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.
1, Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강남구 선릉로100길 1 (삼성동)
Explore Busan Museum of Art in 2015, a walk down memory lane because art is beautiful whatever date!
Tapgol Park was formerly known as the Pagoda Park, it is a small park in central Seoul. It is built on the site of a Buddhist Temple, it’s name originates from the Wongaksa Pagoda, the 10 storied stone pagoda which can be seen in the park.
There was once a 15th century Buddhist Temple, the park was organized by an Irishman, John McLeavy Brown.
The site was also where the Korean Proclamation of Independence was made in publicly.
Jongno Tower, the giant beauty that stands just above Jongak Station in the heart of Seoul is a 33 floored office building with a beautiful bookstore at the base and foodhall.
It is owned by Samsung Securities and designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, built in 1999 and reaches 132 meters.
Give the bar a try:
Can’t find it, still? Look for this building
Explore the Korean’s National Assembly Building in Yeouido.
Visit the National Assembly
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!
The debut album of the latest K-Pop 11 member boy was released this month, the band is made from guys who were voted by the public through the hit MNET Survival talent show: Produce101: Season 2.
Wanna One 워너원
The TOP location for people with a good sense of humour and a love of things cheeky, Jeju Love Land. This will give you a whole new picture of how Koreans think and work!
(though maybe the high number of love motels and Kdrama could well be a hint!)
As the weather was beautiful, I decided to head out and across to the beautiful Lotte World Tower and take the elevator up and up towards the 80s again, grab that beautiful view of Seoul in the day and it was worth it!