Category: South Korea

Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market

 

Gwangjang Market is a traditional market selling hanboks, beddings, crafts, and kimchi. Although it is more known for its food stalls. A lot of Korean TV programs include this in their show. I’ve seen a few popular programs come here. You can actually see advertisement on stalls that KBS or SBS so and so has come there with their pictures of course.

 

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Seoul Day 6: Grocery, Ehwa Women’s University, Hongdae, Karaoke

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I just condensed the things we did on the 6th day. Seoul has a lot of adorable socks. The one pictured above is at Ehwa Women’s University area. We bought a lot of cute socks. Haha.

 

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Avenue of Youth

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Avenue of Youth is located near Insadong. We actually only stumbled on this area on our way home. It is lined up with small stalls selling different merchandise and also street food stalls. Plenty of restaurants along the area too. There really are a lot of young people that hang around this area.

 

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Bongchu Jimdak Myeongdong

Bongchu Jimdak Myeongdong

 

We went back to Myeongdong because it’s one of our favorite places and I needed to buy cosmetics for friends back home. We also decided to have dinner at Bongchu Jimdak Myeondong. I actually came across this blog that recommended this restaurant while doing research on our Busan Seoul itinerary.

 

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Watching a movie in Megabox Gangnam

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We actually have plenty of time to go around Seoul. Since we’ve been here before, we’ve skipped the places we already went to. We decided to see a movie. This was actually accidental. We planned to go to Lotte for a movie but since we wanted to check out Gangnam and found a movie theater, we just decided to see it here.

Gangnam underground station is a heaven for shopping. I wish we had explored it more or I had more money to shop. Hahaha. Too bad I didn’t take pictures. In the 15 minutes I was there, I bought 3 shirts. They were actually priced really well. At 10,000 won a shirt or 400 pesos. It wasn’t bad. They had plenty of variety and they were really unique.

 

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Jogyesa Temple

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Jogyesa Temple is a Buddhist temple near Insadong. It was actually just a short walking distance from Inadong, about 10 to 15 minutes. It is actually quite surprising to find a temple in between huge buildings and concrete. It is well known for its colorful lanterns but unfortunately for some reason at the time of our visit, they were not up.

 

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Insadong and Personal Custom Made Seal

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In the morning, we decided to check out Insadong first and just walk around before going to the temple. I actually had a personal seal made. Insadong is known for handicrafts so there are actually a number of places that would make you a seal. You can choose from a variety of designs. If you watch Korean dramas, you may have noticed that Koreans use it to sign in lieu of signature.

 

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Everland

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Everland is the biggest theme park in South Korea. It’s located in Yongin which is about an hour away from Seoul. Our previous trip in South Korea, we went to Lotte World so we decided to check out this other theme park.

 

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Two Two Fried Chicken

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For dinner, I actually felt like eating fried chicken. So I go on my phone to check out if there were good fried chicken places in Myeondong and I saw Two Two Fried Chicken listed there. We decided to check it out.

 

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Myeongdong and Lotte Department Store

Myeongdong and Lotte Department Store

 

Myeongdong is one of my favorite places in Seoul. For me, a trip to Seoul wouldn’t be complete without dropping by Myeongdong. I love the energy of this place.

 

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