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Gwanghwamun Square 광화문 광장 & Dongdaemun Design Plaza 동대문 디자인 플라자


한국은 꽃샘추위 때문에
이번 주 내내 날씨가 춥다가 이제 조금 풀렸어요.
그래서 어제는 태국학생들하고 야외로 다녀왔어요. 🤗

먼저 동대문역사문화공원에 갔는데
지금 ‘서울 패션 위크’가 있어서 사람이 진짜 많았어요.
그래서 한 바퀴 둘러보고 광화문으로 이동했어요. 🚌

광화문에 가서 학생들이 배우고 있는
‘한글’을 만드신 세종대왕 동상 앞에서 사진도 찍고~
이순신 장군도 만났어요.

그리고 어린 학생들이지만
‘세월호’ 사건에 대해 알고 있더라고요.
광화문 광장에 있는 내용들도 잠시 보고 지나갔어요.

날씨가 풀렸어도 바람이 차서
마지막으로 청계천에 내려가서 동전도 던져보고~
사진도 찍고 돌아왔어요. 😊

날씨가 좀 더 따뜻하면 산책하기 좋을 것 같아요.
꽃 피는 봄이 오면 한 번 가 보세요. 🤗🌸



Can’t sleep? Go shopping!

Dongdaemun market has just about anything you decide you need at 12am


Even for the most serious of students, a little retail therapy can from time to time be necessary.

With over 30,000 (yes, 30,000) retail and wholesale stores, Dongdaemun markets is one of the largest in Asia, and caters for just about every imaginable price range, taste and random desire.  The market focuses most heavily on clothing, fabrics, imported goods, underwear, bags, socks, and gloves, and although the market is mostly wholesale (“Ten thousand pairs of Hello Kitty socks, please”)*, there is enough of a retail presence to fill months of shopping time.

Dongdaemun opens at about 9pm and is still going strong when the sun comes up the next morning, so it’s good for dinner, some serious shopping, then a bite of breakfast before heading home.

To get to Dongdaemun, take subway line 1 or 4, then exit Dongdaemun Station at #8.

Hint:   Until you get there, you can’t imagine how big this place is.  Make your first stop ‘Dongdaemun Market Tourist Information Center’, which is located behind the Migliore building (you’ll see it).

Psy has his own take on Dongdaemun here, by the way – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiuKVYTh7u8

*  Oh, and it’s “헬로키티 양말 10,000 켤레 주세요 ” – just in case you’re in the market for socks.