On November 5th, 2022, 2 YG members and 3 exchange students met at Changgyeonggung at 5pm. In Changgyeonggung, we roamed around and took pictures. We could see traditional Korean buildings. Also, we could learn about Daehan Empire history. Since Changgyeonggung had both traditional and modern styles of buildings, it made the palace attractive. It features a more liberal design in an east-west...
On May 9th, 2021, a fantastic day with a clear sky and perfect weather, four YG members and two exchange students met at Yonsei University. We took the subway and arrived at Gyeongbokgung Station. We went to a Hanbok rental store called ‘Cham-hanbok’ and chose our own Hanbok. Then, we finally arrived at Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Unlike our worries about embarrassments of wearing Hanbok, there were many people wearing Hanbok in Gyeongbokgung palace. There were also guards in the entrance of the palace. We walked around the whole palace including Geunjeongjeon and explained to the exchange student about the purpose of each hall. We waited in a line to see the inner part of Geunjeongjeon too.
Moreover, we moved to Gyeonghoeru pavilion which is the biggest pavilion in South Korea. It was next to Gangnyeongjeon, the place where king held feasts. We walked around the pavilion and took many pictures. The harmony of the pavilion and Hanbok was fantastic.
Lastly, we returned our Hanbok to the rental store and moved to a Kalguksu restaurant called ‘Hwang Saeng-Ga Kalguksu’. It was one of the most famous noodles near Gyeongbokgung palace. Even though there were many restraints of our activity due to Covid pandemic, it was a memorable time visiting Gyeongbokgung palace with exchange students.