24 May Flyaway to Yeosu – Kyongbak Palace
It’s now Day 4 of the Flyaway to Yeosu Expo contest!! Getting close to finding out who’s the winner!! Monday introduced you to the beautiful sights of Odongdo Island, Tuesday it was too Hyangiram Hermitage, Wednesday the serene scenes of Songgwangsa Temple and Thursday we shall see the magnificent….
The Kyongbok Palace or the Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the Five Grand Palaces that were built during the Joseon Dynasty. In English, its name translates to “Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven“
Located in and around the complex are the numerous buildings that made up the royal palace, The National Folk Museum (in a very cool looking building), and fronting the whole area is the massive and impressive Kwanghwa Gate.
The palace was the home of the royal family for 600 years – making it a target for the various Japanese invasions that helped reduce what was once a 500-building complex into the, still impressive, complex you see today.
Now lets take a walk to Dongdaemun Market 🙂
It’s been around since 1905 and is a famous spot for retail therapy as being one of the major markets in Korea. Specializing in wholesale clothing and now has over 20 shopping malls.
Shoppaholics beware!! I heard that prices at Dondaemun Market are inexpensive… gasp!!!! It is said, if i’m looking for it, i’ll find it there… ok we shall see!
The Yeosu Expo 2012
The Yeosu Expo will provide an opportunity to enhance the international community’s perception of the function and value of the ocean and coast, share knowledge on the proper use of the ocean and coast and recognize the need for cooperation in the marine sector. It will also serve as a venue to learn about the achievements of and future models for the marine sector and offer a valuable chance to promote state-of-the-art marine science and technology and marine industries.