South Korea day 2: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream.
TIP! To go there, just take Line 3, get off at Gyeongbokgung Station, Exit 5. From there, you can walk to the stream and other places of interest like Insadong.
It’s one of the five major palaces if my memory serves me right. I’m still not done reading the brochures!
This photo is untouched, taken with a Canon PowerShot S95. Brand ambassador lang ang peg! Yes, those mountains are lovely not just in photos but in real life, too.
We also witnessed the changing of the guards.
There were lots of tourists even on a weekday. Kids on field trips are a common sight… with their matching bags and clothes. What a smart yet creative way to easily find someone missing from the pack!
A 20-minute walk from the palace is the Cheonggyecheon Stream. This place was restored in 2005 and has become a popular attraction to tourists and locals alike. I’ve seen a couple of Koreans sitting by the stream, reading a book or simply staring into the water. I’d probably do the same if I were a local with free time in the afternoon.
I managed to snap a photo of this man by the stream. Converted the photo to black and white for drama.
We would’ve wanted to visit Insadong but I don’t know what happened (LOL). Maybe next time.