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Explore top Seoul attractions including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple on this 3.5-hour Korean palace and temple tour in Seoul. Travel through Seoul by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Gain insight into Joseon-era history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, once home to the Korean royal family, and explore the palace compound on foot. Visit the National Folk Museum and learn how life used to be before Korea’s rapid modernization. Then, visit the Jogyesa Temple and enjoy an authentic insight into life as a Zen Buddhist in South Korea’s bustling capital.


  • Cultural and heritage tour of Seoul
  • Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the Five Grand Palaces and arguably Seoul’s most beautiful
  • Learn about life in Korea from ancient times to today at the National Folk Museum
  • Witness the importance of Buddhism in Korean culture at Jogyesa Temple
  • Hotel pickup and transport by air-conditioned vehicle included

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What You Can Expect

Korean Palace and Temple Tour in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple

Changing of the Guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Customer Reviews

Arleen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour and David was excellent. The temple was overwhelming and we were lucky enough to be there when a prayer leader was there and many people were participating. Enjoyed seeing the old housing.

Margaret D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A good way to visit the temple and the palace as our guide gave us the history of these places.

Bernie S

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

Floral offerings in the garden made our Jogyesa temple visit very colorful. Guide was cordial starting palace tour at back. Fr. National folk museum,making our way to front of Gyeokbong on time to see the changing of the guard at front gate. But a waste of 1 hour going to Ginseng center.Out of way.


3 star rating: Worth doing October 2013

Slow but informative

Michael A

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2013

Good enjoyable and freindly emglish speaking guide


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2014

Even though the lady who guided the tour was nice, I have not got a lot of information. It was almost the same if I took the public transport and enter the palace. Just much more cheaper,

Anne K

1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 2013

Our guide changed the itinerary and had us go to the Zen Buddism temple first instead of last. This made the time left for the rest of the tour short and rushed since we needed to get through the rest of the tour in order to not miss the changing of the guards. It was to be a 3.5 hour tour that at best was squeezed into 2.5 hours

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