Jonathan Worthington :: jnthn.net

South Korea

I spent around ten days visiting South Korea during September 2009. I can only say I wish I'd had much longer - the hospitality and the food were both totally amazing. I wasn't blessed with the best of weather for all of my time there, so the photos don't really do it justice, but here they are anyway.

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Busan

I arrived into Busan over the sea from Japan. After a very quick pass through immigration and customs, I found the way to my hostel, running into a helpful Canadian guy living in Korea and teaching English along the way. It turned out I was staying in one of the "party areas" of Busan, and in a small and friendly hostel with some cool people, so I enjoyed the nightlife. By day, I took in the sea, a temple and got a birds eye view from the Busan Tower. I couldn't say Busan was overall pretty - though it had its nice areas - but I certainly enjoyed the atmosphere. I also had a great introduction to Korean food there - so delicious.

Approaching Busan by boat
Approaching Busan by boat
Approaching Busan by boat
Approaching Busan by boat
Busan port, seen from a boat
Busan port, seen from a boat
Busan port, seen from a boat
Busan port, seen from a boat
Busan port, seen from a boat
Busan port, seen from a boat
Busan port, seen from a boat
Busan port, seen from a boat
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Appartment blocks by the sea
Appartment blocks by the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Gwang-an Bridge over the sea
Looking towards Gwang-an Beach
Looking towards Gwang-an Beach
Looking towards Gwang-an Beach
Looking towards Gwang-an Beach
Looking towards Gwang-an Beach
Looking towards Gwang-an Beach
Biggest flower pot ever?
Biggest flower pot ever?
Biggest flower pot ever?
Biggest flower pot ever?
Flagpole supports on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Flagpole supports on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Flagpole supports on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Flagpole supports on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Crowds in front of a gate at Beomeosa Temple
Crowds in front of a gate at Beomeosa Temple
Gate at Beomeosa Temple
Gate at Beomeosa Temple
Gate at Beomeosa Temple
Gate at Beomeosa Temple
Decoration inside a gate at Beomeosa Temple
Decoration inside a gate at Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Small statues at Beomeosa Temple
Small statues at Beomeosa Temple
Small statue at Beomeosa Temple
Small statue at Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Looking other the rooves of buildings at Beomeosa Temple
Looking other the rooves of buildings at Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Beomeosa Temple
Protector at Beomeosa Temple
Protector at Beomeosa Temple
Decoration inside a gate at Beomeosa Temple
Decoration inside a gate at Beomeosa Temple
Decoration inside a gate at Beomeosa Temple
Decoration inside a gate at Beomeosa Temple
Stone pagoda at Beomeosa Temple
Stone pagoda at Beomeosa Temple
Stone pagoda at Beomeosa Temple
Stone pagoda at Beomeosa Temple
Stone pagoda at Beomeosa Temple
Stone pagoda at Beomeosa Temple
Flagpole supports on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Flagpole supports on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Flagpole supports on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Flagpole supports on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Carving on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Carving on the approach to Beomeosa Temple
Well, this is one way to distract traffic...
Well, this is one way to distract traffic...
Musical instruments museum below Busan tower
Musical instruments museum below Busan tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
View from Busan Tower
Looking down on a temple from Busan Tower
Looking down on a temple from Busan Tower
Busan Tower
Busan Tower
In the park by the Busan Tower
In the park by the Busan Tower
Approach to Busan tower and musical instruments museum
Approach to Busan tower and musical instruments museum
Statue of Admiral Yi
Statue of Admiral Yi
Statue of Admiral Yi
Statue of Admiral Yi
Clock in the park by Busan Tower
Clock in the park by Busan Tower
In the park by Busan Tower
In the park by Busan Tower
In the park by Busan Tower
In the park by Busan Tower
Shopping street in central Busan
Shopping street in central Busan
Busan railway station
Busan railway station

Gyeongju

Gyeongju is in many senses Korea's cultural capital. The capital city under the days of the Shilla Dynasty, Gyeongju has masses of historical sites spread out around the city center. Somewhat unfortunately, I hit the city for a couple of days of bad weather, so I really didn't see it at its best. That did mean that I had an incentive to take my time in the Gyeongju National Museum though, which actually turned out to be a great place to spend some time - combined with the really well done audio guide, it was really very enjoyable. Most of the things I visited were pretty central, and despite the rain and a couple having some construction work ongoing, I still got a sense of the history of a very advanced civilization. Gyeongju is surely high on my list of places that deserve more time, in better weather.

