Korea Trip 2016 – Day 11: Gwanghwamun, Time Square

Annyeong~

Todays destinations consist of the Gwanghwamun area and Time Square. Time Square is a mall here in Seoul that has a department store, a theater, a shopping mall and a lot of restaurants. It also houses the CGV Starium, which consist of 12 movie theaters, including the world’s largest screen! It seems pretty interesting, so we decided to head there after checking out the Gwanghwamun area. (o^▽^o)♡

 

 

Gwanghwamun

 

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This area were founded in 1395 by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty, and Gwanghwamun is also the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

 

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The most famous attraction you will find here is the Gwanghwamun Square is where the bronze statue of King Sejong the Great and General Yi Sun-sin stands. You will find Gwanghwamun Square right in front of the Gwanghwamun Gate.  To get here from the subway station you have to walk out from Exit 5 of Gwanghwamun Station.

 

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Turtle ship, or Geobukseon was a type of large Korean warship from Joseon dynasty. The Turtle ships were used in the war against Japanese forces which attempts to conquer Korea from 1592-1598. And the Korean Admiral Yi Sun-Shin is credited with designing the ship.

 

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Area close to the City hall subway station.

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Statue of general Yi Sun-Shin and the Turtle ship.

 

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Bronze statue of King Sejong the Great.

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The Spring Sculpture in Cheonggye Plaza near the Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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It were a little place close to Gwangwhamun Square where you could borrow Hanbok. (´• ᵕ •`)

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Time Square🛍

 

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The Time Square mall is really huge and filled with all types of shops. From a huge variety of high-end goods to bargain goods in the basement, eMart. (o^ ^o)

 

We decided to have dinner here. And we ended up at a Vietnamese pho place.

 

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Sea food pho 🍜.

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Beef pho (o˘◡˘o).

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This Strawberry Cheesecake Frap looked so good. So I had to try it!(*^.^*) (No regrets ( ̄▽ ̄))

 

 

What is you favorite shopping mall?” “What is your favorite summer beverage?

 

 

Stay tuned for our next Korea Trip Post!

-Milla & Jouls<3

 

<– Korea Trip Day 10

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