Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Last week I was let out of school early for Buddha's birthday, so I decided to visit Unhyeongung (운현궁) Palace in central Seoul. Although it isn't one of Seoul's true five palaces, it was the housing of Prince Regent Daewon-gun who ruled the Joseon dynasty during the 19th century. After paying 1000 won, I entered into the courtyard.
You can see how the city is right outside the palace's walls
There were four main buildings: Norakdang, Noandang, Irodang and Sujiksa. Honestly, they all looked kind of the same. Norakdang and Irodang were residences for women, while the guys would hang out at Noandang. Sujiksa would house the servants and guards.



 Irodang was my favorite building because of the elevated room. So, I took a selca that turned out surprisingly well.
For more information about Unhyeongung, check out the Visit Korea website. Here are the websites directions:

Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) Exit 4
50m from station
Jongno 3-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 5) Exit 4
Go 300m towards Anguk Station

1 comment:

  1. Nice traveling experience you sharing!
    Hope to hear more from you soon~

    Wen, Singapore