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Seoul

So little time so much to do!

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There is so much to do in Seoul! I hope we have time to do it all. Seoul is a modern city and the center for business, education and modern culture in Korea.

Since we just arrived in Korea and are a little jet-lagged we decided to take it a little bit easy at first. Our first stop is the iconic Seoul Tower. The tower is 480 meters above sea level and affords amazing views of the city[/b]. It was so beautiful to see out across the city - the tall office buildings, condo towers and the wonderful hometown neighbourhoods.

The next stop was the Korean Folk Village via shuttle bus. If you are interested in ancient culture and traditions then this village is for you. It is a reconstruction of what the older Korean villages looked like with the houses, artisan shops and other buildings. The little shops there still make crafts in the traditional way. Great place for souvenirs! Some of the items we picked up included handwoven cotton shirts, a small rice-straw box, some pottery pieces and handwoven silk scarves. we need to beware, its only day 1.

It is only 15,000 wan to go into the village - about $13CAD. Is well worth the money. There are folk shows throughout the village to enjoy as you walk around. We watched some amazing acrobats on a tightrope and a beautiful equestrian show.

Acrobats at the Korean Folk Village

Acrobats at the Korean Folk Village

After a busy day of walking and touring we stopped in at a traditional Korean restaurant in the folk village to try the Kimchi. That is already more adventurous than Jill would normally eat so I guess so far so good.

We saw some beautiful temples and palaces today while walking but the day is done, or maybe just we are. We need to get some sleep because tomorrow is Lotte World!!

Posted by jillandreajodi 08:31 Archived in South Korea

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