An "all-in-one full-day tour", including traditional history, shopping, and sight-seeing. Visit the Gyeongbokgung, Cheongdeokgung, the Presidential Blue House, and Insadong, as well as listening to the explanations by the professional tour guide. A golden opportunity to learn about the interesting Korean history as well as visiting tourist attractions that consist of Korean traditional cultures. Highly recommended to those who would like to visit various places in Seoul within a day.
The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
From 10 AM to 4 PM, a ceremony to replace the gatekeepers, who protected the safety, national security, and authority of the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, has been held every hour until now. Consistently expressionless and solemnly observing the ceremony is enough to arouse the curiosity of many foreign tourists.
Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of Seoul's representative palaces with more than 600 years of history and boasts the largest scale and architectural beauty. During the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592, many buildings were burnt down and restored once. However, during the Japanese Colonial Period, 90% of Gyeongbokgung Palace was destroyed by Japan. However, Gyeongbokgung Palace still has the original shape of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond, the representative structures of the Joseon Dynasty, and the Woldae and statues of Geunjeongjeon Hall represent the sculptural art of the time, making it the number one tourist attraction. Although many buildings were damaged by fire and foreign influence, the restoration work continues to preserve the value of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
The National Folk Museum
The national folk museum of Korea has been researching the daily life of Korea from the past to the present and preserving and displaying the folk culture of ancestors in Korea as a representative life history museum. This is one of the best locations to explain Korean history and culture easily to foreigners.
This tour is a driving tour course, which stops by Choonchungwan, the main building of the Blue House, and Youngbingwan. During this tour, information and explanations about each building and optimistic parts of the current government will be provided by your guide. We recommend this informative opportunity to foreign tourists, which gives you an opportunity to look around the most famous house in Korea, the Blue House.
Changdeokgung is the only Korean palace listed as a World Heritage Site. The Changdeok Palace, which is praised for its graceful beauty, is also the palace with the best preservation of its original form. Especially, it is the best place to show the beauty of the Korean traditional garden and where the kings rested. You can take a rest while walking in the sponsorship of Changdeokgung palace.
※ Changdeok palace is closed every Monday, so it is substituted for Namsan Hanok village.
Insa-dong is a must-visit place for foreign celebrities when visiting Korea. Not only hundreds of art galleries but, dozens of traditional handcraft shops, antique art markets, and traditional tea houses can be found in Insadong. Because of the development of modern civilizations, many foreign coffee shops and restaurants have launched around the place, yet this area unconventionally using Korean on their gate signs.
It is the biggest traditional market with a long history, where vendors started to start their businesses near Namdaemun. Although it is a bit narrow, it is operating in a systematic order.
9:10 President Hotel → Driving (City Hall/Cheonggyecheon/Gwanghwamun Plaza/Insadong/Jogye Temple) → The royal guard changing ceremony in Gyeongbok Palace → Gyeongbok Palace → National Folk Museum → Pass by the Presidential Blue House → Amethyst → Lunch (Bibimbab) → Changdeok Palace → Insadong → Ginseng Center → Namdaemoon Market → Hotel
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