Gangnam
Adventures, Korea

Majestic Buildings of Gangnam District, Seoul City, South Korea

The third and final day at Seoul was just like a filler. After getting off the jimjilbang, we headed towards Gangnam to the Bongeunsa Temple which happens to be a Buddhist Temple. Again, Korean traditional architecture for ya’ll.

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That day, we were able to witness some worshippers do their rituals and ceremonies (see video below). It was solemn but there were a number of tourists roaming around the area as well. There were also photographs displayed on the garden which were for sale. Prices can be as high as 100,000 Won.

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We had lunch at a restaurant which serves cold noodles somewhere in Gangnam. By cold noodles, I mean real cold soup with crushed ice. No, I don’t like it. Thank god for charcoal pork cutlets for redemption.

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Before heading back to Gumi, we strolled around the area which stood high with glamorous buildings, incuding the Samsung Headquarters. I posted a link below where you can see the window cleaners of the said building.

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Bonus:  See Samsung Electronics window cleaners unbelievably hanging on those skyscrapers.

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  • Reply Sandra October 28, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Woooww! You went to Korea pala. I think di ko rin magugustuhan yung cold noodles. :)) But it’s good to try for once. XD Ang ganda ng design ng building… so unique. Nakakabighani talaga ang pagpreserve nila ng culture. :)

    • Reply chestervizconde October 28, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Yeah. I think some online reviews attest to their claim to Seoul as one of the beautiful cities in the world. :)

  • Reply Deej October 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Cool! Is it expensive to travel in Korea? I am planning to go to incheong or china maybe next year eh. Prio ko is Korea but thy say it’s kind of expensive daw esp the cabs.

    • Reply chestervizconde October 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

      It’s actually cheap. I spent less than 200,000 won for a 3days 2nights trip. You don’t have to take the taxi. Almost everything is accesible by the subway.

      • Reply Deej October 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm

        really? Hmm. Thanks for the info. Maybe I will go to incheong na talaga.

        • Reply chestervizconde October 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

          Yes yes. There’s alot of guest house for backpackers. The one we stayed in has a rate of 14,000 won/night. We also stayed in a jimjilbang (sauna) because it’s really cheaper. Staying in there means sleeping on the floor with just a pillow and mat on. Plus, you have to really get naked. It requires some guts though. Haha.

  • Reply Kyle Rodriguez October 28, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I love Seoul! I wanna go back someday :( And for me masarap ung cold noodles haha. Love the blog :)
    xo
    http://itsthekyliebabii.blogspot.com

    • Reply chestervizconde October 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Nice. I really don’t like the cold noodles. Sorry! :-(

  • Reply Marija October 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    This pics are amazing, it’s my dream to visit Asia some day, I love your cuisine !!! XO

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    • Reply chestervizconde October 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      You should! Besides its tourism, Asian countries have a rich and beautiful culture as well.

  • Reply Dymoon October 29, 2013 at 1:24 am

    thanks for dropping in to my blog, I am so happy you left a link to yours… I enjoyed the pictures very much

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 1:30 am

      Thanks! Of course, I would love to visit your blog always. Just ping me whenever there’s a new post. :)

      • Reply Dymoon October 29, 2013 at 1:51 am

        ah, you need only follow my blog and you will get a notice every time there is a post. I looked for the follow button on yours, I wanted to keep up with what you are posting especially the pictures.

        • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 1:54 am

          Yeah sure! I shall follow your blog too! :)

          • Dymoon October 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

            done, I found the follow on your site, keep up the good work =^_^=

          • chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

            Thanks mate! i would like to hear more from you. =)

  • Reply Shalunya October 29, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I am enjoying exploring your blog. I am following you now. My husband is Filipino and I’ve been to Korea a few times Expect to hear from me again soon! Salamat Po. (◕‿◕✿)

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 2:28 am

      Hi Shalunya! Wow, I didn’t noticed that your husband was a Filipino. Anyways, we’re good lovers right? Haha. Anyway, it really means a lot that you say that. I will try to keep up with the good posts. And I shall bookmark your page too.

      Do you speak Filipino well? You shall visit the Philippines too. It’s an amazing place as well. :)

      • Reply Renee Tanodra October 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        I love the Philippines and I miss it terribly. I am learning Tagalog. Filipinos are such romantics. I am blessed.

        • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm

          Yeah! I agree. Hehe. It’s good to hear that you’re loving the country. Does your husband cook Philippine cuisine often?

