Friday, 6 July 2012

Changgyeonggung Palace

A friend from South Africa is visiting, so yesterday we decided to go do some site seeing. First we went to the Seoul National Museum of Science, which turned out to be a children's museum. There were some interesting displays of physics in action, but over all it was pretty disappointing. Right next to the museum is Changgyeonggung Palace, one of the five great Joseon palaces in Seoul and actually one that I have not been to before. While the palace itself is pretty consistent with the other Joseon palaces, what stood out to me was the beautiful gardens surrounding it. It is probably one of the most peaceful royal retreats in Seoul. Since it was raining I didn't take photos of the gardens -- it's a bit difficult to hold an umbrella and shoot with the camera at the same time. I did, however, take some photos of parts of the palace buildings.


BoerinBallingskap said...

Seoul se paleise bly besonders!

Skryfblok said...

En reënerige dae is die beste tyd om hulle te besoek, want dan is daar byna geen mense nie en kan jy mooi fotos sonder toeriste neem!