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Summer in Seoul – The Secret Garden

Seoul The Secret Garden

After visiting Changdeokgung Palace, our next stop is to The Secret Garden. The Secret Garden (Huwon) is a rear garden at the Changdeokgung that flows naturally with nature and was used as a place of leisure by members of the royal family. At 78 acres, the Secret Garden takes up about 60% of the palace grounds.

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Summer in Seoul – Changdeokgung

Cheongdeokgung

Glad the weather was good on the morning we visited Changdeokgung and the Huwon Secret Garden.  We walked to Changdeokgung after having breakfast in the apartment at Insadong. Changdeokgung is also known as Donggung, the Eastern Palace, because of its location to the east of Gyeongbokgung.  Changdeokgung was constructed in 1405 by King Taejong (1400-1418),

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Summer in Seoul – Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung

The weather was gloomy, raining half the time while we were there. We spent the morning at the Gyeongbokgung (or the Royal Palace), walking distance from Insadong, where we stayed. Gyeongbokgung, (“Gung” means Palace in Korean) built in 1395 as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 to 1910) by its founder King Taejo.  It was

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Imagine Your Winter in South Korea

Yongpyong Ski Resort

My first trip to Korea was in 2003, when Korean Drama (aka K-drama) was introduce to Asia. The biggest hit then was Winter Sonata, the K-drama that “swept” across Asia – the beginning of Korean Wave. A series of drama on different seasons Autumn, Spring and Summer followed.  More than a decade later, the Korean

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