Stories of the Korean History, which cannot be forgotten!

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  • Time 09:30-17:00 Number of persons 4
    Itinerary
    The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony → Gyeongbok Palace → Seodaemun Prison History Hall → Namdaemun Market → The War Memorial of Korea
  • KRW 137,000
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Why Cosmojin

Welcome to Cosmojin. Thanks for your interest and support for our service.

Cosmojin travel has run Seoul daily city tour for more than 15 years. We developed the most attractive tour packages for visitors and will continue to create new programs to meet international traveler’s need.

We help you to plan your own Seoul city tour with well-prepared theme and organized time table. You will find the most convenient way to enjoy Seoul with Cosmojin.

We hire the best tour guides with good service experience especially for foreigners and they all get great feedbacks from the customers. They are all proud of what they do for visitors to make your every corner of visits memorable and meaningful.

Transportation is another important things define travel quality. We provides brand new and clean cars with reasonable price for various tour packages.

There is Korean saying "Even a chance meeting is due to the Karma in a previous life." We will serve you as our family and friend as we want you to remember the time with us as a great memory. There are so much fun in Seoul and we cannot wait to introduce all of them. It does not matter morning, afternoon or late night. You will be surprised what you can enjoy in every second. We look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy guided tour with interesting secret and meaningful information that you cannot find elsewhere. Aren’t you excited about the best guide, the best customer, the best place and the best tour course?

What You Can Expect

- Historical, heritage and cultural tour of Seoul in Korea
- Hotel pickup and transport by air-conditioned vehicle included
- Visit an exhibition center to learn about the past, present and future of Korea’s culture
- Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the Five Grand Palaces and arguably Seoul’s most beautiful
- Learn about life in Korea from ancient times to today at the National Folk Museum
- Witness the sorrow and pain that Korean people had to go through by visiting Seodaemun Prison History Hall.

Information

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces. 

 

Seodaemun Prison History Museum

Seodaemun Prison History Hall is a special museum located at Seodaemun Independence Park. It was built near the end of the Joseon Dynasty (~1910), and was where Japanese soldiers tortured and later executed Korean Independence Movement followers. Seodaemun Prison History Hall was built in remembrance of Seodaemun Prison, and to salute the Korean patriots. There you'll find seven jail cells, a historical exhibition hall, an execution room, watchtowers and a basement jail cell where Yu Gwan-sun an historic figure during the independence movement died. The 1st floor is “A Place of Reverence,” where you can learn about Seodaemun Prison through a video. A large screen shows the background of its founding and the transition periods in its history. The Reference Room has displays and information on Korea's history. The museum also holds special exhibits. The 2nd floor is “A Place of History,” where you can view the “National Resistance Room,” “Prison History Room” and the “In Prison Life Room.” This floor shows examples of how the people fought through this dark chapter in history continuing to hold on to their hopes and resolve for freedom. “A Place of Experience” is the most horrifying and dreadful place in the prison. In the “Temporary Detention Room” and “Torture Room” you will see recreated torture scenes that are frighteningly realistic. At the Seodamun Independence Park nearby you can visit the Independence Hall, the Patriotic Martyr Monument, the March 1st Declaration of Independence Monument, relic no. 32 and no. 33.

Tour Included

Guide, Transportation, Admission Fee, Lunch, Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service (in Seoul)

Pick-up & Sending Service

Pick-up and drop-off service may be delayed due to traffic.

Payment / Cancelation

1. Cancel by 18:00 one day before the scheduled tour: 100% REFUND
2. Cancel after 18:00 one day before the tour date: cancellation fee of 70% of the tour cost.
3. Cancel at or after the tour begins or no-show: NO REFUND

Note

1. Gyeongbok Palace and The National Folk Museum will be replaced with Deoksu Palace on Tuesdays.
2. The Guard Changing Ceremony at Gyeongbok Palace will be cancelled in case of rain or snow.
3. In case some sites of the tours are closed, a visit to alternative places will apply.
4. For your safety, stay with the group and follow the directions of the guide during a group tour.
5. Cosmojin cannot take responsibility for any injuries or losses incurred while on tour.

Course

  • The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

    Every hour on the hour from 10 am to 4pm, the chief gatekeeper changing ceremony has been continued, which happened during Joseon Dynasty symbolizing safety of the kings and security of the nation, and guiding of the prestige.

    Consistency expressionless face expression and sobriety mood of chief gatekeepers at the ceremony stimulates the foreign tourists’ interests.

  • Gyeongbok Palace

    Kyeongbokgung Palace is one of the oldest of the five places in Seoul. It is such a great and magnificent building as a representative of Joseon Dynasty. It shows off the beauty of its construction.Through this, it can be a representative tourism spot for foreigners to understand the tradition and history of Korea.This tour course takes around one and a half hours; you will see remarkable pavilions like Kyunghoiru and Hyangwonjung, and beautiful/classy wooden and stone structures as Kyungcheonsaji 10-story tower, you also will see Kyotaejeon and Kangnyungjun places where you can experience the life of noble people with a guide.

     

    The choicest tour place for foreign tourists.
    Gyungbok-gung Palace is the starting point of 500 years of history in Joseon Dynasty.
    You will defiantly enjoy the stroll around the place feeling the quiet and peaceful mood.
    It can be a representative tourism spot for foreigners to understand the tradition and history of Korea.
    If you want to know the history of Korea properly, you should visit this place.

  • Seodaemun Prison History Hall

    Seodaemun Prison History Hall is a historical place that is filled with resentful spirits of the independence movement activists whom made Korea today. Now it is a famous attraction used for filming TV shows

  • Namdaemun Market

    The oldest traditional market Namdaemun market has been originated from 14th year of king Taejong (1414). Merchants were allowed to open shops around Namdaemun which now became modern market.

    As is its long history, the scale is huge. 17 acre large size of land where 54 acre size of shopping flats are located. Not by only just size of the market but you will be surprised by the variety of what you can buy. Except the construction materials and furnitures, you can literally find everything. Food, medicine, fashion items and so on.

    Although the each shop occupies tiny area, they have unique echo system to sustain their business model. They buy directly things from manufactures or someone nearby to minimize distribution cost. And you can find many shops are selling their own products which means merchants are the manufacturers.

  • The War Memorial of Korea

    The Korean peninsula has seen many wars among and within its states as well as intrusions from neighboring powers. Over the centuries, the southern states slowly seized territory from the neighbouring states and peoples such as the Jurchen, driving the border north and consolidating the peninsula under a single state, suffering several invasions that its allies helped to overcome. The War Memorial was built to commemorate actors and victims in the wars which led to the modern nation state. The museum also has the purpose of educating future generations by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting various historical relics and records related to the many wars fought in the country from a South Korean perspective.

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