Rise and Shine Tour
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** Royal guard changing ceremony might be cancelled due to the weather condition.

** Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed on Tuesdays - Instead, go to Deoksugung Palace.

** National Folk Museum is closed on Tuesdays - Instead, go to Cheongwadae Sarangchae.

** You can take pictures in front of the Presidential Blue House.


** You cannot take video in front of and around the Presidential Blue House


Royal Palace Morning Tour
Available Everyday

TOUR SPOT Seoul City
DURATION Pick-up (around 08:30) ~ 12:30

Transportation, Tour guide, Admission fee


KRW 35,000 p/p (1 ~ 4 person)
KRW 33,000 p/p (5 or more)
KRW 25,000 p/p (Child : Age 4 ~ 10)

▶ Itinerary

Hotel – Jogyesa Buddhist Temple – Presidential Blue House (pass by) – Royal Guard Changing Ceremony – Gyeongbokgung Palace – National Folk Museum – Korean Ginseng Center – Drop (City Hall / Myeongdong)

▶ Highlight of Tour

* Half day (3.5 hour) tour in the morning.
* 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
* The biggest Palace of Joseon Dynasty – Gyeongbokgung and watch the ceremony of changing the royal guards
* Stop by Korean Ginseng Center
* Drop-off at City Hall or Myeongdong

▶ 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 사랑채

    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.