Wonderful to getting together again for even if we meet many fabulous people it surely is nice to having friends around you with whom we go a long time back. Håkan is a childhood friend of Anders but even I already know him and his wife for over 25 years!
Besides from talking, eating and having some beer and wine, they have visited the DMZ first day and yesterday it was time for Itaewon, Namdeamun and Seoul Tower (of course by night).
Today more cultural points where gathered. First we send them off to go for a city tour and afterwards we went to visit Deoksugung Palace.
Anders and I joined them for we hadn’t seen the Palace and changing of the guards. Since we knew we would get visitors we kept some things undone, so we wouldn’t get bored by doing the same trips several times.
Deoksugung Palace is one of five royal palaces remained in Seoul and one of the smallest of Seoul palaces. The name means “Palace of virtue and longevity” and it’s situates at the corner of Seoul’s busiest downtown intersections.
As if it isn’t hard enough to remember the name Deoksugung the palace is also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksu Palace. The compound was inhabited by various Korean Royalties around the turn of the 20th century and the buildings are of varying construction including some natural crytomeria wood, painted wood and stucco. Some buildings were built in Western style.
All together absolutely worthwhile a visit!
Changing of the gards!
A part of the Royal Palace.