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Do you want to feel the Korean Wave, touring shooting locations of movies or TV shows’ which are the hottest issues within Korean culture? Then choose a chance to experience the Korean wave tour series with IBTS KOREA.
The expression, “Korean wave” is used first in Japan, Taiwan, and China when Korean pop culture became popular. Now the wave has spread to Southeast Asia. Not only the pop culture of Korea but the tremendous popularity of Korean product such as electronics or foods are also part of the Korean wave.
Visit the major filming site of famous TV dramas like or and feel the live field of the Korean wave. There are also Korean wave experience center, photo zones, and Korean star shop to purchase souvenirs of Korean pop stars and actors.
The tourist information center in Gangnam, which became famous by PSY ’s “Gangnam style”, gives you various information of the Korean wave. There are some incidence where you could run into Korean pop stars and have a chance to take photos and get some souvenirs in the mini set of the Korean wave experience center.
You can experience digital contents through using the newest electronics and shop the most developed IT products and accessories.
Detailed Explanations about Korean history is very important to understand the true meaning of touring cultural heritages.
Namdaemun Market shows life of Korean, and Insadong have hundreds of traditional souvenirs. And there is also a rare chance to meet different tourists from all around the world. Take the whole package of perfect Seoul tour!
- Becoming a Korean stars in the Korean wave experience center
- Samsung D’Light: Using digital devices experiencing Media art
- Changdeokgung Palace: Part of The World Heritage
- Insadong: Gallery streets filled with traditional items
- Namdaemun Market: Do you want to know what current Seoul citizens are eating and wearing?
Gangnam tourist information center is located in the place of business, art and culture, fashion, beauty, various premium services. It provides tour information and service, convenience for foreign tourists, medical tour center, digital experience, Korean star experience, souvenir shop or every service you need at one place. The center has 2 stories, the first floor is a tour information center and on the second floor is the Korean wave experience center. The Bus stop for the Gangnam city tour is located in front of the center, and there is a parking lot that allows large-sized bus for tourists’ convenience.
Samsung D’light is Samsung Electronics co.’s public relation center. You can use the latest products of Samsung Electronics. The center is comprised of “Mobile Plaza” where you can experience digital contents with new technology on the first floor, Global Gallery where it shows the vision of Samsung Electronics on the second floor, and in the basement there are D’light Shops allowing you to test products, experience the merchandise and to shop for new products. “D’light” is a compound word using digital and light, which means “Being the light to brighten up the way of the future digital world”, the vision of Samsung Electronics. The Mobile Plaza on the first floor is the place you can experience digital media art through Samsung Electronics’ products. You can have your message flow on the floor by typing on the laptop or make your own media art by putting photos on the Capture Wall. Mood Tube shows icons you selected and plays music. Also the latest model of laptop, tablet PC, smart phone, and camera are displayed and able to be touched. Booth near the escalator consist of lends, camcorders, and digital cameras to use freely in the D’light area. D’light shop is much more popular to visitors more than the upper floors. It is filled with the latest electronic products such as Galaxy phone series, smart TV, cameras, MP3 and its accessories. Sending videos, sharing contents between multi-media equipment, and experiencing wireless printing and 3D TV are allowed and you can buy those on the spot.
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Changdoekgook Palace is the only place that is designated as a World Heritage site within Korean palaces.Changdeokgoong palace receives a lot of praises for its beauty and is well remained as its original state.Especially the back garden, which occupies over half of the palace; it shows the beauty of the Korean traditional garden the most well.This place is where the kings of Joseon Dynasty had relived their stressed and spirits from state affairs in the past.Let us become like a king of the past during the Joseon times and take a stroll and rest around the backyard of the Changdoekgook Palace.
When foreign celebrities visit Korea, they always stop by this area; the closest Korean styled avenue, this is Insa-dong.
Not only hundreds of art galleries are there but, dozens of traditional handcraft shop, antique art markets, and traditional tea houses.
Because of the development of modern civilizations, many foreign Coffee shops and restaurants have launched around the place, yet this area unconventionally use Korean on their gate signs.
The oldest traditional market Namdaemun market has been originated from 14th year of king Taejong (1414). Merchants were allowed to open shops around Namdaemun which now became modern market. As is its long history, the scale is huge. 17 acre large size of land where 54 acre size of shopping flats are located. Not by only just size of the market but you will be surprised by the variety of what you can buy. Except the construction materials and furnitures, you can literally find everything. Food, medicine, fashion items and so on. Although the each shop occupies tiny area, they have unique echo system to sustain their business model. They buy directly things from manufactures or someone nearby to minimize distribution cost. And you can find many shops are selling their own products which means merchants are the manufacturers.
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.