Seoul – Gyeongbokgung Palace, Samcheong-dong, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Insadong
It was a rainy day, as predicted on the weather forecast. The staff also reminded us to bring an umbrella when we head out. Our first stop was Gyeongbokgung Palace, and we wanted to catch Changing of Royal Guard Ceremony at 10am. However, that weekend there was a special martial arts performance which replaced the Royal Guard Ceremony. We paid 3000 won each to enter the palace as we wait for the performance which was 11am.
After watching the performance, we head for lunch at Samcheong-dong, which was walking distance or you can take a shuttle bus that goes around the area to Bukchon as well.
We proceed to Bukchon Hanok Village with our umbrellas and windbreaker. At Bukchon Hanok Village, we did not managed to see much as it was raining, but we got the feel of the traditional houses around the area.
After Bukchon Hanok Village, we went to Insadong to do some shopping at Ssamziegil which is a mall with a interesting building layout. We tried the Poop shaped bread and bought souvenirs/traditional sweets there for our family.
After Insadong, we decided to head back to our accommodation to leave our stuff and head out for dinner nearby before going back to rest.