Tumuli in Neseo-dong area
Tumuli in Neseo-dong area
Tumuli in Neseo-dong area
Tumuli in Neseo-dong area
In Wolseong Park
In Wolseong Park
Stone pagoda at Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Stone pagoda at Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Main building of Gyeongju National Museum
Main building of Gyeongju National Museum
Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Stone pagodas at Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Stone pagodas at Statue at Gyeongju National Museum
Pagoda holding the Emille Bell
Pagoda holding the Emille Bell
Emille Bell
Emille Bell
Decoration on the Emille Bell
Decoration on the Emille Bell
Decoration on the Emille Bell
Decoration on the Emille Bell
Emille Bell
Emille Bell
In Wolseong Park
In Wolseong Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
Pond in the Tumuli Park
Pond in the Tumuli Park
Pond in the Tumuli Park
Pond in the Tumuli Park
Pond in the Tumuli Park
Pond in the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In the Tumuli Park
In Wolseong Park
In Wolseong Park
Remains of foundations in Wolseong Park
Remains of foundations in Wolseong Park
Remains of foundations in Wolseong Park
Remains of foundations in Wolseong Park
Wolseong Park
Wolseong Park
Remains of foundations in Wolseong Park
Remains of foundations in Wolseong Park
One of the few remaining bits where Banwolseong castle once stood
One of the few remaining bits where Banwolseong castle once stood
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Wolseong Park
Wolseong Park
Cheomseongdae (oldest astrological observatory in the far east)
Cheomseongdae (oldest astrological observatory in the far east)
Cheomseongdae (oldest astrological observatory in the far east)
Cheomseongdae (oldest astrological observatory in the far east)
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Flowers in Wolseong Park
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Anapji Pond
Reconstructed buildings by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed buildings by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed buildings by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed buildings by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed buildings by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed buildings by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed buildings by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed buildings by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Reconstructed building by Anapji Pond
Hundreds of willows
Hundreds of willows
Medical center in central Gyeongju
Medical center in central Gyeongju
Decoration on medical center door
Decoration on medical center door

Seoul

Seoul, the capital of Korea, is quite something. In one glimpse, it's possible to take in dynastic history and the modern tower blocks of one of Asia's most powerful economies. The city spreads out over a huge area, and has a metro network covering a lot of it. And yet, despite all of that, I could still walk between a lot of the central parts in a reasonable amount of time and take in a lot of the sights. Like everywhere else that I'd been, the food was excellent. I was very happy to have various Korean friends I made through the Perl community showing me around, introducing me to places I'd likely not have seen otherwise and picking out some great restaurants to visit. All in all, Seoul was a great place to hang out for a while: great people, great food, and plenty of interesting things to visit.

