Gyeongbokgung and Insadong | Seoul Feb’13

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After 2 years, I’m back here to see you again! All covered with white snow this time! Beautiful~ ♥

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Paintings on the ceiling of Gwanghwamun Gate.

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Love this place~ I can wander around here for the whole day!

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Gyeongbokgung 경복궁, the largest Palace in Seoul!

Directions:

Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5.
OR
Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 2.

Admission:

Age 19~:  3,000 won
Age 7-18:  1,500 won

Operating Hours:

November – February: 09:00-17:00
March-May, September-October: 09:00-18:00
June-Auguest: 09:00-18:30

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Annyeong~ I will see you again! Moving on to Insadong! A cultural district where you can find all the traditional goods! It’s nearby Gyeongbokgung, about 10 -15mins walk.

Directions:

After walking out of this Gwanghwamun gate, cross this main road,  right after you crossed turn to your left then all the way straight (along the main road), follow the road signs and Insadong is at your right. You can hardly miss it, there is always many people walking towards Insadong and this place is obvious. Haha.

By Subway:

Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
Go 100m straight, then turn left.

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Tadaa~ Here we are! ^^

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Dropped by this hanok for our lunch! “That house of Insadong”.

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A very typical korean lunch….

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3 of them hiding from the wind chill and refused to step out. LOL

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Ssamziegil is just opposite the restaurant.

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A must try if you come here! The “Ddong Bbang” (Poop bun).

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Taking Purikura with Hanboks!!! Haha.

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Memories~

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Somebody shooting CF, I think. But I can’t see who was the celeb.

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Shopped a bit in Itaewon and then back to Shinchon for dinner! So happy with my new vintage cabin luggage! =))

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Chuncheonjip Dakgalbi Makguksu (춘천집닭갈비막국수) !

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This Dakgalbi restaurant is located right below of where we stayed! How lucky to have so many nice food all around our guesthouse! Sinchon is surrounded by universities and populated by students. So, many restaurant in this area, like Chuncheonjip Dakgalbi Makguksu (춘천집닭갈비막국수), serves really big portion with affordable prices! Their most popular dish is Dakgalbi, marinated boneless chicken in spicy red pepper paste stir-fry with sausages, cabbage and Ddukbokki in a big iron pan!! If you’re a big eater you may try adding cheese, ramen, udon or rice to it. After you’ve finished eating your Dakgalbi, order rice to stir-fry in the pan to soak up the extra, flavorful sauce! Awesome~!! ^^

Directions:

Sinchon Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 1.
Turn right onto the first side street (Hyundai Department Store).
Go straight for 130m and cross the street.
The restaurant is next to Changcheon Children’s Park (창천어린이공원).

Operating Hours:

Operating hours: Opens from 10am to 6am the next day.

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Did some grocery shopping at Lottemart before heading back to our guesthouse! Errr…. We were freezing outside while waiting for my dear friend to finish choosing her strawberries. LOL.

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Goodnight~!

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5 thoughts on “Gyeongbokgung and Insadong | Seoul Feb’13

  1. reena December 31, 2013 / 8:21 AM

    hey there 😉 reeally really love your blog. and your travel posts to korea is reslly a great guide for me. i’m going to korea in about two weeks. i was wondering where the place you can try hanboks and take sticker photos is?

    • Sophia December 31, 2013 / 11:38 AM

      Hi there! It was in the Ssamziegil in Insadong! =)

  2. anna francesca September 4, 2014 / 8:04 AM

    Where did you get to wear hanbok?

    • Sophia September 16, 2014 / 7:13 PM

      Hi Anna! It was in Isadong’s Ssamzie-gil! =)

  3. rizka nidy December 28, 2014 / 9:24 AM

    Hi, I’ve been looking for that vintage luggage. May I know where you bought it and how much? I’m going to Seoul next month.. 🙂
    Thank you in advance

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