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Seoul: Northern Sides of Seoul / Gwangjang Market

1. Seoul: Northern Sides of Seoul / Gwangjang Market

Your day will start with a pick-up from your hotel to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the most beautiful and remains the largest of all five palaces. (Tuesday: visit Changdeokgung place) Then, move to Bukchon Hanok village which literally translates to "northern village," where many traditional houses operate as cultural centers, guesthouses and restaurants. Walk to Samcheongdong lined with cafes, museums, antique shops and galleries where you can enjoy the art and shopping. Next, go to Ihwha Mural Village, located less than a 10 minute walk uphill from the buzzing Daehakno area. As you head up the slopes of Mount Naksan, the noise and crowds will give way to fresh air and gorgeous, expansive views of the city but also to something unexpected - street art. Lastly, your trip will end at Gwangjang Market, the nation’s first market. Although the goods are not brand name products, the wide selection of high-quality goods at inexpensive prices will make it an enjoyable shopping experience. The market is famous for the delicious foods so have lunch or some snacks.

From Seoul: Evening Tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO Site

2. From Seoul: Evening Tour to Hwaseong Fortress UNESCO Site

Explore a piece of Korean history in a unique light on this night tour of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Discover one of the most well-known and loved UNESCO sites in Korea. Depart from Seoul and head to Suwon, the only completely walled city in South Korea. We will visit Hwaseong Haenggung palace in summer season. 'Haenggung' stands for a temporary place where royal families stayed. Suwon Haenggung palace is the biggest of those. Enjoy the night views of this palace and take some great pictures.  Marvel at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Designed by the most inspiring ancient architect named Jeong Yak-Yong, the fortress is a fusion of science and industry and incorporates Chinese ingenuity into its plans. The whole fortress is beautifully lit up at night.  Learn about the Joseon dynasty's history including the fact that Suwon could've been the new capital of ancient Korea and that the king built the fortress to be closer with his dead father.

Seoul: Royal palace Afternoon Tour including Changdeokgung

3. Seoul: Royal palace Afternoon Tour including Changdeokgung

To start your adventure, a guide will meet you in front of the front desk (1 Floor) of Lotte Hotel Seoul. First, you will head to the Changdeokgung palace; the name itself meaning "to brighten virtue." Changdeokgung is Korea's most successfully preserved palace and a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the Insadong antique shop alley, to experience the traditional culture of Korea in the heart of the city. With art galleries, traditional craft stores, antique art dealers, traditional tea houses and restaurants, this street cannot be missed. Then make your way to Namsangol Hanok village located between the tall buildings in the middle of a normal city scene. This village has 5 restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule as well, making it a perfect spot to take a leisure walk. On the grounds you can try traditional games such as: neolttwigi (seesaw jumping), tuhonori (arrow throwing) and yutnori (traditional board game).  Afterwards you will visit Namdaemun gate (Sungnyemun or South gate) and walk in and admire the gate. Next, visit Namdaemun market, which dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. This open-air market is just a few minutes from Seoul’s ancient Namdaemun gate (Sungnyemun or South gate). It is close to the downtown area and a number of deluxe hotels, and boasts an impressive selection of merchandise.  At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Myeongdong or City hall subway station Itinerary: • 13:00 in front of the front desk (1 Floor) of Lotte Hotel Seoul (30 eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul) • [UNESCO] Changdeokgung Palace (Jongmyo Royal Shrine on Mondays) • Insadong antique shop alley • Namsangol hanok village (Monday: Bukchon hanok village) • Sungnyemun gate (outside of the Sungnyemun gate on Mondays) • Namdaemun market • 17:00 Drop off at Myeongdong or City hall subway station

Traditional TV Drama set Dae Jang Geum Park Tour From Seoul

4. Traditional TV Drama set Dae Jang Geum Park Tour From Seoul

Join the stars for a day with a visit to the MBC Dae Jang Geum Park shooting location for MBC dramas, and marvel at the sets of palaces, fortresses, private homes and streets. Travel back to the Kingdom of Joseon and encounter modern life environments. Watch a drama being filmed, if you are lucky, or just explore the sets. Used by MBC to film memorable costume dramas such as "Wind in the Palace" and "The Great Queen Seondeok," the dedicated space features faithful reproductions of traditional living spaces and more. Also this place is where BTS Suga filmed the music video for Daechwita. Must visit spot for ARMY. Explore the phenomenon of Korean Wave and K-pop for a unique look at popular culture in South Korea.

Seoul: Night Tour to Deoksugungpalace and Sevit some

5. Seoul: Night Tour to Deoksugungpalace and Sevit some

Explore the wonderful night lights of Seoul with a professional guide and visit Deoksugung palace which has a great view. Take in this unique experience and look at this ancient palace at night with beautiful lights.  Head to Han River and from Banpo bridge, watch the beautiful rainbow fountain show which is available from April until October. From November until March you will visit Noeul cafe at the Dongjak bridge instead of the fountain. (You will visit Noeul cafe at the Dongjak bridge on rainy days.) Go to the man-made floating Island Sevit Seom with fancy lights. Find some great place to take a fantastic photos. Stop at the Cheonggyecheon stream and Seoullo 7017 where you can enjoy the night view of Seoul, which is famous for its great view and featured in many k-dramas and k-movies.  Have a calm walk looking down at the city's night view and listen to the history behind it. After enjoying the night views of Seoul, the tour takes you back to the Myeongdong area.

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An extraordinary visit with Jung Chang. Small friendly group. Meeting and travel to easy and pleasant destination. The visit to Suwon and the fortress was really great. I highly recommend. An extraordinary visit with Jung Chang. Small friendly group. Easy and pleasant meeting and travel to destination. The visit to Suwon and the fortress was really great. I highly recommend. 정창과의특별한방문. 작은친절한그룹. 쉽고 즐거운 목적지로의 만남과 여행. 수원과 요새 방문은 정말 좋았습니다. 나는 매우 추천합니다.

The fortress was illuminated and therefore very nice to look at at night. Despite the bad weather and the long drive with a lot of traffic, the tour was worth it. The guide was very friendly and well informed. Transport was in a small van and there were only 3 of us plus guide so very private.

Sam was an excellent tour guide, very patient, good sense of humor and had a great understanding of the location. Would go again!

Had a fantastic time with kris and the boss is so kind. Cannot recommend them enough- Do not miss out!!

Informative and Chang did a good job and great to be the tour guide.