Senin, 19 Juni 2017

A walk at Gyeongbokgung Palace

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안녕하세요~ 리안 입니다^^ 반갑습니다
Hello^^ I'm Riana~
It was my second day in Seoul. Me and my friends went to Oneday Hanbok to rent hanbok and then we go to Gyeongbokgung Palace.
I book 3 hanbok for 9 AM, but we arrived around 10 AM at Oneday Hanbok. There was many people already. They have many beautiful hanbok for women, men and kids. It's pretty and cute. The hair accessories and hand bag is cute.
Hanbok rental fare is 15,000 won for 4 hours, and we need to give them a passport + 50,000 won for deposit. It's better if you make a reservation before come to this place.
National Folk Museum of Korea
Our plan for today we want to go to Bukchon Hanok Village first, but disaster come.We use taxi to go there, but the driver drop us somewhere and we got lost. We accidentally find Gyeongbokgung Palace instead. The ticket entrance is free for the visitor using hanbok. I paid 3,000 won for the ticket. I saw many people use hanbok here. Mostly young women. They are really pretty and cute.
Gyeonghoeru Pavilion
Gyeonghoeru Pavilion (National Treasure No. 224). This pavilion, built on the pond west of Gangnyeongjeon Hall, the king's living quarters, was where the king threw feasts for foreign envoys or his court officials. The name means that the king is capable of handling national affairs only when he has the right people around him, it was used on joyous occasions. (royal palace)
We stroll around again and we found Gyeonghoeru Pavilion. I think it's around 12 pm and it's really hot. I hide under the tree shades. Many students come here, I think it's their vacation or holiday time. I saw many elderly come and they bring their big camera.
Blue House
The signature markings of the Presidential Residence of Cheong Wa Dae are its blue tiles. The blue tiles and the smooth roof blend beautifully with Bugaksan mountain in the backdrop. Approximately 150 thousand tiles compose the roof of the Blue House. Each were baked individually which make them strong enough to be used for hundreds of years. (visit korea)
We accidentally find the Blue House. Many officer was on stand by. Many students and their teacher taking picture here. 
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
When Geoncheonggung Palace Residence was built, King Gojong redesigned the Palace's back garden. An artificial islet was created in the middle of the pond, on which a hexagonal pavilion was built with the name Hyangwonjeong pavilion, meaning the "Pavilion of Far~Reaching Fragrance" The bridge across the pond was named Chwihyanggyo, meaning "intoxicated with fragrance. (royal palace)
When we come to Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, it was under construction. We can't come closer to the pavilion. The pavilion's beautiful and many lotus flower in the pond.
It was really hot, and I just stand under the shades while taking picture and record some video. I don't know the building name on the picture above TT.TT
Throne Hall Compound
Geunjeongjeon Hall (National Treasure No. 223) is the Throne Hall, where the king granted audiences to his officials, presided over large offical functions and met foreign envoys. Geunjeongjeon Hall is the largest and most formal hall in Gyeongbokgung palace. The two-tier edifice stands on a high platform reached by stone steps. There is a spacious courtyard in front, where important events were held and corridors enclose it. (royal palace)
This place was the most visitor I saw for the day. I saw foreigner, students, family, young and elderly.
Oneday Hanbok website: oneday hanbok
Location: 2nd floor, 4 Bukchonro5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
(Approximately 300m from Exit 2 of Anguk Station and across the road from Jae-dong Elementary School)

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Address: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) Exit 5, 5 minute walk
Gwanghwamun Station (Subway line 3) Exit 2, 10 minute walk
Closed on Tuesday
Website: Royal Palace

That was my experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace. See you next time^^ Bye bye~

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