More temples, a changing of the guard and a museum.
Wednesday 12 September 2012 - Wednesday 12 September 2012
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.
Ancient and modern Seoul.
Gardens in the palace.
A nice bit of wall.
One of the pavilions in the palace.
Awaiting the new guards.
A modern day Korean traffic policeman.
Here they all come.
The band have arrived.
The officer in charge.
The flag bearers.
The officers in charge.
Don't tap just it! Hit it!
The band departs.
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.
The War Memorial of Korea.
The main pavilion at the museum.
The part of the museum dedicated to the tools of death and destruction.
Yep, its a boat.
One of the monuments at the War Memorial of Korea.
A lazy afternoon, followed by a very good Korean meal in a local restaurant.