changing of the guards

朝鮮時代主要的幾個宮殿和宗廟社稷,都坐落在首爾。其中“昌德宮”與“宗廟”都列爲世界文化遺產之一。 BUT…我們選擇了“景福宮”,因爲是朝鮮立都首爾的第一座王宮,因爲最靠近我們的飯店,也因爲每小時都有守門將交接儀式(the changing of the guards,每小時一次,我們就不會有時間的壓力)……嘻嘻,我是衝著這儀式去的……沒有什麽特別原因,我只是喜歡看而已。 | || ||| | 這些“守門將”真的很辛苦,風吹雨打,日曬雨淋,再寒冷的氣候,他們也得威武的站立著……慘~~~~~~~~ 景福宮是朝鮮王朝首屈一指的法宮。1395年創建,1592年被燒毀,1868年得到重建。現今時代,這地方已經變成非常著名的觀光地,所有建築都被很好地“保護”著(被圍起,不准公衆進入;有守衛看著;不斷地漆上新色)。 ||||| 幾乎每一個主殿的屋簷上,都看得到這樣的雕塑…… ……後來在博物院,赫然發現,他們是到西天取經的唐三藏師徒們!真看不出哪個是孫悟空,哪個是豬八戒…… 走進“慈慶殿一帶”Jagyeongjeon & Vicinity…… |||| 看到了韓國第809號國寶。是為高寵的養母神真翼王后新建的建築,是宮殿裏最爲華麗的建築!西邊美麗的花墻用象徵長壽和健康的花紋作了裝飾,北邊内墻裏有精心裝飾的十長生煙囪(國寶物第810號)。mmmm….上面那十個“黑箱”就是煙囪啦! 香遠亭和乾清宮Hyangwonjeong & Geoncheonggung。香遠亭是高寵夫婦居住的別宮,叫作乾清宮。This is a palace within palace. Architecturally, it includes of both a house of a literati & a royal palace. || 猜得出這是什麽地方嗎?古代的Library也!這是高寵當作書齋使用過的地方。 坐在這裡,看會不會聰明一點……哈哈! 這是第811號國寶,峨嵋山煙囪!煙囪的6面有梅花、菊花、十長生等各種花紋。| 這是第224號國寶,慶會樓!這是國王舉行盛大宴會的地方。 在景福宮待了大約2個多小時(包括博物院)……雖然已看了很多東西,也了解了不少歷史,但還是覺得應該預更多時間,反正都在此地,應該更徹底的走遍、深入了解。 ||||||||| 待續……


Everland愛寳樂園

身邊好友都知道,我非常愛這類主題樂園。尤其迪斯尼樂園……這一輩子一定要存錢去一次美國的迪斯尼樂園!~~~~***發夢***~~~~Anyway, 首爾的主題樂園—–Everland(愛寳樂園)跟迪斯尼一點關係都沒有。 從市區搭巴士,約一小時(depending on traffic)抵達Everland。我非常興奮,一路上不停不停地詢問有關Everland的一切。同行的朋友多年前已去過,極度不削我這“老頑童”的好奇心,寧願睡覺。 Everland 分成4個不同主題地區,《美洲探險》、《魔術天地》、《歐洲探險》和《動物造型園》。 我在《美洲探險》挑戰了“雄鷹要塞”,以85km/hr的速度爬上1013m的高速雲霄飛車……還有旋轉兩個360度的過山車…… ……我並不覺得很刺激…… 《魔術天地》比較適合小孩子,不太合我意。除了買一些可愛的紀念品,只排隊參觀“地球村”(一個由木偶們穿著世界各國民族服帶你進入文化之旅),也在小小“摩天輪”轉了一圈,一覽美麗的Everland。 |||||| 從摩天輪望下來…… 這可愛的小飛機,在滿了很多大孩子…… 《動物造型園》有很多來自世界各國不同地區的動物……當然,也有韓國“土生土長”的動物……只是……請問“korean tiger”的意思,是……?*陷入遐想中* 野生動物世界是我朋友重點介紹的一區。自由走動的有10只老虎、20只熊、12只獅子、5只斑馬等…… 爲了安全,野生地區做了很多防備措施。進入野生區的那一刻,讓我想到了《Jurassic Park》。 ||||| 難以抗拒的可愛動物造型,來,一起拍一張照…… | 動物造型的周邊商品,也讓人愛不釋手! || 要快速從Everland的一端到另一端,可以使用skylift(免費的喲)或travelator。 | Everland真是設想周到…… | 夜幕低垂……是時候回家了。夜景還蠻浪漫的。 坦白說,除了野生動物園和動物精彩表演,我其實沒有很enjoy。:P 哦,我強力推薦“動物精彩表演”,真的很精彩,如果不是我坐得很靠近舞台,我還以爲那些聰明伶俐的動物是人扮的呢!*沒有照片,太精彩了,目不轉睛,來不及拍照* 哈哈 待續……


短暫停留~~Daegu大邱

從GyeongJu搭快車到Daegu,只需一小時。聽説Daegu有rice cake street, motorcycle street,towel street,medicine/herb street等,應該蠻好逛的……好奇心驅使,也為避免遺憾,還是走一趟看看吧。不過,我們只預4小時待在Daegu,所以並沒有將山山水水的景點納入itinerary裏。 Rice cake(米糕)算是Daegu(大邱)著名的特產之一。隔著玻璃看到七彩繽紛,不同形狀,各式各樣的米糕,真想嘗一口。 用插圖作爲招牌的一部分,還蠻吸引人的。 在Herb street看到了一個有趣的燈柱,不太明白爲何會印上“雙喜”。 Herb street 有好幾個具有代表性的石像:煎藥壺、古人煎藥、磨藥等…… || 往Towel street走,看見了一間《宮》婚紗店!!可是,怎麽看,都不覺得跟人氣偶像劇《宮》有任何關係……沒有男女主角的“痕跡”,沒有拍攝景點的照片,沒有共同的家具擺設……只有“被騙”的感覺……呵呵。 Towel street可以買到很多不同size,不同顔色,不同價格,不同品牌的毛巾和被單。 坦白說,除了Daegu的Herb street,個人並不覺得其他“主題”street有什麽特別的地方。給我選的話,我會偏好越南河内(Hanoi)的“主題”街道,雖然格調不太一樣,但物品的價格便宜,種類也豐富很多! 既然沒什麽好逛的,就離開此地,去一個比較多時尚品,比較“fashionable”的地區~~~Yasigolmok步行街。嘿嘿,還蠻多“内在美”商店,而且都在促銷“情侶裝内在美”!奇怪,穿在裏面給誰看呢?情侶?還需要穿嗎?*坏坏的想法*| 其實,在大邱的時間不長,也沒什麽讓我印象深刻的。這,地鐵站外頭的花卉還不錯看: 待續……


GyeongJu…a backpackers-friendly ancient town (day2)

GyeongJu, is a backpackers’ friendly place, why? heehee, because there’s couple of tourist information center, quite a number of clean & nice budget motels, proper maps with very clear road directories…& best of all, most people understand english! Thinking back, we didn’t know how we survived using our “hand-cum-sign-language”..haha & we wasted so much time […]


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