The planned day 2 in Seoul was set for Noryanjin Fish Market, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage) and Everland.
However, as arrival to Seoul and visits to the Grand Palaces have been super tiring for my back and feet, the plan changed…
Noryangjin Fish Market : Address 13-8 Noryangjin-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Fish market view from second floor
Fish market view from side
I took the train to Noryangjin station. The fish market is beside the station. Going alone to the fish market is no fun because you are unable to try the different types of seafood alone so I merely walked passed the stalls if the stall owners keep “pestering” me to buy their seafood. I had actually wanted to try out the “live” octopus legs but I didn’t in the end in the fear of being “cheated” haha. I left shortly…
National Museum of Korea (Nearest Station is Ichon Station)
I took a train to Yongsan Station (just 1 stop instead of Ichon Station). The name Yongsan means “Dragon Hill”, derived from the hanja characters for dragon (龍 yong) and hill/mountain (山 san). I decided to walk to the National Museum of Korea so that I could explore the area more.
As I walked, I came across residential housing, Condominiums and offices. This is probably the first time I had actually seen residential area so up close and personal. It reminded by of the HDB flats in Singapore.
Oh… as I walked… I also noticed something very interesting. There was a unification building and outside the building stood 4 statues holding hands and being such good friends!!
Guess who are the 4 statues? hee hee
I reckon the first statue being Confuscius, then Buddha, then Jesus and finally Allah (Islam). Did you guess them correctly? hahaha
I was also surprised to see a US Army base. It was huge and security was tight.
Finally I managed to reach the national museum after 30-40mins of walking. I suggest any visitors to take to Ichon station instead… too much walking!! The place is huge!!! My feet definitely hurt more so I decided to go to the Dragon Hill Spa later 🙂
Map of the Museum