Celadon Porcelain
Gyeongju

Celadon Porcelain

Miranda

[april 2012] In Gyeongju, we were taken to a celadon porcelain shop, instead of a folk museum. The sales person there was a very aggressive middle aged woman with permed hair, and I did not like her very much, but the porcelains were beautiful, so I bought one small plate. The pattern on the porcelain …

Green is the colour for charm
Gyeongju

Green is the colour for charm

Miranda

[april 2012] The second place we went in the Gyeongju was a temple called Bulguksa. The wooden building was rebuilt in the 16th century, but the stone staircase was original one from around year 751. In Korea, it seems that a round thing shows spiritual world of Budda and a square thing represents people’s real …

Gyeongju is as old as Nara in Japan
Gyeongju

Gyeongju is as old as Nara in Japan

Miranda

[april 2012] We did one day tour to Gyeongju-si from Busan in Korea. Gyeongju-si is similar to Nara in Japan, according to our guide. First, we visited Seokguram Grotto, which was built in 751 and listed as UNESCO World Heritage. The Budda sitting in the man-made round grotto is watching the sea far in the …

Living in Skyscrapers in Busan
Busan

Living in Skyscrapers in Busan

Miranda

[april 2012] In Korea, I saw many building site for skyscrapers. They were building 80 stories high apartment buildings in Busan near our hotel. According to our guide, one flat here is about 90 square metre and costs around 31000 pounds. In Seoul, it costs 2 or 3 times more. Another thing I learned was …

Busan, remind me of Nice
Busan

Busan, remind me of Nice

Miranda

[march 2012] In Busan, we stayed in a hotel on the beach, far away from the centre. We walked a bit on this Haeundae Beach, which is one of the most famous beaches in Korea and in summer this place would be covered by people. But on this April rainy day, not very many people …

First, shopping in International Market
Busan

First, shopping in International Market

Miranda

[april 2012] We had a family holiday in Korea again this year. This time we went to Busan first. As soon as we arrived there, we went to the International Market. In Korea, you can buy leather jackets with good price. Here we ordered jackets. You can choose leather with your own taste (colour and …

They speak in Japanese
Seoul

They speak in Japanese

Miranda

[April, 2011] This is a photo of the place in Seoul where we saw dancing and singing as an optional tour. It is called Korea House and after the show, we had a meal which are supposed that their royalty used to have. Anyway, the guide who took us here and all other Korean people who …

Night Market
Seoul

Night Market

Miranda

[April, 2011] I did a lot of things in Seoul, eating, seeing, massaging, taking and being taken photos…but the best thing for me was shopping! Especially for someone like me who likes leather goods, Seoul is as good as Firenze in Italy. The most interesting place was the market which starts around 9:30pm in the night. …

Emphasis on history
Seoul

Emphasis on history

Miranda

[April, 2011] This photo was taken in front of a palace in Seoul. It was a ceremony like change of the guards. I am not sure it was something they has been doing for ages historically, or they have started recently mainly for tourists. In fact, we saw a similar event at another palace and also …

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