Attraction

1]Gyeongbokgung (Palace)

Gyeongbokgung was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty.
The largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Changdeokgung), Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.
▶Address : 1-1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
▶Web page : http://www.royalpalace.go.kr/html/eng/

  

▶How to go from Maruji guesthouse
Get on : Hongik Univ.(Line2)
Transfer : Euljiro 3-ga(Line2,Line3)
Get off : Anguk(Line3)
After go out through Exit 5. of Gyeongbokgung Station, Walk 5 minutes.




2] Deoksugung (Palace)

Deoksugung (Palace) is unique among Korean palaces in having a modern seal engraving and a western style garden and fountain.
Medieval and modern style architecture exists together in harmony in Deoksugung.
The Changing of the Royal Guard can be seen in front of Daehanmun (Gate) and is a very popular event for many visitors.
During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal guard was responsible for opening and closing the palace gate as well as patrolling around the gate area. Outside the palace is a picturesque road flanked by a stone wall which is much loved by visitors.
▶Address : 5-1 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

  

▶How to go from Maruji guesthouse
Get on : Hongik Univ.
Get off : City Hall
After go out through Exit 12 of City Hall, walk along the street for 1~2 min.


3] Changdeokgung (Palace)

Changdeokgung is also known as Donggwol, the Eastern Palace, because of its location to the east of Gyeongbokgung.
For 270 years, the palace was home to the Joseon government and was also the favored residence of many Joseon Dynasty kings.
This makes Changdeokgung the longest-serving royal residential palace.
Compared to other palaces, Changdeokgung is well-preserved and still has many of its original features.
A particular virtue of Changdeokgung is the way its buildings blend into the surrounding landscape.
The palace's rear garden, Huwon, is considered an excellent example of Korean garden design and is the only rear garden of any Korean palace. In 1997, Changdeokgung was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List
▶Address : 2-71 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
▶Web page : http://eng.cdg.go.kr/
  

▶How to go from Maruji guesthouse 
Get on : Hongik Univ.(Line2)
Transfer : Euljiro 3-ga(Line2,Line3)
Get off : Anguk(Line3)
After go out through Exit 3. of Anguk Station, Walk 5 minutes.


4]N Seoul Tower(Landmark)

N Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as Korea’s first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital.
Since opening to the public in 1980, it has become a much-loved Seoul landmark.
The tower’s main attractions include multi-colored digital art projected onto the tower at night, a digital observatory, a roof terrace, the HanCook restaurant, the n.Grill restaurant, and the Haneul (Sky) Restroom.
N Seoul Tower’s mountain surroundings on Namsan (Mt.) have made it a popular place to unwind for locals and tourists alike.
▶Web page : http://www.nseoultower.co.kr/eng

  

▶How to go from Maruji guesthouse
: Because personal vehicle access is restricted, you shoud go by walk or by a bus that circles Namsan.
Get on : Hongik Univ.(Line2)
Transfer : Euljiro 3-ga(Line2,Line3)
Get off : Dongguk Univ.(Line3)
After go out through Exit 6. of Dongguk Univ. Station, get on No.2 a bus that circles Namsn.


5]Gwanghwamun Square(landmark)

Gwanghwamun Square is divided into six sections.
At its center stands a statue of King Sejong the Great, the fourth and most respected king of the Joseon Dynasty and creator of Hangeul, Korea's alphabet; and a statue of Admiral Yi Sunshin, a naval commander noted for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) and a hero among Koreans.
Other attractions include the popular 12·23 Fountain, a sculpture of Haechi (the symbol of Seoul), a flower carpet, and Yeoksamulgil ( or the "Waterway of History") on either side of the square.

  

▶How to go from Maruji guesthouse
by Bus
Get on : Bus 6002 at the Bus stop Hongik Univ. station.
Get off : at the Gwanghwamun Bus stop

by subway
Get on : Hongik Univ.
Get off : City Hall
After go out through Exit 12 of City Hall, walk 10 minutes.

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