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World Cultural Heritage Morning Tour (Min. 2 People/Tour) Korea

Visit some of the historical sites around Seoul. Enjoy a stop at the royal Changdeok Palace, a royal villa that was used as a getaway for the Joseon Royal Family. Enjoy the gardens that create a a natural and scene atmosphere with the beautiful mountains that surround Seoul in the background. Afterwards, take some time in the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market to buy some souvenirs for the return trip home.

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Hightlights

  • See the beautiful royal villa, Changdeok Palace
  • Explore the large complex of the Jongmyo Royal Shrine
  • Find some local artwork at the Insadong Arts and Crafts Market

Description

Changdeok Palace

Changdeok Palace is 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. The rear garden that was used as a resting place by the kings boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden.

Jongmyo Royal Shrine

Jongmyo Shrine was built by Lee Seong Gye (1335-1408), the first king and founding father of the Joseon Dynasty.  It was a primary place of worship for Kings throughout the Joseon Dynasty and has been registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site for its well-preserved ancient customs such as memorial services and traditional music.
One of the many unique characteristics of Jongmyo Shrine is the 3-forked path of slightly raised roads that starts from in front of the main gate. The middle path was created in honor of the former kings and leads to Jeongjeon, where their mortuary tablets are preserved and memorial services are held. The tradition of enshrining successive kings was originally handed down from China, and has been well maintained.  Jeongjeon has 19 different rooms in all, honoring 19 different kings.

Insadong Arts and Crafts Market

Insadong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old, precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insadong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes.
The galleries are the heartbeat of Insadong. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art varying from paintings to sculptures. The most famous galleries are the Hakgojae Gallery, which functions as the center of folk art, Gana Art Gallery, an exhibit that promotes many promising artists, and the Gana Art Center.

Itinerary

Hotel → Changdeok Palace ( Gyeongbok Palace Monday only ) → Jongmyo Royal Shrine ( Seoul Museum of History Tuesday only ) → Insadong Arts and Crafts Market → Amethyst / Ginseng Center → Arrive at Itaewon

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 Ceremony may 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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