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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 […]

The War Memorial of Korea – A Fascinating and Somber Historical Experience

The War Memorial of Korea takes an in-depth look at one of the world’s most war torn countries. A 5000 year history that includes an occupation by Japan, liberation by the United States and Russia and a divided nation. The War Memorial of Korea spans three floors and has a large outdoor exhibit displaying various […]

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 […]