Thursday, May 08, 2008


There are not many more places in Seoul that I have not been. However, once in a while there will be some "rare find" like Samcheongdong (삼청동, 三淸洞). Samcheongdong is hidden away at one quiet corner near Gyeongbokgung (경복궁, 景福宮). It is a place where art galleries, boutiques, shops, cafes and restaurants co-exist in perfect harmony. The evening atmosphere at Samcheongdong is, lack of a better word, fantastic and there are many beautiful spots along the street that are worth the effort you take to bring your camera along. Many of my photos taken at Samcheongdong didn't turn out well because of the low-light environment. If not, you would be able to see much more of this beautiful place. When I am starting to get tired of walking up and down Myeongdong, Samcheongdong is a welcome change.

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