Wednesday, July 23

21st in SEOUL - Day 4

   Day 4
Gwangjang Market (광장시장)
Ssamziegil (쌈지길)
Jogyesa Temple (조계사)
Samcheongdong (삼청동길)
Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

A day spent with my mom alone since my friend was having fever on this day so her mom decided to stay at guesthouse to took care of her. The MAGO guesthouse owner was super kind by fetching them to the clinic nearby :)

The first place we went to visit was Gwangjang market !! Running man did filmed at the market in one of their episode, and there are various of Korean food to be tasted ! And basically we got lost somewhere before get to Gwangjang market, not to be nervous but to keep walk and ask people around. Speak in korean was fun though haha

 Know what..never miss any opportunity to take selfie even though I'm walking on the street.

And after a long walking journey, finally I saw GWANGJANG MARKET infront of me!!

It has many entrances and each entrance lead to different department such as foods, clothes, shoes, and so on.

 Bin dae dduk (빈대떡), Korean pancake

  Patjuk (팥죽), Rice And Red Bean Porridge
It's in salty taste.

Ddeokbokki (떡볶이), Spicy rice cake

Odeng (오뎅), Fishcake

After satisfied our stomach, we went to Insandong. And yeah we got lost like half and hour again before we get there.

 The main purpose to go Insandong was to visit this building, Ssamziegil.


Had a tried of this so called 'Poop bread'

Next stop was Jogyesa temple and its just somewhere next to Ssamziegil building. While on the way to the temple, we saw an information center and thought of asking them the exact location of Jogyesa Temple for double confirm and surprisingly they have traditional clothes that you can try on. If not mistaken I paid less than Rm30 to tried it.

Jogyesa Temple

After a short visit at Jogyesa temple, we took bus to Samcheongdong for Buchon hanok village ! And yes we got lost again for like half an hour. All I can say is that we walked alot on that day for don't know how many km.

And lastly, we had a meal beside the was so relaxing and clean. We wouldn't have the chance to experience this in Malaysia to have meal by the road.

21st in SEOUL - Day 3

   Day 3
Namdaemun Market
Namsangol Hanok Village
Naksan Park

Another wonderful day in Seoul , like usual we took subway to Namdaemun market which just 2 stations away from Chungmuro station.

And tadaaaa ! Namdaemun Market~

Basically we didn't spent much time in Namdaemun market , there typically like a normal market and separated into few part like kids , women , man and so on. And I'm not really into the stuffs there so after a rough visit we move on to Namsangol Hanok Village.


After walked around the hanok village, we bumped into this (Seo-eul-nam-san-guk-ak-dang) for tea-time chilling! Its inside the Namsan hanok village.

The interior design looks like this.

 I love this place so so SO MUCH! It was so chilling and relaxing ~ the environment is so clean and peaceful we order korean rice wine and red ginseng tea (but the tea not red in color thou)

I used to think the rice wine will be taste bitter since its an alcohol like thingy but I'm wrong, it taste sweet and damn nice!

After spent hours chilling at Namsangol Hanok Village , we headed to the Naksan Park. We took bus to there, it was a hard time for us to look for the right bus to reach there since it was our first time taking bus in Seoul. Kept asked people around and finally we got on the bus.

The feeling getting on their city bus was damn awesome! There was no any other foreigner (except us) and all people surround are korean people (kids that just end class, adults that just finished work, mom with baby, dating couple). It makes me feel like I'm experiencing one of their daily activities in Seoul.

We reached Naksan Park after 10-15minutes of journey, it was a short one.  Naksan park is placed within the housing area. Its a really beautiful park for the neighborhood to chill (they used to exercise there) and its quite a huge place , I didn't really see any foreigner at the park on that day.

 We walked into the deeper housing area at the Naksan Park to see the wall of arts.


We took bus to go back to the subway station after that and had our dinner at Dongdaemun. Another challenge came, the menu is all written in hangul and I need to order meat for bbq ..phiewww ..I was stunt at the moment, then took a few minutes to read properly those meat with sauce name where I don't even understand the sauce name and all the staff don't speak English at all.But in the end still manage to order marinate beef meat. Trust me. It was the BEST KOREAN BBQ I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE.  Taste damnnnnnnn GOOD! I didnt manage to capture down the restaurant name :( but I remember it's located after the Dongdaemun station Exit 1. Same row with a sport shoes shop (Nike , if not mistaken).

 That's all for day 3. 
Another well day spent :)