Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pictures of Seoul

Here are some pictures from my day in Seoul thus far. (The previous post is of Toyko) Enjoy.

Outside Tapgol Park, Insadong.

This pagoda was inside the park. This is what the sign next to it said:

Designation: National Treasure No. 2. Period: Joseon Dynasty, 1467
This 12-meter high stone pagoda once stood during the early Joseon era temple, Wongaksa. This marble pagoda is unique in form... and more like that.

Where I am staying. This is traditional Hanok, heated by ondol (underfloor heating). A hanok is a traditional Korean one story wood and tile house. There are few left since most were destroyed by fire or war. Each room has a set of sliding doors and you leave your shoes outside. It's a bit drafty and the floor heating doesn't do the best of jobs, but it's a beautiful cosy place and the owner is really helpful (speaks English)...

Typical street in Seoul. Traditional and modern right next to each other.

And I found a Starbucks...

Another building inside the park.

This building was also inside the park. Its nice to have open beautiful parks right in the heart of the city.

1 Comments:

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Lc said...

Hello from Azores - Faial Island.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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