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Night Shopping Tour in Seoul
"You will start your night shopping tour when you are picked up at your hotel and go to the Myeongdong Fashion Street. The Myeongdong Fashion Street is one of the busiest places in Seoul and is among Korea’s premier shopping destinations. Over 1 million s Myeong-dong market has been a witness to Korea’s tumultuous modern-day history as a center of city politics economy and culture.After seeing the Myeongdong area you will check out the Dongdaemun Doota Shopping Mall which is a fashion mall full of trendy fashion items. There are 540 stores throughout the 8-story building including designer shops select shops
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and Dragon Hill Spa Tour
"Hotel pickup for this tour will be at 8 or 8:40am in Seoul. From there you will head to Imjingak Pavilion located at 50km northwest of Seoul. This pavillion was built for 5 million people who had lost their homes. Major facilities include the North Hall where you can get a view of the North Korean lifestyle.After the Imjingak you will head to the DMZ a demilitarized zone formed after the Korean War between South and North Korea. It is 2km wide in the North and 4km wide in the South based on the truce line crossing the Korean Peninsula. Visitors can see that the DMZ area’s ecosystem has been preserved you will go to the third infiltration tunnel which was discovered in October 1978. This tour will show you through the 3rd underground tunnel that North Korea which has been continuously provoking the South since the armistice
From $160.00
 
Seoul History and Culture Small-Group Tour
"Experience both the urban modernity and historic traces of Seoul on a three-hour walking tour. Meet your local guide and head to Bukchon Hanok village a residential area dating back to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). The village is lined with hundreds of hanoks (traditional Korean houses). Walk along the quiet alleys and admire the latticed windows and patterned brick walls. Today many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers restaurants and tea houses providing an opportunity to become immersed in traditional Korean culture.Next visit the Tteok Museum a unique museum detailing the history
From $52.00

Ceremonies & Holidays Tips (8)

Changing of the Royal Guard

From March 9 until December 31, the Changing of the Royal Guard takes place three times daily in front of Deoksugung (Deoksu Palace), just opposite City Hall. The ceremony is at 10.30, 14.00 and 15.00...
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iwys
Apr 18, 2007

Seoul's Yunjungno Cherry Blossom Festival.

The spring bloom begins with the yellow dogwood blossoms of ``sansuyu,'' and the white-pinkish flowers of the plum tree, or ``maehwa.''It continues with dazzling cherry blossoms...
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Hmmmm
Feb 04, 2004

Lotus Lanterns hung for Budha's Birthday.

In Korea, lotus lanterns are a major focus of one of the most important yearly events called Buddha's Birthday. Celebrated on the 8th day of the 4th lunar month every year. The picture, taken at...
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Hmmmm
Feb 04, 2004

May 5 is Children's Day -- A Day Off from Work

Korea has this great holiday called children's day, where most businesses close so that parents can spend the day with their kids. On 5 May, the parks and palaces are full of families and most tourist...
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AKtravelers
May 27, 2005

Buddha's Birthday

Buddha's Birthday usually falls in late April or early May (in 2004 it was 26 May, and in 2005 it will be 15 May). At this time, the temples of Korea, especially Jogyesa Temple in Seoul, are decorated...
Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

Gyeongbok Gung Changing of the guards ceremony

This colorful ceremony happens once in every hour during open hours at Gyeongbok Palace. It's very elaborate and colorful and is one of the highlights not to be missed on a visit to the palace...
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Jim_Eliason
Mar 11, 2016

Changing of the guard ceremony at Deoksu- gung

3 times a day a very colorful changing of the guard ceremony also happens at Deoksu Gung. The ceremony performed is much more elaborate than at most western changing of the guard ceremonies and is...
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Jim_Eliason
Mar 11, 2016

Lunar calendar

The eighth day of the fourth lunar month (this year, May 8th ) is Buddha’s birthday. The streets are decorated with colorful lanterns and there is a parade from the stadium to Jogyesa temple. About...
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asantetravel
May 14, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Seoul

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Cheong Gye Cheon - Man Made Stream

Cheonggyecheon steam is a nice place to escape a busy Seoul lifestyle. In fact, steam is located just in the centre but somehow you don't feel like you are in the centre. Magic There are many small...
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Korea House & Namsan Hanok Folk Village

At first there is no "entrance fee" completely open to public for free. In this village displays various household goods and furniture arranged in accordance with the times of which they were a part....
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Heunginjimun Dongdaemoon - Great East Gate

Dongdaemun is known for its shopping area, a place for a cheap clothing items in Korea. But actually means Great East Gate. This is more commonly called Dongdaemun Gate, first built in 1398. This was...
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Dongdaemun Market

I visited this night market during my last night in Seoul. I was not impresed as it was mainly a clothes market. The area though is great to walk around in the evening as it is surrounded by the big...
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Tapgol Park (Pagoda Park)

This is a crowded city centre park. Not so green, but with some interesting historical sites. Tapgol Park is built on the former site of Wongak Temple which was destroyed at a time when Buddhism was...
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Ongo-food Communication,- Day Tours

Why not take a cooking class? Learn to cook a Korean dish. That's what I did when I visited Seoul! It's a fun experience and something that you can bring home with you (new cooking skills) to enjoy...
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