2014韓國自助korea trip • day 5. samcheong dong // 三清洞
samcheongdong/bukchon is probably my favorite spot in korea so far! it's a place where traditional hanoks & modern shops harmonically coexist. and there're row of ginkgo trees along the main street which turned golden yellow during fall season... this place used to be the residential area of upper class nobles during joseon dynasty. and those countless hanoks remain until today. inside the busy seoul city, this traditional antique oasis was laid. and it took my breath away. as time goes by, there're more and more business owners & artists decide to open their stores in samcheongdong. they remodeled the interior of hanoks, turned them into modern galleries, restaurants, cafés and fashion boutiques.
將韓屋內部改造成充滿現代感的畫廊, 餐廳, 咖啡店或是時尚飾品店..等等
the "evolved hanok" doesn't look weird at all, but radiates a brightness of new life! and that's what i love about seoul. everywhere i went there're elements of modern & tradition well mixed together! and samcheongdong really presented it in the most beautiful way.
這就是我喜歡的首爾: 現代與古代巧妙的結合, 處處都散發著藝術設計氣息
mr. liao wanted to try this IQ84 churros, and i was in love with their store design, so we got one~ it's basically chocolate covered churros. not too sweet, which is good. and to be honest, everything hot tastes awesome in such cold day lol.
廖先生看到這個IQ84 churros很心動, 我則是對這小店的設計很心動XD 所以忍不住去買了一支來試試~
其實就是churros外面包巧克力醬, 不會死甜 還不錯
one side of samcheongdong street goes up to the hills. that's why there're so many small steep stairways all over this area. the famous bukchon hanok village is up on the hills. i absolutely love that place! but due to photo-overload, i'll save it and share in my next post : )
但礙於照片數量有點多, 就留到下一篇再介紹 : )
i love each and every stairways, and i wanted to take a closer look at each one of them.. (but not enough time!) how can they be so beautiful? even that random guy seems so hot when he just sat along the stairway and smoke..lol
老舊甚至凹凸不平的石階 緊貼著旁邊的古厝, 怎麼會這麼有韻味…
it was already 4pm when we arrived there from gyeongbokgung. so we chose a stairway to went up to bukchon hanok village before the sky got dark.. and this was the view we saw from the hills: traditional brick rooftops with city landscapes plus a bunch of autumn trees.... totally amazed.
we walked around the bukchon hanok village until nightfall, then we walked back to the main street. the street lights and shops were all illuminated, created a totally different feel from daytime.
i didn't take pictures of the shops we went inside, but there're many designer stores that sell their own brand clothing & home decor..etc. they were amazingly cute! with high prices! lol. so i didn't bought anything.... ha
雖然沒有照片, 但那裡有許多獨特的小店, 賣著獨家設計的服飾, 生活小物等等. 讓人很心動啊! 要不是價位太高我應該會買到瘋掉…… 哈..
it gets even colder at night in seoul. we couldn't handle the breeze so we left pretty early and went to our next destination for dinner. but i really adored samcheongdong. and i promise i'll visit again! wait for me!
三清洞, 我一定還要再來找妳! 等我!!