Seoul City Tour -Old&New

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Seoul City Tour

Visit the royal palace Gyeongbokgung of Joseon dynasty, N Seoul Tower, Namsan Hanok Village, Tong-in Traditional Market and so much more during our Seoul City Tour.

Includes

- Hotel pick-up
- English-speaking guide 
- Entrance fees as per itinerary

Excludes

- Tips and gratuities 
- Personal expenses 
- Lunch

 

Please Note

- Gyeongbokgung Palace & Namsan Traditional Village are closed on Tuesday, in which case you'll visit other places instead

 

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Your tour of Seoul begins with hotel pickup and then you will head to the Gyeongbokgung Palace, located in the northern part of Seoul. After it burned and was abandoned for almost three centuries, it was reconstructed in 1867. It is the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces of the Joseon Dynasty. Afterwards, we'll proceed to the National Folk Museum, which is located inside the palace. The museum presents over 4,000 historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of the local people. 

Afterwards, we will head to N Seoul Tower which sits atop Namsan Mountain. The letter "N" stands for the tower's "new look" since it was remodeled in December of 2005. Ride the elevator up to the observation deck, a major attraction that opened to the public in 1980. You’ll have about an hour to take in the 360-degree night views of Seoul and the surrounding area from the 774-foot-high (236-meter) tower, which includes an outdoor terrace. The tower, standing at 236.7 meters, offers breathtaking panoramic views of Seoul and its surrounding areas. You can enjoy a budget food court at the ground floor or try Western cuisine at the revolving N Grill Restaurant. 

We will then continue to the traditional village of Namsan Hanok where you'll see five restored Korean houses, a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule among others. Take a leisurely stroll around the area and see antique items and furniture. 

After that we will go to Tongin market. Tongin Market dates back to June 1941 when it was a public market set up for Japanese residents near the Hyoja-dong neighborhood when Korea was still under Japanese rule. After the Korean War, the nation experienced swift rise in population, which led to a natural increase in consumption and demand. As a result the area’s street vendors and stores used the former Tongin Market area as their marketplace. Now, Tongin Market consists of 75 stores, most of which are restaurants and grocery stores. There are also some shops selling manufactured goods like underwear and shoes.

Next we will visit Seoul Trick Eye Museum. The name Trick Eye comes from the shortened form of the term Trick of the eye and refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into Three-dimensional images. Through the use of optical illusions, three-dimensional paintings on the surfaces of the museum walls, floors and ceilings come alive. The museum offers various themed galleries where visitors are invited to take part and are more than welcome to explore with their eyes, hands and cameras too.

We will then move on to ‘Hello Kitty Café.’ It is a high-class café which reveals an original feature of Hello Kitty with its differentiated and refined taste and customer service strategy. 

At the end of your tour, you’ll be returned to your Seoul hotel.

 

Please Note

- Gyeongbokgung Palace & Namsan Traditional Village are closed on Tuesday, in which case you'll visit other places instead

 

 

 

  • Gyeongbok Palace is the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces of the Joseon Dynasty
  • Visit the Namsan Hanok village and see traditional Korean houses

  • Lunch at Tong-in market which is officially nominated as “the most modernized form of traditional market in Seoul"
  • See optical illusion art and take picutres

Route

  1. Gyeongbok Palace
  2. N Seoul Tower
  3. Namsan Hanok Village
  4. Tong In Market
  5. Trick Art Museum
  6. Hello Kitty Cafe