Places you must visit while you’re in South Korea

As you might all know,  South Korea had become one of the touristic countries!!

If you’re planning to visit this fascinating country here’s some amazing places that you can go to.

I’Park Mall

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I-Park Mall, is a large shopping mall in Yongsan Station, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. The shopping center consists of I-Park Department Store; E-Mart Yongsan Store, a hypermarket owned by Shinsegae; CGV IMAX Yongsan, a large cinema with 11 screens; a shopping center for digital goods; e-Sports stadium, a stadium for computer games; many restaurants and clothing shops; and a lot of other incredible things!

Galleria Department Store

Galleria Department Store

Galleria Department Store, is an upmarket South Korean department store franchise owned by HanwhaGroup. It has 8 branches throughout Korea. Two of the branches, namely Luxury Hall West and Luxury Hall East, both in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, are well known as the most popular luxury-brand fashion malls in Seoul.

Transportation: Take subway line 3 to Apgujeong, station ( exit 1 ).

63 Building

63 building

The 63 Building , officially the 63 City, is a skyscraper on Yeouido island, overlooking the Han River inSeoul, South Korea. It was the tallest building outside North America when it opened in July 1985, and it is the tallest gold-clad structure in the world. It was South Korea’s tallest building until Hyperion Tower surpassed it in 2003 and remained South Korea’s tallest commercial building until the Northeast Asia Trade Tower was topped-out in 2009. The 63 Building was built as a landmark for the 1988 Summer Olympics. 63 refers to the building’s 63 official stories, of which 60 are above ground level and 3 are Continue reading

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Festivals and Performances in Seoul

 Seoul , the capital of South Korea annually hosts a number of festivals, among them are:

 Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony:

Every day visitors to Gyeongbokgung palace can watch a reenactment of the “Changing of the Royal Guards” ceremony, which takes place at the Gwanghwamun and Heungnyemun plazas.

The royal guards of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910) were in charge of protecting the gates of the capital city and the royal palace. The royal palace guards, who were known as the ‘Wanggung Sumunjang’, had the very important duty of protecting the king. They were in charge of opening and closing the palace gates, inspecting all visitors, and maintaining a close surveillance of the palace. They were divided into day and night shifts, and this ceremony used to take place whenever the shifts changed over.

The ceremony is reenacted exactly as it used to be held, with guards wearing the Joseon uniforms, carrying traditional weapons and playing instruments. The ceremony takes place every hour on the hour from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Visitors can also try on the historic uniforms of the royal guards and take photographs in front of Gyeonghoeru, thought to be the most beautiful pavilion in Gyeongbokgung palace.

Lotus Lantern Festival 1,600 Years of History:

the Lotus Lantern Festival, celebrating the birth of Buddha, dates back to the Three Kingdoms Period (57 B.C. – A.D. 676). During the Goryeo Dynasty (918 – 1392), when Buddhism was the state religion, colorful lanterns were strung and festivities were held across the country from palaces to small villages.

During this festival, there will be performances of Korean traditional percussion instruments and the Foreigners’ Traditional Dance Show offer much to see. Visitors can also take part in making lotus lanterns, experience of traditional straw utensils, and a variety of other Buddhist-related activities. Additional activities include Continue reading