I have to say that these 3 places would not be on my priority list to visit I would be recommending someone to visit Seoul.
I didn't know this but seems that many temples and palaces, besides having heavy Chinese influence, also had architects working on them. That is why many of these places look that have borrowed ideas from China.
I am always amazed when we have old school palaces and temples in the middle of the big city. Give it such a stark contrast to where you are.
This palace isn't as opulent as many others but I saw many couples just taking it easy and doing things together. Most likely a sort of central park for them.
GYEONGHUIGUNG PALACE & JOGYESA TEMPLE
If the previous palace I already small and empty this one then was even smaller. There is a reason though, it seems that this place was used by the king as a spring/summer residence.
Must be nice to have 4 palaces distributed in the same city.
Jogeysa temple was the best part of the day.
When I arrived there was a service going on with many people praying and no tourists whatsoever. I love when we get to see daily stuff uninterrupted by the barrage of tourists that come pouring in ever so often.
The temple is big enough, the main building was occupied by the people praying so I had some time to go around and check it very well. It was very nicely decorated with different paper "sculptures" like fish, tiger. Nice touch.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 and Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-50mm f3.5-6.3