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Jogyesa Temple (조계사)

Jogyesa, a Buddhist temple near Insadong, Seoul, South Korea Introduction As the main temple as well as the district head temple of Jogye order in Seoul, Jogyesa Temple is the center of Korean Buddhism. The temple was built in the late 14th century during the Goryeo period and was once turned into ashes due to…

Secret Rear Garden Of Changdeokgung Palace

Secret Garden Tour – Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul Changdeokgung Palace Secret Garden Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia Changdeokgung Palace’s rear garden was constructed during the reign of King Taejong and served as a resting place for the royal family members. The garden had formerly been called Bukwon and Geumwon, but was renamed Biwon after King Kojong…

Changdeokgung Palace

Introduction Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence…

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

Introduction Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to “northern village,” came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today,…

Elfia Haarzulens 2017

  Elf Fantasy Fair The Elf Fantasy Fair (Elfia) is an outdoor fantasy event in the Netherlands. Between 2001 until 2009 it was held in the month of April. From 2009 it has been held twice a year, in April at Castle de Haar, Haarzuilens and in September at Castle Arcen, Arcen. The Haarzuilens fair…