The first stop on our itinerary was N Seoul Tower (also popularly known as Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower). Namsan Tower is a communications and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain. It is the highest point in Seoul, at 236m.
A lot of people take the cable car up to Mt. Namsan to walk to the tower, but since we had our very own tour bus, we skipped the cable car ride. We arrived pretty early in the morning so it was really foggy. Normally, you could see the cityscape from up there but the fog was too thick. But as someone who doesn’t get to experience this kind of weather, I didn’t mind that much!
Standing at the foot of the tower, looking up, I couldn’t see the top. The fog was that thick! Our main activity here was supposed to be to see Seoul from atop the tower but it was impossible. All we could see was a wall of white when we were up on the viewing deck. So, we shopped instead. Haha!
(For K-POP fans : Look! I found a photo op bench that has Chanyeol on it!)
The other attraction we went to was the famous Alive Museum. I had a considerable amount of fun there with my sister. (I also got legit lost in a maze but let’s not go there.) Enjoy my photos from the museum!
Very believable, yeah? (Not really, but it was fun.) After I escaped the maze (I had to go back to the entrance and scream for my mom to open the door), we were all set to go to our next stop for the day: Lotte World!
Lotte World is a very famous recreation complex as it consists of the worlds largest indoor theme park that is open all year round! It also has an outdoor amusement park, its very own artificial island inside of a lake, a monorail that connects the indoor and outdoor parks, shopping malls, movie theaters, a hotel, and a folk museum! That was a mouthful!
The outdoor park looked even more beautiful with the cherry blossom trees in full bloom! I couldn’t get enough of it. If we weren’t pressed for time, I would have taken an hour for a photo shoot here!
We actually explored the indoor part of Lotte World first when we got there because it was a bit hot out. And the first ride we took was the Aeronauts Balloon Ride, which spans the most of the indoor park, which gave us this lovely view!
And the ones most excited for that ride? My mom and my ninang. Haha!! I guess Lotte World brings out the inner child in everyone!
We didn’t try a lot of other attractions except for the Haunted House (which my mom and ninang also did). I lost my voice because, apparently, I still scream louder than they do. =___=
That night, I got to meet up with Julie! She took us out to try one of Korea’s most famous street food: tteokbokki (떡볶이) and dak galbi (닭갈비).
When visiting Korea, you have to try this filling and flavourful serving of chicken-and-rice-cake goodness! You just have to!
Day 4 | Gyeongbokgung Palace
On our fourth day, we visited the largest of the five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁).
Gyeongbokgung served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty, the Kings’ households, as well as the government of Joseon.
On the 21st century, it is where the Li Family took lots of family photos!
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