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Seoul Day 3


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Today, we take a tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Dongdaemun market.

Gyeongbokgung Palace is the main and also largest of all the Five Grand Palaces located through out Seoul. Numerous reenactments are up for show in this palace and we watched what the Changing of the Royal Guards ceremony would have looked like in the past.

After half a day spent in the Gyeaongbokgun Palace, we head across the city to Dongdaemun market in the afternoon for some prime shopping time. Dongdaemun market is the most popular shopping district in Seoul for the variety of products available in the 26 malls within a 5 block radius. Products from top designers to local Korean artifacts can be purchased in this district market. Shopping here was like a dream come true. Of course, it was hard to understand what the sales associates were saying but some English communication helped us understand them better. As it is frequented by numerous tourists, most stores were able to add some English words into their Korean language phrases. Thankfully, we had Estella with us as we don't know how much South Korean Won would have regularly charged for locals instead of tourists.

For more information on the Dongdaemun Market, visit

We ended the night with dinner at a popular karaoke establishment where we had our own private room to embarrass ourselves in.

Posted by AsianGirls 22:29 Archived in South Korea

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When you sang karaoke were there any english songs?

by Thailand11

Was the Dongdaemun market packed with locals or tourist? I bet there was lots of good people watching!

by Thailand11

There were songs in English available to the public, but the selection was predominantly Korean. It was fun trying to sing it though, but I'm sure the other patrons of the Karaoke Bar would have rather we stayed quite instead of singing and butchering their language with our off key notes.

by AsianGirls

There were more locals than tourist as Dongdaemun when we visited. It is known as a tourist shopping paradise but it is visited mostly by the young locals.

by AsianGirls

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