Namsan Tower, Seoul

The N Seoul Tower, commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower  located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea. It marks the highest point in Seoul.

We need to purchase cable car tickets first to get up to the observatory deck.

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ticket counter

Although it was really cold that night, but the night view of Seoul is just totally amazing.

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night view of seoul

 

N Seoul Tower is a romantic pilgrimage for those couples who wish to declare their eternal love, much akin to that of the Pont de l’Archevêché in Paris; But unlike the governments in Paris, New York and other cities where love locks are presently cut down, N Seoul Tower actively encourage people to leave locks in specially designated areas – even going as far to commission metal trees and hearts for this purpose – where now thousands of love locks spreading a message of love are scattered around the base of the tower.

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love locks at seoul tower

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namsan seoul tower

Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand.

A visit to Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand. It is located in Ayutthaya, which is a place that takes an one hour drive from Bangkok.

The Ayutthaya historical park covers the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. The city of Ayutthaya was founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1350 and was the capital of the country until it’s destruction by the Burmese army in 1767. In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began with renovations of the ruins, which became more serious after it was declared a historical park in 1976. The park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

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This is the famous Buddha head growing in the tree.

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above are some photos that i took it on my own when i visited this place.

As this place is a sacred place, visitors have to be extra careful and show respect to buildings and the ruined Buddha statues.

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Markets of Thailand

I went Thailand with my friends and family for holiday in December 2012.

After a long month of national exam, the SPM, we finally had a chance to relieve from the stress.

We all know Bangkok is a good place to go for shopping and delicious food, but besides shopping, there are also some interesting tourist spots.

This is the Maeklong Railway Market, it become famous for its route through the Maeklong Railway Market. It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centered around the Maeklong Railway’s track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rail, to be replaced once the train has passed.

when the train is not approaching the station, umbrellas are pulled down.

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when train is approaching, umbrellas are folded up.

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managed to snap a picture of the train approaching the station

It’s one of the unique and interesting tourist attraction in Thailand.

Next, the floating market. A floating market is a market where goods are sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life, most floating markets operating today mainly serve as tourist attractions.

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as you can see, the floating market is packed with tourists.

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one of the seller selling drinks

Well, Thailand is really an interesting country that it is actually one of my favorite country. Thailand is often called the “land of smiles,” not only because visitors love its natural beauty and historical riches, but also because of the country’s friendly people and fascinating culture.  In everyday life in Thailand, there is a strong emphasis on the concept of sanuk’; the idea that life should be fun. Because of this, Thai can be quite playful at work and during day-to-day activities.

Hope to see you again soon, Thailand!

Beginning

First post of this blog is to introduce what is this blog about.

I will make it as my personal blog which I would mainly blog about travelling and some other things that I find it interesting such as untranslatable words which are the words and phrases that don’t have direct English translations.

this blog is named Forelsket which means the euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.

This is a wonderful term for that blissful state, when all your senses are acute for the beloved, the pins and needles thrill of the novelty. There’s a phrase in English for this, but it’s clunky. It’s “New Relationship Energy“, or NRE.

I travel very often and each time when I visit the country again, or I arrive at a new destination, it gives me the feeling of Forelsket. Each country have their different lifestyle and culture which I don’t experience it my daily life.