TOUR - 1 : Royal Palace Morning Tour
RESERVATION
TOUR
TOUR-1
DURATION
09:00 ~ 12:30
DATE
Available Every day
PRICE

KRW 35,000 p/p (min. 1 person)
KRW 33,000 p/p (more than 5 person)

Child (age 4~10) : KRW 25,000 p/p

INCLUDED
Tour guide, Transportation, Admission fee
ITINERARY
Hotel - Jogyesa Buddhist Temple - Cheongwadae (Presidential Blue House) -
- Royal guard changing ceremony - Gyeongbokgung Palace - National Folk Museum -
- Korean Ginseng Center - Drop ( City hall / Myeongdong )
NOTE

** Royal guard changing ceremony might be cancelled due to the weather conditions.
** Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed on Tuesdays-Instead, go to Deoksugung Palace..
** National Folk Museum is closed on Tuesdays-Instead, go to Cheongwadae Sarangchae.
** You can take some pictures in front of the Presidential Bule House.

** You cannot take videos in front of and around the Presidential Blue House.

Information of Tourist Attraction
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 Houses
The symbol of Cheongwadae (known 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.
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.
Gyeongbok Palace

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. The premises were destroyed by fire during the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919) . Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond are still relatively in tact. The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.

National Folk Museum
The National Folk Museum is located on the compound of Gyeongbok palace. It shows you the traditional life of both the ordinary people and aristocracy. It has exhibits from all parts of Korea. There ae displays of traditional farming methods, hunting, weaving, cooking and other house keeping chores.