Minimum Pax: 1
Time Required: 09:00-12:30
Course: Hotel - Blue House(Pass by) - Changing of the
Guard Ceremony - Gyeongbokgung
Palace(Deoksugung Palace on Tuesdays) - National Folk Museum
- Jogyesa Buddhist Temple - Ginseng Center - Drop Off at City
residence of the president is called "The Blue
House".The symbol of the Blue House, which is at
the center of Korean politics, is the blue tiles. The
first thing that catches your eye when you arrive at
the Blue House is also the blue tiles of the main building.
The blue tiles and the smooth roof are in beautiful
harmony with Mt. Bugaksan behind it.
Palace Gyeonbokgung Palace is a palace erected during
the reign of king Taejo, founder of the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910)
which was the final kingdom in Korea, but it was destroyed
in the Japanese invasion of 1592. It was reconstructed
in 1868. It has 4 gates including the southern main
Folk Museum The National Folk Museum is located on the
compound of Gyeongbok palace. It shows you the traditional
life of both the ordinary people and aristocracy. It
has exhibits from all parts of Korea. There ae displays
of traditional farming methods, hunting, weaving, cooking
and other house keeping chores.
Temple Jogyesa Temple leads to the Zen Buddhism in
Korea. This temple does not give off the solemn and
traditional feelings of the other temples located in
the deep mountains. But it has some advantages compared
to the other temples because the transportation is very
convenient and this temple is well connected to the
surrounding city area.