Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Korea : Day 5 Palace exploration

Wherever I go, I'll get excited about subways. I think it's cool to play with the map..imagine several branch lines that connect to the subway system heh..It can be tiring, but it's fun!

multi level subway systems

But this time, we jumped a bus up to the Gyeongbokgung palace. Tho we've been told that there's subway station nearby but yup, always choose the cheapest!

There are five grand palaces in Seoul built within the Joseon Dynasty; Changdekgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung, and Gyeonghuigung. Ok you don't have to be Korean to pronounce this correctly

anyway, 'gung' mean palace. And we went to two of the palaces.

OTW =)

Gyeongbokgung palace is a royal palace located in northern Seoul. First constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace. "Gyeongbokgung," translates in English as "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven."- wiki

like the changing of the guards at the Buchingham Palace, Gyeongbukgung palace have their's two times daily.

Us at Geunjeongmun (Gate) and Yeongjegyo (Bridge), and the beginning of 5 hours palace exploration. No kidding!

wanna add more weight? try this.

Us at the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, hall used to hold important and special state banquets.

merah!


This palace complex covers huge area, and every building / hall used as special purpose like the the king and queen sleeping and living quarters, a place for the king granted audiences or gave declarations of national importance..,


there's also private library hall, or for executive office.. haa, in case you're wondering how's the decorating style,

Korean or Japanese or Chinese deco that I can't tell apart .. seriously macam yang di Forbidden City, Beijing.

So, photoshoots



sempat juga berkelah2 dalam tu tau..

ok next..

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion - constructed on an artificial island of a lake named Hyangwonji, The name Hyangwonjeong loosely translates as "Pavilion of Far-Reaching Fragrance," while "Chwihyanggyo" translates as "Bridge Intoxicated with Fragrance - wiki

Of everything, this is my favorite spot. So artistic!

wow!

if only =)

Added one hour extra to the National Folk museum nearby. The museum illustrates;
the history of the Korean people from pre-historic times ,
the lifestyle of the Korean people,
and the lifecycle of a Korean from birth to death.


the outdoor exhibition juga ada..rajin!!


runaway train never going back~

tengok..sangat convinient kan? jumpa ni kat subway.


I just curious if we ever had such palace complex? but I know this old Terengganu palace- Pura Tanjung Sabtu.

jom tengok http://www.puratanjungsabtu.com/

5 comments:

ama said...

sgt convinient kalau semua tangga ada laluan basikal kan? can prevent vandalism :)

Ernie Khairina said...

itu la..harus di cadang kan =)

zailamohamad said...

suka tengok u & hubby pakai baju Korean tu..btw, aritu zaila tgk kat blog hada (masa dia g Korea dulu) tapi xpastilah sama ke tak ngan tempat yg u g ni;)

AYUKIRANA said...

ernie!!i'v been 2 dat palace too..waktu aku pegi tasik kt palace tu beku...:)..n pdng tmpt army berkawad tu, sejuk gile, dgn angin2nye...mmg aku kt c2 yg nk ttp seluruh mukaje..

Ernie Khairina said...

zaila,
eheh agaknye hada dah menjawab soalan la tu =)
baju korea tu kan besar dan berat, tapi seronok la dapat rasa baju tradisi korean

hada,
ye aku baca balik entry2 ko masa kat seoul hari tu =)nak tengok places to visit. tq!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Korea : Day 5 Palace exploration

Wherever I go, I'll get excited about subways. I think it's cool to play with the map..imagine several branch lines that connect to the subway system heh..It can be tiring, but it's fun!

multi level subway systems

But this time, we jumped a bus up to the Gyeongbokgung palace. Tho we've been told that there's subway station nearby but yup, always choose the cheapest!

There are five grand palaces in Seoul built within the Joseon Dynasty; Changdekgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung, and Gyeonghuigung. Ok you don't have to be Korean to pronounce this correctly

anyway, 'gung' mean palace. And we went to two of the palaces.

OTW =)

Gyeongbokgung palace is a royal palace located in northern Seoul. First constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace. "Gyeongbokgung," translates in English as "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven."- wiki

like the changing of the guards at the Buchingham Palace, Gyeongbukgung palace have their's two times daily.

Us at Geunjeongmun (Gate) and Yeongjegyo (Bridge), and the beginning of 5 hours palace exploration. No kidding!

wanna add more weight? try this.

Us at the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, hall used to hold important and special state banquets.

merah!


This palace complex covers huge area, and every building / hall used as special purpose like the the king and queen sleeping and living quarters, a place for the king granted audiences or gave declarations of national importance..,


there's also private library hall, or for executive office.. haa, in case you're wondering how's the decorating style,

Korean or Japanese or Chinese deco that I can't tell apart .. seriously macam yang di Forbidden City, Beijing.

So, photoshoots



sempat juga berkelah2 dalam tu tau..

ok next..

Hyangwonjeong Pavilion - constructed on an artificial island of a lake named Hyangwonji, The name Hyangwonjeong loosely translates as "Pavilion of Far-Reaching Fragrance," while "Chwihyanggyo" translates as "Bridge Intoxicated with Fragrance - wiki

Of everything, this is my favorite spot. So artistic!

wow!

if only =)

Added one hour extra to the National Folk museum nearby. The museum illustrates;
the history of the Korean people from pre-historic times ,
the lifestyle of the Korean people,
and the lifecycle of a Korean from birth to death.


the outdoor exhibition juga ada..rajin!!


runaway train never going back~

tengok..sangat convinient kan? jumpa ni kat subway.


I just curious if we ever had such palace complex? but I know this old Terengganu palace- Pura Tanjung Sabtu.

jom tengok http://www.puratanjungsabtu.com/

5 comments:

ama said...

sgt convinient kalau semua tangga ada laluan basikal kan? can prevent vandalism :)

Ernie Khairina said...

itu la..harus di cadang kan =)

zailamohamad said...

suka tengok u & hubby pakai baju Korean tu..btw, aritu zaila tgk kat blog hada (masa dia g Korea dulu) tapi xpastilah sama ke tak ngan tempat yg u g ni;)

AYUKIRANA said...

ernie!!i'v been 2 dat palace too..waktu aku pegi tasik kt palace tu beku...:)..n pdng tmpt army berkawad tu, sejuk gile, dgn angin2nye...mmg aku kt c2 yg nk ttp seluruh mukaje..

Ernie Khairina said...

zaila,
eheh agaknye hada dah menjawab soalan la tu =)
baju korea tu kan besar dan berat, tapi seronok la dapat rasa baju tradisi korean

hada,
ye aku baca balik entry2 ko masa kat seoul hari tu =)nak tengok places to visit. tq!