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Discovering Seoul on Foot : Deoksu Gung & Kyunghee Gung

2023-08-31


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Seoul, the shining jewel in the center of Korea It's a city where the modern and the classical coexist, and Jongno, the center of the city, is particularly striking. Today, we'll walk through the heart of Seoul, Deoksu Gung and Kyunghee Gung, and their neighborhoods.



Deoksugung Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Seoul, where the kings of the Joseon Dynasty lived. The palace shows signs of age but is still elegant and majestic. The architecture, a mix of stone and wooden structures, is awe-inspiring. When I walked through the gates on my lunch break, I felt like I was walking into a forest. Deoksugung Palace is located in the middle of Seoul's bustling city center, but within its walls, Korea's serene and beautiful history and traditions come alive. A visit here is a unique journey through the contrast between modernity and the past.



The next stop is Jeongdong-gil, located along the stone wall of Deoksugung Palace. Jeongdong-gil is known as one of the most beautiful streets in Seoul. It boasts a wide variety of attractions, including historical places dating back to the Joseon Dynasty as well as modern cafes and restaurants. Starting at the Jeongdong Theater and ending at Namsan Mountain, the path has seen the footsteps of many cultural and artistic figures.

 

Curated by walking

 

Dong-Ari Jeongdong

information

Address :

12-6 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


Tel :

82+)0507-1346-1141


Business Hours :

11:30 - 21:50

closed on saturday & sunday

Representative Menu :

1. Korean beef sukiyaki

2. Yakisoba

3. Shrimp cream croquette



 

Coffee Russo Jeongdong

information

Address :

1F, 17 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


Tel :

82+)02-467-9277

Business Hours :

08:00 - 20:00 (Brunch 10:00 - 15:00)


Representative Menu :

1. Jeongdong Brunch Plate

2. Shrimp Eggs Benedict

3. Dutch Cube Latte



 

From Deoksugung Palace, let's head to another gem of Seoul, Kyunghee Gung, whose name means "wonderfully and hopefully. It's one of the five major palaces in Korea, but it's a hidden treasure that many people don't know about. Located close to Deoksugung Palace, it has been transformed into one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in Seoul today.



The gardens of Kyunghee Gung are laid out in the style of Joseon Dynasty gardens. Beautiful ponds and elaborate landscaping blend harmoniously to create a tranquil setting in nature. In the spring, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, making for a beautiful view, and in the fall, the beautiful fallen leaves are said to be awe-inspiring.


Kyunghee Gung is like a history book in itself. Here, the past and present blend together, and you can feel a sense of tranquility in the midst of the city. When you visit, you'll see why it is called a hidden gem of Seoul.


 

Curated by walking

 

Gangnam Myeonok Jeongdong Branch

information

Address :

38, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Tel :

82+)02-722-7033


Business Hours :

10:30 - 21:30

Representative Menu :

1. Cold noodles with raw fish

2. Cold noodles

3. Galbitang (Short Rib Soup)



 

Modam Dining Gwanghwamun Branch

information

Address :

B102, B103, B1F, 164 Sinmunno 2(i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Tel :

82+)0507-1387-0731


Business Hours :

11:00 - 22:00


Representative Menu :

1.Grilled Korean beef set meal

2. Modam set meal



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