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Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

1. Morning 3-Hour Intro to Seoul Tour (Palace, Temple & More)

Begin your tour from the hotel in Seoul between 8:00AM and 9:20AM. Stop first at the Jogyesa buddhist temple. Notice the locust trees and baeksong trees in front of the Daeungjeon, a truly beautiful sight. Gaze in wonder at the Daeungjeon and the main temple building which are about 500 years old. Continue on to the Gyeongbok palace where you'll first observe the changing of the guard ceremony. Then, explore Gyeongbok Palace, built in 1395 and is arguably the most beautiful palace in Korea and remains the grandest of all the five main palaces in Seoul. Next visit Cheongwadae, the presidential blue house, known for its beautiful, blue tiles. These tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful harmony with Mount Bugaksan behind it. Discover how the blue house with its blue tiles and the smooth curve of the roof represents the beauty of Korea. Here you'll have the chance to visit Cheongwadae Sarangchae, a history center that gives visitors a chance to follow in the footsteps of the presidents of Korea and learn about the fascinating history of Seoul before the tour ends at around 12:30PM.

Seoul: City Highlights Tour with Hanbok experience

2. Seoul: City Highlights Tour with Hanbok experience

The tour starts At Gyeongbokgung Ticket Place. After the meeting, change into hanbok and depart for Gyeongbokgung Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace, where the king of Korea lived for 500 years, and watch the splendid changing of the guard ceremony. Visit the interior of Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is also famous as a filming location for Korean movies, and see the appearance of the king 500 years ago. On this tour, you visit Hanok Street, a location that has been used in numerous dramas and movies. Your beautiful photos will be taken by a professional photographer! and wearing Hanbok will make your photos and memories even more beautiful. (Return the hanbok before visiting Jogyesa Temple.) Jogyesa Temple is both Seoul's main temple and the district head temple of the Jogye order. An example of a modern hanok is Baek In-je House in Gahoe-dong, located in Bukchon Hanok Village during the Japanese administration period. A main room with a good view of the whole village, spacious bedrooms, a large garden, and annex buildings make up the structure. Keeping the beauty of the traditional hanok while incorporating the modern trend of its time, Baek In-je House represents the Bukchon Hanok Village together with Yun Bo-seon House as an important example of both architecture and history.

Past and Present in Seoul with Lunch and Pick up included

3. Past and Present in Seoul with Lunch and Pick up included

A vehicle with a guide will pick you up at your hotel. After pickup, move to Jogyesa Temple and see the largest Buddhist temple in Seoul. You take a tour of Insa-dong, a pleasant youthful street, and drive to Gangnam, Seoul's wealthiest village. After visiting Bongeunsa Temple, which has the largest Buddha statue in Korea, move to Coex Mall right in front of you. Take a look at the Starfield Library, which has appeared in many Korean dramas, and take pictures in front of the world's largest Gangnam Style horse dance statue! Return to Gangbuk again. On the way, pass by Hallyu Star Street. Inside the car, you can see the agencies where global stars such as Bts and Blackpink were born. Come to Gangbuk and eat traditional Korean food that is delicious and healthy. Afterwards, you move to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the most popular tourist destination in Seoul, where the king of Korea lived for about 600 years, and experience history of Seoul. And while passing by the Blue House, where the current president live, you listen to comparative explanations. And head to the Hiker Grounds where you can enjoy K-pop and K-Contents and experience it with all your senses. Finally, the tour ends at Cheonggyecheon, a river that runs through the center of Seoul, and you return to your hotel.

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, and Cheongwadae

4. Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, and Cheongwadae

Spend the day exploring the best of Seoul, with your experienced guide. Stroll through the Insadong area, known for traditional goods and cafes. Listen as your guide describes historical stories of Korea. Learn about Hanguel, the alphabetic system used for writing the Korean language. Start your tour from Jogyesa Temple, the head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, and discover the history of the temple. Continue to Gwanghwamun Square and see the statues of King Sejong the Great, and Admiral Yi Sun-sin.  Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, established in 1395 as the main palace in the Joseon Dynasty. Walk under Gwanghwamun, the main gates of the palace. Take some time to look around the palace and admire the architecture. See Cheongwadae, the home of the President of the Republic of Korea, also known as the Blue House. Relax in this hidden area with views of the mountains surrounding it, before visiting a museum to learn more about Korea. Lastly, head to Tongin Traditional Market and marvel at the traditional Hanok houses in Seochon Hanok Village. Call into a traditional medicine place in Hanok and taste Korean herbal tea in this hidden gem.

Seoul: Night Walking Tour with Market Food Experience.

5. Seoul: Night Walking Tour with Market Food Experience.

It is well known that Seoul has an amazing night view, which is admired by many tourists. We have designed a new tour for you that combines history and a night view. The tour begins at Daehak-ro, the street of youth and artists, sparkling 24 hours a day. Pass by the birthplace of actors in Korean dramas and go to Changgyeonggung Palace. On a dark night, the history tour begins at Changgyeonggung Palace with soft lights.After the sad history tour, you move on to Gwangjang Market, the largest market in Korea. Try makgeolli and delicious korean pancakes at Gwangjang Market! Then, go to Ikseon-dong Hanok Village, which has been featured in many K-drama, and see the pretty Hanok Village. Lastly, let's go to take a nice night view of Jogyesa Temple and Insa-dong illuminated by beautiful lights!

V.I.P Morning Pedicab Tour

6. V.I.P Morning Pedicab Tour

Meet your guide and then hop aboard a brand-new e-rickshaw driven by a professional guide, or choose to take your own bike. Set off for a few hours of urban exploration through Seoul's Old Town. Begin with a ride toward the royal palace of Gyeongbokgung to get a look at its grand architecture. Pass by Gwanghwamun Gate to the West Village to enjoy the quiet streets and traditional market there. See the Presidential Blue House followed by a ride up the hills of Bukchon Hanok Village, where old Korean-style houses are preserved. Finally, stop at Jogyesa temple, where your guide will share the brief history of Buddhism in Korea and take in the calm! Enjoy this comfortable ride with Wi-Fi and a blanket in your V.I.P rickshaw with professional guide.

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What people are saying about Jogyesa Temple

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 141 reviews

it was interesting to learn about the tragic past of the korean people. Our guide Sunny was very patient with us and took some nice pictures. We also had some good food at a local restaurant in insadong. it was the best tasting jjampong that i ate.

The tour was great value - covering the temple, palace, modern history and ginseng tasting at the end for a really low price. Our guide Moon was also great - knowledgeable and friendly!

Sunny was a great tour guide. She added personal stories, was very organized, and even took our photos. Highly recommended!

Really great! Guide and driver did excellent job. I personally love women tour guides! Sunny was so informative.

This tour is a perfect introduction to Seoul for first-timers!