Event 07/27 in Seoul: N Seoul Tower and Gyeongbokgung Palace

(also known as YTN Seoul Tower or Namsan Tower)

Three activities are described in this post: a picnic at the central plaza of the Korea University, the visit of the N Seoul Tower and a second visit of the Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Picnic at the central plaza of Korea University

It’s getting warmer, at least you don’t freeze anymore.

The spring starts good with the weekly KUBA lunch, this time on the area of Central Plaza before the KU Main Hall (pictures by Joanna Sin, me, and Seung Jin Oh).

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… as well as the dinner with KUBA on thursday. Unfortunately, I had problems with the limit of my credit card and ran out of money so I couldn’t participate in the party afterwards, but as I hadn’t overcome my illness this might has been a good decision.

N Seoul Tower

On saturday, the next KUBA event lead finally to the Namsan Tower in Seoul where you have a central view over the whole city. First, we encountered some protestors supporting impeached president Park, according to The Korea Times, but went immediately eating. We took a bus to the Tower, some headed to the top, took a lot of pictures and went eating and drinking till the end of the day. The following pictures were shot by me.

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The next pictures were made by Hyunwook Park, Sohee Lee and Seung Jin Oh and are not available in public:

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As stated in the first gallery of the Namsan Tower, here a few more pictures of it in different colors:

Purple – By colorof3, via pixabay.com
A romantic hotspot, N Seoul Tower, by Republic of Korea, via flickr.com

I also discovered that sometimes there are trees full of those locks:

By Michaela den (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Gyeongbokgung Palace

On sunday, I missed to connect with the group of KUBS for visiting the Gyeongbokgung Palace in traditionial wear, but went anyway there instead (I’ve already been outside the palace on one of the first activities). This wasn’t that easy as my SIM card has expired and I had to search for open wifis to locate the palace. But anyways, I highly recommend to visit this wide area, especially as the entrance fee is only 3000 WON.

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The pictures show only a few sections of the whole ground. In my opinion it’s a perfect place to stroll around and a huge contrast to the busy city image.

The interior of some of the buildings can be seen and a small library can be entered. I already thought of visiting the library in summer again as its atmosphere is chilling, but also inspiring.

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Outside, a band played traditional music with modern elements. The administrators also offer a free tour which I declined as I searched for my group, but with no success.

After my visit I saw a few shops where you can rent traditional korean wear. Again, this will be examined further in a future visit.


Featured Image – By Jirka Matousek, via flickr.com