Seoul City Tour last part; Palaces and the Olympic Park

every budget traveler's dream, feel the chill !!
February 23-28, 2011 wednesday to monday

objective: to visit the best tourist spots that fits my taste and budget accordingly.
additional tasks: to conquer the Everland’s T-express (world’s most steepest roller coaster) and experience the snow for the 1st time

continued...

DAY SIX:
ANYTHING GOES

changgyeonggung

changgyeonggung

anything goes... since these was our last day, we did our personal itinerary. i visited the two remaining palaces which were just only by foot distance to our hostel, changgyeonggung and changdeokgung. after this, i went to the korea's olympic stadium park.

Changgyeong Palace is a palace located in Seoul, South Korea. Originally the Summer Palace of the Goryeo Emperor, it later became one of the Five Grand Palaces of the Joseon Dynasty. The palace was originally built as "Suganggung" by King Sejong for his father, Taejong, but in 1483 renovated and enlarged by King Seongjong at which time it received its current name. During the Japanese colonial period, the Japanese built a zoo, botanical garden, and museum on the site. In 1983 the zoo and botanical garden were removed. Like the other Five Grand Palaces, Changgyeonggung was heavily damaged by the Japanese.

Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Because of its location east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung, with Changgyeonggung, is also referred to as the "East Palace". The literal meaning of Changdeokgung is "Palace of Prospering Virtue".

changdeokgung

changdeokgung

The Seoul Olympic Stadium,also known as Jamsil Olympic Stadium (formerly romanised as Chamshil) is located in Seoul, South Korea. It was the main stadium was built for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 10th Asian Games in 1986. It is the centrepiece of the Jamsil Sports Complex in the Songpa-gu District, in the southeast of the city south of the Han River.


Seoul Olympic Stadium

Seoul Olympic Stadium

Seoul Olympic Stadium

Seoul Olympic Stadium


Seoul Olympic Stadium

Seoul Olympic Stadium

kore winter getaway the output


2 comments:

  1. nice! how much did you actually spend for the entire trip? the partner and I (well, mostly me) are hoping to go there too by the end of this year or early next year - before our daughter turns 2 so we could still have her under infant airfare. we might be doing backpacker style though so we could save money.

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    1. @pahmee; around $700 for 6 days but the travel style was very, very tight on budget.

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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