December has always been hectic for me.
Hence, the delayed update.
It was still fall in Korean back then…
– GyeongBokGung Palace
– Buckhon Hanok Village
GyeongBokGung Palace// HOW TO GET THERE:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line 3), exit 5.
Without doubt, Gyeongbokgung is Korea’s most famous royal place.
It is a must visit palace if you visit Seoul! & we’re finally here!
We were there around 10am, & witnessed the changing of guards.
It takes place at 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, three times a day.
This is a must-do if you are interested in learning about the history & culture of Korea. Oh, do remember to do yourself a favor and hook up with a tour guide so you can learn as much as possible. For English free guided tour, it is available on 11am, 1.30pm. & 3.30pm.
WHAT TO WEAR:
White Leather Jacket
Basic Black Jumpsuit – Zalora
I especially love to wear jumpsuit when I travel.
It is really convenient, you don’t have to sacrifice your sleep time to plan & match an outfit. Put on a jumpsuit, then simply add on a statement necklace or jacket to dictate the whole look! In addition, unlike dress, you can sit, jump, run as free as you wish to. Love it! ♥‿♥
Moving on, Bukchon Hanok Village.
HOW TO GO:
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
– Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.
We stopped by this cozy coffee house.
Iced latte :)
We were taking our own sweet time exploring the town & taking photos along the the streets; ~(˘▾˘~)
Arrived at Bukchon Cultural Centre on 5.50pm, only realize that the place closes on 6pm. Craps.
Anguk Station, Seoul Subway Line 3, proceed out of Exit #3 and walk straight in the direction of Jungang Highschool for 250 meters.
9AM – 6PM
Apparently, this place has more than 600 years of history, there’s a hanok styled restaurant and many cultural programs awaiting us to discover.
BUT…. we were LATE! *criessssss* ಥ_ಥ
Life goes on, we continue to explore the town & found lots of souvenir shop here selling all sorts of traditional goods that would make great souvenirs & gifts. Though these homemade souvenirs might be a little pricey, I do think it’s worth checking out!
We had lots of fun strolling through this extremely picturesque neighborhood.
Took photo at almost every shop here (too pretty!), but I really shouldn’t spam it all here. Haha.
WHAT TO DO:
– be there early (before 6pm) to check out the Bukchon Cultural Centre
– Stroll around, explore the beautiful courtyard, and outer wall.
(Look out for the “photo spot”, you will absolutely get some pretty shots here!)
– get some dainty souvenirs here.
– visit the quaint coffee house & hanok-style restaurants. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
One of the cute flower store we walked past.
Baby breathe, everywhere. (✿´‿`)
That’s all for now.