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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Namsangol Hanok Village


Right in the heart of Seoul is a reservation featuring traditional Korean communities. It is called the Namsangol Hanok Village or the Korean Folk Village – a must-see place, even on a tight schedule (bus rides are readily available from wherever in the city).


Most of the structures standing there now are but recreations of the originals, but they were expertly built to possess the aura of antiquity. It’s actually much like the Nayong Pilipino we once had in Paranaque, only that it is focused on just one theme – the life of Korean ancestors. The pavilions (houses of Korean royalty), ponds and gardens inside the park were so made to look like the ones built years ago in the valleys surrounding Namsan Mountain (the mountain hosting much of Seoul).

(Shy me. He he. Idol si Coldman!)

Wondering where Jumong was shot? I’m guessing, but I can’t help but think that some scenes were shot there. Bet? Well, maybe not Jumong, but for sure, some of the Korean period teledramas we see on TV had this place as setting.

22 comments:

enrico said...

si jang geum baka nandun. magtatago ka pa sa pic ha. hehe. sa jeju island, ndi ka ba pnta? :9

CARLO said...

Hi R-yo!

Been awhile.

How do u get to explore places like these so much?

I am now dying of envy. Sometimes, I'd want to think you're just grabbing photos from the net and make entries out of them. hehehe

Nice and interesting photos! (as always)

Uy! yung Geisha district naman!

Abou said...

bakit pa kasi tinakpan ng libro ha ha baka mauso yang ganyang pose ha

he he

The Gasoline Dude said...

Nyahaha! Coldman in the making! Anonymous blogger ka din pala. *LOLZ*

R-yo said...

Enrico: halos Seoul pa lang nadaanan ko. pag me extra time lang from work.

R-yo said...

carlo: sa trabaho lang po ito. di ko kaya mag-travel on my own. geisha district? di kasi napapasyal dun he he. sige try ko next time.

R-yo said...

abou: ala na akong magawang original pose e. nagawa na lahat ni coldman. bwehehe

R-yo said...

gasdude: idol ko kasi si coldman kaya sumusunod lang sa kanyang yapak. tsaka ala kasi akong gwapong mukha na kagaya mo na pwedeng ibalandra sa net, heheh.

carlotta1924 said...

palagi kong naririnig itong folk village sa mga estudyante ko dati. feeling mo ba lalabas si jumong o si jang geum any moment? hehe :D

MakMak said...

Sus. Ahaha. Gagayahin na lang si Kuya Cold nde pa tinodo. :P

Dapat nakatalikod tapos nakataas yung kamay. Hehehe

Ang creepy nung kahoy na me carvings na parang monsters. LOL.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pre mahiyain ka pala sa picture,he he he..uso na pala dyan sina b1-b2,hinahanap ko si dodeng daga malamang nagtatago.ay! yung sa babang picture parang nagbibilyar!

kainggit ang pasyal mo...pangarap kong makapunta dyan,pero ngayon natupad na..para narin akong nakapasyal.

dazedblu* said...

Kawaii :)

Lawstude said...

asan si jumong tsaka si hwang jini?
ang galing mo naman panyero, international traveler na dating.

ikaw kaya nang isnab last year. pumunta ko tent nyo wala ka daw eh.

R-yo said...

Nyero: first day pa lang kaya hinanting na kita. me comment pa nga yata ako sa blog mo nun e. wala. celebrity ka na kasi nun kaya di ka namansin. heheh

madbong said...

musta bro? another nice post. this is one of the places that we went to, andun pa ba yung haunted house?

Bryan Anthony the First said...

i LURV seoul!!! one of my fave cities... we went to the same place ata...we stayed at the charming Koreana hotel.

woof!

The Islander said...

hmmm.. daming shy..
madadagdagan na naman ang kliyente namin ni dakilang islander. haha.

parang ang sarap sumakay dun sa binubuhat na cart.

R-yo said...

madbong: andun pa naman yung haunted house. mukhang natakot nga lang yata yung mga momo sa akin, hehe

R-yo said...

Bryan: Sa motel lang ako nag stay eh, he he.

Islaman: babaeng ikakasal lang yata pwede isakay dun. :-)

the donG said...

i really love sites like these. cultures are preserved. nice shot for a shy me. hehehe...

Rochelle said...

Wow... I almost felt like I was there just looking at these pics!

RONeiluke, RN said...

i love the chinese TOTEM POLES. hehe! i see you travel alot??? keep posting... :)