Serving as one of the most visited cities in Germany, Munich might be a tad overwhelming to the traveler who has never taken to its busy streets, historic buildings, and rich culture. After my stay, I mustered up a list of the top things to do in Munich before leaving the city. Though it would be much more enjoyable to spread everything out over a few days (especially if you enjoy a few too many beers at the biergarten..), if you’re only in Munich for 24 hours or less and you’re committed to seeing as much as humanly possible within that time frame, then the 11 sights below are doable so long as you hustle! Continue reading 11 Things To Do In Munich (That Can Be Done In A Day)
After taking a tour around the beautiful Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul, be sure to head to the back to see the Huwon, or “Rear Garden”. Today, it’s widely known as the Secret Garden and secret it is! You can only enter the Secret Garden on a guided tour, so be sure to time your visit wisely. During the Joseon Dynasty, this garden was built for the sole use of the royal family and the women of the palace. The Secret Garden at Changdeokgung Palace is an extremely green, peaceful, and charming place to explore for a few hours.
After you’ve finished walking around Bukchon Hanok Village, you can take a short walk over to one of the “Five Grand Palaces” – Changdeokgung Palace. This Palace was built during the Joseon Dynasty and is rumored to have been the favourite amongst many Joseon Princes. Unfortunately, like the other Palaces, Changdeokgung Palace suffered heavy damage during Japan’s occupation in the early-to-mid 1900s. As a result, only about 50% of the structures you will see at the Palace are from before the occupation.
Regardless of what part of the world you’re from, it’s fairly safe to assume that you know what Buckingham Palace is. It’s also highly likely that if you ever find or have found yourself in London, you made sure going to see the glorified Palace was ticked off your tourist to-see list. Only problem? The probable confusion and disappointment you felt after initially laying eyes on this so called Palace as you asked, to no one in particular, “this isn’t actually Buckingham Palace, is it?”