Living Life at Seoul (3)

Tadaaaaaaa!!there’s come to my last post about living life at Seoul. I will share you places to visit and  for every shopaholic, here we go!

Where to visit:

  1. Nami island. Must visit Korea. Nami Island is a small island shaped like a half moon. If you watched fenomenal Korean Drama, Winter Sonata you must be familiar with this island. You can booked one day trip to nami island from tourism information. Actually, nothing much to see here, but the view is quite good. Best time to visit nami Island is when fall right before the leaves gone. Unfortunately, i went to nami island when almost winter leaves already leave the trees. But still a good experienced as well.
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    ITX from Seoul to Nami Island

    1. Petite france. Anyone who is a big fan of Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery , must be happy to be here. Petite france not really far from Nami island. You can take a bus to petite france. This is my favourite one because all hail little prince is here!

      And aaaaall hail my true love, Little Prince

  2. Namsan Tower. Must visit landmark at Seoul. Namsan Tower is  the highest tower at the highest land of Seoul. You can see a whole Seoul from here.IMG_8833.JPG
  3. Gyeongbokgung Palace. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung palace still preserved well. Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces. The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919). Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond, have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art. The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong. (source)

    Historical places never fail me, lets have some fun here..

  4. Pocheon Herb Island. The sweetest place i’ve visited at Seoul. established in 1998, Herb Island focuses on growing Mediterranean herbs. The Herb Indoor Botanical Garden offers over 180 different herbs while the Outdoor Botanical Garden showcases a dazzling array of herbs surrounded by nature. Additional attractions include the Herb Museum, Living & Herb Exhibition Hall, Herb Restaurant, Herb Barbecue Restaurant, a café, a bakery, a gift shop, Aroma Therapy Center, Venetia Village, Herb Studio (do-it-yourself crafting), Mini Zoo, and an outdoor performance hall. Herb Island even boasts excellent pensions with each equipped with whirlpool spa facilities, each pension provides aroma spa therapy. Better came with couple cause love is in the air hohoho(source)
  5. Ihwadong Mural Village. Placed near Naksan park, Ihwadong Mural Village is a project to recreate a neighborhood become more lively and attractive. You can walk along historic city wall and find some nice cafe there.
  6. Pyeong Chang Ski Resort. Pyeongchang located in Gangwon Province, South Korea. 2 hours from Seoul. Will host 2018 winter olympics, Pyeongchang develop the area very well. There is some ski resort, I visited Yongpyong Ski Resort one. Planned to play ski but canceled it right after i saw the ski track is too high for me. Back in my childhood i played small game on computer playing sky and there’s a bear run to you and you have to escape. It’s one of the reason i canceled as well hohoho.
  7. Traditional Village, Bukcheon Hanok Village. Placed around Gyeongbokgung palace, you can rent traditional house and stay there feel the experience of ancient Korea living. The room rate is quite expensive like about 200.000 won/night.
  8. Bukhansan. Bukhansan Mountain is the most favourite hike, especially for newbie this mountain is friendly enough. The view is very greaaaaattt i love hiking at Bukhansan!
  9. Seoraksan. The highest Mountain in Korea. People loves to hike this mountain as well. Placed far from Seoul you should stay a night befor there and go to hike in the morning.
  10. Seoul Forest. is a large park in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. It is open year-round, and admission is free. Seoul Forest opened in June 2005. The city government spent 235.2 billion won in development. It is the third largest park in Seoul city. Seoul Forest is a massive park dotted with over 400,000 trees and 100 different animals. The area that was once a royal hunting forest, became Seoul’s first water purification plant in 1908, and later used for both racecourse and golf facilities. Now, it has been transformed into a park with a dense canopy of trees and a lake, where citizen can breathe the invigorating fresh air offered by nature. (source)
  11. Aquarium. Since i stayed at my sister’s place with her daughter we went to visit baby friendly place a lot. We visited Coex Aquarium and Lotte Aquarium. I like Coex better because they had some thematic area and provide us journey card you have to stamp the card on every area.
  12. Children Grand Park. This park is sooo children friendly (you know it when you hear it’s name hehehe) they had small zoo, botanical garden and other attraction. Its’s free you can come tho this park everyday open from 05.00-22.00 they had camping site as well you can rent thematic tent there.
  13. Cheonggyechon. Seoul has a lot great public spaces. One of the most known is Cheonggyechon stream. A riverside public space, with some modern decoration and there is some venue for annual event like new year eve. i like to walk around here, every week there is different experienced when i visited cheonggyechon.

Where to shop:

  1. Dongdaemun and Namdaemun shopping center complex. You can find sooooo many things here. Dongdaemun placed near some tourist attraction places at Seoul and Namdaemun placed at the center of Seoul, so easy to find this place. Dongdaemun and Namdaemun known as big traditional market with various goods and affordable prices. The places are similar and you can find different prices for same goods at these place. To know the differences between Dongdaemun and Namdaemun you can klick here
  2. Myeong-dong. Is one of busiest area at Seoul. This is Korea’s premier shopping destination you can find some local branded clothes and make up shops here. They had some interesting cafe as well like cat cafe etc.
  3. Hwagok market. There’s a lot of Korean Old style shop here, most of the shop is wholesale so if you want to buy skin care and make up much cheaper you should buy at Hwagok market.

You can find more information about visiting Korea here and child-friendly places in Korea here
Have a good experience in Korea!Annyeong Haseyo!

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