Spring in Seoul v.3 (Day 4)We made our way to Anguk station. We rented hanboks today through One Day Hanbok (here). You can reserve a slot via email and you have to be there within 10 minutes of your reserved slot. You have four (4) hours to walk around in your rented hanbok. You may extend that if you pay a little more Korean won. They also have accessories for rent like hats, headbands, and bags.
After a few minutes of going through all of their available hanboks, we were ready to conquer the city in our traditional attire.
I intially wanted to be a prince but all the blue hanboks are gone. There must have been a lot of princes that day. But, hello! We’re all noblemen and we decided to coordinate the colors of our hanboks.
The hanbok rental is in Samcheongdong which isn’t a long way from Gyeongbokgung. Since we were in traditional attire, the entrance fee for the palace is waived. Thank you, Korea, for promoting your beautiful culture.
Then, there was this very beautiful cherry blossom tree.
And we proceeded to the same thing in almost every corner of the palace.
What I like about this architecture is that it looks simple but the design is very intricate. You’d have to look at it up close to see how complex the design is.
Our favorite spot was the pillars. We also had a lot of requests to take photos with tourists.
It was fun seeing people of different nationalities wearing the hanbok. Whenever there’s a person wearing the king’s and queen’s robe, we immediately bow down to them.
See, the pillars are our favorite. We look like we’re promoting a Korean drama!
It was a little gloomy that day and the rain started to pour down on us.
We hurriedly made our way back to the hanbok store because the rain was really heavy. Since it was already lunch time, we decided to take shelter in a nearby ramen store named Lamen’s.
I ordered the ttok ttok cheese maze which has gorgonzola and mozarella cheese sauce, pollock roe, hash browns, and arugula. Delicious! Although, it may be too creamy for some.
We proceeded to Insadong for some souvenir shopping.
Then, proceeded to DDP to see the LED Roses. But, unfortunately, they were removed last March 21, 2017.
In the end, we decided to go back to Myeongdong and look for food. It was Good Friday. With so many Korean barbecue places around, it was very hard to find food without meat.
We settled for a seafood pancake and authentic japchae! What a find. It’s my fourth time in Korea and it’s the first time that I have tried japchae.
It was a little melancholic that we have reached the last night in this beautiful city. We dropped by a grocery store to buy local food and souvenir. I almost had to buy another luggage!
Good night, Myeongdong.
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