Art and Seoul – Situated just across the street from Gyeongbokgung and adjacent to a neighborhood that’s one of Seoul’s most popular among tourists, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (or MMCA) in Seoul features stunning exhibitions and beautiful modern art installations spanning across 6 floors. MMCA Seoul has now become Korea’s version of New York’s MoMA and London’s Tate Museum.
One of the most famous and beautiful palaces in Seoul is the Gyeongbokgung Palace – a 14th century royal residence that is known for its striking architecture, charming pavilions, and kaleidoscopic changing of the guard ceremony. In contrast to the calm atmosphere surrounding the palace, everything else from the structures to the attire of its guards, is intensely filled with color. The palace is a massive complex with 5,792 rooms, taking up 4,414,000 square feet (410,000 square metres) of land.
Oppa Gangnam style!
With all the Gangnam style hype thanks to Psy, Seoul’s Gangnam district made the world curious how it’s like to live there – which is why I went there to see it for myself! I really like Gangnam for it’s blend of traditional culture and modern upscale lifestyle. It is home to many offbeat cafes, posh boutiques, and flagship stores of global brands – a hipster’s paradise!
I stepped foot on North Korea and didn’t get shot!
One item that has always been in my travel bucket list is to go and see North Korea with my own eyes. Only few people in the world can proudly say that they have been to North Korea – and now I am one of them! One way to go and step foot on North Korea’s soil is through the DMZ and Panmunjeom tour, which is one of the most famous (and unique) tourist attractions of Korea.
Everland in Gyeonggi-do, Korea on winter feels like a Frozen Dinseyland, or like a theme park version of Arendelle – Frozen’s fictional kingdom and home of the ever-famous Elsa and Anna. I was lucky enough to see the park with snow scattered all over the place, which makes it even more stunning!