Seoul Itinerary Day 2: Gyeongbokgung Palace & Bukchon Hanok Village

We welcome our day with the delicious breakfast prepared by Ms Vivien and it tastes damn good. For breakfast, we choose what we wanted to eat from the menu and write it on a piece of paper and keep it in on the dining table before midnight. Ms Vivien makes breakfast for us every day and we were so glad that the breakfast includes fruits and generous portions of Banchan that’s more than enough for the 3 of us. We started our day with a trip to Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Once reached, we were on a mission to search Seohwa Hanbok, which is located 5 minutes walking distance from Gyeongbokgung Palace. We have bought Hanbok voucher from KKDAY at RM 71 per person and reserved 10.30am time slot, but then we were late for 20 minutes. Therefore, we were requested to wait for our turn and I was so scared that beautiful Hanbok would be no longer available. After waited about 10 minutes, it's our turn. The staff explained to us about the Hanbok dressing procedure and requested to pick our Hanbok choice. We can try 2 Hanbok for FOC and additional trial will be charged additionally (KRW 2,000/RM 7.02). Initially, I plan to wear Red Colour Hanbok however; I can’t find any beautiful Red Colour Hanbok that I like. Hence, I requested my sister to choose for me and she chooses Blue Colour Hanbok. Once I tried it, I have fallen in love with it. Thanks Sweetie!!After we wore the dress, we went to choose our own handbag and hair accessories that’s included in the package. It took about 45 minutes to get ready and then we walk over to the Gyeongbokgung Palace to find my dad who’s waiting there for us. Entrance is free for those who wear Hanbok and if not you have to buy the ticket at the entrance which will cost KRW 3,000/RM 10.53 (Entrance Fee). For me, the palace is one of the must visit attraction in every country to learn about their tradition and culture. For now, Amber Fort (Jaipur) is still my favourite than this Gyeongbokgung Palace. I saw people taking pictures every corner at the Gyeongbokgung Palace rather than exploring the it.

Direction: Take Seoul Subway Line 4 from Seoul Station; get off at Chungmuro Station, then take line 3 to Gyeongbokgung Exit 5
After spending an hour or so, we decided to have lunch at Tosokchon Samgyetang that is located, about 10 minutes walking distance from Gyeongbokgung station (Exit 2). The restaurant was busy with customer when we arrived at 1.30pm and remains busy during our entire stay. The food is simple yet delicious. After lunch, my dad decided to head back home for some rest while myself and my sister decided to explore Bukchon Hanok Village. However, before that, we need to collect our belongings from the Seohwa Hanbok so that we can pass the access card to my dad and return the dress as well. Then, rent Hanbok again from Bukchon Hanok Village. We get Taxi for my dad to back home and then we headed to the Bukchon Hanok Village.
I decided to rent Traditional Hanbok from a random shop at KRM 15,000/RM 52.67 (1 Hour/ Set B). I loved the Bukchon Hanok Village and it’s so beautiful. I wish I could stay here longer, it's so classic and I loved the way, it's maintained. However, after 30 minutes it gets busy with tourists so we decided to go other place. 

Direction: Take Seoul Subway Line 3 from Gyeongbokgung, get off at Anguk Station.
 
Once return the Traditional Hanbok, I decided to try the Cheese Hotdog (KRW 2,000/RM 7.02) that’s located next to it and it tastes damn good.
After that, we planned to go Ewha Woman's University but exited at the wrong station. Yet, we never lose hope, we went to try Kyochon, Hongdae Branch before our journey to the Ewha Woman's University. Soju + Fried Chicken is a combo made in heaven for me. YUM!! 

Direction: 
Take Seoul Subway Line 3 from Anguk Station; get off at Euljiro 3-ga Station, then take line 2 to Hongik University.
Then, we went to the Ewha Woman's University. Bought Bag, Souvenirs and facial mask after shopping for 2 hours.

Direction: 
Take Seoul Subway Line 2 from Hongik University; get off at Ewha Woman's University.

Then, we went to the Gwangjang Market for simple dinner, however I was not impressed with the food choices. Most of the stall sells similar food choices and rude service from the stall owner.
(Bought Gimbap from this particular stall. I ordered 1 plate from this stall, which is KRW 3,000/RM 10.71. However, when I wanted to make payment, she charged us for 2 plates saying that she served us 2 plates of Gimbap KRW 6,000/RM 21.07. We felt cheated by her and left the place saying nothing. My  sister takes a picture of the stall to post in Social Media when leaving the Gwangjang market and guess what? The stall owner came to us and told us that she charged us wrongly and refund the balance KRW 3,000/RM 10.71. I’m not sure whether to believe her or not) . We bought Gimbap and Korean Dumpling (KRW 5,000/RM 17.56) to try. I loved their Korean Dumpling. Then we took taxi back to Seoul Station and decided to go shopping at Lotte Mart before calling it a day as they close at 12am. It cost us KRW 6,000/RM 21.07 from Gwangjang Market to Seoul Station. 

Direction: Take Seoul Subway Line 1 from Seoul Station, get off at Jongno-5 ga Station. 
Total damage from shopping at Lotte Mart KRW 36,370/RM 127.70

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