Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

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  • 8.5 hr

Spend a full day discovering the beautiful architecture and landscape of Seoul while learning about its history, culture and traditions. With your guide, visit two grand palaces, including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Changdeokgung Palace; learn about traditional lifestyles at a museum; and explore bustling local markets by foot.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: KOREA TOUR (DMZ TOUR)

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Stop At: Jogyesa Temple

Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Admire the lovely locust and baeksong trees lining the entrance and enter the main temple, dating back 500 years, to see the statue of Seokgamoni, the historic Buddha at the moment of enlightenment

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

Blue House, the residence of the South Korean head of state and the President of the Republic of Korea.

Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace, constructed in 1395. Because much of this royal palace was destroyed during the Japanese occupation, there are many restoration projects underway. With your guide, marvel at the grandeur of the original and new portions.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folklore Museum, whose historical replicas illustrate traditional Korea. Browse the extensive artifacts to learn what life has been like for Koreans from ancient times to the 20th century. You’ll also learn about the deep roots of Confucianism in Korean culture. And then we will visit to Ginseng Center (shopping center)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Seoul

We will visit one shopping center. (ginseng center)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Insadong

Insadong Antique Alley in central Seoul . With your guide, wander down alleys to browse traditional Korean restaurants, teahouses and galleries full of antique artifacts and local artwork.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung palace, a perfectly preserved palace from the Joseon Dynasty. As you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, discover the grand pavilions, massive gate, several halls and the Geumcheongyo Bridge Before go to the next attraction, we will stop by at duty free shop

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market, the largest traditional market in Korea, opened in 1964. with various goods in store. You can find great bargains here and snatch up the perfect souvenir to remind you of your trip to Korea!

Duration: 30 minutes
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