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Gyeongbokgung,Bukchon Village,Hongdae street,Folk Museum

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Tour of 6 hours to Gyeongbokgung-authentic & biggest palace, attractive traditional village, young & vibrant street of Hongdae. Tour features highlight of beautiful, cultural, vibrant places at Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon Hanok Village, Hongdae steet. Guide shares brief cultural history that enables guest to figure out the authentic beauty and value of traditional Korean culture as well as palace architecture.

Seoul Tour Guide - Paul K.
Paul K.
5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)
12:00 AM

Meeting Point

Gwanghwamun Square

09:00 AM

Meetings and greetings in Gwanghwamun

09:30 AM

Context about culture and history of Joseon Dynasty

Sharing of cultural context about history, culture and Confucianism, that Gyeongbokgung reflects.

11:30 AM

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Tour to Gyeongbokgung Palace.


12:00 PM

National Folk Museum

Tour to National Folk Museum.

12:50 PM

Bukchon Hanok Village

Tour to Bukchong Hanok Village.

01:30 PM

Arrival at Hongdae street by bus and subway

Transportation is one of best tour to experience local culture and people.

03:00 PM

Hongdae street

Tour to Hongdae street is unique & attractive place where we can experience young and vibrant culture & atmosphere of Korea.

03:00 PM

End of tour

Tour end at Hongdae street subway.

Ending Point

Hongdae subway station

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Tour Important Information

==Gyeongbokgung Palace was built as main palace of Joseon dynasty, intended to present Ideal of Confucianism and its national goal. Geyongbokgung is highlight and essence to showcase the authentic palace architecture of Confucianism. It is largest and grandest palace among all 5 palaces of Joseon Dynasty.

Guide shares the cultural context that enables guest to figure out the authentic beauty and value of not only Gyeongbokgung but also all traditional architectures they will witness during their tour in Korea. Architectural style reflects the spirit of times. Confucianism is the spirit of Joseon Dynasty. Palace architecture embodies Confucianism through its structure, style and decoration.

==Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history. Bukchon Hanok Village is unique and attractive destination that shows traditional landscape in the middle of highly urbanized metropolitan environment. Bukchon is one of the most beautiful places in Seoul that well blend traditional landscape with modern landscape.

==Hongdae is vibrant and trendy area featuring young & modern culture & atmosphere of Korea, where we can witness various busking of singers & performances at the street showcasing of K-Pop culture and also Hongdae is full of hundreds of boutique shops, trendy cafes and restaurants.

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My primary tourist destination is Seoul and metropolitan area, consisting of 5 palaces, Royal Ancestral Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village, National Museum of Korea, War Memorial of Korea and other museums & galleries and contemporary architectures, and Namsan Mt. with N-Seoul Tower, traditional & trendy market places such as Gwangjang market & Hondae street, and also Korean Folk Village & DMZ tour.

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Seoul Tour Reviews

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Rebecca H.

5 / 5
Apr 8, 2024

Security tour to divided Korea

Seoul
8 hours

DMZ and war history tour

We enjoyed our day with Paul who is very knowledgeable on Korean history. The tour did turn out to be quite long (11hours) as the DMZ tour took longer than expected and we got caught in a traffic jam getting back into Seoul. It was an interesting way to spend our last day in South Korea.

Rebecca H.

Guest and her children, Vida and Ruber were very patient despite of tough itinerary, that was started from 6:40 am to 6:00pm, and traffic jam of 2hour & 10min on way back to accommodation. Guests paid to Korean history and reality of diviede Korea. Guests enjoyed beautiful weather of spring season.

Seoul: Views of History and Culture

We had an excellent tour with Paul. We met at our hotel lobby, where he provided a detailed introduction to the sights we would be visiting. We saw a broad swath of Korean Culture: the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum, Bukchon Hanok neighborhood, the Seoul City Wall, Nansen Mountain and vast views of the city from N Seoul Tower. Paul is a scholar of Korean history and culture. He explained the concepts of Confucianism philosophy in the architecture of the palace and its continued influence in modern life. We marveled at the contrasts and continuity between the Joseon Dynesty and the city around us. Our tour route was planned efficiently: we saw a lot as we walked and rode the bus and subways. Paul answered questions thoroughly and was generous with his time. I highly recommend him to visitors yearning to know more about Korean history and culture.

Daralyn L.

Center of culture and tour is architecture. Architectural style represents spirit of times. We can see as much as we know about spirit of times. For example, ‘Romanesque’ and ‘Gothic’ are medieval European architectural styles. Without knowledge about Christianity, the spirit of medieval Europe, we cannot fully appreciate beauty and value of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Confucianism was the spirit of Joseon Dynasty. Architectural style of Gyeongbokgung presents Confucianism. Confucianism culture of Joseon Dynasty is unique characteristic of Korean culture, compared to Chinese, Japanese and European culture. With brief information about Confucianism culture, you can fully appreciate the beauty and value of Gyeongbokgung and traditional Korean culture, to make your whole trip excited and impressive in Korea.

Totally recommend

From when I enquired about the tour Paul responded straight away. He met us at our hotel and gave us a brief history of South Korea. This helped us with the understanding of “ Confucianism” . Paul is extremely knowledgeable about South Korea history and culture. It made the tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village an informative experience. We saw people walking around the palace not knowing what they are looking at. This is why I recommend Paul. He also assisted us with instructions how to get to Gwangjang Market. *****

Karren P.

Karren and Douglas come from Australia, where no snow falls. Yesterday, weather forecast wronged, because snow fell from morning. They loved snows and kept going on as itinerary. Karren and her husband paid keen attention to 20 min. of my information about cultural history of Korea and Confucianism, that is the spirit of Joseon Dynasty. Karren really showed sincere interest in the beauty and value of Korea. The tour with Karren is one of the best tour I can not forget.

$190/ per group

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