Full Day TOUR 5
Full Day TOUR 5 National Museum & Han River Cruise Tour

Minimum Pax:
Time Required:
KRW140,000p/p (Including Lunch: Korea Traditional Food)
Hotel - National Museum(National Folk Museum on Mondays) - Cheonggyecheon Stream - Duty Free Shop - Lunch- COEX Aquarium - Han River Cruise - Bongeunsa Temple - Ginseng Center - Hotel

National Museum
The National Museum of Korea (NMK) endeavors to preserve, to exhibit, and to interpret our cultural heritage in a manner that befits the museum¡¯s international scale. It also strives through international cultural exchanges to become a world-class institution that serves the Korean people. To achieve its mission, the museum will focus on three objectives: popularization, globalization, and informatization. Above all, the NMK will provide more extensive visitor services both in quality and quantity as it envisions a cultural multiplex of great accessibility and comfort. To make cultural welfare more equitable is one of the key issues in the new millennium and the NMK will be at the forefront in delivering cultural benefit to a broader and more diverse audience.

The Cheonggyecheon used to be a naturally formed stream before the Joseon Dynasty designated Seoul as its capital. It was used for women gathered along the stream, bringing a load of clothes to wash and cauldrons to boil the clothes, and children playing in the stream. During the Japanese colonial period, the Cheonggyecheon went through some changes different from those made in the past. the Cheonggyecheon was filled up with trash, ground and sand swept from the bare mountains and severely contaminated with wastes from shabby makeshift houses built alongside. After the Korean War (1950~1953), even more people swarmed into Seoul to find their way and make their living and settled down along the stream. It appeared that the handiest way to put an end to the multitude of shabby, makeshift houses and the dirty smell was to cover up the stream with concrete. Finally, the work to cover it up with concrete started as quickly as possible by August 1958, with the 136m section near Gwangtonggyo completed in 1955 ahead of the remaining sections. In addition, a 5.6 km-long, 16 m-wide elevated highway extending from Gwanggyo to Majang-dong was completed over the stream in August 1971 after four working years. Thus, all makeshift houses along the stream were demolished, freeing the place for some modern commercial buildings.Then, in the 1980s and 1990s, it came to be regarded as a source of intense traffic, health and environmental issues. Finaly, Seoul city dicided for recover the stream and now it becomes an oasis of the city, Seoul.

COEX Aquarium
The COEX Aquarium offers not only an opportunity not just for leisure but for education as well. It is a theme-oriented aquarium of world class which promotes Edutainment (Education+ Entertainment).
Under the theme of "The Fantastic Journey of Water", the COEX Aquarium has produced an environment closely simulating the real one, to allow children a chance to acquire first-hand knowledge of the world of underwater organisms. It will certainly take every audience on an expedition to a world they have not yet experienced.The COEX Aquarium is the first aquarium in Korea to employ the quarantine tanks of cutting edge technology. Through continuing studies, it is making a crucial contribution to the conservation of ocean resources and ecological research, bringing the development of the ocean industry a step closer. As the only theme-oriented commercial aquarium in the country, the COEX Aquarium is an extremely exciting attraction, both nationwide and worldwide. The COEX Aquarium boasts facilities that can beat any other aquarium in the world. It not only adds to the integrity of the theme park industry in Korea but also enhances the profitability of its tourism.

Han River Cruise
There are 7 leisure boats operating at each ferry of Jamsil, Ttukseom, Yeouido, Yanghwa and Nanji(Samgam) for various combinations of cruising routes. With the gentle ripples of the river dancing to the dazzling spotlights and the tunes of music from the leisure boats, each ferry is a romantic place lovers, friends and families can get together and enjoy the beauties of the Hangang.

Bongeunsa Temple
Just north of the COEX Center, Bongeun-sa offers a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of crowded city life in the midst of busy and ultra-modern Samseong-dong of the Gangnam-gu District. The temple is a major center for the Seon (Zen) sect of Buddhism, which focuses on meditation.