DAY 1 - FULL DAY SEOUL TOUR (PRIVATE)
FULL DAY SEOUL TOUR (PRIVATE)
We will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Presidential Blue house. the Presidential Residence of Cheong Wa Dae are its blue tiles on the main office with blue tiled roof. Passing by slowly, Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Gwanghwamun Gate will catch your eyes. It takes place at 10:00am and 14:00 pm and lasts for about 20 minutes.
After watching this wonderful ceremony, we will walk into ‘Gyeongbokgung Palace’ that is the one of royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung Palace was completed three years after the establishment of the Joseon Dynasty. A few days after its completion, the palace was named Gyeongbokgung Palace, as well as major temples such as Gangnyeongjeon, Gyotaejeon, Yeonsaengjeon, Gyeongseongjeon, Sajeongjeon, and Geunjeongjeon. The name Gyeongbokgung Palace means that the new dynasty will prosper with great blessings.
Through Gyeongbok Palace, we will guide you to National Folk Museum that shows the culture and folk history of the Korean people from prehistoric times to the end of the Joseon Dynasty.
Located on the grounds of Gyeongbok Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea is well known for its beautiful architecture. The building was constructed in the traditional Korean style comprising several stories with a pagoda on top.
We will proceed to Jogyesa Buddhist Temple. Located in Seoul central, it is one of Korea's major Buddhist temples. The temple also serves as headquarters for the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, the largest sect of Korean Buddhism. The temple operates temple stay program and the annual Lotus Lantern Festival on Buddha’s birthday.
Ginseng center is the next tour spot. Korea ginseng is the world-famous medicinal plant for health support herbThe growth of Korean Ginseng lasts 180 days longer than any other ginseng in the world, which explains he solid and dense structure, as well as being able to retain the natural fragrance for a long time. The saponin in Ginseng, is known as ginsenoside which is the main medicinal component in our Ginseng.
After lunch, the outstanding palace Changdeokgung Palace is the next visit. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site in Seoul. It was selected as a representative palace for its notable beauty in the history of palace architecture in East Asia and for its excellent arrangement with the surrounding natural environment.
The place where women wear Hanbok ’traditional Korean costume’ and men ride horses on the road brings tourists back to old Seoul city and it is called Insadong Antique street. Walking through Insadong street with tea houses, boutique galleries and street traditional snacks, you feel alive. Insadong is also one of the best places in Seoul to purchase traditional Korean art and other souvenirs
After dropping by duty free shop, the guide will take you to Namdaemun Market, the last our tour place. Namdaemuh Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with more than 10,000 stores inside. It is famous for the wholesale so shoppers can compare shops for the lowest prices on all sorts of goods. It provides most of all products and it is called to retailers’ heaven.