Gyeongbokgung Temple

Although we already saw so many temples, we were told the temple complex Gyeongbokgung was not to be missed. So on a late afternoon when the worst of the brutal heat was gone, we took the metro from Seoul station. We were fortunate enough to run into the changing of the guards, which is performed twice a day.

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Changing of the guards.

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Nice matching colours.
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Beautiful paintings could be found on the ceilings of the entrance ports seen on the previous pictures.
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People watching. What's the boy up to?
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Contrasts.
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Afterwards we found ourselves lost again in a labyrinth of smaller temple, courtyards, gardens and the like.

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We had to wait a long time to get this tourist free shot.

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This part of the temple complex was closed. Still, we managed to peek through it to the other side.

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My monkey imitation: the likelines is quite good.
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However, my sheep imitation might be even better. Not really a big surprise considering I am a sheep in the Chinese zodiac.

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Many buildings had these five animal figures on the edge of the roof. They are the protectors of the palace.

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Close to sunset the Korean propaganda speakers told us to vacate the premises (about a hundred times, no exaggeration). For us this meant we finally had the opportunity to take a few pictures without the crowds.

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So colourful (Sanne of course :))

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Peek-a-boo!
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4 thoughts on “Gyeongbokgung Temple

    1. We komen zeker nog wel een keer terug, volgens onze plannen (die wel aan wijzigingen onderhevig zijn) in augustus. We lopen overigens wel een stuk achter met de blog, we zijn ook al in Laos, Vietnam geweest en zijn nu al twee maanden in Australië aan het roadtrippen. Vooral Australië bevalt erg goed. Wel jammer dat we compact camera’s hebben, en dat ik noodgedwongen mijn zware SLR heb thuis moeten laten. Al die mooie vogels hier zijn maar moeilijk te fotograferen.

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  1. Wendy

    Hey lieve luitjes, best wishes voor 2016! Kom vooral gezond weer terug! Heerlijk zeg, Australie..Jullie blog ziet er jaloersmakend uit zeg!

    Liefs Wendy

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