Lots of Love, Seoul Tower

I like going to high places even if it scares me at times (yes, I’m talking about that one time), so I was excited to climb Namsan Seoul Tower.

It’s situated at Namsan Mountain and is the highest peak in Seoul.  Open every day of the year, Seoul Tower has free and paid attractions, and is popular both among locals and tourists.

We went to Seoul Tower shortly before lunch time. While it may have been magical at night,  I don’t think we would have withstood the cold.  I’m sure I wouldn’t–heck, at 23 deg. C I already wear a jacket! >_<

Here’s a mini-recap of our Seoul Tower stop, in pictures:

Operating hours, access details and fees may be found in the Visit Korea site.

I think I’ll go back here at nighttime, but maybe when it’s warmer^^

 

 

Gyeongbokgung Palace

It felt like a Hunter exam, the one where Gon, Killua and the rest of the gang tried to keep up with the examiner Satotsu.  Only that we’re in the huuuuuuge Gyeongbokgung Palace Grounds, and the Satotsu in this situation is our tour guide who looks like a retired soldier.  We had to brisk-walk else we’d lose sight of him.

Gyeongbokgung is in the heart of Jongno-gu, a place rich in cultural and historical significance to South Korea.  Of the four palace complexes in Jongno-gu, Gyeonbokgung is not just the largest but is said to be the most beautiful as well.  Here are some of the highlights of our stop:

Operating Hours
November-February 09:00-17:00
March-May 09:00-18:00
June-August 09:00-18:30
September-October 09:00-18:00

* Last admission: 1 hr before closing

Closed on Tuesdays.

Admission Fees
[Korean Citizens]
Adults (ages 25-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won

[International Visitors]
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Group (10 people or more): 1,200 won

**Source

Gyeongbokgung is near Gyeongbokgung station on Seoul Subway Line 3.