Bukchon Hanok Village & Samcheong-dong
From Gwanghwamun Square, we headed to Gyeongbokgung Palace.
We had planned to watch the festival in Seoul Plaza, as well as spend time at Cheonggyecheon and Gwanghwamun Square. However, there was a rally that day, and the area was too noisy and chaotic, so we went to a cafe in Samcheong-dong instead.
Samcheong-dong is straight up to the right from the Gyeongbokgung Palace main gate.
We walked along the wall of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Autumn's leaves were just beginning to fall. Samcheong-dong Road and Jeongdong-Gil are pleasant places to take a stroll.
Several clothing stores on a narrow street
I followed the people who kept walking up the alleys behind coffee shops and I ended up in this area. I believe that is the Blue House.
In Samcheong-dong, numerous residential spaces have been converted into cafes.
Cafes with outdoor space, such as rooftops or terraces, are my favorites. After what happened with COVID-19, I refused to enter confined spaces.Last week, one of my friends asked if we could get together for dinner, but I just didn't have the time. A few days later, she had covid-19 positive.
Following our one-hour coffee break and conversation, we set off for Bukchon Hanok Village and the sunflower fields of Songhyeon-dong.
Bukchon Hanok Village is rather near to Samcheong-dong, but we chose to visit Songhyeon-dong first. We want to see sunflowers and the cosmos when the sun shines.
Some people, including foreigners, were dressed in traditional Korean clothing known as hanbok.
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. One of my friends told me that she had seen Lee Joong-seop's exhibition here.
Songhyeon-dong (Songhyeon park)
In a blog post, a person I follow mentioned seeing the cosmos and sunflowers at this Songhyeon-dong location. Insa-dong Food Alley is just across the street from here.
Rather than a park, the term "Songhyeon-dong site" popped up in my search results when I looked for Songhyeon-dong.
“The forbidden land has been opened in 110 years,” said the newspaper. It is said that this place is three times the size of Seoul Plaza. Temporary access to the Songhyeon-dong location has been announced by the city of Seoul until the museum's opening in 2024.
Pine Hill is the literal translation of Songhyeon.
It's been argued that central Seoul lacks green space. I have no idea how large the Museum will be, but I pray that it will be a park where people can relax.
In this park, there are no barriers like fences or gates
During the fall season, Seoul hosts a variety of festivals, making it easy to watch busking shows.
Going up the road to the right from the Songhyeon-dong location will bring you to Gamgodang-Gil. A craft fair took place that day.
If you keep going up from Gamgodang-Gil, you will find a road to Bukchon Village.
Bukchon Hanok Village
You should move gently because this is a residential area.
There were also areas with a mixture of hanok and other types of buildings.
It is fascinating to watch tourists from other countries renting hanbok (traditional Korean dress) and exploring the city.
Many people claimed to have seen this alley on television and snapped pictures there.
It was getting dark at around 18:00, so the lights were being turned on.
At 6 o'clock, as I had been told, the Namsan Tower lights would begin to illuminate, but they were extremely slow in activating.
There are a variety of walking options even in the heart of downtown Seoul. Samcheong-dong Road, Bukchon Hanok Village, and the Songhyeon-dong site are also highly recommended for individuals who don't have time to travel to the suburbs.
Writer : saipanazime
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