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6 Things I Wished I Knew Before Holidaying in Korea (April 2016)

Finally, I’ve completed writing about my recent Spring holiday in Korea after returning home almost 2 months. 😛 It’s been quite a while since I last enjoyed any overseas holiday of more than 1 week long, & also about 5 years since I last visited the Land of Morning Calm. Here’s a recap of my…

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Exploring Changgyeonggung Palace (창경궁) – A Uniquely Designed Royal Palace in Seoul

Located in the city centre of Seoul, Changgyeonggung Palace (창경궁) is next to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Changdeokgung Palace (창덕궁) & collectively known as the East Palaces (동궐), because of their geographical location. Although it is so close to the famous site, I have never visited this secondary palace for queens & the king’s…

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A Unique Korean Art & Cafe Experience at Charming Samcheong-dong (삼청동)

Moving on from Tongin Market in Seochon (서촌), I continued eastwards in the direction of Gyeongbokgung Palace (경볼궁), passing by the important government administration district around the palace. There were military guards stationed along the road, making random checks of visitors. Compared to other parts of central Seoul, it was much quieter & I could…