The main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace is evaluated as the best main gate of the palace presenting the beauty of balance and harmony in general with the refined style and magnificent structure.
Deoksugung Palace is one of the four important palaces in the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1910, the Seokjojeon Hall in Deoksugung Palace is the first western style building in Korea. It is one of the busiest attractions as it is surrounded by beautiful, traditional culture and is easily accessible. Traditional Read more [...]
Built with red bricks and granite, this Romanesque style building is the home of Seoul Anglican Cathedral. It enhances the beauty of the building by adding a hint of the traditional Korean style house such as cheoma and roof to the western architectural style.
The Seoul Fortress Wall surrounds Seoul for about 18.2 kilometers, but 10.5 kilometers are preserved at present. There are three courses to tour the Seoul Fortress Wall. The first course starts from Anguk Station or Hyehwa Station and there is the Naksan Park on the way, which is a perfect Read more [...]
It is a multi-purpose museum featuring a gallery, tea shop, tea café and the museum exhibiting collections related to tea. The museum presents a variety of artifacts such as tea cups developed with the Korean tea history and pottery by local artists are exhibited in the gallery. It also represents Read more [...]
Located in Ssamji-gil, Insa-dong, Toto’s Nostalgia Museum and Giftshop exhibits a variety of old stuff reminiscing about the old days such as movie, comics, cigarette, food, dolls, music tapes, etc.
The Seoul Museum of History offers a wide collection of donated artifacts and regular exhibitions presenting the life of people in Seoul and the changes into the modern Seoul. It also provides various hands-on programs for all ages and cultural events.
Located in the Seoul National University, the museum provides opportunities to learn traditional art, archaeology and history. It holds various special exhibitions and it is recommended to check the event schedule in advance on the museum’s website.
Having 60 ground floors and 3 basement levels, it is the third tallest building in Korea. It is a perfect place to view downtown, Seoul and even the West Sea can be seen when the weather is clear. It is a cultural complex featuring aquarium, cinema, restaurants, art gallery, observatory, Read more [...]
Located in Samgaksan Moutain, it is a templestay program run by Hwagyesa Temple surrounded by a dense forest. It is designed to experience traditional Buddhist culture and the essence of the Zen practice including Yebul (pray service; 예불), meditation with music, hiking, 108 prostrations, conversation with monks over tea, Zen Read more [...]
It is a templestay, which is designed to experience Buddhist culture appreciating the breathtaking beauty of nature. It helps participants relax and find tranquility as well as offering various activities such as barugongyang (traditional temple meal; 발우공양), 108 prostrations, etc.
It is a templestay program, which is designed to experience noble spiritual value of Buddhism and cultural heritage. It includes Yebul (pray service), barugongyang (traditional temple meal), etc. and helps participants to relax through meditation. It is run mainly for foreign participants.
It is a templestay program run by the time-honored temple, Bongensa with a thousand-year-old history. It includes temple tour, barugongyang (traditional temple meal), 108 prostrations, etc. The programs are also arranged in English for foreign participants.
It is a templestay program which enables participants to experience Buddhist culture at the temple in the center of Jongno, Seoul. It is popular especially among foreigners as it offers various hands-on programs including 108 prostrations, tolling a bell, making Buddhist beads, etc.
It is a templestay program to experience Buddhist culture at Gilsangsa Temple. It offers templelife programs, which is designed to experience various Buddhist culture such as making lotus lanterns and Buddhist beads, conversation with monks over tea, etc. as well as templestay programs.
It is a templestay program to experience Buddhist culture at Geumsensa Temple. There is a hands-on program, which is designed to experience various Buddhist culture including 108 prostrations, conversation with monks over tea, tolling a bell, etc. It also offers a tranquil templestay for relaxation, which is planned to keep Read more [...]
Providing a glimpse of the Korean lifestyle, Bukchon Folk Heritage Museum presents household objects, tools and equipment in the Korean modern era collected from Bukchon, Seoul.
The National Assembly is the place where the national affairs are preceded. It is open to the public walk-in basis for Uiwondongsan, Husaenggwan, Memorial Hall, but the conference room requires making a reservation ahead at the National Assembly website. It is known for the most beautiful spot to enjoy cherry Read more [...]
Located in Gyeongbokgung Palace, the museum exhibits a magnificent collection of relics reflecting five hundred years of history and culture of the Joseon Dynasty. It presents the artifacts showing how remarkably various fields of science and technology were developed in the Joseon Dynasty as well as attires and furniture of Read more [...]
Gyeongbokgung Palace holds a variety of performances every year. The National Gugak Center presents special performances annually and <A Feast of Gugak in Sujeongjeon>, a regular performance
Bosingak has held the Watch-Night bell, tolling Bosingak Bell 33 times, on the last day of every year since 1953.
It is a building constructed in 1395 to protect the bell. The bell that used to alarm the open and close time of the four main gates of old Seoul in the Joseon Dynasty has been kept in the National Museum of Korea and it is replaced with the newly Read more [...]
Established in 1405, this palace served as the Secondary palace in the Joseon Dynasty. It was called ‘Donggwol (a palace of the east)’ along with ‘Changgyeonggung Palace’ as they were located in the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Changdeokgung Palace is the palace where the kings of the Joseon Dynasty stayed Read more [...]
It is the palace constructed in the east of Changdukgung Palace in 1483.
It is a meaningful palace in Korean modern history served as a base of Heungseon Daewongun’s political activities. Forming the tiled roof house in traditional Korean style, ‘Noandang’ presents the lifestyle of royal families in the late Joseon Dynasty. ‘Norakdang,’ where held an auspicious ceremony for Emperor Gojong and Empress Read more [...]
Established in 1617, it is originally called “Gyeongdeokgung”. Since the scale of Gyeonghuigung Palace is large and many kings managed the national affairs there, it was regarded important as it was called “Seogwol (a palace of the west)”. There are buildings for the king’s royal audience and buildings for sleeping Read more [...]
It is the first western style church in Korea established by Appenzeller in 1887. It is a single-story building constructed by piling up red bricks, standing wooden columns and placing roof trusses. Presenting the country style in the Victorian era, it is one of the buildings to make Jungdong-gil look Read more [...]
One of the must-see places in Insa-dong, it is the church where it started its missionary work to butchers, the lowest class in the Joseon society, in 1893.
This mosque is the first and the biggest mosque in Korea. With the increasing number of immigrant workers from Muslim countries these days, more and more Muslims visit the mosque.
Visit Seoul Museum of History to check out Korean history in one glance. The main exhibition is on the modern and contemporary history of Korea. Visitors can view the dynamic history that cannot be found in any other countries through the exhibition, from the sufferings and overcoming the hardships, the Read more [...]