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SEOUL DIARIES 021: DONGNIMMUN GATE 독립문

In late 19th Century, the King was many-a-times escorted through Dongnimmun Gate, thereafter to demonstrate personal reception towards visiting Chinese envoys. Dongnimmun is 独立門 in Mandarin, the gate that signifies independence and free will of a country's people. Built in 1897, the gate served to concretize South Korea's sovereignty.   Planted aesthetically in areas surrounding the independence gate are… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES 021: DONGNIMMUN GATE 독립문

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SEOUL DIARIES 020: SIJEONG CITY HALL

Found: fresh fruits at Sijeong's Yeongchun market! Got myself this box of seasonal strawberries which were so fresh and sweet. The ahjummas at the market even let you taste the strawberries before any payment. I've had really good strawberries in Germany earlier this week as well. Good food makes me feel so blessed to be… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES 020: SIJEONG CITY HALL