Thanks to jetlag we were up and at it early in the morning! We decided to grab a quick breakfast at the breakfast buffet in the hotel for convenience.
Not your average Costco muffin
After breakfast we headed for Seoul Metro for our first stop, Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first palace ever to be built during the Joseon Period. For 516 years, 27 kings ruled Korea. That's some good genes!
interesting contrast here
The palace is essentially a multitude of layers, for each layer you have to go through a courtyard and then a gate. I lost count of how many gates I went through...
식혜 Sikhye (Sweet Rice Drink)
We also made a quick stop at the National Palace Museum of Korea to see Korea's progress through time
Afterwards we headed to Insa-dong Street. It's chock full of Korean traditional culture with antique art, street vendors, and traditional teahouses.
제육볶음 Jeyukbokkeum (Spicy stir fried pork)
Myeong-dong Street: Korea's most widely known shopping town
Namdaemun Market: largest market in Korea
We decided our last stop for the day would be Samcheonggak, six tradional Korean houses located in the forest of Bugaksan.
More to come tomorrow.
Gear used: Canon 6D + 24-105mm + 14mm