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 Trip-37 VIP Morning Tour

Tour number : Trip-37
Price : 70,000won / $70 / per person
No. of people : minimum 4person
Time : 9:00 ~ 13:00
Conditions : Guide, Transportation, Pick-up service, Entrance fee, Taxes

* Price : 70,000won / $70 (minimum 4person)

* Itinerary

Day

location

Time

Itinerary

Meal

Day 1

Seoul





9:00




13:00

Hotel Pick-up
Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Gyeongbok Palace (Deoksugung Palace on Tuesdays)
The National Folk Museum
N Seoul Tower
Drop off at Insadong Alley or Hotel

 


* Conditions : English Speaking Guide
                       Hotel pick up Service, Transportation 
                       Entrance fee
                       Taxes

* Remarks : Deoksugung Palace on Tuesdays
                     No shopping center! 

* Description

The The VIP tour with the best schedule
Most comfortable mini bus with enough rooms
The best tour guide with full of hospitality and full of knowledge about Korean history
The best Itinerary to know Korea in very short time

- Gyeongbok Palace : Meet the main palace from Joseon Dynasty with 600 years of history.
- The National Folk Museum : Looking for A chance to know about Korea? Please meet 5000 years of history, culture and life which can help you to understand Korea.
- N Seoul Tower : Get a 360 º panoramic view of Exciting city, Seoul.


Gyeongbokgung Palace 
Gyeongbokgung was the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). One of five palaces in Seoul, it has a 500 year history. It was built by the founding King of Joseon dynasty, Lee Seong-Gye, in 1395 as he moved the capital city from Gyeseong to Seoul. Located in the northern part of Seoul, it is sometimes called “Bukgwol.”
Gyeongbokgung is 5.4 million square feet and rectangular in shape. On the south side is the main gate Gwanghwamun. To the north, Sinmumun, east, Yeongchumun, and west, Geonchunmun. In the palace are the Jeongak buildings such as Geunjeongjeon, Gyotaejeon, Jagyeongjeon, Gyeonghoeru, and Hyangwonjeong. Geunjeongjeon, the main hall, was where inquiries and morning sessions were held. In the front courtyard, three granite walkways are present. The slightly more elevated middle walkway was for the King. The ones on the side were for his court. In the yard, Pumgyeseoks stand on each side. Jagyeongjeon and Gyotaejeon were the King’s mother and Queen’s sleeping quarters. Jagyeongjeon is famous for it’s flower wall and Sipjangsaeng guldduk (chimney). The guldduk is recognized as the most beautiful made in Joseon period, and is listed as National Treasure no. 810. Gyotaejeon was the Queen’s personal living area, and the wall and the rear entrance overlooking Amisan Mountain are particularly eye-catching.
What adds to the elegance of Gyeongbokgung is its lotus pond. Gyeonghoeru and Hwangwonjeoung. Gyeonghoeru was where foreign dignitaries met and special festivals were held when good events occurred in the nation. Hwangwonjeong is behind the sleeping quarters, and is in the back courtyard. It also has a lotus pond, but has a distinct feminine feel to it compared to Gyeonghoeru’s. Its architecture makes great use of the surrounding Amisan’s geography, and the area blends in beautifully, a great example of traditional Korean palatial structure. There is also the library, sujeongjeon, and the King’s work quarters, Sajeongjeon.
There are many designated Cultural Assets in the Palace. Many of these were collected from all over the nation, such as Gyeongcheonsa’s 10-story stone tower (No. 86), Beomcheonsa’s Jigwangguksa-Hyeonmo tower (No.101), and Borugak’s Automatic Clock and Heumgyeonggak’s Water Clock and Cheonsang Clock.
In 1910, when the Korea-Japan Treaty was signed, Japan tore down all the Jeongak buildings in the south area and built their Command Center on the spot. The Japanese building has now been dismantled and the palace is in the process of being restored.


The National Folk Museum
The National Folk Museum displays the lifestyle of ancient Koreans. There are 20,000 vestiges, with a total of 4000 folk relics. In the Center Hall there are traditional culture or folk related exhibits. The “Hall of Korean Lifestyle” shows the lifestyles of Koreans from pre-historic times to the Joseon Period (1392~1910). You can compare the cultural characteristic and vestiges by period and you can see the development of pottery, agricultural implements and prints. The 2nd Exhibition called ‘Hall of Koreans at Work‘ displays tools for farming, hunting, fishing, along with clothes and houses. It includes handicrafts, accessories, dishes, kimchi and jangdokdae. The 3rd Exhibition is called the ‘Hall of a Korean Life Cycle‘ and presents the life of an ancient Korean from birth to marriage to death. Outside the museum is more interesting than inside. The Jejudo Island sculptures such as Dolharubang, windmills, treadmills and sheds are displayed outdoors. The National Folk Museum holds a ‘Korean Folk Concert’ every Saturday at the auditorium. The National Folk Museum designates the first Sunday every month as ‘Visit the Museum’ Day in admission fee is waived. 


N Seoul Tower
Opened to the public on October 15, 1980, Seoul Tower has been designated as a major tourist attraction where the beautiful panoramic view of Seoul can been seen. The 236.7 meter high Seoul Tower built on the 243m Mt. Namsan has been known as the best tower in Asia. After 30 years of devoted support from tourists, it was remodeled on December 9, 2005 with magnificent new look.
The alphabet N holds the meaning of being new and a total construction investment of 15 billion won in the grand scale remodeling of N Seoul Tower. With the construction of the new lighting system, the appearance, color and pattern of the tower brings change to each season or event. In addition, with the theme of ‘Flower of Seoul,’ lighting with the use of 6 different searchlights from different angles will take place from 7p.m. to midnight.
The lobby is prepared with Media Zone, Pavilion Experience Hall, exhibitions and performances. The N Grill western-style restaurant that revolves 360 degrees every 48 minutes, and Sky Restroom offering comfort and scenic view of Seoul are high recommended places to visit. Furthermore, N Seoul Tower has resuscitated as a complex cultural are from a mere observatory.


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