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2012 - Korea (Part 4 - Seoul, day 3)

More temples, a changing of the guard and a museum.

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Wednesday 12 September
After another leisurely breakfast I wandered to Deoksugung Palace. This is a small palace near to city hall and is very much like the others. However, they had a changing of the guard ceremony that was kind of interesting.

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Ancient and modern Seoul.

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Another pavilion.

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Gardens in the palace.

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A nice bit of wall.

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One of the pavilions in the palace.

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Awaiting the new guards.

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A modern day Korean traffic policeman.

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Here they all come.

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The band.

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The band have arrived.

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The officer in charge.

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The flag bearers.

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The officers in charge.

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More guards.

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Don't tap just it! Hit it!

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The band departs.

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Let's play tourist!!

From there it is a short walk to Namdaemun Market, a vast area selling everything under the sun.

From there I caught the metro to the War Memorial of Korea. The weather by this time was getting is bit miserable so did not stay very long.

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The War Memorial of Korea.

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The main pavilion at the museum.

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The part of the museum dedicated to the tools of death and destruction.

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Yep, its a boat.

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One of the monuments at the War Memorial of Korea.

A lazy afternoon, followed by a very good Korean meal in a local restaurant.
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Posted by nzhamsta 12:00 Archived in South Korea

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