April and May Trips – In Seoul part 2
Many of you have been telling/asking me, “Ah Ziyi! I am going to Korea in a few Days/Weeks/Months time, where is it good to go?!” So in this post, where my journey in Seoul 서울 began, I will state all the places I have been to so that you can probably have a look and see which of the places seems more appealing to you, for you to pop a visit yourself! ^.^
So…. With finally more time in my hand, despite being in Korea 한국 (HanGuk) for already 2 weeks!, I arranged for my (LESIK 라섹 (Will explain the difference in the Lasik 라식 and Lesik 라섹 in the next blog post)) surgery 수술 (SuSul) date with my doctor and finally did some touring!
Places I have visited!
Hahaha. Yes I was kind of all over the place. But don’t sweat it, the subway 지하철 in Seoul 서울 actually drop you at basically everywhere, with each train station 기차역 (GiChaYork) a walking distance from the next so that you don’t have to walk much yourself! Just take the train 기차 (GiCha)!
Most of the tourist location are accessible by the subway as well, with maps 지도 (JiDo) and tourist information 관광 안내소 (GwanGwang AnNaeSo) counters at the exit 출구 (ChulGu) of the train station 기차역 (GiChaYork). So no worries about losing your way!
With the guideline of this map 지도 (JiDo) here you can roughly estimate the time 시간 (SiGan) needed for you to get to your station 역 (York is the short form they use for train station, station however is not equivalent to York) from your accommodation.
Here I am also gonna highlight the stations, of the places I have visited, for you to have a clearer picture of where I have been!
1) 인사동 InSaDong
is a street that offers rich opportunities for visitors to experience Korean traditional culture and arts. During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), the street was dominated by Dohwawon, a place of study for painters. The area is still a center for the arts, art lovers continue to set up shop along the narrow alleys, making it an unique place, full of folk crafts, pottery, and paintings! Not known to many foreigners, InSaDong is also a place where many good food and restaurants existed, where the local frequent! Like the 똥빵 Ddong Bbang, Shit/Poop Bread, literally it is what it sound like. A bread in the shape of a shit. But it is delicious! It comes in different flavours such as red bean, chocolate, and caramel peanut. Here are some of the other flavour it comes in! Credits from: http://cuteinkorea.com
쌈지길 SSamJiGil is the street where it is all just hand-made products and accessories 악세사리 AkSyeSaRi!
2) Visited 종각역 JongGak Station
3) 양재시민의숲 YangJaeSiMinErSup
4) 경복궁 GyeongBukGung!
Some photos of the Scenic Palace!
Which yes, if compared to the Royal Palace of China, is indeed a lot more scenic, despite being a lot smaller!
The Gorgeous Back Garden of the Royal Palace 경복궁 GyeongBukGung! Which i heard from my Friends 친국 ChinGuk that during winter 겨울 GyorUl, the entire pond freeze! With the snow 눈 Nun it must have been lovely!! I might want to visit again in winter 겨울 GyorUl just to see this!
To travel to 경복궁 GyeongBukGung also alight at 안국역 AnGukYork AnGuk Station! It is next to 인사동 InSaDong Street!
More on Seoul in Part 3!
Location of the places visited on the Subway map!
Signing of till the next post Part 3!