20th November and it’s 1.2km long. On our way, I saw a strange looking tree with lots of yellow flower in front of Jogyesa temple. It was…