If ever you have wondered how the rest of the world gets on with publishing, here is an inside look at the Korean publishing association.
Located in central Seoul, strategically situated between the famous Gyeongbok Palace and Ankuk subway station, you'll find the Korean Publishing Association - an old grey building with both Korean and Korean-Chinese characters labeling the top of the building.
The Palace is extremely old. You can't miss it - it was originally built in 1395. Of course, it has had major restoration over the years, during my stay in Korea and this is an on-going process as with many wonderful, historic sites.
Anyhow, you'll be able to travel to either the Gyeongbokgung subway station and exit there or take the subway to Anguk and exit. Either way, both stations are easily accessible on the orange line (line 3). The hardest part is knowing which exit out the station to take. There are about eight exits, so you will have to get you bearings. You'll need to land yourself on the right side of the road. This takes some practice. If you get stuck, you'll be able to ask the locals to assist you and they will happily oblige. It will be a great opportunity for them to use their English and you'll make a friend.
Take a good look at the below mud map to help find your way. Yes, it is in Korean, but even if you don't know where you are going, show the locals and you will be set. Most people at the Association can speak English. There won't be a problem once you arrive.
Gyeongbokgung station is the one on the left, next to Line 3 and Anguk station is the one on the right, also on Line 3. I'm sure you recognise that the blue marker is the KPA. When you exit either station, make sure it is on the palace entrance side. Given Seoul is an extremely modern city, you will find all signs in the subway in both English and Korean. It is also really clean and quite pretty! Good luck!
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