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Bukchon Hanok Village Tour

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May
2014
Bukchon Hanok Village Tour Information
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Introduction Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called ‘hanok’ that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, ‘Bukchon,’ which literally translates to ‘northern village,’ came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant […]

Icheon Pottery Village

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May
2014
Icheon Ceramics Village Tour Information
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Introduction Icheon Ceramics Village produces traditional Korean ceramics, which are of high quality. The village became the center of traditional pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for about 500 years due to the easily obtainable materials in the areas. Icheon Ceramics Village was also the center of Joseon Baekja ceramics. Presently, about 80 pottery factories […]

Hyangwonjeong at Gyeongbokgung

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May
2014
Gyeongbokgung Palace Tour Information
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Introduction 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 grandest of all five palaces. The premises were destroyed by […]

Cheongwadae Sarangchae

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May
2014
Cheongwadae Sarangchae
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Introduction The newly opened Cheongwadae Sarangchae, which opened to the public on January 5th, 2010, is a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of presidents of Korea and gain insight into the history of Seoul. On the first floor is the Korea Center, which presents the Korean UNESCO World […]

Insadong tour

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May
2014
Insadong Tour Information
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Insadong: Culture and Crafts Aplenty Insa-dong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, […]