Monday, April 22, 2013

Annyeonghaseyo Korea: Of Mountain and Palace

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This day we visited Seoraksan National Park, which is a huge place with very nice scenery~
I'll let the pictures do most of the talking =)

It was very cloudy that day, and quite cold

A group photo first!

That's the Gwongeumseong fortress behind me, there're still snow everywhere

雪狱山国立公园,这天很冷!到了没多久就开始下细雨了。。

I personally think this view is simply amazing!

到处还有很厚的积雪呢!

We queued for about 5 mins for the cable car ride to the top of the fortress

Thick fogs there, cable car is nowhere to be seen

坐缆车来到了山顶!附近设备还蛮齐全的,小小咖啡厅,手信店和洗手间(不过没水洗手 =_=)

Tour leader advised us to be extra careful here as the path is very slippery, and not to climb further up for safety reason

You can tell it was so cold up there! 冷到鼻子都红了!

We din't climb further as we were very kiasi, the view here is beautiful enough

我和妈咪阿姨们往上爬大概10分钟就走下山咯。。

=)
We spent like 1 hour up there, then off we went

View from inside the cable car, cool!

Magic? ;)

We walked around the park after coming down from the fortress

There's a big Buddha statue in the park
有拜有保庇。。


As I said the park is huge! We din't manage to see everything, plus it started to drizzle then... Have to walk faster....

这公园很大也有满多东西看的。。我相信如果是秋天来也是很不错!


We too visited the must-go, Gyeongbokgung royal palace in Seoul.

We dropped by Cheong Wa Dae before heading to the palace, it's the executive office and official residence & office of the President of South Korea

The last group photo taken for the trip. Cheong Wa Dae is just next to the palace, so we walked to the palace after the photos session

最后的一天我们来到了青瓦台,它是大韩民国的总统府。。而这是青瓦台的附近。。

总觉得跟团旅游肯定少不了参观庙/皇宫/总统府之类的地方。。呵呵。。

Our tour leader, Xiao An, very skinny guy, but very nice and friendly
导游小安,他第二天见到我就说我像韩国一个女艺人。。paiseh到。。(好啦我承认我心里有一点点暗爽啦 xD 至于是谁呢,我还是不要讲先。。。)

It was a sunny day, this was also the last day of our trip....

That's the Cheong Wa Dae behind us
在我们后面的就是青瓦台了

And this is the entrance to Gyeongbokgung palace

Xiao An was showing us the map of the overall palace, it is a huge palace!

Though it's old but everything is neat and well maintained

Love the reflection!

周围都很干净呢!

来到景福宫就是听历史咯。。当然也少不了拍照啦!

Tour leader was very dedicated to his job and busy explaining about the history of the palace, sorry me not very interested..... :p

这皇宫地方很大!也有很多出口,所以还是跟紧导游比较好

虽然我对历史没很大兴趣不过至少我记得这皇宫朝鲜王室重要的皇家宫殿 ;) 而这康宁殿是皇帝就寝的地方

There're a few gates around so better don't go far from the group....

The beautiful hall behind us is used to hold some special functions during the Joseon Dynasty

Lots of tourists! But I wonder how come I din't see any royal guards there?

走了那么久都没看到守卫!好可惜!

Geunjeongjeon, the throne hall in the palace

在这逗留了1小时,是时间要说拜拜咯!


好吧,今天就暂时告一段落。。改天再继续我的韩国游记~

That's all for today! Resuming my duty~

Relevant travelogue:
Part 1: Day 1 in Jeju
Part 4: Everland, Seoul


51 comments:

  1. 像宋慧乔?嘻嘻~~
    青瓦台在城市猎人看过,不知道是不是一样的?
    这个皇宫,好像在哪一部戏看过,但是不记得了,呵呵~~

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    1. 哈哈,是我之前讲过还是你乱猜的?^^

      Erm 好像是大常今?

