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- Half-day walking tour of Seoul's historical and cultural landmarks
- Visit the Bukchon Hanok village area and see traditional Korean houses
- Score great deals at the Kwang Jang Market
- Learn about the culinary history and preparation of tteok, the popular Korean rice cake
- Admire the beautiful traditional Korean architecture of Changdeokgung Palace
- Small-group tour, limited to 12 participants, ensures a unique experience
What You Can Expect
Next, visit the Tteok Museum, a unique museum detailing the history, culture and preparation of tteok, the ubiquitous Korean rice cake. Gain insight into the tteok-making process through hands-on programs. Learn about the use of rice cakes in Korean rites of passage, and see displays of the 180 varieties of tteok. Be sure to sample this beloved Korean treat on the first-floor café.
Continue on to Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The royal palace is renowned for its traditional Korean architecture and garden design. Changdeokgung is one of the famous Five Grand Palaces and a favored palace of many princes of the Joseon Dynasty. (Please note: Due to opening times, tours that fall on a Monday will visit Kyungbokgung Palace instead.)
Visit the Kwang Jang Market and browse through a wide selection of high-quality silk, satin and linen bed sheets and apparel. Inside the market, find more than 200 food stalls selling a wide variety of snacks, from spicy Korean rice cakes to bibimbap (mixed rice). Try the gyung dan, sweet Korean rice balls, and hobaak jook, a delicious pumpkin porridge.
Your tour concludes with a visit to Kwang Jang Market. You can then use your newfound knowledge of Seoul to continue exploring or return to your favorite spots for another look.
I was treated to a special experience, as I was lucky enough to be on the tour myself. My guide was amazing and had an incredible knowledge of Seoul and on top of that made sure that I had a great time on my trip. The personalised thank you at the end was totally unexpected and will be a great momento of my trip to Seoul.. Thank you!
The tour instructor was extremely knowledgeable of the subject matter, history and obscure details. The tour exceeded my expectations. It set the tone for the rest of my stay in Seoul. I highly recommend this tour.