Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, Part 1
From Japan to South Korea, inbound to Seoul for first five nights; we will be back for a few days to a different area of Seoul at the end of our visit to South Korea

Gyeongbokgung Palace at night 

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty, built in 1395
Sejong (born 1397—died 1450) monarch of the Chosŏn dynasty. Sejong is best known for his development of Hangul, the phonetic system for writing the Korean language that is still in use.

Charlotte got into the palace free because she was in a hanbok. Mark got in free because he’s old

Changing of the guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Easter Sunday celebration at the palace

Hanok Village is a residential neighborhood with many restored traditional houses called hanok

Hanok Village

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

These buildings reminded me of “The Jetsons”

Dried fish market

Hoppy says “the police are our friends”

Highline walk, above the traffic

Local lunch

Night Market

Easter lunch, bulgogi over rice, and bibimap (a rice dish with marinated and sautéed vegetables, meat, and an egg on top, stir it all together and enjoy). Side dishes were pickled daikon radish, kimchi, and ??? we think the middle dish might have been pickled eggplant

Flea Market

Shave and a haircut, $5.17

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