Koreans have tapped into the popularity of social media. In every tourist spot, there is always a photo opportunity, may it be for free or for a fee. Continue reading Go Guan Photo-Studio
A trip in Seoul is never complete without a visit in the shopping district of Myeongdong. The two main boulevards come across in the centre of a frenzy shopping block with one from Myeongdong Subway Station and the other from Lotte Department Store at Euljiro. Continue reading Myeongdong
Beauty enriched by time. The entrance is a massive gate adorned with colourful patterns and wooden carvings. Walking through the palace grounds gives one a sense of ancient Korea especially if you are a fan of Korean period dramas. Continue reading Changdeokgung
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I chose to stay in ibis Ambassador Seoul Insadong because of its proximity to a number of tourist spots. It is primarily located in Insadong where you can find local and traditional shops and restaurants. The hotel is a few minutes walk to Unhyeongung palace, Bukchon Hanok village, Cheongyecheon stream and Changdeokgung palace. You can also walk to the subway in Anguk station and Jongno 3-ga station.
Bukchon, meaning “North Village” is a traditional village located in between the two palaces Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), many yangbans (people from the ruling class) lived in these 900 hanoks (traditional house).
Seoul, the capital of Republic of Korea is a city both modern and traditional. Old palaces and temples stand in stark contrast with modern structures and towering skyscrapers while valued traditions exist harmoniously with modern technology and pop culture.