Dubbed as the “Hawaii of Korea”, Jeju island is brimming with natural wonders including a volcanic landscape, beautiful beaches, stunning coastline, lush countryside, and home to South Korea’s tallest mountain. The Jeju love affair began some 12 to 15 years ago and it’s all because of a drama. … More The Jeju Love Affair
Ah spring! As Gerard Hopkins would say, ‘Nothing is so beautiful as Spring’. Nothing beats spring season for me. Spring season signals the end of cold winter, colorful flowers start to bloom and for travelers, no more winter coat and layers of clothing when you go out. In Korea, there are numerous spring festivals including … More 2016 Taen Tulip Festival/2016년 태안 튤립 축제 – Spring Series in Korea
More Changdeokgung pictures. If you’re not in a hurry, don’t miss the Secret Garden Tour. It has a separate entrance fee of 5,000 won. You can reserve a guided tour through their official website. Tip: Rent a hanbok (Korea’s traditional clothing) so you can enter any of the palaces for free.
Changdeokgung is one of my favorite palaces in Seoul aside from Gyeongbokgung. Changdeokgung or Changdeok Palace (궁 or”Gung” means palace) is one of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. It was built during the reign of King Taejo in the 15th century. It features a public palace area, the royal residence and a … More Changdeokgung/창덕궁 (World Heritage Site) Part 1 – Spring Series in Korea
Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace was the main royal palace during the Joseon dynasty. It is located in northern Seoul and it is the largest of the five grand palaces built during the Joseon dynasty. It also house the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum. Entrance Fee: 3,000 won (closed on Tuesdays) … More Gyeongbokgung/경복궁 – Spring Series in Korea
One of my favorite destinations outside Seoul is The Garden of Morning Calm. The garden was conceptualized by Han Sang-kyung and was inspired by the poem of Sir Tagore who described Korea as “The Land of the Morning Calm”. The garden is the oldest private garden in Korea and features various festivals during different seasons: Spring: … More The Garden of Morning Calm – Spring Series in Korea