Gwanghwamun

Good to see that Prince Charles turned out so support the premiere of the new documentary on the Gwanghwamun: http://bit.ly/fq8fI1 #. The DVD gets a release in March. Keywords: General post tags: Gwanghwamun

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Chuseok floods in Gwanghwamun

by Philip Gowman 24 September 2010
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Best wishes for Chuseok everyone #. Above, flash floods in Gwanghwamun on 21 September, when 10cm of rain was falling in an hour in downtown Seoul. Keywords: General post tags: Extreme weather | Gwanghwamun

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Welcome back, Gwanghwamun

by Philip Gowman 15 August 2010
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Welcome back to Gwanghwamun: unveiled 15 August, liberation day http://bit.ly/9KoMjZ # also in JoongAng Daily Keywords: General post tags: Gwanghwamun

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Daewonsa – early morning prayers and sutra painting

by Philip Gowman 31 July 2010
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Friday 7 May. I wake up at 3 o’clock. My body seems to be ready for early morning prayers even though I hadn’t signed up for them. I wanted to hear those moktaks and chants again, so I crawl into my clothes and stumble out to the main temple courtyard to wait for the prayers […]

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2010 Travel Diary #6: the Secret Garden remains a secret, and Gwanghwamun is hidden

by Philip Gowman 30 May 2010
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Saturday 1 May 2010. I am fated never to see the Secret Garden. On the previous two occasions when I have tried, it has been closed. Until recently, I think it has only been possible to visit the Changdeokgung as part of a guided tour, but it is now possible to go in unguided and […]

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2010 Travel Diary #3: Moon Vases and Kim Gun Mo

by Philip Gowman 25 May 2010
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Friday 30 April 2010. As usual, my arrival through Incheon Airport is swift and stress-free. Morgan, my interpreter, is there to meet me, my rental phone is ready for pickup at the SK Telecom desk, plus this time I have the added luxury of a driver (though the hotel limo-bus I usually take is also […]

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Gwanghwamun unveiled

by Philip Gowman 4 August 2009
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I’m amazed that the Gwanghwamun plaza was ready on time. It was a building site when I passed by only two weeks ago. http://bit.ly/RPuac # Keywords: General post tags: Gwanghwamun

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Gateways to Korea

by Peter Corbishley 26 April 2009
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Peter Corbishley digests some recent Korean history lectures at SOAS and the KCC, and a recent book by Alexis Dudden

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The Gwanghwamun and its many rebirths

by Philip Gowman 29 March 2009
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A feature on the great gate of the Gyeongbukgung in Seoul

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