Assalamualaikum and hi everyone,
Day 5 in Korea, I went to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Meeting my friend there who currently study in Korea University. As usual I took early morning train to the city and need to change to Line 3 and get off to Gyeongbokgung Station.
After an hour journey by train I finally here! 😀 There are 3 palaces that you can visit here (just one of it if you wish). We decided to just visit one palace with fee of 4000won and 10000won if you want to visit all the palaces. This place was huge… You can spend all day just by walking around and snap tones of pictures.
What I love the most about this place other than it look totally same like the movie was the surrounding view. These pictures does not do it justice. Plus I have the short view lens on my camera so it dos not allow me to snap the view as I wish it to. We then visit their museum which is free entry. Inside the museum they have few different types of museum/exhibition like kids museum and jeans museum.
As you can see from the picture below, the was a row of stones. The stones signifies the level/standard in army for the Korean soldier. The nearer you stand to the palace the higher ranking the person held. Cool huh 🙂Right on time when we were going out, there was Guard Exchange ceremony. It was cool to see the how the culture different between Korean and British 🙂
After that we went for lunch at Insadong. We ate bimbimbap with seafood doenjang (i think :P) and kimchi pancake. It was delish!