Global Wow Korea Supporter 2016 Day 5 (1) – Hanbok Style in Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)

I’m sorry for the late entry guys!
teehee…I have my reasons behind it (read on and you’ll find out! 😛 )

On the last day of the #WOWKorea trip, we had the option to choose what we would like to do for the morning!
Though it might sound funny, I had decided to repay a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) this time round wearing Hanbok instead.
(I guess one will never get bored wandering in the Palace getting some nostalgic feelings~)
 Right after our breakfast, we met the local WOW Korea Supporters(Mavis & Leesan) who will be joining us for the walk too~
We had a short walk to Insadong from our hotel to pick on the Hanbok we would like to try! (Leesan looks so excited~ ha)
 I had a quick search on Naver regarding Hanboknam while we were on our way.
Looks like Hankboknam is listed as one of the local favourite Hanbok-wear rental shop due to the reasonable price with a wide varieties of Hanbok choices to choose on.

The price includes a simple hair make-over (without accessories) for you. 🙂
 We were led to the 2nd floor where I was stunned for a moment.
 Indeed.
Hanboknam offers quite a wide varities of Hanbok for one to choose on, where the 6 of us had a hard time to choose on.
 There are a couple of full length mirror provided for you to check on the Hanbok.

Rajesh was excited and took the opportunity to snap a photo of himself while trying a few different set(s) of the Hanbok before settling down with this purple set.

 Time to head over to 경복궁 as we were slightly late on schedule (HAHA~)
 Took a short-cut along the paths within Insadong..
(credit link on photo)
 Got attracted by these beautiful hydrangea
Guess what??

I came to realize this was the exact shop appeared in 도깨비, where Sunny & Grim Reaper shot quite a couple of their scenes in Episode 4, 6 & 8!

(scene starts from 0:38 onwards.. The old couple kissing wall painting is located under the bridge where they were walking from~)

마당꽃방 (MADANG Flower Shop)
서울 종로구 소격동 152 (율곡로3길73)

It was much later of the day where we found out that the short-cut paths we took within Insadong area were the filming scenes of 도깨비!!
(Yeah! The place where Eun-tak & Sunny eating 고구마 (sweet potatoes) & the scene where Eun-tak & Goblin first met in Episode 1 during the rain)

Happy us posing at the exact same spot! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

서울특별시 종로구 송현동 57-1 (near the Art Gallery Cafe)
Subway Station: Anguk Station (Exit 1)

*Side-track
Let’s get back to our itinerary!

 Map of the 경복궁

Back in Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung Palace (also known as Northern Palace) was the main royal palace which is located at the Northen part of Seoul.
As Gyeongbokgung is one of the largest Palaces of the Five Grand Palaces that was built back in Joseon dynasty, this palace was being served as the HOME of King(s), as well as the government of Joseon.

We seize the chance to make the trip as Hanbok photo-shoot trip.
 Both Lydia & I was being approached twice for a photo randomly, thus I decided to snap a selfie photo back as well~ 😀

 Don’t get fool-ed by our smiling face. In fact we were freezing as the weather was -3degree that morning. HAHA!
Rajesh suggested to pop in a cafe within the palace to keep ourselves warm before heading to the National Folk Museum which is located at the eastern side of Hyangwonjeong.

(credit link on photo)

There are quite a couple of cafe(s) within the palace offering traditional snacks and tea.
Do give it a try when you pass by any of them!

If only I were given a chance to rent the Hanbok the entire day, I wouldn’t mind walking around the other palace(s) and Bukchon Village too!

Highly recommend you to give this experience a try~
Before that, do remember to keep yourself warm too! 😉

 

Do check back on the final post for #WOWKoreaSupport Trip during the weekend before I embark on my solo trip post! ❤❤❤

xoxo,
yyann

Hanboknam
종로구 소격동 109번지
Seoul, South Korea
Contact no.: +82 10-6485-8507
Website // Facebook // Instagram

Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 사직로 161 (세종로)
Website ( Korean & English)

Admission Fees: 3,000 won (Adults) // 1,500won (Children)
**It’s Free-Of-Charge if you’re wearing a Hanbok!

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