Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lotus Lantern Parade

Oh you know, just over 100,000 lanterns to celebrate Buddha's Birthday!

Changdeok-gung, Huwon ("Secret Garden")

Changdeok-gung (Royal Palace, Seoul)

This was Jamie and I's first time to Seoul.  We had a long weekend over Buddha's birthday, so a group of us went up to Seoul for an awesome weekend.  Seoul is a vibrant ENORMOUS city, with a crazy subway, like 11 lines, some stellar ancient culture, and crazy nightlife.  And of course, you know me, I like to focus on the culture...

The blue-roofed Seonjeongjeon, which was the King's office

The Daejojeon ("Great Making Hall"), the King's bedchamber