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Autumn in My Heart in Korea – Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong

Bukchon Hanok Village is a local traditional village located in between the two famous palaces of the Joseon Dynasty which is Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. Instead of walking all the way up to Bukchon Hanok Village, we decided to take the subway line and stop over at Anguk Station. Yes! We need to save our energy since we gonna do a lots of walking today. This village is a home to countless numbers of traditional ‘Hanok’ originated during the Joseon Dynasty. Nowadays, some were used and transformed as a traditional centres, tea houses, restaurants and etc. Do bear in mind that this is basically a residential area. The least that we could do is to keep our noise levels at the minimum as possible. Do show some respect and to keep the privacy of the residents too. Continue reading

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Autumn in My Heart in Korea – Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun Square

GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE

There are a quite of numbers of palace around Seoul. To name a few, there are Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung and Gyeongheegung. Since we have such a limited time, we definitely opt for the largest  and arguably the most beautiful of all 5 palaces which is Gyeongbokgung Palace or commonly known as the ‘Northern Palace’. This is due to the location of the palace where it’s located furthest North which compared to the neighbouring palaces and this palace was built way back in the year of 1395. Wow! That was 600 years back! Continue reading

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Autumn in My Heart in Korea – Samsung D’Light Gallery & Shop, Ewha Womans University

SAMSUNG D’LIGHT GALLERY & SHOP

Being a gadget freak (Read: Not me! It was FF. He’s totally an Apple gadget freak. Like seriously!), he really wanted to go to the newly open Samsung Innovation Museum located in Suwon where the museum features 150 inventions and products from Samsung as well as individuals and companies that have no ties with the Korean Company. As we’re having such a limited time and afraid that we could not reach the museum in time, we just decided to go to another option that we have which is Samsung D’Light Gallery in Gangnam within the Samsung Electronic Buildings.

Samsung D’Light is a compound of a digital and a light where Samsung’s vision is to bring light and joy to the digital world that we are currently living. The D’ carries a meaning of ‘Dynamic’, ‘Dream’ and ‘Diversity’. Continue reading

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Autumn in My Heart in Korea – Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

As mentioned earlier, this is definitely the 1st thing that we wanted to do if we were in Seoul. Hence, we browsed through all the packages offered by the local travel agency in order to secure our seats. In addition, DMZ tour package is available throughout the year except Monday and Public Holiday. Plan your trip then. We decided to join the half day DMZ Tour by SeoulNTour. Reason why? It’s the cheapest tour that we could find so far which we only need to pay KRW36,000 (includes tour guide, pick up and drop service, transportation and admission fees). This is a special online price given if only reservation were made via their website. Continue reading