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Small group ensures personal service
Step back in time on a history tour
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Fully narrated tour
Buckchon Cultural Center provides information about Bukchon Hanok Village. The center shows exhibits and films relating to the history of Bukchon. It is a perfect starting place for visitors to get a real cultural experience of Bukchon where a traditional Korean atmosphere is created. Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, 'Bukchon,' which literally translates to 'northern village,' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Changdeokgung Palace means 'to brighten virtue,' and is the name of Korea's most successfully preserved palace.Changdeokgung was designated as UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage in February 1997. It is one of the historic attractions that represent the beauty of Korea. People said this is the second beautiful palace in Seoul. The Story of King Sejong Exhibition Hall comprises of 9 different sections with a total area of 3,200 m2. Throughout the museum are a variety of displays detailing Sejong’s invention of Hangeul and his scientific, artistic, military, and political contributions (including the theory of Minbon, which recognized the people as the base of politics). Jongmyo Shrine, built by Lee Seong Gye (1335-1408), was a primary place of worship for kings throughout the Joseon Dynasty and has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power. The fortress was designated as Historical Monument No. 3 in January 1963, and in December 1997, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hwaseong Hanengung Palace is the biggest shelter; Kings used them since the Jeongjo King period. This is the temporary palace where King Jeongjo stayed at the time of Wonhaeng (long journey) and also where he held a splendid feast on Hyegyeonggung Hong, his mother's 60th birthday and other events. Hanjeongsik(Set Meal) is a full-course Korean meal with an array of savory side dishes. Hotel → Bukchon Cultural Center → Bukchon Scenic Spot #4, #5, #6 → Jongmyo Royal Shrine (※Insadong on Tuesday) → Changdeokgung Palace (※Gyeongbokgung Palace on Monday) → Sejong Center ( ※National Museum of Korean Contemporary History on Monday)→ Via Insadong → Lunch(*Hanjeonsik) → Suwon Hwaseong Fortress → Hwaseong Haenggung Palace → Hotel.
Lunch (Hanjeongsik is a full-course Korean meal with an array of savory side dishes.)
Hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Seoul only
Hotel pickup available outside downtown for an additional charge
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entry/Admission - Changdeokgung Palace
Entry/Admission - Hwaseong Fortress
Entry/Admission - Jongmyo Shrine
Entry/Admission - Bukchon Hanok Village
Entry/Admission - Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Entry/Admission - Bukchon Cultural Center
Food and drinks, unless specified
No Shopping Center
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Hotel pickup is only available for centrally-located Seoul hotels. If your hotel/guesthouse is behind alleys, our English speaking guide will meet you in front of the nearest central hotel or nearest subway station.
This tour does not stop at any shopping centers
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund