Korea, Seoul, Travel

Changdeokgung 昌德宮

November 22, 2012
Crawled up from the bed reluctantly in the next morning (resulted from insufficient sleep the night before) as the elders demanded an early walk. 
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10,000 won (RM28) for one day pass considered to be quite worthy with discount vouchers of its passed by major attraction.
Sigh, missed 10% discount on the previous visit of Namsan Seoul Tower for taking the different bus.
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35 spots of major attractions for the day tour.
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Audio guide synchronized along the stops, briefing on the next destination in 5 different languages.
Perfect for those tourists who have no idea of where to go next.
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Snack time at cafe just behind the ticket counter.
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Bought glasses cleaning cloth (left) and two handphone straps (right).
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3,000 won (RM8) for the regular tour and another 5,000 won (RM14) for Secret Garden.
 
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Donhuamun Gate
as the main gate, was constructed on year 1412.
It is the oldest palace gate existing in Korea. 

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Spring season (on last April)
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White Sakura
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Unable to witness the full blossom as we’ve arrived during early spring, while some still in the bud.
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Changdeokgung 昌德宮 was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung in 1405.
It
was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, inscribing the
place as “an outstanding example of far eastern palace architecture and
garden design”.
Portions of the palace were used to film the famous Korean drama Dae Jang Geum 大长今 in 2000s.
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Another cafe inside.
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Field trip for primary students.
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Spring has definitely attracted a lot of photography enthusiasts.
I believe the white lens in the middle would have cost whole of my gears and expenses of my whole family to Korea.
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Shot using my humble Canon 550d and 18-55mm kit lens.
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More photos on the Secret Garden in coming post.