Category: travel

The Botanic Garden In Seoul Grand Park: In Photos.

The Botanic Garden, inside the grounds of the zoo at Seoul Grand Park, isn’t very large, but it is very well worth a visit if you enjoy plants. They have permanent displays in the large greenhouse as well as an area for changing exhibits.… Continue Reading “The Botanic Garden In Seoul Grand Park: In Photos.”

Seoul Grand Park: The Theme Gardens, And The Children’s Zoo.

Seoul Grand Park is huge and it has so many attractions within its boundaries. The most popular are perhaps the Zoo, the amusement park (Seoul Land) and the Theme Gardens, however it also houses a Children’s Zoo, an annex of the Museum of Modern… Continue Reading “Seoul Grand Park: The Theme Gardens, And The Children’s Zoo.”

Tongin Traditional Market.

If you’re like most visitors to Seoul Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace will be high on your list of places to see. Once in the general area people then seem to gravitate east towards Bukchon Hanok Village, which is indeed a place worth visiting.… Continue Reading “Tongin Traditional Market.”

Wolji Pond At Night: In Photos.

In 674 CE King Munmu, of the Silla Kingdom, had a pleasure garden built for his enjoyment. The ‘park of the moon’ had multiple buildings, lakes and gardens. Unfortunately it burned down in 935 CE and was forgotten. In 1974 it was rediscovered and… Continue Reading “Wolji Pond At Night: In Photos.”

Namiseom Island: A Land Of Fairy Tales And Nature.

    This being our third trip to S.Korea we decided to get out of Seoul and took multiple day trips to attractions in the surrounding areas. To visit Namiseom Island we took an ITX double-decker train to Gapyeong Station, where we got a taxi for… Continue Reading “Namiseom Island: A Land Of Fairy Tales And Nature.”

Temple Food: Lunch In Gyeongju.

Quite a few visitors to Korea are interested in the Buddhist Temples that can be found all around the country. Many also want to experience eating real temple food. There are a few different ways to do this. You can go to the Temple… Continue Reading “Temple Food: Lunch In Gyeongju.”

Walls Of Green,Windows Of Color: The Fall Beauty Of Korea.

Having grown up in Europe I have a fondness for beautiful gardens and I got used to seeing them everywhere I went. Differing styles to be sure, but each stately home, public park, pub, or country village would have colorful growing things no matter… Continue Reading “Walls Of Green,Windows Of Color: The Fall Beauty Of Korea.”

Seokguram Grotto.

One of the most exquisite pieces of Buddhist art in the world lies tucked away in the Mountains near Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju, S.Korea. Seokguram Grotto is technically recognized as being part of the Bulguksa Temple complex even though it is situated over two miles… Continue Reading “Seokguram Grotto.”

Kpopjacketlady: Adventures in Alaska, Chasing The Northern Lights.

We all need time off so here’s a quick change from the normal Korea centric posts I usually write. There maybe a slight relevance for some of my readers, particularly in Asia and North America, since Alaska is the closest and probably cheapest place… Continue Reading “Kpopjacketlady: Adventures in Alaska, Chasing The Northern Lights.”

Bulguksa Temple: In Photos.

Bulguksa temple is classified by the Korean Government as “historic and scenic site no 1” which in many ways means that if you visit only one site in Korea it should be this one. It is also an UNESCO World Heritage site and contains… Continue Reading “Bulguksa Temple: In Photos.”