Enjoy a tour of Seoul’s most famous landmarks today. After driving around Blue House - the presidential residence of Korea, visit the beautifully ornate Gyeongbokgung Palace which served as the main palace of Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910), the last dynasty of Korea. The palace has a turbulent history, destroyed twice by the Japanese it has recently been restored to its former glory. After exploring this beautiful site, proceed to National Folk Museum located in grounds of the palace, which provides a fascinating insight into the legacies of Korean culture and history.
Next stop is the enchanting Buddhist temple of Jogyesa, which is the headquarters of the Jogye sect. Adjacent to the temple is Insadong, a lively antique alley which is lined with art galleries, antique shops, crafts shops, pottery shops, traditional restaurants and teahouses. Enjoy a leisurely walk through Insadong and along the picturesque Cheonggycheon Stream which runs through the heart of downtown Seoul before stopping at a local amethyst or ginseng shop for shopping. The final stop of today’s tour is the lofty Seoul Tower located on Mt.Namsa, which offers spectacular panoramic view of the city from its observatory.
Overnight: Seoul | Breakfast