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Half-day Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

Seoul, South Korea
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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Jessenia G
, May 2019

Ben was an amazing, informative guide! Our group was small, myself and two others so the tour was intimate and there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Ben made us all very comfortable and he was super professional and approachable. I'd 100% recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!

Rachel S
, Mar 2019

Ben was knowledgeable of history and architecture and accommodated us in every way. He greatly enhanced our insight and understanding of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Village. Fabulous tour guide.

Shohreh G
, May 2018

my friend and I were in soul and wanted to make the most of of our short time as well as learning different to what we could just google it . decided on victor after reading the reviews and went for a three hours tour . Ben was the best ever tour guide we have experienced , he was so helpful and while taking us to few places has thought us so much of their culture etc. that we could never have known of . i am a traveller and can highly recommend the viator. our experience with ben as a tour guide was absolutely exceptional.
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Thomas M
, Apr 2018

I had a great time. The palace was the highlight of the tour. The guide pointed out lots of interesting information, and took me to the best angles to get wonderful photos. I would not have enjoyed these places as much if I'd gone by myself.

Dennis V
, Oct 2017

Ben is a very experienced and good guide. He showed us some great corners of Seoul. He understands very well to explain the Korean culture and history! The Gyeongbokgung Palace is only really interesting and fun through Bens explanations!
We can totally recommend this tour for everyone, who wants to understand and experince the Korean culture and history!

Ravi M
, Sep 2017

Ben Kim was my guide and I was the only person on the tour this day. I was a bit lost trying to find the Subway Exit 1 and he called my cell and came to me. We spent an enjoyable 3 hours walking around. He has a great historical knowledge and answered lots of my questions. We took a couple of short breaks on a lovely day. One of the best tours I've had in decades of travelling. Highly recommended. You won't get to read much in the museums and stuff, but this tour orients you so you can go back and do so with a big picture context.

Lori G
, Sep 2017

What a lovely way to start my visit to Seoul. Just the right level of information and sharing of history for a novice to Korea. My guide was Ben and he shared a lovely perspective of the palace and the village. He was thoughtful, conversational, had a great command of the English language and I thoroughly enjoyed spending this part of the day with him. I asked him questions from history, geography, military, religion and economy and he was very happy to answer every question. Ask for Ben.

Christine G
, Jun 2017

Great tour to find out about the history and architectural aspects of the Palace genre. The walk through Bukchon Hanok Village was fascinating. Ben was our guide and was interesting, charming and knowledgeable. He was aware of everyone's needs and did a fabulous job. A wonderful afternoon which I enjoyed enormously.

Graciela A
, May 2017

It was a very good experience particularly because our guide was so knowledgeable and helpful in every respect. Even though it was quite a demanding walk we paused off/on and we made it. Highly recommended.

Tamara L Compton
, May 2017

This was a very good tour and I learn so much from the guide in such a short time. Be aware that it is a fairly fast paced walking tour with some inclines and so would not work well for anyone with mobility issues. My only complaint was that the description included a visit to the National Folk Museum but we did not go there. Still we covered an amazing number of sights in the time limit.

Product code: 8115P2

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