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  • Time 13:00-17:30 Number of persons 1
    Itinerary
    Pick up Place → Changdeok Palace → Amethyst or Ginseng Center → Insadong → Namdaemun Market → Hotel
    Tour issue
    Changdeok palace is replaced with Namsan Hanok village on Mon.
  • KRW 40,000
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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?

Tour Highlights

What is your first impression of the word “palace?” Is it a place for kings and noble families? This is true but only part of it. You will see the area where kings and families lived with 2000 people and ruled whole nation. Only parts of palaces remain which makes many people think they were only for king and family. The palace was the place for discussions on how to rule the country. The palace was like a huge company running a big organization, a nation where 2000 people worked together inside. Most people now believe that the palace was only for the king and family after modern city development.

After the second world war, the family of the Korean empire became normal average people and there was no more empire. All palaces belong to the Republic of Korea. Does your country have a king and family? Do you still have a palace for them? There is no more king and family in Korean society, but most of Koreans all remember them and their history as they are an all-important part of history, although it was not happy ending.

There were 2 big important functions of palace. “Kweol”is where all governors, ministers, scholars and the king got together, had important discussions and made decisions. “Koong” is located in the center of the palace where the king and his family stayed. You can enjoy it more if you understand that the whole palace was designed for efficiency of communication with people who visited or stayed in the palace. There were places for politics, the living area for the king and his family, and gardens. Take a close look and experience how all the functions and locations were designed and connected. There are 5 palaces in Seoul. Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changkyeong-gung, Gyeongungung(Deoksu Palace), and Gyeongheegung.

Eastern Asian palaces are noted for the generally common characteristics in design of "naturalism" and "humanism," but the philosophy behind them and representative style elements differed from country to country.

What You Can Expect

Seoul is big, crowded city. It is meaningless to wander around Seoul without a good tour guide, unless you are very used to Seoul city. It is not a good idea to go on a Seoul daily city tour without a well-prepared guide who can give you the interesting background of its history. Understanding Korean history and background is absolutely necessary to know more and better a tour site like Changdeokgung and it's truly touching, not only because it's one of the UNESCO Heritage sites, but also the beautiful and interesting story behind. Do you know the date that the King slept with Queen was set by others?

Namdaemun flea market is historical place in Seoul where you will be able to see the life style of Seoul. Insadong is the best place for traditional gifts for your family and friends and is packed with visitors from all countries. There are hundreds of kinds of traditional gifts with various prices ranging from 5 dollars up. You may have the luck of making a friend from another country.

Highlights
- Best logistics and route for an historical, cultural and heritage tour of Seoul
- Changdeokgung, UNESCO world heritage site
- Namdaemun flea market, where you can find nearly everything at wholesale prices
- Namdaenum market to see Seoul citizens' lifestyle and enjoy all popular food
- Insadong, the street of all traditional galleries
- World best Ginseng exhibition center or Amethyst exhibition shopping center

Information

Visit the palace where Korea’s last king and Korea’s last princesses lived and died.
Then it’s onto Insadong and Namdaemun Market.

The Most Memorable Attractions in Seoul, Korea with Numerous Traditional Antique Shops, Art Galleries, Souvenir shopping, and Restaurants.

Tour Included

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

Pick-up & Sending Service

1. 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. Lunch is not included in a half day tour.
2. Changdeok Palace will be replaced with Namsan Hanok Village on Mondays.
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

  • Changdeok Palace

    Changdoekgook Palace is the only place that is designated as a World Heritage site within Korean palaces.
    Changdeokgoong palace receives a lot of praises for its beauty and is well remained as its original state.
    Especially the back garden, which occupies over half of the palace, shows the beauty of the Korean traditional garden the most well.
    This place is where the kings of Joseon Dynasty had relived their stressed and spirits from state affairs in the past.
    Let us become like a king of the past during the Joseon times and take a stroll and rest around the backyard of the Changdoekgook Palace.

  • Amethyst or Ginseng Center

    The colour of Amethyst is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. Korean Amethyst is extravagance in violet since it has been formed from granite stone base since 5000 years. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect. 

    Ginseng is renowned for its effectiveness as a great healer for living ever so young.
    Especially if you eat ginseng when you lose your energy, it really helps to regain energy.
    Korea is acknowledged by the world because of the quality of ginseng as if it is the birthplace of ginseng.
    You can experience various kinds of ginseng products like gingersnap, extract, ginseng preserved in honey, and other great quality of products made in Korea.

  • Insadong

    When foreign celebrities visit Korea, they always stop by this area; the closest Korean styled avenue, this is Insa-dong.

    Not only hundreds of art galleries are there but, dozens of traditional handcraft shop, antique art markets, and traditional tea houses. Because of the development of modern civilizations, many foreign Coffee shops and restaurants have launched around the place, yet this area unconventionally use Korean on their gate signs.

  • 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.

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  • smid

    • 2015/05/19 15:58:08

    Wonderful korea ! i love it

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  • Nick

    • 2014/12/18 15:49:11

    very nice tour I highly recommend this tour

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  • kirs

    • 2014/07/17 13:52:58

    Beautiful palace Changdeokgung!! It is amazing that this palace was built even before Columbus found American Continental.

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  • namiz

    • 2014/07/17 13:52:36

    Now I understand a little better where the Korean power is from. Long and beautiful tradition is definitely one of reasons.

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  • polly

    • 2014/07/16 13:52:20

    You can see whole Korean in one market here in Namdaemun. Definitely must visit!!

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  • James.Ree

    • 2014/07/16 13:52:05

    Namdaemun market surprised me!!! Nothing I could not find and price are so cheap... Going back again tomorrow !!!

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  • Nutella

    • 2014/07/16 13:51:48

    5 hours was long enough for me to fall in love with Seoul. It is art of mixture of modern and tradition

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