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    2. 我不知道你有说过,不过我觉得你真的有像 ^^

      我没看过大长今。。。应该是仁显王后的男人。。。吧?
      不记得了,呵呵~~

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    3. 哈哈导游也是酱说。。

      真的很paiseh啦!:p

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  2. awesome scenery.. love to see snow-capped mountains lah, and it seems to be very cold that day huh?? great, you just had the opportunity to feel the snow and the coldness..

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    1. Yes I did mentioned it was a cold day!!

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  3. the photo you took from the cable car looks blur.. was it because of the glass, or your hands were shaking because of the coldness or your hands were shaking because you are afraid of height?? haha~~

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    1. Oh that was because of the fog (雾水) on the cable car's windows...

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  4. the Royal Palace is so influenced by the Chinese, and i think the Tang Dynasty particularly if i'm not mistaken.. look at the names of the individual palaces, some are from the Forbidden City like 乾清宮 and 神武門 and 康寧殿, they sounds familiar (not because i've watched any Korean series, in fact i have watched none, haha)..

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    1. Yes sounds familiar!! I am surprised to see chinese words everywhere there, hehehe..

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  5. looking for royal guards?? errr, i guess this is merely a historical museum for tourists to visit.. there is no King in Korea lah..

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    1. I saw from my friend's posts that she took photos with the royal guards when she was there!

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  6. Another popular landmark must visit in Korea. I guess this places used in drama series , is it so?

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    1. Erm some part you explain in Chinese, so take some time to understand it and sometimes I jst skip.... phai seh..

      But you mentioned the tour guide said that you look like an actress. A Korean one? Wah, you must be very happy...

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    2. Yes, but I am not sure which dramas...

      Oh the Chinese part is almost similar to English ones, so you can skip them actually!

      Haha yea, I am happy! ;)

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  7. I like the picture of you with the dog..:)

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  8. Nice temple and I am surprised you still have snow.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. Can't remember whether I went to all these places when I went to Korea...a long long time ago.

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    1. Oh I think this palace is a must-go for most tourists..

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  10. Oh my..soooo cold. Love the pic of you with the fierce bear..hehe.

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  11. Honestly cannot remember the actual names of the places we went like the Park & Palace but can recall them now when seeing your pixz haha

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  12. Can make into postcard la these photos

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    1. makes me feel like going but then i see snow...this kucing scared of cold leh

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    2. Yea, the view is nice right!

      Oh wear thicker la! Ok geh....

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  13. 是不是像宋慧乔,呵呵!
    你很白,可以骗人家你就是韩国人!^^

    可以看到雪景真好!

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    1. 哈哈答对料~

      嗯,还真是第一次呢!(山芭~)

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  14. wow you're Korea trip is really nice.
    I wish we can have some of the cold weather in Korea right now. It's friggin hot in here

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  15. At least you get to see and feel some snow in Korea. hahahha! When we came back here, my daughter told me she wanted to go back to Korea again. Bcos of the cooling weather and snow. :p

    If you are interested to check out my Korea trip, you are most welcomed to view http://kuchingnite.blogspot.com/2010/03

    See how Korea looks like during winter......

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    1. Actually I wish to go back again, it's such a nice country!

      Ok thanks, will check that out when I'm free!

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  16. Wow, the scenery is really pretty. I think the mountain looks really majestic! I expect it to be rather cold since it's winter time.

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    1. Yea I love that mountain, and the surroundings!

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  17. Really awesome the pixs of the mountain. And the place was so beautiful!

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  18. Beautiful place indeed! I am just like you...not interested in history and won't pay attention to all the tour guide's long stories hehe :p

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  19. 像哪个韩国女艺人??呵呵。。
    哦没看韩国武士呀,奇怪。我看过他们操步叻。

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    1. 呵呵你看看上面那些的留言吧!里面有答案了 :)

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  20. 很喜欢这篇!而且,你很漂亮!!

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  22. I have been here before. In the year of 2002. Haha more than 10 years ago.

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    1. Oh then it must have change a lot!

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  23. Gyeongbokgung palace is dam near to town, and Running Man filming in that place once!

    so nice can sit cable car go top :D it must be awesome surround with snow too XD

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    1. Yes it's in the town!

      Yep, the view is simply breath-taking!

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