Gyeongbokgung

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  • Seoul City 1-Day Tour & Nanta Or Korean Folk Village Option

    1. Seoul City 1-Day Tour & Nanta Or Korean Folk Village Option

    Explore Korean history and culture with a knowledgeable local guide. Begin your tour from your hotel in the Seoul area between 8:00 AM and 9:20 AM. Stop first at Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea famous for being located in the center of the city. Enjoy the peaceful air of the temple before moving on to Gyeongbok Palace. Observe the Changing of the Guard Ceremony and explore the palace itself. Built in 1395, Gyeongbok Palace is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Following a tour of the palace with your guide learning the history and secrets of this beautiful building, pass by the Presidential Blue House and walk to Cheongwadae Sarangchae. This historic center gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of the presidents of Korea and learn about the fascinating history of Seoul. It ...

    Sharon was an amazing and funny guide. She explained everything thoroughly and made sure she answered any questions we’ve had. She also made sure to get me to the Nanta show on time.

  • Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

    2. Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

    Begin your tour from the hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM. Stop first at the Jogyesa buddhist temple. Notice the locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, a truly beautiful sight. Gaze in wonder at the Daeungjeon and the main temple building which are about 500 years old. Continue on to the Gyeongbok palace where you'll first observe the changing of the guard ceremony. Then, explore Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395 and is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Next visit Cheongwadae, the presidential blue house, known for its beautiful, blue tiles. These tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mount Bugaksan behind it. Discover how the blue house with its blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea. Here you'll have the chance to visit Cheongwadae...

    We enjoyed the tour. It was interesting to hear more about the history. Sophie is a very nice excellent guide who made our morning very pleasant.

  • Afternoon 4-Hour Seoul UNESCO & Traditional Markets Tour

    3. Afternoon 4-Hour Seoul UNESCO & Traditional Markets Tour

    Enjoy an afternoon outing that visits three main highlights of the city of Seoul! See the Changdeokgung Palace, the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market, and the Namdaemun Traditional market with the aid of a knowledgeable tour guide! The tour's first stop is Changdeokgung Palace, the second royal villa built after Gyeongbok Palace in 1405. Changdeok was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings, and is the best preserved among the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. See the public palace area, a royal family residence building. Then visit the rear garden, a place of rest for the kings. The garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion. Next, the tour will travel to the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market. Insadong has been at the heart of nation’s capital for 600 years and it was a cultural center during the Chosun Dynasty (1392...

    Very knowledgeable guide. We visited several landmarks in Seoul, and had a very nice time.

  • Seoul: Morning or Sunset City Highlights Bike Tour

    4. Seoul: Morning or Sunset City Highlights Bike Tour

    See all of the top spots in Seoul on a 3.5-hour bike tour. Visit attractions such as the Cheonggyecheon River, the majestic Gyungbok Palaces’ grand entrance Gwanghwamun and Gwanghwamun Square, and the Presidential Blue House. Later, admire the traditional architecture of the Bukchon Village area and the tranquil Jogeysa Temple. Alternatively, extend your tour to a 6-hour option and rocket over to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the modern and artistic side of the city. Ride to the Gwanjang Market for some local street food and pop into a secret cafe for a short break. If you'd rather avoid the sun, book a 5-hour twilight tour and visit the Old Town and learn about the best local hangouts and beer spots from your guide. Local snacks are included for you to try.

  • Seoul: Morning E-bike Tour

    5. Seoul: Morning E-bike Tour

    Glide effortlessly through the ancient city of Seoul by E-Bike. Starting from the K Style tourist information hub, you'll cruise over to the Blue House, before visiting the Tongin Market for Lunch. Next up, visit the famous Coffee Prince Cafe for something warm, before visiting the oldest original gate to the city. You'll then travel effortlessly up two mountains, with your E-bike doing all the work for you. From the tops of these mountains you can overlook the city to enjoy Seoul's natural beauty and epic skyline all in one. This tour will also visit a famous chopstick house for a chat and a game, and at the end of your tour you should be left with some awesome pictures, a feel for Seoul, some local knowledge of the food and culture, some chopstick skills, and memories to last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Gyeongbokgung

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 173 reviews

It was an interesting experience and well worth the money. A great tour to do some last minute shopping for souvenirs, the guide I had was super friendly and spoke fluent English. She was able to deliver a informative history tour about the historical site and provided useful recommendations on where to find the best street food in the markets.

We enjoyed the tour. It was interesting to hear more about the history. Sophie is a very nice excellent guide who made our morning very pleasant.

Very knowledgeable guide. We visited several landmarks in Seoul, and had a very nice time.

Super informative tour around Seoul. The world's best guide, Sophie!

A really good tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.