Gyeongbokgung palace

DSC02980 DSC02991 DSC03004 DSC03007 DSC03040DSC03072DSC03049 DSC03079
Originally, we wanted to do sightseeing on out first day in Seoul.  But the palace is closed on Wednesdays due maintenance reasons . This is a very important tip for whoever is going to Seoul.

Since the palace was closed, we decided to come back the day after.  The entrance fee for students is around 2000-3000 won =  14 kr – 20 kr.  You can also enter for free on culture day, which is on a certain Friday or Thursday on the last week of the month, just google it 🙂

The  Gyeongbokgung palace  was okey, in my opinion.  It was huge, and the architecture was cool. But its not  as massive as the Summer palace in China, and nothing beats that wow factor after you’ve seen one of the biggest palaces in Asia.

Walking around the palace, I’ve learned a lot about the Korean and Japanese war and their history, why the despited each other so much a few generations back. It was a very interesting point of view. The tour took around 1, 5 hour and it was us totally fooling around and taking our time. After the the palace, was wanted to stop by the Namdaemun market to do some street shopping, will write more about it tomorrow.

XOXO

Myeondong shopping

IMG_9038 IMG_9049 IMG_9053 IMG_9056 IMG_9064 IMG_9075

After our Hanbok photoshoot we were so dehydrated, and so ready to leave the Bukchon Hanok area. We were also super hungry and we wanted food! We were craving for korean BBQ! So, the next stop had to be Myeodong!

Myeondong is a very famous touristic shopping street, they have everything there but its also very overwhelming because of the crowd. Sometimes you have to queue just to walk a few meters.  They have all the brands and shops divided into small streets, so it’s very easy to get lost there. But you can sometimes spot some tourist guide in red jackets and hats, and ask for a map and they will kindly highlight the shops for you or help you get back to the subway.

We were pretty exhausted by the end of the day, so we didn’t do much shopping, but a quick stop at Åland. Åland is raved by so many youtubers and bloggers, it’s a recommended spot for fabulous hip clothes..or so we thought.

The shop was cool, but their clothes was in such bad quality. We could see that these clothes were fast fashion, and the lines in the clothes was so poorly sewed and a lot of the threads was hanging out and looking unfinished. The staff was horrible, they acted like they were to cool to help us, really unpleasant. So in my opinion, just go in there  for window shopping but nothing is worth buying there. Because a lot of the stuff they sold could be easily found in other shops but for a cheaper price.

Xoxo