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Korea Day 6 (Part 2): Namdaemun Market, Myeong-dong & Korean Ginseng Museum

By the time I wrote this post, I felt like I’ve spent an entire year in Korea! (my wishful thinking) There was never a dull moment for us when we were holidaying in Korea. It was all fun, fun and fun!

On the 6th day of our trip, we visited the beautiful Nami Island in the morning. In the afternoon, it was all about shopping. But before that, this was our lunch – Gamjatang (spicy Korean pork bone soup). It’s the Korean version of our Bak Kut Teh. Served with kimchi, pickled onions, pickled potato and rice, the soup was extremely delicious.

Korean Pork Bone SoupThe pork ribs are huge, seriously

Our first shopping destination was Korean Ginseng Museum. The museum is more like a ginseng specialty store for tourists, they sell high-quality ginseng products at above average prices. We were ushered into an exhibition hall with our tour mates, facilitated by their staffs who are all fluent in Chinese. The tour allows us to delve into the history of Korean ginseng, and learn about its efficacy, function and intake method.

Korean Ginseng Museum

Korean Ginseng Museum

Next, we went to a seaweed specialty store and experienced hands-on Kimbap DIY. It was quite fun. This followed by our Korean traditional costume (hanbok) photo-taking.

Edison in Hanbok

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Edison in Hanbok 2The boy looks too cute in hanbok

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