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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Gyeongbokgung Palace

The entrance to Geongbokgung Palace.

This day was a bit colder than all the other days. It was cloudy and sometimes it drizzled. Today, we planned to go to Gyeongbokgung Palace. There are a few palaces in Seoul which u can visit them all of u have ample time. Unlike us who had very limited time in Seoul, we had to choose only one palace that fit us all.  From Hongik, we took the subway line 2 to Gyeongbokgung Station. Transit at Euljiro 3. Once u are at Gyeongbokgung station,  exit at exit 5. U won't miss the palace as there many signs directing u to the palace. The fare is 1050 won from Hongik to Gyeongbokgung (about 27 minutes).

Gyeongbokgung Station.
Entrance fee to the palace is 3000 won. Kids half the price. Ticket for Gyeongbokgung Palace is also valid at the National Palace Museum and the National Folk Museum.That's the main reason why i chose this palace as we could go to several museums later on. Bear in mind that Gyeongbokgung Palace is close every Tuesday. U can use your Integrated Ticket of Palaces here too.

At the ticket counter juga ada disediakan money changer dan juga
tourist info centre. I rented the audio guide player. Since it was drizzling at
that time, i forgot to snap any photos of the player. Harga dah x ingat la...

Jom masuk!
King's Quarters (if i'm not mistaken)
 Dalam ni ada mcm2 gate..Rupanya hampir serupa tp nama berbeza2.. Ada nama Gwanghwamun la, Sinmumun la..mcm2lah...Ada pintu yang merupakan koleksi National Treasure.



 Inilah yang dinanti2kan...

Bergambar dengan Pak Guard. Tinggi2 betol mereka nih...

Change of the Guard
After change of the guard, we went to the costume area to try out the Hanbok. It's free but very limited people can get the chance to try them. I think about 10 people per session. The fitting session starts every 10 minutes after the change of the guard. What we did was, asking Farah to queue at the costume area while we went to watch the change of the guard. Later, I replaced Farah while she went and snapped some photos with the guards. The costumes were new and smell good. Ingatkan bau busuk coz ramai dah try2 tp wangi2 je.. mcm baru basuh... They have variety of sizes for all ages and genders...



Look at the crowd. We didn't Q for this session. We queued for the
next one where Farah was the 1st 'customer'..he..he..

The result...

Everyone is given 10 minutes to model, snap photos,
berangan sambil memakai hanbok tu...
Comel2 mama...
Sapa lambat...inilah jawabnyerrr...



To be cont...

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15 comments:

  1. Last time pegi sini, it was closed. Brilliant me, dah tau it closed on Tues tapi buat itinerary for Gyeongbuk on Tues. Next time pegi, harus jejak palace ni. Nak masuk folk museum tu juga.

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    1. Takpa bibi...next time blh p lagik...he..he..so, sempat tak pergi palace yg lain?

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    2. Alhamdulillah sempat gi Changdeokgung. Round dalam tu dalam panas terik, memang mencabar. Berpeluh 1 badan tapi puas hati.

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    3. Hi..hi,...u pon p time summer..? kita serupa..! tp skrg ni rasa teringin sngt nk tngk seoul waktu winter.. kalau la ada tiket2 murah tersangkot ke seoul time winter, mau jugak cuba2 lg...:)

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    4. Aah summer baru ni. Saya penah gi winter, last year. Memang menggigil, sakit bahu sbb duk jalan membongkok. Dec ni Insha Allah gi lagi, sbb last time xmerasa snow. Hope nanti dapat experience snowfall. Grabbed ticket to Busan time promo aritu.

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    5. Mmg minat sunggu ke South Korea...dah berkali2 pergi nih...every season dah merasa...lucky u! Winternya sangat sejuk eh...? da pernah dngr kawan cerita sampai -20 pon pernah... betol ker..? x tau lah area mana...

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    6. Ibarat balik kampung dah kak. Alhamdulillah. Winter msa kitorang haritu mmg sejuk tapu xdelah -20. It was -8 masa landed. Tapi memang bole sampai -20, kawan yang study sana yang bagitau.

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    7. 0 pon dh sejuk bedi..inikan pulak -ve2 ni..hi..hi..cubit pipi pon x rasa...

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    8. 0 pon dh sejuk bedi..inikan pulak -ve2 ni..hi..hi..cubit pipi pon x rasa...

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  2. Antara semua palace di Seoul, cuma nie jah sempat pergi pasal terlampau banyak tempat nak dijejaki di Seoul. Tidak menyesal pasal selain dapat memakai hanbok for free, so coincidentally the day my friends and I went was Free. =) Seronok yah nampak satu family Farikica dapat memakai hanbok sama-sama

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    1. same here.. not enough time to visit all the other palaces.. i thought the hanbok at Gyeongdokgung is always free all year round, right?

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  3. asalam Farik..bnayak palaces..nama pun akan akan..mana satu nekcik pergi hari tu..kna chek balik...
    Jom Farik..kita gi Busan..pas tu naik train gi seoul this winter

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    1. This winter keja bnyk nekcik..x cuti.. smpai nk krismas batu free. nekcik kalau saya nk ajak gang2 pompuan jln, nk join x?

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  4. I went to Seoul in 2002, masa tuh tal fofular lagi. Pakai traditional costume semua pun tak da rasanya.... Huhu.

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    1. Hi Lily...2002 lama dah tu.. should plan for a revisit..he..he.. Yeah, it was an unforgettable experience having the chance to wear the hanbok even though for just a short while

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