  • Reply Brittany Messner (@LifeSetSail) October 29, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Ohhh, fabulous photos Chester! I’ve been to Seoul….for 12 hours haha, just on my way home from Thailand 😉

    xx -b.

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 3:38 am

      Haha! Nice. You shall try visiting Seoul for a trip then soon. 😉

  • Reply Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist October 29, 2013 at 7:05 am

    You have some great pictures there! Thanks for introducing us to Seoul. It’s one of the places I’d like to visit one day (we have been talking about it for years but haven’t had the chance yet). Looks as if you ate well, too!

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 7:11 am

      Hi! Thanks for dropping by. You have to visit Seoul. It’s really a beautiful city.

  • Reply fingknitcoolgal October 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Seoul is a place I would love to visit one day. The city looks fascinating. Your insight has fueled my interest even more (^-^)

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

      I am happy to know that from you. And yes, you shall visit Seoul soon! <3 😉

      • Reply fingknitcoolgal October 29, 2013 at 9:29 am

        Most definitely! I am visiting Japan after Xams. But I reckon Seoul will be too cold to visit for me then. My mom likes Korean TV drama and she was there a few times. Unfortunately, she has extremely fussy eating habit and avoids eating all those delicious Korean BBQ. She doesn’t know what she is missing… (=_=;)

        • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 9:33 am

          Ohhh Japan. I was supposed to go to Japan but I got lazy to complete my visa requirements. So I ditched it.
          My sister likes Kdrama to.
          and oh, tell your mother that korean bbq (and chicken) are forced to be reckoned with when it comes to the most delicious food. Definitely a must try.

          The weather is really getting colder in here. It ranges from 5C-20C and will get colder in the few weeks. If ever, this would be my first time to experience snoooooow!

  • Reply Jen October 29, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Asia is so beautiful, you’re an amazing photographer these pictures are lovely x
    whatjenniferdidnext.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Aww thanks Jen. I only used my iPhone since DLSR is a bit bulky for me. Those photos are tweaked a little using PS Actions. Thanks again! 😉

  • Reply miniflapjack October 29, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Gorgeous pics! Lovely!

  • Reply rachelvv7 October 29, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Love the pics! And I once accidentally ordered cold noodles at a Korean restaurant. I had no idea that it was cold and got the biggest shock. I have to say, I’m not the biggest fan of them either.

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Yeah. Totally not my type. But hey, there’s a number of Korean dishes which are really tasty.

  • Reply TheCrazyBagLady October 29, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Seoul is a city I have never visited yet, I hear people there never sleep!

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 11:54 am

      As the night goes deeper, it gets more interesting. They say. 😉

      • Reply TheCrazyBagLady October 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        My sis in law goes really often for shopping! I have to follow her one of these days but not in winter!

        • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

          Yes. I recommend Myeong dong for shopping.
          And oh speaking of winter, temp. here ranges from 5C to 20C. And will get colder in the next days. ._.

  • Reply Lia in Brussels October 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I didn’t know that cold noodle soup with crushed ice even existed! I’ll keep that in mind if I ever make it to that part of the planet!

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Haha. You’re very funny Lia. Me too. I never knew until I get there. It is actually called Naengmyon.

  • Reply Laura Lynn October 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Looks like a very fun trip. I just LOVE the photos. Especially the Samsung Building, very cool. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a link. I’ll make sure to stop by yours again soon!

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Laura. Yeah, I’m keeping up with your blog too. Hope to hear more from you. Followed you, btw.

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    pure love!

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    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the compliment! Returning the favor to you and checking out some of your photography. You have some really nice pictures. Your compositions are good and your subject matter is definitely very interesting. Have you ever considered focusing on specific subject matters and creating concise collections for a gallery or something?

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Hey man, thanks! That means alot.

      Actually, I am into photography. But school eats up time so I have to sacrifice. And I wanna get some new cameras too. For these photos, I used my iPhone only. 😐
      Thanks for the compliments, man.

  • Reply Federica Di Nardo October 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I love these pics.. Seoul seems like an interesting city!

