Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2014 Feb: South Korea: Secret Garden

"Secret Garden" is a special part of Changdeokgung Palace.

The course is to visit and view the previously off-limits area, but now open to public but still in limited thrice a day visit with 50 persons in a time, all strictly guided tours.  This area they say has very special meaning in ecological preservation as well as cultural properties protection. [Read More]  We were guided to walk along the grounds, excluding the main building parts of palace which are still off-limits.



If you are planning for a visit, make sure to book your reservations online pre-handled: (Forty persons limits at one time by internet reservation/ Ten admission ticket sales limits at one time on the ground from 9:00 a.m. for 10:00a.m.

















How to get there?
Huwon Tour (Secret Garden)
Location: 99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul; Anguk Station Exit 3
Adults (ages 19 and over): 5,000 won  *To participate in the Huwon tour, both regular admission (3,000 won = 120 php, 2014) and admission to Huwon (5,000 won = 200 php, 2014) must be purchased.
Walking Tour: Around 3.1 Km

Time required: about 2 hours

Anguk Station Exit 3


Summary of 3 days itinerary in 2014 Seoul Trip:

Day
Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Late Dinner at 2am in near GS25, Myeongdong Exit 8
Breakfast at Droptop
Lunch at Basement Hole in the Wall Japanese Restaurant (Gangnam)
Mango Six (Gangnam)
Dinner at Tokyo - Japanese Restaurant (Gangnam)
K-pop Residence II in Myeongdong
Day 2
Breakfast at De Chocolate Café (Chungmuro)
Lunch at Restaurant in Jade Garden
Dinner at Basement Hole in the Wall Korean Restaurant (Myeongdong)
K-pop Residence II
Day 3
Paris Croissant (Anguk)
Dinner at Basement Hole in the Wall Korean Restaurant (Insadong)
Paris Baguette (Myeongdong)
K-pop Residence II