Category Archives: Mostly Photos

Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 3: Indoor Spaces

This post is dedicated to all of the photos I took of indoor spaces in Changdeokgung palace, which is a World Heritage Site. The two photos above show the main throne hall of Changdeokgung. You can see the many double … Continue reading

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Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 2: Trees

Above is the set of … I think they are locust trees … which are between the entrance gate of Changdeokgung and the stone bridge, which is incidently the oldest stone bridge in Seoul. If I remember correctly, these trees … Continue reading

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Photos of a Mystery Place in Seoul

There is one place where I took more photos than any other single place in Seoul. Before I officially introduce and describe this place, I am going to publish this gallery of photos, to let the visually oriented imagine what … Continue reading

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The Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheongyecheon

I just happened to encounter the Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheongyecheon stream. Cheongyecheon has an interesting history. The short version is that it was once a natural stream flowing through Seoul which was a tributary of the great Han river. … Continue reading

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Seoul’s Namsan and N Seoul Tower

One of the most famous landmarks in Seoul is N Seoul Tower, which sits on top of Namsan (not to be confused with Namsan in Gyeongju). Namsan meants ‘south mountain’, and it was once on the southern edge of the … Continue reading

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Gyeongbokgung, the Largest Palace in Seoul

After visiting Jongmyo, I ate lunch in Insa-dong, and then walked to Gwanghwamun Square to the entrance of the only other palace which is open on Mondays, Gyeongbokgung. Gyeongbokgung is between downtown Seoul and the ‘Blue House’ – i.e. the … Continue reading

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Bukhansan, the Roof of Seoul

Of course, I had to visit Bukhansan National Park, which straddles Seoul City and Goyang City in Gyeoggi Province. It is the iconic set of mountains just north of Seoul city center. In Joseon times, Seoul was considered an auspicious … Continue reading

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