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South Korea : Seoul NYE
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Place: Seoul, South Korea. 2015. New Year's Eve always signifies new hope and new beginnings. 2015 NYE was one of my memorable moment, spent the night at Seoul, South Korea with 50 strangers (travellers and local) who I just met at the party. In Korea, the tradition of ringing the landmark bell marks the end of a year and simultaneously the beginning of a new one. The Bosingak Bell, located near Jonggak Station (Line 1), is the landmark bell of Seoul. Young polices on yellow vest lined up in circles for security reason. So cold, winter and minus degrees. I was tipsy when I asked my new friend to take this photo. We (foreign travellers) requested our new local friends to show us how to celebrate New Year like Korean. We went to Jjimjilbang (Korean public bathhouse) and walked to Seoul Tower to watch first sunrise of 2015. I wish I can celebrate New Year in different way every year. Photographed by Nani P - instagram @travelnani

Seoul : Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea, 2015 - Drawing and Photography by    Nani P

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea, 2015 - Drawing and Photography by Nani P

I had a New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea. I visited Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the largest palaces at the heart of the Korean capital city with Mount Bugaksan as a backdrop. It said that in the ancient times, the royal guards of the Joseon Dynasty performed the given task by guarding the Gwanghwamun Gate, the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king ruled the country. They have the performance of ‘Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony’ almost every day with specific scheduled time. Garbed in traditional costumes of primary colours, the guards have caught the interest of the tourists, complemented by the weapons, accessories and strict ceremonial procedure providing a great opportunity of a rare traditional Korean scene in downtown Seoul. Photographed by Nani P - instagram @travelnani