Tours of other parts of Korea

Posted on January 1st, 2018

A. Namsan Seoul Tower

Namsan Seoul Tower

▶ Add : 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
▶ Telephone : +82-2-3455-9277
▶ Opening Hours : 10:00 a.m. ~ 11:00 p.m.
▶ Admission : 10,000 KRW

The Namsan Seoul Tower, Korea`s first general radio wave tower, was built to promote the future of broadcasting and tourism industry. It combines a broadcast tower and an observatory which embodies traditional Korean design. World`s famous towers are known as iconic structures of the city and the country. Likewise, the Namsan Seoul Tower has become a symbol of Seoul and a popular tourist attraction for the last 40 years. The tower has become the number one tourist attraction for domestic tourists as Korean are attracted to its unique structure and the view of Seoul it offers from its great height. With increasing number of TV shows and dramas filmed at the tower, Thanks to the recent trend of the Korean wave, the Tower has become a famous tourist destination frequented by both domestic and international tourists.


B. Hanyangdoseong (Seoul City Wall)

Namsan Seoul Tower

▶ Address : 283, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
▶ Telephone : +82-2-2133-2657
▶ Admission : Free

Stone walls that protected the land of Hanyang, the capital of Joseon and its people. The original purpose of Seoul City Wall was to show the boundaries of the city and defend it from foreign countries. This is a road by an old fortress surrounding Seoul. As you slowly walk through it, you can look around at the nature and the city landscape of Seoul. It is also a popular place among foreigners. It was registered on the tentative list for UNESCO`s world heritage in 2012 for its historical value. The height of the fortress is 5~8m and the length reaches 18.6km. It has served as the city`s fortress for 514 years, from 1396 to 1920, boasting the longest history as a city fortress in the world.


C. Cheonggyecheon Stream

Namsan Seoul Tower

▶ Address : Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
▶ Telephone : +82-2-2133-2657

A stream running on the border between Jongno-gu and Jung-gu, the Cheonggyecheon was originally called Gaecheon before it got its current name in the Japanese colonial period. A long vertical-lined stream in the middle of the busiest street of Seoul makes a perfect rest area for Koreans and foreigners, men and women of all ages. Office workers crossing bridges with coffee in their hands, children looking down at the school of fish in the water and young couples soaking their feet in the water. These are the usual scenes at Cheonggyecheon Stream in the middle of downtown Seoul. At the entrance of Cheonggyecheon near Gwanghwamun, `Spring`, a sculpture by the American pop artist Claes Oldenburg stands. Starting from Cheonggye Plaza, there are 22 bridges to the Ogansugyo Bridge in the east. The whole trip takes approximately three hours.


D. Deoksugung Palace

Namsan Seoul Tower

▶ Address : 90, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
▶ Telephone : +82-2-771-9951
▶ Opening Hours : 09:00 a.m. ~ 09:00 p.m.
▶ Admission : 1,000 KRW

One of the four palaces of Joseon. Its original name Gyeongungung has changed to its current name later to wish for the longevity of Emperor Gojong. The place was originally used as a private residence of Prince Wolsan, the older brother of King Seongjong. It is also famous for having the first western-style building, Seokjojeon Hall, built in 1920. The building west to Seokjojeon Hall is an art museum now. The road by the stone wall that has long been famous and the Changing of the Royal Guard are now popular among tourists.


E. Bongeunsa Temple

Namsan Seoul Tower

▶ Address : 531, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
▶ Telephone : +82-2-3218-4800

This temple, surrounded by the towering buildings of Gangnam, has kept its place for a thousand years. Famous in this temple are the Maitreya Buddha statue in front of Daeungjeon Hall and Panjeon Hall made to publish Buddhist texts and store the wood blocks. The temple offers temple stay programs and three-hour temple life of the temple. Barugongyang(communal Buddhist meal service), Chamseon(Zen meditation) and Yebultakbon(ceremonial service) experience programs are offered every Thursday.


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