TOUR - 13 : Palace and Korean Folk Village Full Day Tour
RESERVATION
TOUR
TOUR-13
DURATION
09:00 ~ 17:30
DATE
Available Every day
PRICE

KRW 87,000 p/p (min. 2 person)

KRW 77,000 p/p (more than 5 person)

Child (age 4~10) : KRW 60,000 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 -

Korean Folk Village (Korean Traditional Performance) - 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
** You can take some photo in front of the Presidential Blue House.
** You cannot take videos in front and around Presidential Blue House.

** Royal Guard Changing Ceremony might be cancelled due to the weather condition.,

** Some performance at Korean Folk Village might be cancelled due to the weather condition.

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 House
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.
Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
Every day visitors to Gyeongbokgung 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.The premises were destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919) . Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond are still relatively in tact. The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.

National Folk Museum
National Folk museum is located inside Gyeongbok palace. It exhibits about 4,000 relics related to the lives of Korean. It has three permanent exhibition hall and a outdoor exhibition hall. You can see the lives of ancient Korean from the old stone age to Goryeo dynasty and Joseon dynasty. Also, the outdoor exhibition hall has variety of mills and the visitors can rest there.
Korean Folk Village
Korean Folk Village is a full introduction of lives of people in Joseon dynasty. The village is a living museum that shows us lifestyle of several centuries ago. There are potters, weavers, blacksmiths and other artisans who practice their trades in a traditional fashion. Also there are about 270 traditional houses opened to visitors. The village has official's houses, ordinary people's houses, traditional schools, hospitals, and government office. In the Korean Folk Village, lots of historical soap operas were filmed. Also you can enjoy lots of attractions like museum and traditional performances.