Here are a little something more from my South Korea 2014 travel. Some tips I learned and wanna share here.
1. Where to view cherry blossom during spring in South Korea?
I visited Seoul, Busan, Jinhae, Jeonju and Jeju island during spring for cherry blossom and I can tell you that it’s all about luck. We managed to catch the cherry blossom flowers at its peak in Busan. Whereas in Jinhae, Jeonju and Jeju island they were already past their best. We had the least luck in Seoul.
Where: Dalmaji Road
How we went: At Haeundae subway station, we took a cab to Dalmaji Road. We told the cab driver to bring us to Haewoljeong 해월정 which is the famous pavilion at Dalmaji Road. Cab fee 3,600 won.
This will be my last 2014 South Korea trip post. Like finally.
We visited Bongeunsa Temple 봉은사 on the morning of day 13. My main reason for visiting this Buddhist temple is because it was the filming location for my favorite Korean drama, Faith. The bonus? This temple is huge and so beautiful. It has existed since 794 although it first started with a different name (Gyeonseongsa Temple) and location (1km away).
The main gate to Bongeunsa Temple. Faith: It’s also here we saw Choi Young crosses the street to COEX from this temple gate when he first arrived in the modern world.
Nothing much going on on day 11. We spent the morning and afternoon at two markets and shopping at the famous district Myeondong later that day.
First thing first, we visited Bangsan Market which is just across the street from Gwangjang Market. If you’re a baker, then this market is for you. Do check out my full post and what I bought at Bangsan Market here.