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Traditional Seoul City Walking Tour (Full-Day)

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  • Discover beautiful Korean Palaces, Temples and Markets
  • Explore and learn about Korean history and culture with professional tour guide
  • Headsets are provided for qualified tour
Is it your first time exploring Korean history and culture? If you are a visitor to Seoul, join us for an exciting tour showing you that this bustling city has a lot to offer!

Start your tour with a visit to Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, famous for being located in the city. 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.

The tour also visits Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395, which is arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all the five palaces. Every day, visitors to Gyeongbok palace can watch a re-enactment 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.

The newly opened Cheongwadae Sarangchae, which opened to the public on January 5th, 2010, is a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of presidents of Korea and gain insight into the history of Seoul. It encompasses the past, present and even the future of Seoul as well as the entire nation

We'll also visit Changdeok Palace, the second royal villa built after Gyeongbok Palace in 1405. Changdeok was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings and is the best preserved among the five remaining royal Joseon palaces.

Finally, we will stop in the famous Insa-dong, the most reliable place to purchase antiques in Seoul. Here you may browse antique shops, art galleries and second-hand bookstores.

The complete itinerary for the day is as follows:

Hotel pick up - Jogyesa Buddhist Temple - Changing of the Guard Ceremony - Gyeongbok Palace (Deoksu Palace Tuesday only) - pass by the Presidential Blue House - Cheongwadae Sarangchae (closed every Monday) - shopping center - lunch - Changdeok Palace(N Seoul Tower on Monday only; excluding observatory) - Insadong Arts and Crafts Market - shopping center - Namdaemun Traditional Market - drop off at hotel.
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  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch (Korean Dish)
  • Entrance fees
  • Earphones provided
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 8 hours
Tour Type Group Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language Chinese, japanese & south korean
Trek difficulty Easy
Maximum altitude 1 meters
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Seoul, South Korea
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* Cheongwadae Sarangchae closes on Mondays. * Deoksu Palace instead of Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. * N Seoul Tower (excluding Observatory) instead of Changdeok Palace on Monday. * Changing of the Guard Ceremony can be cancelled depends on the weather. * There is 100% cancellation charge if you cancel on the tour day.
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