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
My food journey continues! Click on each picture for more details.
Today we visited a Korea of the not-too-distant past: Korea in the 1960’s and 70’s. The Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living (수도국산달동네박물관) is located in Dong-gu, Incheon and displays the lives of the residents who lived in the slum town of Sudoguksan in the 60’s and 70’s.
Hundreds of years ago, eight gates were built to surround and protect the city of Seoul, each of them representing a point on the cardinal and intermediate compass. The ones placed on the cardinal directions were deemed the “Great Gates”. I visited the nearby sites of two of the most famous of the “Four Great Gates”… Continue reading The Two Gates