South Korea Day 14: Namdaemun and Dongdaemun Market

We woke up quite late today. After went around South Korea for 13 days, we agreed to have relax day for shopping. We visited Namdaemun market, Shinsegae department store and Dongdaemun market at relax pace.

Namdaemun market is the largest market in Korea selling various goods. Our focus this time is only visiting shops selling girl clothes and Alpha stationery store. Most of sellers selling made in Korea clothes although some of them also selling made in China clothes.

The made in Korea clothes quality are superb although the price is also expensive, almost the same with Singapore price.

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We also stopped by at Shinsegae department store. We bought 3 packages of Tteokbokki (2 spicy, 1 medium spicy) and Bibimbap spicy sauce.

At Dongdaemun market, we bought mainly souvenirs and T-shirts. Here we met very nice Ahjumma at souvenirs shop. My daughter talk to her a lot while we chose the souvenirs and T-shirts.

At 6pm, we went back to Loft hotel to pack our stuff and ready to go to Incheon airport tonorrow morning.


South Korea Day 2: Seoul, Namdaemun Market, BIC

ย 14 June Welcome to Seoul๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
[1am-8am] We were on the โœˆ to Incheon

[8am-10am] Touched down safely! Shalom Seoul! Shalom Incheon! Shalom Korea! ๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข Speedy healthย & economic recovery will be happened in the name of Jesus!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

After that, we cleared immigration, collected our luggage and collected wifi egg reserved by my hubby at SK roaming counter.

One thing not to forget is buying T-money card (the top up card that can be used for subway, bus, taxi etc). We bought ours at nearby 7-11 store at Incheon airport.

And coincidentally, I saw beautiful terrariums as the decorations at Incheon airport. I quickly take some photos because I love terrarium.

One thing you must try when you visit Korea is the banana milk sold at every convenience store in Korea. My hubby craving for it for a long time ๐Ÿ˜… since we often see it in Korean drama. We bought banana milk & other milks at 7-11 and the taste is so goooood.

When weย got our taxi, my hubby automatically opened the left side door because the driver is always sitting on the right side in Singapore & Indonesia. But It is different in Korea hehehe.๐Ÿ˜…

[10am-11am] We were heading hotel Loft to put our luggages since we were not able to check in yet.

[11am-12pm] We were walking around and found Hongkong Banjum Dangsan. My hubby is very happy because he plan to visit this restaurant at Busan and he never expect it to be so near to our hotel. He quickly order four dishes and all of them are so yummy!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

How to go to Hongkong Banjum Dangsan branch: Take subway to Dangsan station (Subway line 9) and take exit 13. Upon exit, just walk straight until you find Hongkong Banjum restaurant at your right. Before you reach Hongkong Banjum, you will also see Starbucks outlet.

  • Jajangmyeon – the noodle is perfectly boiled and it blend well with the black bean sauce.

  • Jjampong – the soup is very tasty and it makes you want to eat more and more. I recommend you try Hongkong Banjum Jjampong when you visit Korea next time.

  • Tangsuyuk – the chicken meat is very tender and the sauce is very delicious. It is very recommended.

  • Fried noodle – although the looks of it is very simple, the taste is very yummy.

[12pm-12.30pm] We were on the way to Namdaemun market. On escalator, we notice that Korean people always standing on the right side. It is different from Singapore too.

[12.30pm-3pm] We were exploring Namdaemun market for snack & shopping. But most of the shops are closed in Namdaemun market specially in Mesa shopping mall. It was not many seller open on Sunday.

How to go to Namdaemun market: Take subway to Hoehyeon station (Subway Line 4) and take exit 6.

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[3.30pm-5pm] My hubby and me have our commitment that we have to go to church every Sunday wherever we are. Actually we were planning to attend Yoido Full Gospel but the timing does not match. At the end, we decided to attend Sunday service at BIC Korea. Surprisingly we met Ps. Niko Prayogo & family there.

[5pm-6pm] We went back to hotel Loft for taking rest and we took away Korean chicken & coke (Yangnyeom-Tongdak) for dinner.

The fried chicken is very crispy and very delicious. For our children, we ordered chicken mayonnaise with rice and it was gone in a few minutes. Our daughters like it so much.

How to go to Oh! Nul Tongdak Dangsan branch:ย Take subway to Dangsan station (Subway line 9) and take exit 12. Upon exit, just walk straight for about 100m and you will find the restaurant on your left.

Aaah what a long day!๐Ÿ˜Š