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 Trip-39 VIP Full day Tour

Tour number : Trip-39
Price : 180,000won / $180 / per person
No. of people : minimum 4person
Time : 9:00 ~ 18:00
Conditions : Guide, Transportation, Pick-up service, Lunch, Entrance fee, Taxes

* Price : 180,000won / $180 (minimum 4person)

* Itinerary

Day

location

Time

Itinerary

Meal

Day 1

Seoul










9:00









18:00

Hotel Pick-up
Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Gyeongbok Palace (Deoksugung Palace on Tuesdays)
The National Folk Museum
N Seoul Tower
Insadong Alley
Lunch
Changdeok Palace (Namsan Hanok Village on Mon)
Yongsan Electronics Market
Hanriver Cruise
Drop off at Insadong Alley or Hotel

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* Conditions : English Speaking Guide
                       Hotel pick up Service, Transportation
                       Meal (Lunch)
                       Entrance fee
                       Taxes

* Remarks : Deoksugung Palace on Tuesdays
                    Namsan Hanok Village on Mondays
                    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.
- Insadong Alley : This is the home of Artists from the Joseon Dynasty till the present days. There are many antique shops and contemporary art galleries where you can get old and modern arts of Korea.
- Changdeokgung Palace : You will meet the secondary main palace from Joseon Dynasty where you can feel the last royal family’s life.
- Yongsan Electronics Market : It is the biggest shopping mall of electronics in Korea. Up-to-date electronics with reasonable price are always available here.
- Han River Ferry Cruise : Be ready to relax! This is the chance you can enjoy beautiful scenery of Seoul from the river.


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.


Insadong Alley
Insa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

The galleries are the heartbeat of Insa-dong. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures. The most famous galleries are Hakgojae Gallery, which functions as the center of folk art, Gana Art Gallery, which promotes many promising artists, and Gana Art Center.

The teahouses and restaurants are the perfect complement to the galleries. At first they might be hard to find, but if you take the time to stroll around the twisting alleyways, the window shopping in itself can be very entertaining. The shops in Insa-dong are very popular among all age groups, because each one is unique.

Every Saturday from 14:00 – 22:00 and Sunday from 10:00 – 22:00, some streets are blocked off from traffic and it becomes a cultural space. Stores set up booths outside and others set up shops (Korean candy merchants and fortune tellers.) There are traditional performances and exhibits as well. Insa-dong is especially popular with foreign tourists. This is where they can experience and see traditional Korean culture firsthand, and also purchase pieces of fine art. On the street you can eat Korean taffy and traditional pajeon (Korean pancake), and see many foreigners lost in all the joyous festivities of the street.


Changdeokgung Palace 
Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion.

The palace gained in importance starting from the time of 9th king of Joseon, Seongjong, when a number of kings began using it as a place of residence. Unfortunately, the palace was burned down by angry citizens in 1592 when the royal family fled their abode during the Japanese Invasion of Korea. Thanks to Gwanghaegun, the palace was restored in 1611. Even today, it holds a number of cultural treasures such as Injeongjeon Hall, Daejojeon Hall, Seonjeongjeon Hall, and Nakseonjae.


Yongsan Electronics Market
The Yongsan Electronics Market is an enormous wholesale electronics morket located near the Yongsan Train Station. The electronics market specializes in various consumer electronics including computers, computer parts, DVDs, CDs, and many other types of electronic goods. There are more than 3,000 stores situated in ther area, with a number of large shopping malls such sa Jeonja Land, Najin Sangga (Shooping Mall), and the Gwangwang Bus Terminal. Shoppers will find all their electronics needs at prices 15 to 30% cheaper than at retailers.

Jeonja Land (Electronic Land) in building 9 (9-dong) carries electronic parts on the first floor, broadcasting equipment and audio systems on the second floor, and computers and computer accessories on the third and fourth floors. The Wonhyo Sangga in buildings 4 and 5 (4-and 5-diong) perovides lighting fixtures, along with electric and electronic part.


Han River Ferry Cruise
Hangang River Ferry Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery around Hangang River that flows through Seoul. Cool wind from the river, the surrounding scenery, which get more beautiful in the evenings, are the rewards the ferry cruise can offer you.

There are 3 places to get on or get off the ferries: at the Yeouido, Jamsil, and Ttukseom docks. All rides run on two kinds of cruise schedules. One cruise leaves the dock, goes on the Hangang River cruise course, and comes back. The other course starts from either Yeouido or Jamsil and ends at Jamsil or Yeouido. Some ferries make a stop at Ttukseom.

On the cruise, you can see Hangang River’s beautiful scenery, the surrounding islands, Jeoldusan Park, the 63 City Building, N Seoul Tower, Jamsil’s Multi Sports Complex, and other famous tourist spots. The cruise is often used for weddings, birthday parties, music performances and other events. The live concerts connect piano playing with singing voices, and will live on in memories. During the summer, the docks also offer motor boat rentals.


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