On Laur's last full day in Korea, we went to see the Grand Palaces of Seoul. We actually bought the Integrated Palace Ticket which allows entrance to the four palaces plus Jongmyo Shrine. But since we arrived late (again), we weren't able to visit all of these places. We didn't realize how big each of these palaces are and that it would be impossible to finish the tour in just 3 - 4 hours (or maybe we didn't make it because we spent a lot of time taking pictures. hihi). We were already behind our schedule, so we decided to just visit Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung Palaces.
Are you ready for another round of #LaurAndShayneAdventures? Bombarding you with photos from Gyeongbokgung Palace in 3...2..1. Yayyy!
Gyeongbokgung Palace was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty and the largest of the Five Grand Palaces. It served as the home of the Kings and government of the Joseon dynasty. That's the only thing that I can remember from the tour, guys. HAHA Not a travel blogger, sorry! :P
The weather was pretty fine that day. It was almost spring and the sun was out. I didn't even bring a coat for myself (I brought the coat that I'm wearing in the photo above for Laurice) because I thought my heattech, thick sweater and nylon stockings would be enough to keep me warm. Well, they sort of did during the day but not anymore at nighttime when we went up to N Seoul Tower (more of that on my next posts).
I've got loads of selfies from this trip (don't worry, I'm just posting this one. hehe) because I couldn't believe that I became this white. lol As what I've said in my Instagram post, cold weather can do wonders! Haha Wish we can have the same weather in the Philippines. #DreamOn :P
This cute little two-story pavilion is the Hyangwonjeong Pavilion. I remember its name because I find it cool that it was built on an artificial island of a lake called Hyangwonji (had to google the correct spelling, though. hihi).
Hmmm... Spring's coming. :)
I'm not sure what this building is but I think it's the National Folk Museum of Korea. But, don't trust me on this one. haha I might be wrong. :P If you're familiar with this structure, please let me know. Your comments are very much welcome! :)
My energy level was so high the entire day. I'm not really into traditional/historical stuff but I enjoyed exploring the different palaces. Though I got a bit tired at Changdeokgung because of the Secret Garden Tour, still, I had fun. Will blog about that on my next post. ;)
Hope you liked these photos. Thanks for visiting my blog today! xx
Have a good day!!!
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