being the touristy me again I decided to visit this scary tourist spot. built by the Japanese to imprison Koreans who were involved politically to protest the Japanese like 60 years ago.

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just get off at Seodaemun Station and you will eventually find your way to the Prison with the help of Korea’s convenient signs. (in english too!)

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the evolution of the Korean flag! it’s called the Taekukgi.

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and voila we are here! it looks pretty cool if you ask me. love the bricks. very very historical.

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they said people in the past are shorter. but the younger generation are……. super it a guy or a girl. there are REAL tall girls here. I feel so short here. =/.

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if I’m not mistaken the entry fee’s 1,000won. if not then 1,500won haha.

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the prison used to be much bigger than this but they bulldozed a huge part of it. this is like one third. the main buildings.

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actually it is really like how it’s rumoured, very… “chilly” inside.

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I am quite afraid of taking pictures inside there are like sound effects and how the Japs torture the Koreans. the more I see, the more goosebumps I get =S.

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a door in a door.

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and the place where they keep guard of the prisoners.

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the cells are rather small. some prisoners communicate to each other by knocking on the wall. it’s really really cool. D=. tapping language haha.

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let me introduce you to my beautiful best friend here, Margaretti! she’s Brazilian Korean =D.

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the size of one cell. that thing in the middle is something like an emergency bell. don’t exactly know how it work.

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it takes around an hour to finish the whole thing. there’s a place for execution. where it is strictly prohibited to take pictures there. well people say that it’s spooky. it feels spooky there too. U_U. very very scary building. didn’t take pictures of that building but it looks like an old wooden haunted house.

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and the two popular buildings that always appear on guidebooks.

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this is where they do their exercise. don’t get why is it divided like that but oh well. it is shaped like a fan if you see it from the map =D.

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well Margaretti was right. the place is pretty damn scary. the type of scariness is not even suitable for a date (there were some Koreans dating there. what a spooky date =S. me and Margaretti was holding on to each other U_U). but absolutely historical. learn a lot about their past when Japan invaded Korea =S.

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if you come to Seodaemun, (even Sinchon is a part of Seodaemun) you can see the logo of the district. and that logo is based on that monument!

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being sampat =P.

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shall call it the Seodaemun Monument from now on.

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11 years ago

ur hair reminds me of my hair~

Michelle Chin
11 years ago

planning to chop your hair soon? 😀