[My Favorite Travel Destination] Night Royal Palace

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A couple of days ago I have been to the Royal Palace in Seoul, to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is the largest palace in Seoul. I was planning to share with you photos from that short walking tour, and the travel contest by @travelcontest is the best time to do it!

The contest theme is 'My Favorite Travel Destination' but it is really hard to decide what to write about because I love traveling and each place I visit is special. Each place is unique. So, while thinking about the place to share with you I stopped on my last travel adventure.

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About Gyeongbokgung palace

I already told you about Gyeongbokgung Palace before and probably, you have heard about it on the Internet because it is the #1 Place in the Must See in Seoul travel spots!

Gyeongbokgung palace was founded by Joseon Dynasty in 1395. And it is the largest palace in Korea today.

But the night palace is different and you will have a chance to look at it with your own eyes!


About Night Palace

Night Palace is open only from October 21st till November 29th from 7 PM to 9.30 PM. The entry fee is around $3 as always. But if you wear the Korean traditional dress Hanbok you can enter the palace for FREE.

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I was there with my friend and to feel the palace atmosphere better we decided to rent Hanboks!

A whole palace is decorated with lights, so it makes the palace more magical. And as soon as you pass the gate to the palace it seems like you are teleported to the past when the Royal family was living here.

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Special Exhibition

Now there is a special exhibition of local crafts in the palace. And it is amazing. It is stunning! I have always admired the talents of other people.

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So let me show each exhibition zone one by one.

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The first one is a zone with Korean traditional colorings. Korean traditional paper and textiles are still popular and they are colored with natural ingredients. Look at these colors! Can you believe that it was made with nature?!

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Here is a zone where everything was made of Korean traditional paper. And the small flowers look real!

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The palace is really huge and most of the territory is empty because most of the buildings were burned out during the Japanese occupation or local riots.

Here the small territory was used for ceramics. Ceramic vessels and jugs are mixed with paper lanterns and during the night it looks like a magic land!

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Now let's cross the corridor of colorful lanterns. Of course, the photos can't reflect all the beauty of that place and can't transmit the atmosphere of that pace, but still...

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Besides all these beautiful zones, there is one more zone that deeply touched me. From the first brief view, it looks so beautiful and incredible, but when I looked more precisely, I almost cried.

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All these beautiful crafts are made of plastic that was found in the sea. The author of that project wanted to convey to people how plastic harms nature.

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And here is my last surprise for you! Beautiful lighting roses!

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Hope you enjoyed that digital trip with me.

Thank you!



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Wao! I only see this pictures in films never knew this were true .. I love every bit of the pictures it's clan and attractive

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Thanks a lot! Although I was there and saw it with my own eye, I still couldn't believe that it's really too...It is so magical!😍

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Amazing Experience! I never join the night tour at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Hope to visit when the world is turning back to normal someday. 😀

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You definitely should! It is really incredible! Now I want to visit other palaces at night too :)

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