TRAVEL

Deoksugung Palace.

March 27, 2015

One cold winter’s morning in Seoul.

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The temperatures of Seoul was much too cold to be up that early. We started an hour behind opening time, and to no surprise, arrived to the Deoksugung Palace already crawling with tour crowds.

Unlike Japan, Korea’s sites are vibrant in colour and more spacious in ground. It was a little tough to work with, what with the ratio of buildings only making up one third of the area. Plus side though, the lighting seemed to be pretty amazing that day. And the way the trees seem to mask each frame always seems to get to me.

We waited patiently as tour crowds made their way in front of our frames. Our excitement peaked at the sight of them moving away, only to have another tour crowd take their place. I had already given up and was enticed with my sheer fascination of the grounds covered in frozen ice and the attempts to waddle over them without doing a 180 split.

Best investment, those Senso boots.

Location:
Deoksugung Palace
99 Sejong-daero
Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120
Open Tuesdays-Sundays; 9am-9pm
Admission: Adults – 1,000 won; children – 500 won

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