Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung & Changdeokgung Palaces, Jongmyo Royal Shrine, Buckhon is a residential area of Seoul and called, “the street museum in the urban core,” having many historical spots and cultural heritage sites. My last weekend in Korea, I spent with my cousins, gawking at the sites around us while goofing off in our outdoor photo booth. My oh my, we Asians love our photos!
There were many cafes! Just as many as Paris? Italy? The difference being that almost every cafe did not open until 11am on Sunday mornings. Hmmmm…..
Once I spotted a restaurant serving American breakfasts I had to convince my family to try it. I cannot remember if they ever ate an American breakfast. If so, maybe McDonalds’ version? Hah! Anyways, our meal was soo delicious!
For anyone missing the comforts of American food, I highly recommend eating at Coco Bruni.
With our stomachs full, we explored the National Folk Museum of Korea where the museum exhibits historical artifacts related to Korean folk. The five-story pagoda is built atop a huge stone foundation and makes for a striking focal point. Surrounding the pagoda are a park-like setting with winding pathways leading to many statues and historical monuments. There’s even a walk-through village replicating merchant living from after World War 1.
Guess what? No entrance fee!
It was only 1~ish and we still had many more adventures yet to come…..
Thank you for dropping by! I’ll share my Vienna experience on my next posts.