A&E on the World Heritage Train East 2009 travel blog

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeongbukgung Palace 'Guards'

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeonbukgung Palace (Folk museum behind)

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeonbukgung Palace and tower blocks

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Gyeonbukgung Palace

Unhyeongung Palace


Lots of rain and very loud thunder (and mosquitos) last night, and a bit more today. I spent most of the day in the nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace, kind of like the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, except a lot calmer (smaller) and more spacious. Very pretty and a great setting with mountains behind, but slap in the middle of a huge city. Then I wandered around the area I'm living in looking at the traditional hanok houses, visited another small palace and wandered down the extremely crowded (it was Saturday afternoon) main drag in Insa-Dong, unsuccesfully trying to find postcards. And finally found a way of uploading some pics. And tomorrow I head south for Jaisan National Park! (hopefully). There's this restaurant near me that was jammed yesterday (usually a good sign), and today when I went on my evening hunt for food there was space, so in I went. It was Japanese (I didn't look at the squiggly writing carefully enough), though a really funky litle place and the food was exquisite. Yumm.



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