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Seoul: UNESCO Heritage Palace, Shrine, and More Tour

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine on a guided tour. Discover the village of Bukchon Hanok with its traditional houses and vibrant Korean culture.

Highlights

  • Explore Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO site with 600 years of history
  • Learn about Jongmyo Shrine, where ancient spirits are said to reside
  • Bring out your camera at Buckhon Hanok Village filled with traditional houses
  • Optional Full-day tour includes Lunch

Description

Start your day with meeting points where you choose and head to Bukchon Hanok Village. See traditional Korean-style buildings which have been transformed into café and various cultural centers. Take out your camera and capture beautiful photos of these unique buildings. Receive an introduction to the rest of the day's itinerary from your guide. Next, make your way to the Jongmyo Royal Shrine, constructed nearly 600 years ago. This shrine served as a religious memorial for the royal family and kings used to visit the place to pay their respect to ancient royal families. Marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this site occasionally demonstrates ancient customs such as memorial services and traditional music performances.  Visit the nearby Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which served as a royal residence in centuries past. Admire the traditional Korean architecture and vibrant gardens surrounding the palace. Lastly, visit Cheongha Korea Ginseng. Ginseng is first mentioned in “Ji Jiu Zhang” during Han dynasty of China as herb used widely in the orient for so many diseases and ailments. It is a plant which had been regarded as a panacea, a cure all. In the studies, Korean ginseng shows best performances in adaptogenic properties. Full day Tour [Lunch is included, which will be a Bulgogi (which can be changed due to any unexpected events) Move to Suwon, Gyeonggi-do and you will visit Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. After the tour, you will be back in Seoul] You will be dropped off at Myeongdong, where numerous restaurants and shopping malls await you.

Includes

Entrance fees Professional guide Van transfer and driver

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Please note that on Mondays, Changdeokgung Palace is replaced by the Gyeongbokgung palace
  • Jongmyo Royal Shrine is closed on Tuesdays, it will be replaced as Insadong, an old town neighborhood with a traditional atmosphere
  • Your exact meeting point and time will be confirmed by the local partner through an e-mail, please check your spam folder or reach out to the local partner if the e-mail is not received

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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