Highlights from Day 3:
The past three days of our Seoul trip have been successful and full of adventures. On our fourth day, we were set to visit three locations: Ewha Women’s University, Trick Eye and Ice Museum, and a cruise at Han River. This day is for “Seoulidifying Friendship”!
We headed off to our first destination – Ewha Women’s University at 08:00 am (sounds fair right?)
Direction from Myeongdong to Ewha:
When you get off from the Subway, walk straight along this stretch of stores and you will see the University right ahead.
In our case, we decided to grab some quick breakfast on our way to Ewha since it was still very early (past 08:00 am). We found this Dunkin Donuts place nearby:
They have variety of breakfast food that are unique or that we do not offer in the Philippines.
They also have a corner with these stuff collected from the different parts of the world. I can’t resist but to take a photo of it!
After our breakfast – we were fueled to go to Ewha!
Ewha Women’s University aside from being the first women institute in South Korea is known for its magnificent “underground campus” called the Ewha Campus Complex (ECC).
When we saw this underground architecture we were like: “oh wow, this is really huge!”
This massive “underground campus” has a library, bookstore, gym, movie theater, cafes, cultural facilities, lecture rooms and an eco-park – all affairs in one place!
The beautiful landscape in the middle and the soccer field on the left (facing Ewha) are the first sights you will notice when you enter the campus.
One of the things I really like about this place is their landscape. Look at how beautifully plants are organized – isn’t it wonderful? My sister would not leave this spot without having her picture taken with the landscape at the background.
It was like a dream come true for us when we first stepped on the stairs of the known “underground campus”! And folks, these stairs are no joke!
It would be a waste if I would let the opportunity slip without taking a picture of these beautiful stairs (as you know, I only don’t have fixation around “cultural walls” but also with stairs!”)
The summit! This is the view from the top – skyscrapers and the beautiful ECC at the background.
The campus is surrounded by blooming trees and plants that are well maintained. There is no area in this place without plants which is a good thing since the roots of these trees can prevent soil erosion.
The four of us had been the “dream team” through the fourth day – all good vibes! I would like to imagine we were in a lush wizard school while we had this picture taken. We surely shared a great memory in this place!
As we explored around, we were also amazed by how huge the structures are inside. Tell me, who would not want to study and go to this school everyday?
This is me feeling like a real tourist in this campus. Hmm, how about taking some Masters here?
They have “chapels” inside for the students. If this is only a chapel, I wonder how huge their cathedral could be?
YellowTravelingBoots really recommend that you visit this place when you are in Seoul. The campus is not only known for their massive and magnificent architectural designs, but also for the cheap deals of the stores outside the University. I got my three-way bag (handbag, back pack, sling bag) at only 10,000KRW. The leather is really durable and the design is chic.
Outside the campus, you would see this large peep toe hill figure that stand on the side: a clear symbol of the Korean high fashion sense.
You would also see stalls or stores in the street alleys selling fashionable items at a really discounted prices.
Skin care products are also available in the stores around the area.
If you have been wanting to get that much deserved haircut, shopping spree, and leisurely exploration all at once in a foreign place, then consider it accomplished! Visit Ewha Women’s University!
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