Seolleung and Jeongneung

It took me nearly six years to be in the right place and the right weather to finally explore the memorial park in the heart of Gangnam, known as Seolleung and Jeongneung.

A UNESCO site that houses the Royal Tomb of King Seongjong and Queen Jeonghyeon (Seolleung) and The Royal Tomb of King Jungjong (Jeongneung).

The site is not only the Royal Tomb but a home to a lot of nature waiting to say ‘hi!’

Please visit this site at the heart of Gangnam, it costs only 1000W.

VisitKorea 

Address

1, Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강남구 선릉로100길 1 (삼성동)

Seoul Museum Of Art

SEMA (Seoul Museum of Art) always offers a variety of awesome exhibitions, I was especially impressed with the work of the late Chun Kyung-Ja’s work and equally I suggest art lovers explore all of the SEMA locations in Seoul and even given their gallery in Nown-Gu a look over.

Take a look at some articles about:

Imagine your Korea : Seoul Museum of Art

Chun Kyung-Ja

Chun Kyung-Ja – BlouinArtInfo

SEMA Hyemidansart

Looking down at Seoul!

Sometimes taking an elevator just opposite the Starbucks on the corner of downtown Seoul.. and taking a look at Seoul on a sunny day.. well this is the view you get^^20141003_13270620141003_13271120141003_13273720141003_13282020141003_13290820141003_13291620141003_13292120141003_13292520141003_13293720141003_13295520141003_133012

SNU Museum of Art

An awesome gem at the Seoul National University is the ‘Museum of Art’ which seems to host some pretty amazing works let alone to be itself an artistic treasure on the glowing green campus on the southern part of Seoul.

For jaw-dropping creative exhibitions hit the green line and head there:

directions

 

Exploring Insa Dong’s GalleryFM

One magical gallery in Insa-Dong that I discovered with my good friend Jarrod was Gallery FM. They host a selection of artists often with fascinating stories, worth a try!

Snapshots of the Seoul Cartoon Fest

Seoul hosts annually ‘The Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival‘ (SICAF) at the world renowned ‘COEX’ located at Starfield COEX in the heart of Gangnam, next to the City Airport Terminal and a short ride to Jamsil.

AquaField at Starfield

How to end an awesome vacation?

I’ve always been a big fan of all things coming from Shinsegae and their latest product, Starfield is a magical treat. A short walk or a bus ride from Samseong on Line 3, a 20-30 minute ride from north Seoul.

I recommend you arrive early, 6-7am.. and spend a few hours in the mall’s spa and this post will give you a good reason, the spa offers many treats and my favorites were the pools.

The spa is located on the top floor, so once you feel all refreshed you can head downstairs for lunch and then some coffee!

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The iconic entrance,

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Location: 경기도 고양시 덕양구 고양대로 1955

Evening stroll, Seoul Station 

Seoul on a busy Friday night is always magical, I loved walking across the latest addition to Seoull07017 and Seoul Station.

Visit the Blue House

Another must on a trip to Seoul, a visit to the Korean Presidential Home: The Blue House or Cheong Wae Dae.

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Fancy a visit to the Blue House?

Book here

Visit the Presidential website

ITAEWON: days gone by

Itaewon has long been one of my favourite parts of Seoul, it is diverse, it is cultural and GAY. As time has passed, it remains firmly in my heart as a place that now feels like a place that I grew up in, I went to parties, I danced away weekends, I met up with friends and ate Indian. Sometimes, I’d wake up there most weekends..

Now, I have moved forward and the city is being viewed very differently. I am fond of Itaewon but fondness has expanded to not just a few more ‘hoods’ but to the many and my love of Seoul has grown even more, replacing many old memories with those of Seoul.

Seoul will for a long time be my number one, shared with Shanghai, Jerusalem, Birmingham and London.

But, I have a few black and white shots that I found on one of my old account of Itaewon so I will give you a glance!