Rise and Shine Tour
TOUR TOUR : 13
< 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.

 

Palace & Korean Folk Village Full Day Tour
Available Everyday

TOUR SPOT Seoul City / Vicinity
MINIMUM NUMBER 2 person
DURATION Pick-up (around 08:30) ~ 17:30
INCLUDED

Transportation, Tour guide, Admission fee, Lunch

PRICE

KRW 87,000 p/p (2 ~ 4 person)
KRW 77,000 p/p (5 or more)
KRW 60,000 p/p (Child : Age 4 ~ 10)
RESERVATION

▶ Itinerary

Hotel – Jogyesa Buddhist Temple – Presidential Blue House (pass by) – Royal Guard Changing Ceremony – Gyeongbokgung Palace – National Folk Museum – Korean Ginseng Center – Lunch – Korean Folk Village (Korean Traditional Performance) – Hotel

▶ Highlight of Tour

* This tour is the most popular tour to understand Korean Traditional cultures.
* Full day tour including lunch.
* Provide transportation & guide (English or Chinese)
* Payment : by cash or credit card on the tour day
* Pick-up at your accommodation
* You can see the 500-year-old tree in the Jogeysa Temple
* Pass by The Presidential Blue House Square (allow to take photo at the outside of Blue House)
* The biggest Palace of Joseon Dynasty – Gyeongbokgung and watch the ceremony of changing the royal guards
* Stop-by Korean Ginseng Center
* Lunch with Korean Traditional menu
* After lunch, go to Korean Folk Village via highway (50 minutes).
* You can enjoy Korean traditional houses from normal class to the highest class residences as well as government buildings of Joseon Dynasty.
* Some events such as traditional games/ acrobatic performance/ traditional wedding ceremony are holding irregularly.
* Enjoy variable Korean life styles in Joseon dynasty.
* to Seoul and drop-off at the accommodation.

▶ Information of Tourist Attraction

  • 경복궁

    Jogyesa is the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, becoming so in 1936. It thus plays a leading role in the current state of Seon Buddhism in South Korea. The temple was first established in 1395, at the dawn of the Joseon Dynasty; the modern temple was founded in 1910 and initially called "Hwanggaksa." The name was changed to "Taegosa" during the period of Japanese rule, and then to the present name in 1954. Jogyesa is located in Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, in central Seoul. Natural monument No. 9, an ancient white pine tree, is located within the temple grounds.

  • 수문장교대식

    The symbol of Cheongwadae (known as the Blue House or the presidential residence) is the blue tiles. The first thing catches your eye when you arrive at Cheongwadae that is the blue tiles of the main building.

    The blue tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mt. Bukaksan which is behind it. As the Blue House represents Korea, the blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represent the beauty of Korea.
  • 조계사

    There are many visitors come Gyeongbokgung palace to watch a reenactment that “the Royal Guard Changing” ceremony, they take it at the Gwanghwamun and Heungnyemun plazas. 

    During the year Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910), the royal guards were in charge of protecting the gates of the capital city and the royal palace.
  • 청와대

    Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395, it is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace”. Because of it located more toward the north, compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeok (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghee (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and to 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 had restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during, the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).

  • 청와대

    The National Folk Museum is located on the compound of Gyeongbokgung palace. It shows you the traditional life about both of the ordinary people and aristocracy and has exhibits from all parts of Korea. There are displayed plenty of traditional farming methods, hunting, weaving, cooking and other house-keeping chores. The museum has three main exhibition halls, with over 98,000 artifacts and open-air exhibits, such as replicas of spirit posts where villagers used to pray, stone piles for worship, grinding mills, rice storage shelters and pits for Kimchi pots.

  • 청와대 사랑채
    청와대 사랑채

    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.