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Rise And Shine (Gyeongbok Palace) - (Min.1 Person/Tour) Korea

This half day tour takes you around many of the culturally significant locations of Korea. Explore the wonders of the beautiful Gyeongbok Palace, a traditional Zen Buddhist Temple, Jogyesa Temple, and the Presidential Blue House.

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Group Tour

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Adult
3995
Child (Under 10 Years Old)
JPY 2853
Infant (Under 36 Months)
JPY 0
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Hightlights

  • Visit a traditional Zen Buddhist temple
  • Walk through the presidential museum, Cheongwadae Sarangchae
  • Tour the Presidential Blue House, located at the foot of Mt. Bugaksan
  • Watch the traditional changing of the Guard Ceremony
  • See the most beautiful castle in Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace

Description

Presidential Blue House

Home to the President, Cheongwadae is the famous Blue House, strategically located at the foot of Mt. Bugaksan, acting as a symbol of the president’s power. The Blue House, built in 1991, is where the President conducts the nations business complete with government employees supporting the President. Unfortunately it’s not possible to enter the building.

Jogyesa Buddhist Temple

Jogyesa Buddhist Temple is the center of Zen Buddhism in Korea, and is famous for being located in the city. From the busy streets of Jongno, follow the road towards Anguk Subway Station, and you will see Jogyesa Temple. The first things you will notice at the temple are the lovely trees.  Enter the complex through the line locust and baeksong trees that lead you to the 500 year old main building, Daeungjeon.

Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Every day visitors to Gyeongbok Palace can watch a reenactment of the “Changing of the Royal Guards” ceremony, which takes place at the Gwanghwamun and Heungnyemun plazas. The royal guards of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910) were in charge of protecting the gates of the capital city and the royal palace.

Gyeongbok Palace

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the most majestic of all five palaces.
The premises were destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond are still relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculpture of contemporary art.
The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.

Itinerary

Hotel → Jogyesa Buddhist Temple → Cheongwadae Sarangchae ( closed on every Monday ) → Presidential Blue House ( Photo time ) → Changing of the Guard Ceremony → Gyeongbok Palace(Deoksu Palace Tuesday only) → Amethyst / Ginseng Center → Arrive at Itaewon or City Hall area

Inclusions

  • Tour Guide
  • Vehicle & Driver
  • Pick-Up & Drop-off Service
  • Entrance Fee

Please Note

  1. On Tuesdays, Kyunbokgung Palace and the National Museum of Korea are closed and replaced with Deoksugung Palace.
  2. The Royal Guard Changing Ceremonymay be canceled depending on the cold weather below -5 Celsius, or due to snow or rain.
  3. The company is not responsible for accidents or loss of property caused by the individual’s negligence.

Meeting Place

Pick up from your hotel.
*Pick-up service may be delayed depending on the traffic condition.

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 5 working days before the departure date: full refund
  • Within 5 working days before the departure date or no-show: no refund

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