On our sixth and last day in Seoul, we kept our itinerary a little loose so as to avoid being fatigued. We were only on our first leg of our #AsiaEurope2016, after all. The weather was the opposite of what we were used to and we started having cold symptoms.
I surprised my husband by taking him to Lee Kwang Soo’s favorite restaurant around Gangnam. Lee Kwang Soo is a Running Man member and he chose a noodle place in one of their episodes. MunBaeDong Yukkal serves Spicy Beef Soup with knife-cut noodles. It was about a 10-minute walk from Line 2 Seolleung Station. We ordered the Running Man Special that was priced at 8,000 Won. It included the spicy beef soup, a bowl of noodles, a bowl of rice and sides. It was perfect for that day. The hot and spicy soup warmed our bodies and cleared our sinuses. Ran thought about getting a second serving. But decided against it.
Not far from the restaurant was SM TOWN. Any Kpop fans out there? Well, you should know that there is a building for fans of SM Entertainment artists. They have a cafe, merchandise shop, recording studio and hologram concerts in one place. We were kind of hoping we would bump into EXO or Girls’ Generation. We bought some souvenirs and took some pictures. Then we were off to a different place.
Right smack in the middle of Gangnam’s tall buildings is Bonguensa Temple. Bonguensa Temple is a Buddhist temple that was constructed in 794. It was a beautiful and quiet respite within Gangnam’s busy neighborhood.
Our last stop for the day was Yeouido Hanggang Park (Han River Park). Han River flows through the middle of Seoul. I bet it’s nice for friends and family to hang out in the summer. But this time of the year, it was pretty much empty except for a few pigeons. We even tried to eat some snacks on the benches. But the wind was too strong and the pigeons were attacking us. Lol. We took a few pictures with the sign that says “I Seoul U” and left. Our early dinner was at a restaurant at Seoul Station. It was a short day for us. We spent the balance on our T-Money cards on some snacks in case we got hungry at night. It was sad returning “home” that day. But we had to continue on and fly to Manila the next day.
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