SEOUL CITY TOUR 4
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ALL IN ONE AFTERNOON SEOUL CITY TOUR

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  • HOTEL PICK UP & DROP OFF SERVICE(IN SEOUL)
  • COACH WITH AC & ALL ADMISSION FEE
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE SERVICE

TOUR CONDITION
  • NAMSAN HANOK VILLAGE WILL BE REPLACED WITH BUKCHON HANOK VILAAGE ON TUESDAYS.
  • IN CASE SOME SITES OF THE TOURS ARE CLOESED, A VISIT TO ALTERVATIVE PLACES WILL APPLY.
  • FOR YOUR SAFETY, STAY WITH THE GROUP AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF THE GUIDE DURING A GROUP TOUR.
  • IBTS KOREA CANNOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURIES OR LOSSES INCURRED WHILE ON TOUR.

 

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  • CANCLE BY 18:00 ONE DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TOUR: 100% REFUND
  • CANCEL AFTER 18:00 ONE DAY BEFORE THE TOUR DATE: CANCELLATION FEE OF 70% OF THE TOUR COST.
  • CANCEL AT OR AFTER THE TOUR BEGINS OR NO-SHOW: NO REFUND
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    • TOUR CODE:CIT-0004
    • MINIMUM:3 PAX
    • START DAYS:DAILY DEPARTURE
    • TIME:13:00-17:30
    • LANGUAGE:ENGLISH
  • PRICE :

    $55.00

 Highlight of Tour Spot

Yangban(the noble) is highest status could be achieved by passing a series of national exams which is the only way to become a government official in Chosun Dynasty. They are high social status but not always of high income. Most of Yangban were mainly interested in study not making money and mainly affected by Confucianism. They are so into honor and Confucian manner and culture which was always prior to practicality. They did care more about books than money, food, and other basic life.

Bukchon was the area with full ofthe nobles (Bukchon traditional Korean house village is included to IBTS KOREA Seoul daily city tour course number 3) while Namchon is the place for a little lower class including ruined noblemen or scholars who did not pass enough series of national exams to become a real Noble or government official. Namchon is located at the foot of Mt. Namsan. There were ideologists who was just studying with doing nothing else was called “namsangol nerd” while respected scholars called “Sonbi” lived there too.

To restore the old traditional atmosphere, Seoul city has built traditional garden at Namsan in old way of gardening. It took 4 years to finish from 1993 to 1997. There are 5 traditional houses showing different living style for each social status to give senses of how people in Chosun lived. Furniture designs are different depends on the social status. Seoul city still keeps adding more interesting elements and activities for visitors like time capsule, experience center, and performances.

 Itinerary

Seoul City tour number 6 is designed for visitors to feel the contrast between today and yesterday of the capital city. Hanok traditional house village shows historical value of Korean housing culture and science. Interesting experience for foreign visitors would be Korean traditional medical check-up center and experience center offering different traditional activities.

At Seoul tower, visitors find beautiful 360 view of Seoul from the highest center position of Seoul and it became more popular after found from famous Korean drama. It is the iconic tower of Seoul where you can have a luck to see North Korea under crystal clear weather.

Myeongdong is the most visited place for foreign travelers in Seoul. There are many historical places like Myeongdong catholic church, Unesco center, huge shopping malls and restaurants making Myeongdong more special. Shopping is the most popular things that you don’t want to miss. Variety of designer’s shop and big shopping complexes are close to each other to make shopping fun and easy.

Lotte department store is representing Myeongdong shopping complex. They covers a wide range of products from high-end to low-priced moderate brands satisfying any customer group. Kind service will tell you why they are ranked number 1 in satisfaction.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Best logistics and route for Seoul historical ,Cultural and heritage tour of Seoul
  • Hanok traditional house village tour, finding today and yesterday of Korean life
  • Iconic landmark of Seoul, N Seoul tower
  • Myeongdong, Lotte department store and duty free shop. Shopping heaven for foreign visitors
  • World best Gingeng exhibition center or Amethyst exhibition shopping center

 Tour Course

GWANGJANG MARKET

Gwangjang Market is one of Korea’s largest traditional markets and is renowned for its quality silk goods, linen bedding and hand-made goods. These days, the vintage clothing arcade in the market has become a very popular attraction among young people and wholesalers searching for unique vintage fashion.
Gwangjang Market has over 100 years of history. The origin of the market can be traced back to the establishment of the Gwangjang Corporation in 1905 which was created with the purpose of reclaiming Korean sovereignty during the period of Japanese occupation. At that time, traditional Korean markets were only temporary marketplaces that were periodically held every few days. Gwangjang Market was the first permanently established market that was open everyday. In 1962 the market was divided into Dongdaemun Market and Gwangjang Market and modern buildings were constructed.

NAMSAN HANOK VILLAGE

Namsan Hanok village is a must-visit to experience Korean traditional housing culture. Understanding housing might be the best way to understand the culture of a society in a certain period. There are 5 different types of house located at the village and each kind representing the living style of different people in high society from different areas. Nearby Hanok traditional house village, there are a few must visit places. Time capsule to be kept for the next 1000 years, Korean traditional medical check-up experience center and traditional experience center. They are all for the people who would like to feel the tradition and history of Korea.

AMESTHYST or GINSENG CENTER

The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect.

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