Momente din Seul 17. Gradina Namsangol Hanok / Seoul Moments 17. Namsangol Hanok Garden

On your way to or from Namsan Mountain, you mai stroll a little through Namsangol Hanok Garden. During Joseon dynasty, this was a kind of resort. Sometime they called it Cheonghak-dong after the blue cranes who inhabited the area. To … Continue reading

Momente din Seul 14. Schimb de garda la palat / Seoul Moments 14. The Enactment of the Royal Guards Change

After I have seen many k-drama with historical subject, I am familiarized with the Joseon period atmosphere, so I was looking forward to follow the enactment of the  royal guards exchange. It was a colourful spectacle, admired by many people … Continue reading

Momente din Seul 13. Palatul Deoksugung / Seoul Moments 13. Deoksugung Palace

Deoksugung was the second palace I visited in Seoul. It is situated in the City Hall Plaza, encircled by modern buildings. The entrance fee is 1000 won. It is the most “modern” of all. Even if it was constructed in … Continue reading

Momente din Seul 12. Templul Bongeunsa / Seoul Moments 12. Bongeunsa Temple

Buddhism has been introduced in Korea in 372. Blended with Shamanist  (the initial religion of the nation) and Japanese Zen elements, it created the Korean Buddhism. The Bongeunsa Temple has been erected in 794 by monk Yeonhue Sunim, during the … Continue reading

Momente din Seul. 11. Memorialul Razboiului / Seoul Moments 11. War Memorial

Positioned between two great powers, Japan and China, the history of Korea is a long row of battles for independence. Even if his fortresses, palaces and temples have been burned to the ground so many times, the country started again … Continue reading

Momente din Seul 10. O nunta regala / Seoul Moments 10. Enactment of a Royal Wedding

In different places in the city, Koreans organize enactments of historical or traditional events. A lot of tourists gather there to see, to take photos or to film. It is a good opportunity to teach others your traditions and history, … Continue reading

Momente din Seul. 9. Gradina Pagodelor / Seoul Moments 9. Pagodas Garden

I walked a while in the Pagodas Garden, a lovely spot near the National Museum. A lot of pagodas, constructed during the Three Kingdoms era to the Joseon era, have been brought here from different places in the country to … Continue reading