Gwanghamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace

I spent my first two days here in Korea at the house of my friend, Sorae. She was very kind to feed me (home-cooked Korean food! Yummy!!) and tour me. We visited Myeongdong, passed by Chonggyecheon stream and spent some time at a very huge bookstore named Kyobo Bookstore.

I always see this stream on K-dramas. I’ll definitely come back when the weather’s not too cold! 🙂

Books are not sealed. You can freely spend hours reading here! Cool!

After Kyobo, while walking to our next planned stop, Insadong, we passed by Gwanghamun Square.

The first thing we saw was a tribute for the young victims of Sewol ferry. :(
The first thing we saw was a tribute for the young victims of Sewol ferry. 😦
Monument of King Sejong the Great, the creator of Korean alphabet
Statue of Genereal Lee Sun-shin
Statue of General Lee Sun-shin

We continued walking…


..until we reached this, the very beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace!
..until we reached Gyeongbokgung Palace!

The palace looks like it isn’t a place to be missed. Fortunately, we were able to purchase tickets. Yay!


Finally, my favorite structure in the area…

Gyeonghoeru pavillion ❤

After our historical tour, we headed to Insadong as previously planned and had our dinner at the famous Miss Lee Cafe (shown in We Got Married). Unfortunately, most of the establishments were already closed (I was looking forward to visit Ssamziegil!) so we went to Hongdae instead. Too bad my phone’s battery’s already drained so there were no pictures.  Aww. There will be a next time for sure!

The whole day was tiring but fun! Thanks to Sorae for the whole day adventure and to her family for accommodating me! ^^

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