    Federica
    http://www.thecutielicious.com

    • Reply chestervizconde October 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Federica. What a cool name! Indeed Seoul is interesting. You should visit soon!
      x

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      Thanks! Hope to hear more from you. Gonna keep updated with yours too. 😉

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    simply brilliant

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  • Reply Victoria October 30, 2013 at 3:12 am

    The only thing I like about Korea is their food (except for that weird kimchi thing haha). It’s a pretty neat-looking country din pala. Nice :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog, btw :)

    • Reply chestervizconde October 30, 2013 at 4:55 am

      Yes. But Korea is beautiful beyond its food. :) And oh, I like kimchi. I swear.

  • Reply Victoria October 30, 2013 at 3:15 am

    The only thing I like about Korea is their food (except for that weird kimchi thing haha). It’s a pretty neat-looking country din pala. Nice! And your photos are ahmazeballs :p

    Btw, thanks for dropping by my blog :)

  • Reply Paola October 30, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Wow…. amazing pics and interesting blog!!!!
    Keep in touch!

  • Reply suituapui October 30, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I was in Seoul a long long time ago: http://suituapui.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/asian-moon
    and we loved the string/thread noodles in Korean ginseng chicken soup, extra wine, so much that we went for that every day – it was great as we went in the winter, so cold.

    P.S> Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’ve linked you in my blogroll. Do come again!

    • Reply chestervizconde October 30, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Hey thanks. I’m currently on your blog checking every link you told me. I am enjoying it. I am linking you too. Just check it out in a few minutes at my blogroll page. 😉

    • Reply chestervizconde October 30, 2013 at 9:03 am

      I am now following your blog. If you don’t mind, can I get your name so that I can link you now?

  • Reply Małgorzata Kamila October 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

    * * thanks comment:)))

  • Reply Jackie Harrison October 30, 2013 at 11:45 am

    This must had been an experience to remember the images are perfect great architecture. Thanks for visiting my blog I know the fashion might not be for you but I do write about other thing you might be interested like recipe today Mussel in a snap welcome to visit. Following you by bloglovin follow back thanks.
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    • Reply chestervizconde October 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Yeah sure. I am into fashion a bit as well. So don’t worry. Followed you back on bloglovin. 😉

  • Reply Lynn October 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    woow I’m impressed, great photos!!sure I follow back with pleasure!!following now via bloglovin!
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    • Reply chestervizconde October 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks. I can;t seem to see you at bloglovin. But please check it out.

  • Reply loganmurphy1984 October 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Wow, that’s some amazing architecture! Korea is somewhere I’ve wanted to go for a long time, so this was a really cool article to read.

    P.S. The Battle Cats rock!

  • Reply loganmurphy1984 October 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Wow, that’s some amazing architecture! Korea is somewhere I’ve wanted to go for a long time, so this was a really cool article to read.

    P.S. The Battle Cats rock!

  • Reply loganmurphy1984 October 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Wow, that’s some amazing architecture! Korea is somewhere I’ve wanted to go for a long time, so this was a really cool article to read.

    P.S. The Battle Cats rock!

  • Reply Lia Crystal October 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Great pics. I ´ve always loved chinese, japanese and korenan culture. It fascinates me. :)
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  • Reply Lia Crystal October 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Great pics. I ´ve always loved chinese, japanese and korenan culture. It fascinates me. :)
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  • Reply Pam October 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog! The buffet rate is around 1700+ per person. :)

    Wow Korea!!! I hope I can visit South Korea someday too and see how pretty it is and experience their culture. And sana makita ko ang Girls Generation. Haha!! Ang ganda sobra and your photos are all pretty! :)

    • Reply chestervizconde October 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Yeah sure. I am into fashion a bit as well. So don’t worry. Followed you back on bloglovin. 😉

  • Reply Pam October 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog! The buffet rate is around 1700+ per person. :)

    Wow Korea!!! I hope I can visit South Korea someday too and see how pretty it is and experience their culture. And sana makita ko ang Girls Generation. Haha!! Ang ganda sobra and your photos are all pretty! :)

    • Reply chestervizconde October 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Yeah. You should. They have a lot of music festivals and some are free like the one I went to. I got to see Shinee and Sistar for free. :) Awesome right?

  • Reply Rebecca October 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Your photos are amazing, looks so incredible!! x

  • Reply Rebecca October 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Your photos are amazing, looks so incredible!! x

  • Reply foreignsanctuary October 31, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Lovely photos! Seoul is a great place to visit! It looks like you had an amazing time!

  • Reply foreignsanctuary October 31, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Lovely photos! Seoul is a great place to visit! It looks like you had an amazing time!

