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Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Bukchon Hanok Village Day Tour in Seoul

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  • Drop by a hanbok rental store and pick what you want to wear from a wide variety of jawdropping designs
  • Walk around Gyeongbokgung Palace in your hanbok and pretend you’re a resident of the Joseon dynasty
  • Visit the South Korean president’s official residence known as the Cheong Wa Dae, which is often shown on TV
  • Get to walk around and take pictures in scenic spots like the N Seoul Tower and the Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Delight in a hearty Ginseng Chicken Soup lunch and feel the warmth of the savory soup in your belly

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Highly recommended

It was snowing before and the day of our tour and the tour locations were extra pretty because they were covered in snow. We were a small group of 7 and our tour guide was Mr. Nanhai. We were conveniently picked up at Myeongdong station and we travelled around in a van. We were particularly thankful to Mr. Nanhai because of how well he managed our tour. We were at the tour locations conveniently before the places get crowded. Our first stop was at a Hanbok rental where we had many designs to chose from. Then we walked to the Gyeongbokgung Palace which was across the street. The palace was beautifully covered in snow and Mr. Nanhai offered to take a picture of each group in front of the palace. Even though we were wearing thermals and light jacket under our hanbok, it was still very cold so after taking some good pictures, we stayed in an area and just let our son play in the snow. After returning our hanbok, we passed thru the Blue House and went to a Hanok Village where we walked around the place. It was Monday and apparently most of the stores were closed but we still had fun walking around the village. Mr. Nanhai took us to a good place for picture-taking and he again offered to take our pictures. After the walking tour, we had chicken ginseng soup at one of the local restaurants. It wasn't crowded when we arrived and we got to enjoy the nice warm chicken soup. People were starting to fill in at the restaurant and the other restaurants in the area when we finished our lunch. The place had a narrow staircase and people had to line up just to get in. After lunch, we headed to a place where we got to experience making the kimbap and where we got to see how they harvest and process the seaweeds. Our last stop was the N Seoul Tower. Because there was a heavy snowfall the day of the tour and the previous day, the way to the N Seoul tower was very beautiful as the hill and the trees were covered in snow. We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the area.

29 Mar 2020
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What to expect

Learn all about South Korean royalty and political life by going on an adventure to see two of the most important sites that symbolize power in Seoul. You’ll begin the tour by meeting up with your fellow tourists and English-speaking staff at Myeongdong Station. Once your group is all set, you’ll visit a hanbok rental store where you’ll get to select a hanbok that you want to wear from a wide variety of gorgeous designs and colors. Once you and your group have worn your chosen hanboks, you’ll be taken to the formidable Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is the biggest of all the palaces built by the Joseon dynasty. This became the home of the dynasty’s kings, household, and government. Walk around its breathtaking palace grounds, explore its magnificent halls, and feel as if you’re a part of the dynasty. You'll also get the opportunity to witness the changing of the guards, which takes place at 10:00am and 2:00pm everyday except for Tuesdays. After walking around the palace, you’ll return to the rental shop to return your hanbok and then you'll be taken to the area where the South Korean president’s official residence known as the Cheong Wa Day, or the Blue House, is located. There, you’ll learn about the building’s historical significance. Soon after, you’ll have a hearty Ginseng Chicken Soup lunch. Once your belly’s satisfied with the wonderful meal you just had, you’ll be given the opportunity to walk to the top of the N Seoul Tower, where you’ll get a breathtaking view of Seoul, so make sure to ready your camera so you can take awesome panoramic snapshots. To cap off the tour, you’ll be brought to the quaint and picturesque Namsangol Hanok Village, which is known for being lined up with preserved and restored traditional houses. There, you can go on a stroll to appreciate the incredible architecture and revel in the village’s peaceful atmosphere. This is a must-book tour for history buffs.

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Rent a hanbok, visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, and feel like a member of the Joseon dynasty
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Drop by the Cheong Wa Dae, the South Korean president's official residence and learn about its household
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Ready your camera, walk to the top of the N Seoul Tower and get breathtaking views of the city
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Take a stroll around the streets of the Namsangol Hanok Village and admire the many traditional houses in it

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