Korean Palace and Temple Tour in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple

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  • 3.5 hr

Get a glimpse of Korean culture and heritage on this tour of Seoul. Explore vast Gyeongbokgung Palace, learn about Korean history at the National Folk Museum, and discover Buddhist practices and traditions at Jogyesa Temple. At each place, your expert guide will tell you interesting facts and stories, especially about Korea’s notable Joseon Dynasty.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: KOREA TOUR (DMZ TOUR)

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Seoul

You’ll be picked up at your Seoul hotel in the morning and driven by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle around the city.

Pass By: The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

First, pass the Blue House (Cheongwadae), the executive office and residence of the South Korean head of state and president of the Republic of Korea.

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace

Continue to Gyeongbokgung Palace, which was the primary residence of the royal family in the Joseon Dynasty. Arguably as the most beautiful palace in Seoul, Gyeongbokgung remains the largest and grandest of the Five Grand Palaces. With your guide, explore the palace compound on foot and learn about the traditional architecture typical of the Joseon Dynasty.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Folk Museum of Korea

Inside the compound, visit the National Folk Museum to gain an understanding of how Koreans have lived from ancient times to today. Following your guide through the museum, learn about the customs of both the ordinary citizens and members of the aristocracy as you browse displays of traditional farming methods, hunting, weaving, cooking and other housekeeping chores.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jogyesa Temple

Finally, head to Jogyesa Temple, the leading temple for Zen Buddhism in Korea. On your visit, you’ll get an authentic sense of Buddhism’s role during the Joseon Dynasty, and witness first-hand how this place provides a calm sanctuary for locals from the busy streets of Seoul.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Seoul

We will visit one shopping center. (ginseng center)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Seoul City Hall

After your time here, you'll be taken to the Ginseng Center before being dropped off at City Hall.

Duration: 30 minutes
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