Gyeongbokgung Palace with Bukhansan Mountain.
Changing of the Guards Ceremony held daily for visitors.
Rooftop of Geunjeongjeon
Doorway to Taewonjeon Shrine
Child playing camel with her mother.
Full view of the Geunjeongjeon Throne Hall where the king greeted foreign envoys and oversaw large events.
A lonely shot of the Geunjeongjeon Throne Hall during its closing hour.
Looking towards Geunjeongmun, the third inner gate.
Pond of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion with Bukhansan Mountain.
The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion during winter.
The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion towards the end of winter.
Standing in the middle arch of Gwanghwamun where the king once walked, looking towards the first inner gate Heungnyemun.
The National Folk Museum of Korea in the distance. It houses nearly 100,000 artifacts from the traditional Korean lifestyle.
The two-story Hyangwonjeong sits on a man-made island.
Jangandang, where King Gojong used to reside.
Walking through the Geunjeong Gate towards Heungnyemun.
From the raised platform of the Throne Hall looking south, you’ll see the tall buildings lined up next to Gwanghwamun Plaza.
Statue of King Sejong
The very happy man acting as a royal guard. Feel free to stare at him all day. Just don’t touch him.
The lion-unicorn, known as “haitai,” sits in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace to protect the city from natural disasters.
The statue of the legendary Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, who never lost a naval battle in his life. In the Battle of Myeongnyang, his ships were outnumbered 13 to 133. Who won? Yi Sun-Sin.
Two women walking and talking. Not the first time seeing people carry boxes on their head.
Street food sold on a triangular island surrounded by roads. Target customers: pedestrians on the way or from Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Chestnuts: one of the healthiest winter street foods. That and sweet potatoes.
Bandaged tree with crutches. During winter trees are wrapped to prevent being frostbitten.