A Seoul tourism video which showcases various aspect of the South Korean city – about its tradition, modern living, urbanisation and pop culture…
There are more than a dozen casinos in South Korea, all but one are opened only to foreigners. There are three in Seoul if not mistaken – Seven Luck with two branches (in Jung-gu and Gangnam) and Walker Hill.
I’m a social gambler, normally visiting a casino 2-3 times a year. Not here to endorse gambling though, in fact it’s advisable to stay away from it if possible lol.
I ended up losing a bit after three visits to the Seven Luck casinos during my Seoul visit, but their hospitality mesmerised me – where patrons are treated like VIP with free food, free drinks (served to the table) and great customer care.
With all the pampering I thought I was living in a rich man’s world for a few moments lol, but reality is that nothing came free in this world… unfortunately some people would have to pay a high price on the gaming tables (and some would lose more than just $) to learn the fact.
Namsan (lit. South Mountain) is located at the centre of Seoul. Its surrounding area is a public park with plenty of plants and tress alongside various recreation facilities; while its peak houses the N Seoul Tower and it’s a popular place to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Photos from Feb 2010, still snowing then…
Bongeunsa (봉은사) is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Korea. It’s founded in 794 and gone through difficult times as Buddhism was repressed for a long period in Korean history (it’s now the biggest religion though).
Bongeunsa is also one of the few temples in Seoul that offers short term temple-stay program which is pretty popular among foreigners.
Went to Deoksugung Palace again two weeks ago to see the royal guard-changing ceremony, a re-enactment of the traditional royal practise. The show was cancelled during my first visit because of extreme cold weather.
The location I stood at wasn’t ideal for photoshoot, facing their backside most of the time lol. Still, here’s a few pics that’s worth a look…