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  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
This cultural tour lets you experience the highlights of Seoul’s popular Gangnam District. Gangnam – you may have heard the song – is known for its upper-class neighborhoods and is often referred to as the Beverly Hills of South Korea. See more than 40,000 sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium, enjoy scenic views on a relaxing Han River cruise, and end with a visit to Bongeunsa, one of Korea's most important Buddhist temple that offers a quiet retreat from the busy city. Along the way, you'll learn interesting facts about the Gangnam District from your local guide.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Seoul’s Gangnam District
  • See more than 40,000 sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium
  • Take a scenic cruise on the Han River
  • Visit Bongeunsa, one of Korea's major Buddhist temples
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise

Tropical Fishes in COEX Aquarium

After pickup from your Seoul hotel in the afternoon, you’ll be taken south to the Gangnam District of Southern Seoul. Your first stop is the COEX Aquarium, one of South Korea's largest aquariums featuring more than 40,000 animals. Follow your guide through the aquarium and experience 90 exhibition tanks grouped in 14 ‘discover zones,’ including six themed areas. You’ll be amazed by the 600 species of fish!

After your aquarium tour, you’ll be taken to the Han River for a relaxing cruise -- the best way to view Seoul’s bustling riverfront areas. Enjoy music and views of the waterfront buildings glistening on the water as you pass under many of the city’s 27 bridges and spot landmarks such as the Seoul Olympic Stadium.

Your Han River cruise is followed by a visit to Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple offering a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Explore the temple’s shrines and halls with your guide and see its decorative symbols and artwork representing Buddhist principles and ideas. Soak up the calm atmosphere here, as well as great views of Gangnam, before being driven back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our guide, Zin, was great. Good and informative tour.
We had a great time.

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2014

The Bongeunsa Temple and Aquarium were opposite each other and were great and the River Cruise was good and gave you a different perspective of Seoul. What upset us was that we were taken a long way out of the way in heavy traffic to go to an Amethyst factory that was not mentioned as part of the tour.

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