Lion on Gwanghwamun Plaza
Lion on Gwanghwamun Plaza
Looking towards Gwanghwamun Plaza
Looking towards Gwanghwamun Plaza
Looking towards Gwanghwamun Plaza
Looking towards Gwanghwamun Plaza
On Gwanghwamun Plaza
On Gwanghwamun Plaza
On Gwanghwamun Plaza
On Gwanghwamun Plaza
On Gwanghwamun Plaza
On Gwanghwamun Plaza
Lion on Gwanghwamun Plaza
Lion on Gwanghwamun Plaza
A series of slabs showing Korean history on Gwanghwamun Plaza
A series of slabs showing Korean history on Gwanghwamun Plaza
Statue of a soldier from the Korean War
Statue of a soldier from the Korean War
Gate on the historical city wall
Gate on the historical city wall
Me by a gate on the historical city wall
Me by a gate on the historical city wall
Decoration on a gate on the historical city wall
Decoration on a gate on the historical city wall
Looking over north east Seoul
Looking over north east Seoul
Church in north east Seoul
Church in north east Seoul
Looking over north east Seoul
Looking over north east Seoul
View towards central Seoul
View towards central Seoul
View towards central Seoul
View towards central Seoul
View towards central Seoul
View towards central Seoul
Park in north east Seoul
Park in north east Seoul
View towards central Seoul
View towards central Seoul
Statue of a soldier from the Korean War
Statue of a soldier from the Korean War
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Park near Seoul World Cup Stadium
Park near Seoul World Cup Stadium
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Seoul World Cup Stadium
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
Night view from N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower
Western-style hotel building in central Seoul
Western-style hotel building in central Seoul
Church in central seoul
Church in central seoul
Grounds of Jongmyo Shrine
Grounds of Jongmyo Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Administrative buildings at Jongmyu Shrine
Pond at Jongmyo Shrine
Pond at Jongmyo Shrine
Pond at Jongmyo Shrine
Pond at Jongmyo Shrine
Museum showing ritual vessels at Jongmyo Shrine
Museum showing ritual vessels at Jongmyo Shrine
Museum showing ritual vessels at Jongmyo Shrine
Museum showing ritual vessels at Jongmyo Shrine
Museum showing ritual vessels at Jongmyo Shrine
Museum showing ritual vessels at Jongmyo Shrine
Wall around Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Wall around Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Wall around Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Wall around Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Jeongjeon hall at Jongmyu Shrine
Gate to Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Gate to Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Gate to Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Gate to Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Gate to Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Gate to Yeongyeonjeon Hall at Jongmym Shrine
Statue of Uiam Son Byeong-Hui
Statue of Uiam Son Byeong-Hui
Tapgol Park
Tapgol Park
Ten Story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple
Ten Story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple
Ten Story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple
Ten Story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple
Pagoda in Tapgol Park
Pagoda in Tapgol Park
Along Jongno Street
Along Jongno Street
Bigak Pavilion
Bigak Pavilion
Bigak Pavilion
Bigak Pavilion
Bigak Pavilion
Bigak Pavilion
Sculpture on Bigak Pavilion
Sculpture on Bigak Pavilion
Sculpture on Bigak Pavilion
Sculpture on Bigak Pavilion
Changing of the garud outside Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changing of the garud outside Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changing of the garud outside Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changing of the garud outside Gyeongbokgung Palace
Sculpture on  bridge at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Sculpture on bridge at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongmun gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongmun gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Incense burner inside of Geunjeongjeon Hall
Incense burner inside of Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
An old incense burner with modern Seoul in the background
An old incense burner with modern Seoul in the background
Impressive ceiling decoration in Geunjeongjeon Hall
Impressive ceiling decoration in Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Inside Geunjeongjeon Hall
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Inside unknown building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Inside unknown building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Inside unknown building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Inside unknown building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gangnyeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gangnyeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Inside Gangnyeongjeon Hall
Inside Gangnyeongjeon Hall
Inside Gangnyeongjeon Hall
Inside Gangnyeongjeon Hall
Cieling of Gangnyeongjeon Hall
Cieling of Gangnyeongjeon Hall
Inside Gangnyeongjeon Hall
Inside Gangnyeongjeon Hall
Buildings at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Buildings at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace
Grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jagyeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jagyeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Inside Jagyeongjeon Hall
Inside Jagyeongjeon Hall
Jagyeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jagyeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Pagoda at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Pagoda at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Reflection of Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Reflection of Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Building at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jibokjae (Library) at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jibokjae (Library) at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Decoration on a staircase outside Jibokjae
Decoration on a staircase outside Jibokjae
Decoration on a staircase outside Jibokjae
Decoration on a staircase outside Jibokjae
Jibokjae
Jibokjae
Jibokjae
Jibokjae
Jibokjae
Jibokjae
Jibokjae at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jibokjae at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jibokjae at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jibokjae at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Pagoda and Chwihyanggyo bridge at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Pagoda and Chwihyanggyo bridge at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Pagoda at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Pagoda at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Geunjeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Moat around Gyeongbokgung Palace
Moat around Gyeongbokgung Palace
Heungnyemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Heungnyemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Heungnyemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Heungnyemun Gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Main gate of Changgyeonggung Palace
Main gate of Changgyeonggung Palace
Main gate of Changgyeonggung Palace
Main gate of Changgyeonggung Palace
Myeongjeongjeon Hall at Changgyeonggung Palace
Myeongjeongjeon Hall at Changgyeonggung Palace
Myeongjeongjeon Hall at Changgyeonggung Palace
Myeongjeongjeon Hall at Changgyeonggung Palace
Myeongjeongjeon Hall at Changgyeonggung Palace
Myeongjeongjeon Hall at Changgyeonggung Palace
Inside Myeongjeongjeon Hall
Inside Myeongjeongjeon Hall
Inside Myeongjeongjeon Hall
Inside Myeongjeongjeon Hall
Munjeongjeon Hall at Changgyeonggung Palace
Munjeongjeon Hall at Changgyeonggung Palace
Inside Munjeongjeon Hall
Inside Munjeongjeon Hall
Inside Munjeongjeon Hall
Inside Munjeongjeon Hall
Inside Munjeongjeon Hall
Inside Munjeongjeon Hall
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Stone pagoda at Changgyeonggung Palace
Stone pagoda at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
Building at Changgyeonggung Palace
In the grounds of Changgyeonggung Palace
In the grounds of Changgyeonggung Palace
Sun dial at Changgyeonggung Palace
Sun dial at Changgyeonggung Palace
Taesil at Changgyeonggung Palace
Taesil at Changgyeonggung Palace
In the grounds of Changgyeonggung Palace
In the grounds of Changgyeonggung Palace
Chundangji Ponds at Changgyeonggung Palace
Chundangji Ponds at Changgyeonggung Palace
Chundangji Ponds at Changgyeonggung Palace
Chundangji Ponds at Changgyeonggung Palace
Greenhouse at Changgyeonggung Palace
Greenhouse at Changgyeonggung Palace
Greenhouse at Changgyeonggung Palace
Greenhouse at Changgyeonggung Palace
Chundangji Ponds at Changgyeonggung Palace
Chundangji Ponds at Changgyeonggung Palace
Tree at Changgyeonggung Palace
Tree at Changgyeonggung Palace
Main gate of Changgyeonggung Palace
Main gate of Changgyeonggung Palace
In the grounds of Changgyeonggung Palace
In the grounds of Changgyeonggung Palace
Myeong-dong Cathedral seen through a sea of consumerism
Myeong-dong Cathedral seen through a sea of consumerism
Myeong-dong Cathedral seen through a sea of consumerism
Myeong-dong Cathedral seen through a sea of consumerism
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Statue in front of Myeong-dong Cathedral
Statue in front of Myeong-dong Cathedral
Myeong-dong Cathedral
Myeong-dong Cathedral
View from Myeong-dong Cathedral entrance
View from Myeong-dong Cathedral entrance
The national museum
The national museum
Train crosses the Han River
Train crosses the Han River
Bridge over the Han River
Bridge over the Han River
Bridge over the Han River
Bridge over the Han River
Looking over the Han River
Looking over the Han River
One of the many streams that feed the Han River
One of the many streams that feed the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River
View from bridge over the Han River

