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Exploring Historic Sites by Walking Alleys of Central Seoul

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    What to Expect
    Tour departs from Gwanghwamun Square, overlooking the historic plaza that holds the statue of the Great King Sejong and General Lee Soonshin of Joseon Dynasty. Walk through the alleys of a small garden where the portrait of the famous philosopher Lee Saek of the Goryeo Kingdom was enshrined in a Korean-style shrine building. Pass by monuments that were erected to commemorate the anti-Japanese Independence movement. Then, visit Jogyesa Temple, the head order of Korean Buddhism, dropping by the Bhudism museum in the compound.


    Next on your itinerary is the restored building of Korea's first post office from 1884 in orginal site.  Here, see some exhibits of relics from the old Korean postal service, then proceed to the famous musical instrument market, one of the largest in it's kind in the world, a Korean-style old traditional market. passing by the famous Insadong street. Then, head to the entrance of Ikseon-dong Hanok village to appreciate old hanok houses and various shops that sell hanbok (traditional Korean dress), Korean musical instruments, and even offer fortune-telling. Find numerous restaurants here as well.

    With narration from your guide, walk through alleys that have been used for hundreds of years, from the Goryo Kingdom and Joseon Dynasty.

    After walking these alleys,  then continue to a rice cake museum, called 떡 박물관  "Tteok Museum" to learn why and how 떡 tteok is one of the most important foods for Koreans all over the country and all-year around.

    After visiting the museum, you will proceed to get back to your original departure place, Gwanghwamun Square,
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    Departure Point
    Sejong Center, 175 Sejong-daero, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Departure Time
    10 am
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Jogyesa Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Tteok and Kitchen Utensil Museum
    • Food and drinks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult
    • Minimum age is 10 years old
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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