We are making a list of all of the places we plan on visiting while in Korea. Our agency gave us a list of recommended places and we have been looking online as well. Here is what we have so far....
1. Insadong- This is supposed to be a great place for souvenir shopping. Lots of local artwork in a market style setting. I have read that it is "Seoul’s Greenwich Village" which is right up my alley!!!
2. Gungbokgung- This is supposed to be one of the most famous landmarks in Seoul. This palace was built in 1394. It was the largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. The name of the palace, "Gyeongbokgung," translates in English as "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven."
3. Namdemun Market- This market is one of the oldest and largest indoor/outdoor markets in South Korea. There at no cars on the streets. I have heard that this is a great place to find deals!
4. Folk Village- This area is a recreated small village that resembles the architecture and gardens of the area during the Chosun Dynasty. The area contains 5 restored traditional houses, all decorated with authentic furniture and decorations from the period.