I would like to name the day we visited the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Namsangol Traditional Village as the “Seoul-is-covered-in-fog” day. Our short stay was timed in spring but hubby and I did not expect such a nebula all throughout the city. Is Seoul normally foggy this season? Maybe or maybe not, I would like to know.
Not-quite-the-Iron-Throne-either but I like this better.
It is also “My-husband-is-popular-and-adored-by-Korean-kids” Day. Don’t ask me why because I also have no idea. Random kids just come up to us to talk which I found very cute and amusing. Here is a proof!
And my “YEY-bean-paste-pot” and “LOOK!-korean-drama-actress” day. You can tell how huge a fan I am of Korean cuisine and Korean drama!
Despite the overcast, however, what we saw and experienced at the Gyeongbokgung Palace was remarkable. Gyeongbokgung literally means the “Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven” and it is truly living up to its name until this day. While it is mostly a reconstruction after the city was razed by the Japanese in the late 16th century, the palace stands out in its beauty and above all, its grandeur. It is the largest palace of the Five Grand Palace built by the Joseon Dynasty and one day is not enough to enjoy the entire palace. Be warned as well that it is one of the most visited places by tourists so be prepared with rubbing shoulders with strangers. Known as National Historic Site No. 117, Gyeongbokgung Palace requires a loooooot of (enjoyable) walking but will reward each tourist with loads of unforgettable memories :)