Gyeongju is a city located in the Southeastern part of Korea. It was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla, and therefore is abundant in history and culture, with a large number of UNESCO heritage sites and historical landmarks. Per recommendation, Gyeongju is the place I went to seek out the roots of Korean… Continue reading Gyeongju
Continuing the collection of food snaps– I mentioned in one of my earlier food posts but Korea has a type of fast food that is unlike the burgers and fries that you typically think of (although we have that as well). Fast food that is unique to Korea is called “Bunsik” (분식). It refers to typically… Continue reading Korean Food [Pt. 4]
When we think of Korean palaces, our minds most often go to Gyeongbokgung. But there is a palace literally a couple blocks away that was “loved more than any other palace by Kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)”, and its name is Changdeokgung (alt. Changdukgoong). “Changdeokgung Palace was constructed in 1405 as a secondary palace… Continue reading Changdeokgung
Inside the Gyeongbokgung area (although it has a separate entrance) is the National Folk Museum of Korea. Their brochure says, “The National Folk Museum seeks to further knowledge of Korean traditional culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting outstanding works of art”. They had several galleries about the history and culture of Korean people and… Continue reading National Folk Museum of Korea
Today we explore perhaps one of Korea’s most famous landmarks: Gyeongbokgung Palace. A little bit of history: according to the brochure, “Gyeongbokgung was built in 1395 as the main palace of the newly founded Joseon Dynasty. The name Gyeongbokgung means ‘The new dynasty will be greatly blessed and prosperous’… The palace was burned down during… Continue reading Gyeongbokgung
And thus begins my chronicle around Seoul. Daelim Museum is located in the heart of Seoul, in a quiet street a little ways off from Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is known as Korea’s first photography museum, when it opened as Hanlim Museum in 1997 (it was renamed Daelim and moved to Seoul in 2002). Today it has evolved… Continue reading Daelim Museum: Color Your Life
My food journey continues! Click on each picture for more details.