This post is not food related, my first non-food related post I think, unless you would like me to go into detail concerning the mocha and vanilla latte Kevin and I downed before the tour. They were from coffee bean, and delicious. Very creamy. How is that? Does coffee bean only use whole milk? Way better than Starbucks, but I don’t like their cappuccinos: too big and not enough foam.
Changdeokgung palace is regarded as Seoul’s most photogenic palace, boasting acres of wooded gardens and a pond pavilion. Fall is the most opportune time to visit as the changing leaves breath life into the ghostly empty buildings.
After Korea gained independence from Japan, government offices occupied all of Seoul’s palaces. The last crown prince of the Korea, Euimin, who at the age of 10 was taken to Japan where he was later forced to marry the Japanese princess Nashimotonomiya Masako. They returned to Korea in November of 1963 to reside at Changdeokgung, though he and his family were sequestered in the vacant concubine quarters. He died seven years later.
This palace in particular is a UNESCO heritage site and you can only enter through a guided tour. English guided tours take place daily (Except Mondays) at 11:30a.m, 1:30p.m, and 3:30p.m. Tickets are 3,000 won. Changdeokgung Palace is located near Anguk Station, line 3, exit 3.