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Korean Cultural Insight Tour

40,000KRW

  • Tour time 13:00 – 17:30
  • Min. numbers 1
  • Itinerary Hotel → Changdeok Palace → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Insadong → Namdaemun Market → Hotel

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If you want to go back your hotel directly, you should pay extra 10,000KRW in advance.

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Highlight of Tour Spot

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What is first impression of the word “Palace”? Place for kings and noble families? It is true but only the part of it. You will see the area where kings and families lived with 2000 people ruled whole nation. There is only parts of palaces remain which makes many people find they are only for king and family. Palace was the place for discussion how to rule the country. The palace was like a huge company runs a big organization, nation where 2000 people are working together inside. Most people now understand the palace only for king and family after modern city development.

After the Second World War, family of Korean empire became normal average people and there is no more empire. All palaces belong to Republic of Korea. Does your country have king and family? Do you still have the palace for them? There is no more king and family in Korean society. But most of Korean all remembers them and their history as they are all important part of history although it was not happy ending.

There were 2 big important functions of palace. “Kweol” is where all governors, ministers, scholars and king got together and made important discussion and decision. “Koong” is located in the centre of the palace where king and king’s family stay. You can enjoy more if you understand the whole palace was designed for efficiency of communication with people who visit or stay palace. There are places for politics, living area for king and family, and gardens. Take a close look and feel how all the functions and locations are designed and connected. There are 5 palaces in Seoul. Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changkyeong-gung, Gyeongungung (Deoksu Palace), and Gyeongheegung.

Eastern Asia palaces are noticed that the mainly common characteristics of the design are “naturalism” and “humanism” but the philosophy behind and representation style element are differed from the country. Itinerary Seoul is big, crowed city. It is meaningless to wander around Seoul without good tour guide unless you are too used to Seoul city. It is not a good idea to do Seoul daily city tour without well prepared guide who can give you interesting background of history. Understanding Korean history and background is absolutely necessary to know more and better tour site like Changdeokgung and it is truly touching not only because it is one of Unesco heritage but also the beautiful and interesting story behind. Do you know the date King slept with Queen was set by the others?

Namdaemun flee market is historical place in Seoul where you will be able to see the life style of Seoul. Insadong is the best place for traditional gifts for your family and friends. There are hundreds kinds of traditional gifts with various price range from 5 dollars and packed with visitors from all countries. You may have a luck to make a friend from the other country.

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Highlights

  • Best logistics and route for Seoul historical, cultural and heritage tour of Seoul
  • Changdeokgung, Unesco world heritage
  • Namdaemun flee market where you can find nearly everything with wholesale price
  • Namdaenum market to see Seoul Citizen’s life style and enjoy all popular food
  • Insadong, the street of all traditional galleries
  • World best Gingeng exhibition centre or Amethyst exhibition shopping centre.

Tour Condition

  • Changdeok Palace is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by other tourist attraction.