Hotel → Jogyesa Buddhist Temple → Blue House(Cheongwadae) Sarangchae ( closed on every Monday ) → Presidential Blue House ( Photo time ) → Changing of the Guard Ceremony → Gyeongbok Palace(Deoksu Palace is Tuesday only) → Amethyst / Ginseng Center → Arrive at Itaewon or City Hall area
- Pick-up service may be delayed depending on the traffic condition.
- After the reservation is confirmed, pick-up service will be held at the location requested by the client.
Tour guide, transportation and entrance fees.
- Pick up time can be changed depends on your hotel location (Only Seoul area).
- Payment can be arranged on the tour day by cash or credit card.
- There is 100% of cancellation charge on the day.
- Drop point will be Itaewon or City Hall area.
Extend an invitation to you!! First visit in Korea? You can start with Korea’s representative structure. Sarangchae is a history center that gives visitors a change to follow in the footsteps of presidents of Korea and gain insight into the history of Seoul. Gyeongbok Palace, the oldest palace, built in 1394 as the mail palace of the Joseon Dynasty by its founder King Taejo, it is the most comprehensive and grandest of the five palace of the period.
Built in 1395, Gyeongbok Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is located more toward the north, compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeok (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghee (Western Palace). Gyeongbok Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all the five palaces.
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.
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. These locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, the main temple building, are about 500 years old.
Presidential Blue House
The symbol of Cheongwadae (known to westerners as the Blue House or the presidential residence), is the blue tiles. The first thing that catches your eye when you arrive at Cheongwadae is the blue tiles of the main building. The blue tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mt. Bugaksan behind it. As the Blue House represents Korea, the blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea.
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. It encompasses the past, present and even the future of Seoul as well as the entire nation. It serves as a tourist information center that offers detailed information on World Cultural Heritage sites and assets.