This tour is for some one who wants to experience Korean traditional culture.
Course: Gyeongbokgung Palace->National Folk Museum-> Bukchon Hanok Village->Bukchon Traditional Crafts Experience->Gwangjang Market->Insadong/Namdaemun Market/Myeongdong->MyungboTheater ( watching a show ‘Jump’)
We will visit ‘Gyeongbokgung Palace’ first. At around 10 am there will be the ‘Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony’, which you can see gate guardsmen’ uniforms, weapons, and accessories in the Joseon Dynasty. After the 15-20 minutes ceremony, we start exploring ‘Gyeongbokgung’ the greatest palace in Joseon Dynasty. As our guide will explain the history of Joseon Dynasty walking with you, you can learn about Joseon Dynasty imaging the life of Korean royal family. When you finished looking around ‘Gyeongbokgung’, we will visit ‘National Folk Museum’, which is located inside of ‘Gyeongbokgung’. It will help you to understand the lifestyle of bygone generations, traditional cultures of Korea.
We will proceed to Bukchon Hanok Village, where the gentry who were top officials of Joseon Dynasty lived in near the palace. Residents of this village have preserved Korean traditional culture, maintaining Korean traditional house ‘Hanok’ and traditional art work. we will visit ‘Bukchon Traditional Crafts Experience’ and experience that Korean traditional culture by making traditional handicraft with a help of master craftsman.
After then, we will move to a traditional market ‘Gwangjang Market’ to fill out our stomachs with delicious food. In any era, a market has been the best place to look around the lives of ordinary folks. ‘Gwangjang Market’ is one of the best traditional markets where you can experience the lives of ordinary folks. ‘Gwangjang Market’ is famed for delicious folk foods. You will try a variety of folk foods in the market. It is recommended to try Mung Bean Pancake (Nokdu-jeon) and Makgeolli, which is one of the most beloved foods and drinks of ordinary folks.
When we satisfied our appetite and finished looking around the market, you will have time for shopping. The location will be adjusted to what you want to shop. If you are interested in traditional souvenirs, we will recommend ‘Insadong’ for finding traditional handicraft, and ‘Namdaemun Market’, where has been the biggest traditional market in Korea, Otherwise, if you want to buy other trendy souvenirs such as Korean cosmetics and clothes, we will lead you to ‘Myeongdong’.
As a final course of this day tour, at 5 pm, you will watch a show ‘Jump’ in ‘MyungboTheater’. ‘Jump’ is a non-verbal show which infused Korean traditional martial art ‘Taekwondo’ into a comedy. The story of this show is a happening between thieves and a martial arts family entertaining audiences for all ages. As this is a non-verbal show, you will understand the story of the show even you don’t know Korean.