Friday, 8 May 2015

Seoul Tour Nov 2014 - Part 2

Hi guys! I'm back after few months away...
So for this part 2, we all went to Hyehwa. 

Once the center of Seoul's art and music scene, Hyehwa is a neighborhood bursting with creativity and youthful energy. The area is situated in the northeastern part of the capital and is also known as Daehangno, a nickname derived from daehak, or "university," because of its close proximity to a number of learning institutes and one of it is Sunkyungkwan University.

Over the past decade, Hongdae has garnered the reputation of being Seoul's hangout place, lessening Hyehwa to a mere a notch in the history of the city's culture boom. Today, it remains off the radar to most tourists and is even overlooked by locals. Nevertheless, it remains to thrive as Seoul's theater district- with over 80 independent theaters showing performances on a daily basis- and is brimming with diverse, inexpensive eateries, eye-catching cafes and greenspaces to boot. The neighborhood, while seemingly typical on the surface, is one of surprises. It just takes a bit of digging to discover them.

So, let's take a look at these pictures below~
Art and Theater Center Park

The area surrounded by Cafes and Performing Arts schools.
Walking through the alley of neighborhood, this house amazed me. It looks so classic and ancient. Victoria era style.

After that, we walked up the hill to Namsan Park (낙산공원). The view from this hill so magnificent!! Went there at the end of autumn season, you can see the trees with red, orange and yellow leaves. So beautiful! Subhanallah~

This is cabbage, for real. Not fake. Kekeke~

The view from uphill

We continue our walk to Ihwa Mural Village,

Ihwa Mural Village (이화 벽화마을) 
Address: Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 서울 종로구 이화동
How to get there: From Hyehwa Station (Line 4) Exit 2, walk along Daehangno for about 500m, turn left at Ihwajang-gil and walk up for another 400m.

This place is a must place to go if you are a fan of Korean drama, Rooftop Prince (옥탑방 왕세자). 

We were there till dawn and when we went downhill, it's already night so we went back to our hostel and take a rest. Well, one day outing then hot rice for dinner is heaven! 

See you guys again in my next post~ Chow for now!