  • Reply April October 31, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Glad I stumbled on your page. Love the pictures that you posted. I’ve heard great things about Seoul and how clean the place is.

    And this is the first time I’ve heard of cold noodles. Cold noodles would just be too blasphemous in the name of Ramen. o.O

    • Reply loganmurphy1984 October 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      It’s pretty popular in Taiwan, I learned about them from some of my old students, lol!

    • Reply chestervizconde October 31, 2013 at 3:50 am

      Damn, you’re right. Ramen/Ramyeon is Korea’s gift to humanit. Well, besides Kimchi.

      I’m happy you went here in my blog. Keep in touch.
      x

  • Reply April October 31, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Glad I stumbled on your page. Love the pictures that you posted. I’ve heard great things about Seoul and how clean the place is.

    And this is the first time I’ve heard of cold noodles. Cold noodles would just be too blasphemous in the name of Ramen. o.O

    • Reply chestervizconde October 31, 2013 at 3:50 am

      Damn, you’re right. Ramen/Ramyeon is Korea’s gift to humanit. Well, besides Kimchi.

      I’m happy you went here in my blog. Keep in touch.
      x

  • Reply Genzel November 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I love your photographs! Haven’t been to Korea but I would love too!

  • Reply Genzel November 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I love your photographs! Haven’t been to Korea but I would love too!

  • Reply Kya November 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Wow, that looks like an absolutely amazing adventure. The photographs look wonderful!

    That curved building, or wavy (haha) is just, wow. :O

    • Reply chestervizconde October 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Yeah. You should. They have a lot of music festivals and some are free like the one I went to. I got to see Shinee and Sistar for free. :) Awesome right?

  • Reply Kya November 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Wow, that looks like an absolutely amazing adventure. The photographs look wonderful!

    That curved building, or wavy (haha) is just, wow. :O

  • Reply Chynna November 2, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Oh gosh, I am super jealous that you went Korea. It looks beautiful in your pictures! I definitely need to visit soon. I did a stop over for a couple of hours at Incheon Airport when I went to the Philippines, but we didn’t get to leave the airport :(

  • Reply Chynna November 2, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Oh gosh, I am super jealous that you went Korea. It looks beautiful in your pictures! I definitely need to visit soon. I did a stop over for a couple of hours at Incheon Airport when I went to the Philippines, but we didn’t get to leave the airport :(

    • Reply chestervizconde November 3, 2013 at 1:27 am

      Awww. You should really visit Korea soon. Thanks Chynna.

  • Reply Mei November 4, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hello there! I had to read the Day 1 and Day 2 posts just because I want to. Haha. I mean, I can’t miss the first two days, right? :)) Sa third day mo palang, parang gusto ko na pumunta ng Korea! Huhu ang mahal kasi, and kailangan pa ng Visa. :(

    I noticed they’re really religious. They have a lot of temples and religious traditions to celebrate.

    Ang weird nung cold soup. Feeling ko di ko din magugustuhan haha

    Ang cool ng Samsung Building! :))) I wanna see that! :))

  • Reply Mei November 4, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hello there! I had to read the Day 1 and Day 2 posts just because I want to. Haha. I mean, I can’t miss the first two days, right? :)) Sa third day mo palang, parang gusto ko na pumunta ng Korea! Huhu ang mahal kasi, and kailangan pa ng Visa. :(

    I noticed they’re really religious. They have a lot of temples and religious traditions to celebrate.

    Ang weird nung cold soup. Feeling ko di ko din magugustuhan haha

    Ang cool ng Samsung Building! :))) I wanna see that! :))

    • Reply chestervizconde November 4, 2013 at 5:07 am

      Come on. Go here. But yes, you need a visa to go here.

    • Reply chestervizconde November 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Punta ka na here. May plans naman di ba? Push na yan. :)

  • Reply Kisty Mea November 5, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Gaaa, najejelly ako. I wanna go to Seoul soon!!!!! OMG pero ang mahal huhu </3

  • Reply Kisty Mea November 5, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Gaaa, najejelly ako. I wanna go to Seoul soon!!!!! OMG pero ang mahal huhu </3

  • Reply Sherica November 6, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Holy fuck :( I want rin huhuhuhuh. Gondo ng place. Sobrang picture worthy kainis. Huhuhu

  • Reply Sherica November 6, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Holy fuck :( I want rin huhuhuhuh. Gondo ng place. Sobrang picture worthy kainis. Huhuhu

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