SK Telecom Ubiquitous Museum (T.um), Hongdae, Seoul Museum of Art, Deoksugung Palace, and Gwanghwamun Square. This itinerary was far from planned. One area just happened to be near the other so we walked our way from one place to the next.
The tour at the SK Telecom Ubiquitous Museum is free. Just make sure to make reservations at their website.
We had half a day to wander around and we started with Hongdae area. It was noontime when we went to the area. We checked the booths bearing accessories and clothing. The clothes were still a bit expensive for me. The price of accessories were okay though. Trying the quirky shades were fun – even though we didn’t purchase any.
Cla suggested we visit the Seoul Museum of Art. Thanks to a Tourist Information Officer in Hongdae and Cla’s patience, we managed to get to Seoul Museum of Art.
Heard drums as we exited the museum. It turned out that there’s a change of guards taking place in Deoksugung Palace.
One of our regrets for this palace visit was not trying the traditional clothing at booth by the palace entrance. Visitors can actually wear traditional clothing (not sure if it’s rented or borrowed) while touring the palace grounds.
We passed by a flute player in one of the tree shaded sitting areas in the palace grounds. Too bad a palace attendant asked him to stop. So we went back to taking photos.
Day 8 has got to be the one with the most number of places we visited during this trip.