Bukchon Village, Royal Palace and Museum Tour
Highlights / General details
Start the tour by heading to the National Museum of Korea, which opened in 1992. You will see houses over 20,000 royal relics from the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine during the Joseon Dynasty.
Next, we will visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, a royal palace constructed in 1395. It is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces. With your guide, marvel at the grandeur of the preserved portions and the restorations. While here, we will head over to the National Folk Museum located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace. Here you can fully immerse yourselves in previous domestic and agricultural lifestyles, and learn about Korea’s cultural beliefs.
After visiting the National Folk Museum, we'll pass by the Samcheongdong-gil Road. The street is lined with cafes, museums, antique shops and a number of famous art galleries. Since each art gallery building along Samcheongdong-gil has its own unique architectural design, taking a walk and appreciating the buildings is a journey in itself.
Continue on to Bukchon Hanok Village, a Korean traditional village with a long history. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. Many of hanoks operate as cultural centers, restaurants and tea houses, providing an opportunity to experience traditional Korean culture.
Your tour concludes with a visit to the Tteok Museum. This unique museum exhibit various types of rice cakes and the different methods used to make these delicacies. Learn about the use of rice cakes in Korean rites of passage, and see displays of the 180 varieties of tteok.
Hotel pickup and drop-off; English-speaking guide; Entrance fees.
Meals and drinks; Personal expenses; Tips and gratuities; Optional activity costs.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday - Sunday; Departs at 2:00pm.
Approximately 4 hours.
National Museum of Korea is closed on Monday. Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed on Tuesday, in which case you'll visit another palace instead.
There is a 2 passenger minimum required for this booking.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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