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    Seoul Favorites

    The Korean language uses 24 characters (or sounds). There are about 5 English consonants they do not have. Some are B, F, & V. But then, in the Korean language they have sounds that cannot be formed with our English consonants and vowels. So, example Jangsan - I would pronounce as jang (like bang, rang, sang, hang) and san (like ban, Dan, ran,...

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  • Gyeongbokgung (Palace)

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    Gyeongbokgung was the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). One of five palaces in Seoul, it has a 500 year history. It was built by the founding King of Joseon dynasty, Lee Seong-Gye, in 1395 as he moved the capital city from Gyeseong to Seoul. Located in the northern part of Seoul, it is sometimes called “Bukgwol.” Gyeongbokgung is...

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  • Pleasent/Amusing Surprises

    Seoul Favorites

    If you happen to be a non-Asian in Seoul (a Caucasian, as shown in photo), do not feel alarmed if some students approach you with a notebook, a camera, and/or a tape recorder. A lot of the kids there have school assignments which is to talk to a foreigner in English. Being that you, non-Asian person you, will stick out like a sore thumb, you will...

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  • Other Place to Go

    Seoul Favorites

    I would definitely take them to the Jong-ro district. The center of the city has many exciting places, restaurants, cafes, fashion stores. They can buy a lots of stylish clothes and accessories at fairly cheap price. I had a chance to visit Incheon Airport in Korea, one of the most advanced and attractive airports in the world, recently during my...

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  • Shopping & Money

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    South Korea's monetary unit is the won (KRW) and due to the financial crisis, It had depreciated 35% to the US Dollar. The Exchange rate today is 1 USD: 1,380 KRW! The Won is available into ₩1, ₩5,₩10, ₩50, ₩100, ₩500 coins and ₩1000, ₩5000, ₩10000 denominations! Foreign Currencies can be...

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  • Lotte World

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    Give your baby a relaxing time at Lotte world with their luxury Inglesina Zippy strollers. Inglesina is the world famous Italian brand since 1963. Rental Place: 1st floor of Lotte world Tel: (02)411-3497 How to rent: Either with your passport or ID. The passport or ID will be returned to you upon returning the strollers. Rental fee" 3000 won per...

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  • Changdokgung (Palace)

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    Seoul is a city of royal palaces. There are five of them in all. One of my favourite things is looking inside the palace rooms. They have a simple, uncluttered style, quite different to that of European palaces. The beautiful room in the picture is at Changdeokgung.

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  • Toksugung (Palace)

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    Tracking down the Past along the Palace Walls Doksu Palace Lane winding along the stone wall of the palace is often compared with the streets on the Mont Martre hills of Paris. But the bustling atmosphere to be experienced in the street of Paris cannot be found in this most quiet quarter in downtown Seoul. Right after the end of the...

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  • Hiking

    Seoul Favorites

    If you ever get the chance, hike up Mt Soraksan, about 3 hours north of Seoul by bus, on early autumn and just take in the colourful view of the countryside and mountainside. An easier way would be to ride a cable car to go up and walk the rest of the way up to the top. It can be quite windy at the peak and you can rest by sitting on the...

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  • Events

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    The annual Seoul Drum Festival last weekend (8 -10 October 2004) was a free display of many different styles and cultural drum performances. Each set lasted about 20 minutes and each session lasted from 6pm to 9.30pm. The weather was perfect and the performers generally put on a great show. Outstanding were the Korean and Japanese groups on the...

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  • Jongmyo (Royal Shrine)

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    Now follow me over a footbridge ... and we are arrived at Jongmyo Royal Shrine, another "Must See" of Seoul and another area, which is registered on the UNESCO´s World Cultural List. They put it on this list, because it was one of three main state institutions in the Joseon dynasty. The old rituals are contucted every first Sunday in May and bring...

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  • Korean War Memorial

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    War Memorial. A great museum (though you might want to skip the first floor if pressed for time). I learned a lot about the Korean War. I came close to crying quite a few times. Make sure you read the story about the 10 soldiers. The stature in front of the museum of the two brothers (the older an officer for the North and the younger a soldier...

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  • Kyonghuigung (Palace)

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    Resting Place for Citizens The kyonghuigung had been used as the main royal palace for the period of the reigning of ten kings since being built in 1617 by Prince Regent Gwanghae. Counted one of the three greatest palaces of the Choson Dynasty along with the Kyongbok and the Changgyong, it had included 98 structures like the Main Hall, the Crown...

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  • National Folk Museum

    Seoul Favorites

    The museum is located at the back of Kyongbok'kung Palace. It also had free entry on National Day. The museum was very, very good. It wasn't possible to take pictures inside but there were some interesting exhibits outside such as this traditional Korean house which has been brought to Seoul from the countryside. For more pictures of the National...

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  • Korea House & Namsan Hanok Folk Village

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    Namsum Village of Traditional Houses. If you can?ft get out to Folk Village, you can still visit traditional homes near the city center. The homes were moved from around the country and really give you a feel of how the people lived.

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  • Changgyeonggung (Palace)

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    No More Cherry-blossom Viewing Here Tragically, the Japanese colonists at one time transformed the Changgyong (Palace), one of the five main palaces of the Choson Dynasty, into a leisure facility, including a zoo, botanical garden, etc. But due to the extensive restoration of the original royal residential and governmental structures since 1983,...

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  • Tapgol Park

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    This park celebrates the Declaration of Independence from Japanese occupation. The last time I was here there were photo exhibits of the horrors perpetrated by the Japanese. This time the mood was much more festive, with colored lanterns in celebration of Buddha’s birthday. There are always lots of older men gathered discussing history and...

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  • Myeongdong

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    This quarter has two faces, each of which seems totally different from each other. First, it is a most important financial district of Korea, having headquarter buildings of the nation's representative national and commercial banks such as the Industrial Bank of Korea, the Korea Exchange Bank, and the Kookmin Bank, as well as The Bank of Korea, the...

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