Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

Thanks to Lomography and Seoul Tourism Organization I spent six days in Seoul with my friend kelmort. Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first place we went sightseeing. We spent almost 4 hours visiting the whole palace complex.

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When you arrive, you can see the guardians of the palace at Main Gate called Gwanghwamun. I made my first lomokino movie when they moved changing their position.

When you go into the complex you have to cross several gates. There are different buildings inside. Mainly constructed of wood, these palaces are so different from historic buildings in Spain made of neutral stone. I was astonished at colorful ceilings and walls.

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In winter most of trees are naked and artificial lakes that surround some buildings are frozen. I would like to visit these place in another season, colours in trees and water must be amazing.

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We also visit the National Folk Museum of Korea that is in the grounds of the palace. I loved the stairs decorated with giant dragons.

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It was a very cold morning but, fortunately we could a enjoy a hot chocolate in the museum´s coffee bar.

written by deprofundis on 2012-02-27 in #world #locations #seoul #kings #trees #lakes #art-and-culture #city-guides #winter #korea #snow #palace #select-type-of-location #tree #buildings

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