韓國行 Day 2
韓國行 第二天 (Day 2 of Korea Trip)
韓國行 – 第二天的行程是：
Here is the itinerary for the 2nd day of Korea trip:
After eating the delicious Isaac Toast, we start walking toward Ewha Women’s University.
Because my friend is looking for Korean Starbuck’s sakura tumbler, so we came to this Starbucks near Ewha Women’s University to see if they sell it. After coming it, we saw this sign, this Starbucks is actually the first Starbucks at Korea that is opened in 1999.
Walking toward Ewha Women’s University, you will see the famous Ewha Wall on your left side before reaching the main entrance.
We were planning to view cherry blossom at Ewha Women’s university, but only one tree blossomed near the entrance.
If you walk downhill to your right, you will reach a complex for restaurants and stationary stores.
Ewha Women’s Univeristy’s large chapel.
Even though there isn’t much cherry blossom, other flowers are beautiful as well.
We walked around until the other side of the complex.
梨花女子大學 (이화여자대학교) Ewha Womans University
52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
After finishing touring Ewha Women’s university, we headed toward Hongik University and Hongdae Shopping District.
When we arrived at Hongdae Shopping District, we realized we got here too early. Lots of stores are still not open at noon. Hongdae is similar to Tapie’s Eastern District since it will get busy at night. Since there are many students near Hongdae, there are many special shops, restaurants, clubs, bar, BBQ store, coffee shop! I would recommend everyone to come here in the afternoon at the earliest.
▲遠遠的看到STYLE NANDA 的巨大招牌
I can see the large sign of ‘Style Nanda’ from far away.
After telling the employees what product I desire, they gave me a number sign.
What I want is put into the cabinets near the counter, all I had to do is to give the number sign to the cashier and they will help me out. There is no need to carry stuff around while shopping. Awesome!
STYLE NANDA 弘大總店 (Hongdae Main Branch)
Address: 335-21 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 마포구 서교동 335-21
Since we are a bit in a rush, we only took a symbolic picture and check-in at the Hongik University.
弘益大學 (Hongik University)
地址:94 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address: 94 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
After pictures and checking-in at Hongik University, we went shopping at Lotte Mart, then we went back to Myeong-dong to put stuff away. Soon after, we went to eat Andong jjimdak near Myeong-dong. We finished eating at around 4pm, then we headed toward Namsan park and Seoul Tower.
When you reach the bottom of the Seoul Tower, you will see an elevator. This free-to-take elevator will take you directly to the gondola ticket office. If you don’t want to get in line for the elevator, you can take the stairs too.
The elevator is quite steep
The entrance to the Seoul Tower gondola ticket office
▲纜車購票處 Gondola Ticket Office
營業時間 (hours) : AM10:00～PM23:00 (全年無休) (open everyday of the year)
Adult round trip – 8500 won, Adult one-way – 6000 won
Child round trip – 5500 won, Child one-way – 3500 won
I bought round-way tickets. They will rip the right part off when you go up, and the other park when you come back down. Be sure to keep your ticket safe if you bought a round-way ticket.
On a Monday afternoon around 4pm, we waited about 40 minutes until we got on the gondola.
There are couple locks everywhere at Namsan Park, this place is very suited for a couple date. These layered locks are so dense, feel like it will collapse at any moment since the locks are very heavy!
View of Seoul City from Namsan Park
Seoul’s city planning isn’t too structured, or maybe I am just not too familiar with Seoul yet. I could not tell where is where.
Octagonal booth at Namsan Park
Seoul tower and love locks.
Since we want to finish our plans, we didn’t wait until dark to go up to Seoul Tower for night view. Hopefully next time I will get a chance to see a night view of Seoul city ?
N首爾塔地址 : 首爾龍山區龍山洞2街1-3
(대한민국 서울특별시 용산구남산공원길105)
週一~週四、週日10:00~23:00 / 週五~週六10:00~24:00
North Seoul Tower Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
North Seoul Tower Hours:
Mon- Thr, Sun – 10:00 – 23:00 / Fri-Sat 10:00-24:00
在去的路上還到了O’sulloc買了綠茶冰淇淋來吃 ? ?
After leaving Seoul Tower, we came to Insa-dong. Insa-dong is located at subway line 3 Anguk Station’s 6th exit. Its a 5 minute walk after exiting the station. On our way there, we also bought green tea ice cream at O’sulloc. ? ?
▲ Insadong的 Ssamziegil商場 (Ssamziegil market at Insa-dong)
Ssamziegil is a new landmark of Insa-dong. Before coming to Korea, my good friend highly recommended this place. This is a 4 floored structure with more than 70 small stores wth characters inside. Inside is filled with a creative atmosphere. Besides selling cultural merchandise, there are other creative goods.
You can see cute decorative art and graffitis everywhere in the Ssamziegil market.
Inside Ssamziegil you can see a hollow design. From first floor, the hallway spiral up so that you can follow and shop on the hall all the way to 4th floor without taking a single stair.
44 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
There are lots of alleys centered around Insadong street. After shopping at ssamjigil, we got a taste of traditional korean culture at the alleys around us.
Walking at the road paved with Quartzite in Insadong, I feel like I am at a Taiwan’s old street or China’s Dali old town. (Perhaps all the old street with ancient history are paved with Quartzite? ???）
We are destined with Starbucks today. The sign 스타벅스커피 means Starbucks Coffee. This Insa-dong’s Starbucks Coffee is the only Starbucks of the world that does not have English Sign. From the internet, I found out that when Starbucks want to open in Insa-dong, the culture-rich residents of Insadong strongly opposed the proposal. So to compromise with the locals, Starbucks made the acception to use a Korean sign.
Besides Starbucks, all other signs are in Korean.
After going through today, I think you can put Insa-dong in the morning since the pictures of the creative goods here would be more beautiful, then you can head on to Hongdae since the store there open later. You can also get a taste of the night-life at Hongdae.
※ 這是我第一次寫具體的遊記, 資訊會比較多, 如果有錯誤或遺漏的地方歡迎留言告訴我喔!!!! 我會盡快修改更新
This is my first time writing out my trip in detail, there will be lots of info, if there are errors or something I miss, feel free to let me know through comments. I will do my best to edit and update.