One of my favorite things about spring is when the flowers bloom, and this year we came just in time !!! wohooo 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 its a little bit too early, but if we came any longer than this we won’t be able to catch the cherry blossom in Jeju. Here is my highlights in Seoul :
1. Hunting for Cherry Blossoms
One of our mission in Seoul is to find white cherry Blossoms. Mission accomplished as we found white cherry blossoms in Yeouido Park Springs Festival. Yeouido Park is quite packed with the local and tourist as we came on 9th April ( opening day of the Spring Festival is on 7th April), the weather is quite chilly. I guess it will be even nicer if we come a week later, but still, it’s beautiful, there are a street food along the street and some even selling a photo prop like a cute umbrella and hair flower headbands.
2. Walk around Gyeongbokgung Palaces with Han Bok
Seoul has five Joseon royal palaces and Gyeongbokgung has been identified as the primary palace. If you come at the right time, then you can watch the changing of the guard as well at Gyeongbokgung Palaces.
I went to rent the Hanbok for Hanboknam ( their instagram :@hanboknam_korea), they have a pretty collection and at the same time they will also give a hairdo for free, however be prepared to spare 2 hours in Hanbok store if you want to get your hairdo done, it is quite packed and only 2 hair stylist available while at least there were 12 ladies in queue.
17, Bukchon-ro 5ga-gil, Jongno-gu | B2,b3, Seoul 03053, South Korea
Hanboknam Rental Fee :
1 hour 30 minutes – 20,000 WON
2 hour 30 minutes – 30,000 WON
4 hour – 40,000 WON
One day – 50,000 WON
Gyeongbokgung Admission: KRW 3,000 per adult
We took lots of photos in Gyeongbokgung Palace with HenLiaw, he took great photos, you could check his Instagram at @henliaw
3. Enjoying walking around Traditional Houses at Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is located just next to Gyeongbokgung Place, it is a residential area,but with a maze of narrow alleyways and traditional Korean houses called hanoks. Exploring its network of streets will take you back in time and introduce you to a 600-year old Seoul. You have an option to do both Gyeongbokgung and Bukchon Hanok Village to stroll along when using a hanbok