Yong-in

A Korean friend very kindly took me on a day-trip from Seoul to his home town of Yong-in, location of a Korean Folk Museum. It was a great insight to the way Koreans lived in the past, taking in regional differences, as well as the differences between rich and poor. It was especially good going around it with a Korean friend, who explained to me many more things than I would have got from having visited alone. I also very much enjoyed visiting a restaurant near the museum, where we had a wonderful barbecue pork lunch. Korean food...it's so awesome.

Totem poles
Totem poles
Totem poles
Totem poles
Cow hauling a corn grinder
Cow hauling a corn grinder
Chillis drying in the sun
Chillis drying in the sun
Historical normal-person's house
Historical normal-person's house
Collection of old containers
Collection of old containers
Part of a house a richer family would have lived in
Part of a house a richer family would have lived in
Part of a house a richer family would have lived in
Part of a house a richer family would have lived in
Outdoor stove
Outdoor stove
Outdoor stove
Outdoor stove
Chillis drying in the sun
Chillis drying in the sun
Historical kitchen
Historical kitchen
Inside a historical house
Inside a historical house
Historical house
Historical house
Entrance to a shrine
Entrance to a shrine
Shrine
Shrine
Shrine
Shrine
Decoration on shrine entrance
Decoration on shrine entrance
Historical house
Historical house
Sail boat on the river
Sail boat on the river
River
River
Traditional Korena dancers
Traditional Korena dancers
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Tightrope walker
Mayor's complex
Mayor's complex
Vegetables growing, with scarecrow
Vegetables growing, with scarecrow
Prayers hanging from trees
Prayers hanging from trees

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