Sunday, April 10, 2011

Seoul - Day IV, Part 2

After our morning in the hanok village, we went to Gyeongbokgung (or Gyeongbok Palace).
Entering Gyeongbokgung
Geunjeongjeon Hall
Geunjeongjeon Hall

My friend Kyunmi and her infamous high heels.
Gyeonghoeru Pavilion
Gyeonghoeru Pavilion
Roofs of Gyeongbokgung

At the other end of the Palace, in front of the National Folk Museum of Korea, we were lucky to catch this performance:

We then walked over to Insadong, a shopping street with lots of small shops.

My friends "forced" me into Ssamzie, a complex of stores (clothing, accessories, home decor) all terribly cute. It's a miracle I didn't spend all my money there!

Koong's 만두국
We went to Koong for an early dinner, a restaurant (still in Insadong) well known for its dumplings. We had their 만두국 manduguk, dumpling soup, and it was delicious!

N Seoul Tower N Seoul Tower's locks
Landscape from N Seoul Tower
We then took the subway + bus up to the N Seoul Tower and arrived on time for sunset. There were a few couples putting up their own love locks that night, how cute.

After stopping a bit for a cup of coffee, we went by Cheonggye Stream. Unfortunately, it seemed pretty empty and it was getting really cold outside, so we decided to just go home. I'm sure it's nice to stroll along the stream in the spring... for some other time, huh ;)