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Cherry Blossom Trip to Korea – Day6

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Date: 23rd Apr 2015 (Thursday)

Scheduled/Planned:

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) [北村韓屋] → Yeouido Hangang Park (한강공원)[漢江公園] → Insa-dong (인사동) [仁寺洞]

(1) Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) [北村韓屋]
Bukchon(the street museum in the urban core) is a residential area in Seoul with countless hanoks(traditional Korean houses). There were some tourists rent the hanbok(Korean attire) and took photos with hanoks as background.
**Remember to keep silent when visiting the residential area.
Opening Hours:
Mon~Fri (9:00am ~ 18:00pm)
Sat~Sun (9:00am ~ 17:00pm)

Transportation/Direction: Subway
Walking distance from the Charm#2 apartment that we stayed.
[Subway] Line 3: Exit 2 or 3 – Anguk Station. Walk straight for about 300m.

More details:
Bukchon’s English Website Url

Direction map from Anguk St. to Bukchon Hanok Village, Samcheong-dong street, and Insa-dong street.
BukchonHanok-SamCheongDong-InsaDong-Direction

(2) Yeouido Hangang Park (한강공원)[漢江公園]
The park is divided into theme-based sections: the Traditional Korean Forest, Grass Square, Culture Square, and Nature’s Ecosystem Forest. It is surrounded with skyscraper from National Assembly, Korean Stock Exchange, to many large corporate headquarters, and Korea’s three broadcasting stations: KBS, MBC, and SBS.
**Recommended to rent a bike. It is very relaxing cycling around the park.
Operating Hours: 24hours
Admission Fees: Free

Transportation/Direction: Subway
[Subway] Line 9: National Assembly St.(914) Exit 3/4, walk 5mins.
Distance: 10.5km

More details:
Yeouido Park

Shortest subway route infor.:
subway-Info-to-Yeouido-Park

Direction map to Yeouido Park from National Assembly St.:
Yeouido-Park-direction-map

(3) Insa-dong (인사동) [仁寺洞]
Insa-dong Street is the cultural district represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. You can find hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts with reasonable price.
Operating Hours: 09:30am ~ 18:30pm (Open all year-round, except for Lunar New Year and Korean Thanksgiving Day)

Transportation/Direction: Walking distance from the Charm#2 apartment that we stayed.

More details:
Insa-dong shopping area Link1
Insa-dong street Link2

More details:
~*~ PHOTOS ~*~

Took breakfast in McDonald. I like the latte and fried chickens(very Juicy).
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Hanoks (traditional Korean houses)
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Visitors are welcome to take photo with Mickey and Minnie in Hanbok.
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Found the heart shape flowers.
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Flowers were found almost at every corner while sakura season in Korea.
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Skyscrapers taken from Yeouido Park. Be aware not to slop over from the pedestrian path as the drivers drove like they were F1 car/motorcycle racer.
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This was the purposed we visited Korea. I wondered how could Japan and Korea able to attract visitors around the globe join their cherry blossom events held in the parks while Malaysia as well have plenty of lands and Tecoma Trees (sakura-like tree) but don’t have the parks alike them to allowed the citizens take a walk or relaxed under Sakura tree. Why they can but we can’t? What about you? Are you doing good enough in your work? in your life?
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Rent a bike and cycle around the park if you know how to cycle.
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Sejong Daewang(세종대왕) – 世宗大王
He oversaw the creation of Hangul, encouraged advancements of scientific technology, and instituted many other efforts to stabilize and improve prosperity.
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Each and every bag hang outside the store sell in ₩10k.
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MUST eat: Jajangmyeon (자장면; 짜장면; jjajangmyeon)[炸醬面]. It served in the way that won’t increase your appetite but it taste extremely good in your mouth.
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More Day6 photos in my flickr album: Link to Flickr photos

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