TOUR - 12 : Royal Palace & Seoul Full Day Tour
RESERVATION
TOUR
TOUR-12
DURATION
09:00 ~ 17:30
DATE
Available Every day
PRICE

KRW 76,000 p/p (min. 1 person)

KRW 69,000 p/p (more than 5 person)

Child (age 4~10) : KRW 56,000 p/p

INCLUDED
Tour guide, Transportation, Admission fee, Lunch
ITINERARY
Hotel - Jogyesa Buddhist Temple - Presidential Blue House - Royal guard changing ceremony - Gyeongbokgung Palace - National Folk Museum - Korean Ginseng Center - Lunch - Changdeokgung Palace - Insadong Antique Alley - Amethysts Factory - Namdaemun Market & Namdaemun - Hotel
NOTE
** Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed on Tuesdays - instead, we go to Deoksugung Palace.
** National Folk Museum is closed on Tuesdays - instead, we go to Cheongwadae Sarangchae.
** Changdeokgung Palace is closed on Mondays - instead, we go to Bukchon Hanok Village.
Information of Tourist Attraction
Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
Jogyesa Buddhist Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being located in the city. From the busy streets of Jongno, follow the road towards Anguk Subway Station, and you will see Jogyesa Temple. The first things you will notice at the temple are the lovely trees. These locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, the main temple building, are about 500 years old.
Presidential Blue Houses
The symbol of Cheongwadae (known as the Blue House or the presidential residence), is the blue tiles. The first thing that catches your eye when you arrive at Cheongwadae is the blue tiles of the main building. The blue tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mt. Bugaksan behind it. As the Blue House represents Korea, the blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea.
Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Every day visitors to Gyeongbok palace can watch a reenactment of the “Changing of the Royal Guards” ceremony, which takes place at the Gwanghwamun and Heungnyemun plazas. The royal guards of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910) were in charge of protecting the gates of the capital city and the royal palace.
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Built in 1395, Gyeongbok Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is located more toward the north, compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeok (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghee (Western Palace). Gyeongbok Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all the five palaces.
Changdeokgung Palace
It is famous for its beautiful feature. It is recorded as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1997 for having its beautiful appearance of that time. Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion.
Insadong

Insadong is a place of traditional culture near Gyeongbok palace. Insadong was famous since the Joseon dynasty for having lots of antique shops. Today Insadong is popular among tourists for having lots of traditional teahouses, antique shops, traditional handcraft shops, and lots of other shops.

Insa-dong is especially popular with foreign tourists. This is where they can experience and see traditional Korean culture firsthand, and also purchase pieces of fine art. On the street you can see many foreigners lost in all the joyous festivities of the street.Insadong is a place of traditional culture.

Namdaemun & Namdaemun Market
Soongryemun (Namdaemun) is a main gate of former Seoul fortress in Joseon dynasty. It is commonly called as Namdaemun. The gate was built in 1396, in King Taejo's reign. And it was reconstructed in 1447 by king Sejong and in 1479 by king Seongjong. In 2006 the Seoul city opened the passage to the gate to public. The gate is now listed as Korea's national treasure #1. But in February 10th 2008, the gate was all burnt away by arsonist and the wooden gate was all burnt away by that accident. The Cultural Heritage Administration has announced to rebuild the gate similarly to its original appearance. The rebuilding was done by early in 2013.