Korea – Part 1

Annyeonghaseyo!

Korea – Part 1-2 is my 5-day adventure with my dad and sister in the wonderful land of Korea. 5 days because my dad went home after and we stayed longer.

Before anything else, I’d like to explain something. As I was writing this blog post I have done so much deletions. I was being dramatic on the flow of events that happened in this trip. This kinda sounds serious but it’s not. Okay, I am a teen and I hate it when things don’t go the way I planned it. I hated my outfits in this part 1 so don’t even say like “What is she wearing?” “Malja? I thought you like fashion then what’s this?” Hahaha! I’m kidding. I know you guys won’t judge me. Let’s just say time, climate, and contradicting people became barriers. Ok I’m just gonna tell this story like how I want to.

On the first day, we went out to see Gyeongbokgung Palace, museums, Cheonggyecheon stream, and Namsan Tower.

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King Sejong who came up with the Korean alphabet known as Hangul.

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This is Gwanghamun, main gate to Gyeongbokgung Palace.

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Gyeongbokgung is the first royal palace built in the Joseon Dynasty. It is also the largest out of the 5  Grand Palaces.

Heungnyemun gate.

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Kat and apa (dad) off buying our tickets.

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A woman wearing a Korean traditional dress called Hanbok. I have one too at home.

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This is the interior of the Geunjeongjeon. It is the throne hall of Gyeongbokgung. That wooden throne at the end of the room has gold on it and I’m torn on which throne I would choose. This or the iron throne in Game Of Thrones. I think this one is more comfortable though.

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I was amazed at the intricate art and architecture of all the rooms and halls.

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We didn’t need a tour guide because apa knows it all.

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Gyeonghoeru (Pavilion) situated on an artificial island in the middle of the lake. Korean architecture.

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Enjoying the cool climate

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First time to see a maple tree.

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Kat with the Dol hareubang.

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Jangseung, Korean totem poles.

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After that, we went to Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.

We wrote our name and the word “Philippines” using the ‘traditional way’ which is how they used pen and paper. It was a brief and awesome experience.

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We had a long walk by Cheonggyecheon stream. It was beautiful.

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The last place we went to on the first day was Namsan Tower. We rode a taxi to the place where we can ride a cable car going to Namsan Tower.

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The theme of this place is really based on love. There’s a huge heart structure and a very long fence filled with love padlocks. Hearts everywhere.

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Distance of Manila from Namsan Tower

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Churros

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That was it for the first day. Korea Part- 2 will be posted later. In the part 2, we went to Korea’s provinces. Away from the city and surrounded with mountains.

P.S. At the end of my Korea blog posts, I’ll be posting a video my sister and I made while we’re on tour.

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