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.
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!)
the evolution of the Korean flag! it’s called the Taekukgi.
and voila we are here! it looks pretty cool if you ask me. love the bricks. very very historical.
they said people in the past are shorter. but the younger generation are……. super tall.be it a guy or a girl. there are REAL tall girls here. I feel so short here. =/.
if I’m not mistaken the entry fee’s 1,000won. if not then 1,500won haha.
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.
actually it is really like how it’s rumoured, very… “chilly” inside.
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.
a door in a door.
and the place where they keep guard of the prisoners.
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.
let me introduce you to my beautiful best friend here, Margaretti! she’s Brazilian Korean =D.
the size of one cell. that thing in the middle is something like an emergency bell. don’t exactly know how it work.
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.
and the two popular buildings that always appear on guidebooks.
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.
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.
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!
being sampat =P.
shall call it the Seodaemun Monument from now on.