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Gyeongbokgung Palace, or, the “Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven”, is located in Seoul and is the largest of the Five Grand Palaces. The palace, serving as the main site for the Joseon Dynasty, was originally built in 1395 and incorporated many designs from ancient Chinese architecture. The grounds of the palace were equipped with offices, throne halls, council halls, gardens, shrines, living quarters, pavilions, and a residence for the King...READ MORE.
Myeondong is a ridiculously busy shopping area located in the heart of Seoul. And I mean ridiculously busy! There you’ll find a boatload of international brands, an endless supply of Korean cosmetics stores, and of course, a vast array of street snacks, boutiques, restaurants and entertainment facilities spread throughout the large shopping complexes and department stores...READ MORE!
Hongdae was another hotspot I had to check out before leaving Seoul. A region of Seoul located near Hongik University, one of the top fine arts colleges in South Korea, Hongdae is very popular amongst the youth and indie crowd, and often provides street art festivals and performances by independent artist and underground bands...READ MORE!
Gukje & BIFF Square nightlife areas are easily two of the most popular destinations to go shopping in Busan, South Korea. I had a chance to walk around the vast shopping streets before and after heading to Busan Tower. Take a look at what I saw!
The Kyungsung University nightlife area, located in the Nam-gu district of Busan, South Korea, is not only popular for undergraduate students at the school, but also for both locals and tourist alike...READ MORE!
Itaewon is #1 stop for foreigners traveling to or living in Seoul and wanting to get a taste of nightlife. During the day, you can find a wide array of stalls and shops that offer plenty of goodies from around the world, which include imported clothes, merchandise, beauty products, you name it. In addition, Itaewon provides a fair share of shops that sell traditional Korean souvenirs for travelers looking to take gifts home...READ MORE!
Sungnyemun Gate, also known as Namdaemun South Gate, is a popular cultural and historical landmark and attraction of Seoul, and withholds the honor as Korea’s National Treasure No. 1. Originally built in 1378 under the 7th Year of King Taejo, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, Sungnyemun Gate is the largest of the fortress walls that were built to protect the city from its enemies...READ MORE.
The 63 Building not only holds the status as a grand and towering skyscraper situated in Seoul, but is also listed as a must-visit attraction for anyone touring the city. Type in “top things to do in Seoul” and it’s bound to show up within the first 10 slots. With that in mind, I made an effort to check out the 63 Building while on my 3rd day of my weeklong vacation in South Korea...READ MORE!
While on my weeklong tour of South Korea in November of 2015, much to my surprise, I had a chance to attend two remarkable festivities taking place in Seoul: The 2nd Seoul Kimchi Festival and the 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival...READ MORE!
The North Seoul Tower, standing 236.7 meters on top of Namsan Park, offers a spectacular 360 degree view of Seoul and comes equipped with upscale restaurants, exhibitions, and shops, all of which help to designate it as a top tourist attraction in the city...READ MORE!
Dongdaemun District is considered of one Seoul's top shopping and tourist paradises. Covering 5 shopping districts across a whopping 10 blocks, the market sells everything from clothes, fashion accessories, makeup, electronics and books, to sporting equipment, pet animals, office supplies, and delicious Korean cuisine and street snacks, with some stores open 24hrs a day!...READ MORE!
Haedong Yonggung Temple is a picturesque cultural and historical landmark located along the rocky seaside shores of Busan, South Korea. I had a chance to visit the temple during my weeklong vacation exploring Seoul and Busan. Here’s what I had a chance to see!...READ MORE!
Busan’s Gwangan Bridge runs 7,420 meters long, is 24 meters wide, contains eight lanes, and serves as a stunning landmark for South Korea’s second largest city. Gwangan Bridge officially opened in January of 2003 and has since supported thousands of vehicles traveling back and forth between Haeundae and Suyeong each and every day...READ MORE!
Gyeongdong & Yangnyeong Markets: Seoul's Best Markets For Traditional Medicine, Herbs, Spices, Flowers (Video)
Gyeongdong and Yangnyeong Markets are popular traditional marketplaces in Seoul known for providing herbs, spices, medicines, fresh fruit and vegetables, raw meat and fish, nuts, flowers, kitchenware, household items, and much more...READ MORE!
Olympic Park is a massive recreational area built in honor of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. The park houses numerous venues for sporting events such as swimming, gymnastics, weightlifting, and tennis, to name a few, and is a popular destination for concerts, social gatherings, and leisurely strolls throughout its scenic, natural landscape...READ MORE!
2015 2nd Seoul Kimchi Festival. It was November 6th, 2015 and I was on Day 3 of my weeklong vacation in Seoul. I was heading to Gyeongbokgung Palace and to my surprise, I just so happened to stumble upon the 2nd Seoul Kimchi Festival just as I exited Gwanghwamun Station. So, having known that Kimchi is recognized as the traditional dish of Korea, I decided to explore the event first in hope of learning more about the Korean cuisine and trying out some samples...READ MORE!
Haeundae Beach is one of South Korea’s most popular beaches, attracting more than a million tourists every year. Conveniently located about 40minutes away from the main railway station in Busan, the area has become heavily populated with locals and expats alike, while increasingly transforming itself into a rich beachfront area that includes a number of high-rise apartments, 5-star hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, entertainment facilities, and bustling nightlife venues...READ MORE!
Songjeong Beach is 1.2 kilometer beach located in Busan South Korea. Renown for its shallow waters and scenic mountainside views, the beach provides a less crowded and less expensive escape for visitors looking to enjoy some leisurely fun on one of Busan’s many waterfronts...READ MORE!
Samkwang Temple, or Samgwangsa Temple, is a historical and cultural gem tucked away in Busan, Korea’s second largest city. Founded in 1983, the temple follows the Cheontae Order of Korean Buddhism and has a large local following. Samgwangsa Temple is especially famous because every year in May Buddha’s birthday is celebrated with thousands of colorful and decorative lanterns strung across its grounds making for an absolutely dazzling display...READ MORE!
A trip to Busan, South Korea is not complete without paying a visit to Gamcheon Culture Village, an exotic zone filled with colorful and densely packed terraced houses, winding streets, narrow alleyways, murals, and picturesque views from high above a lush green mountainside...READ MORE!
Busan Tower offers a spectacular 360 degree view of Busan from 118-metres high above Yongdusan Park. Originally built in 1973 and used for entertainment purposes, the tower is a popular landmark attraction for tourist visiting the city each and every year...READ MORE!
My 7 day travel adventure across Seoul and Busan in South Korea was one hell of adventure. I explored so many attractions and saw many interesting things. If you're thinking of traveling to South Korea make sure to check out my video above and feel inspired! ...READ MORE!
Don's ESL Adventure!
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