Category Gyeongbokgung/Insadong

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A DerekvsLP Short Film – A Quick Tour of Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace

Take a quick tour of Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace with Soyoon Kim! Big thanks to Randall Riojas my talented photographer, video editor and friend. Enjoy!

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Brew 3.15 – Korean Fried Chicken with a Side Order of Annoyance

Brew 3.15 is the brainchild of Daniel Gray, the founder of the popular Seoul Eats blog. It is also the sister restaurant of Brew 3.14 which is conveniently located across the street. Brew 3.15 has been open for close to year, and as a rule, I usually like to wait until the dust has settled […]

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The Cheonggyecheon – A Day and Night Pictorial

Day Photos by: Derek  Night Photos: Randall Riojas  In the heart of the city, the Cheonggyecheon is a cool breath of fresh air in the dense heat of the city. If you visit in May or November, lanterns line the stream in a sea of fire. Any other time of the year though, the stream is […]

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Gyeongbokgung Palace: Part 2 – Geunjoengjeon, Sajeongjeon, Gangnyeongjeon and Gyotaejeon

Welcome back to part two of my series focused on Gyeongbokgung. This post will focus on Geunjoengjoen, which acted as the royal palace for the king and his delegates. As well, this post will focus on Sajeongjoen, where the king met with his advisors and often went to meditate on his decisions. Finally, we will […]

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Gyeongbokgung Palace Part 1: A History and Gwanghwamun Gate

Introduction: Gyeongbokgung Palace in the heart of Seoul. If you visit Seoul, Gyeongbokgung is an absolute priority. Why you might ask? What makes it so special? Simple. Gyeongbokgung is not only visually stunning, but it symbolizes the heart and spirit of the Korean people. Gyeongbokgung will be a series of posts devoted to the castle “greatly blessed […]

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O’ngo Food Communications Food Tour – Korean Night Dining Tour

My wife always gives the best presents! It is rarely anything predictable and she never ceases to disappoint. This Valentine’s Day was no exception. This year she got me a private food tour hosted by O’ngo Food Communications. O’ngo Food Communications is the brainchild of Seoul Eats blogger Daniel Gray. Daniel also is a part […]

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Gwanghwamun Square – King Sejong and Admiral Yi Guarding the Good Folks of Korea While The Kids Cool Off

No trip to Seoul is complete without a trip to Gwanghwamun Square in the heart of the city. Not only are there two amazing statues with an underground exhibit, but in the summer they offer a nice cool place for the kidlets with water fountains to play in. For big boys and girls there always […]