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Gwanghwamun Gate Tours and Activities

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Originally built in 1395 by the first Joseon king, Gwanghwamun Gate is the main gate to Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the five Joseon Dynasty palaces. After being destroyed twice by fire and war, the gate that stands today was rebuilt in 1968 using concrete and steel instead of the original granite.

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Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

Seoul City Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

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Join this privately led tour of Seoul and discover some of South Korea's renowned cultural gems. See the Royal Guard Changing Ceremony and tour Gyeongbokgung Palace; stroll around Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong; and visit Jogyesa Temple and N Seoul Tower. The full-day itinerary will lead you through the ages, from ancient city to modern-day capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
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$204.11
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Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

Seoul City Sightseeing Tour Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village

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This full-day sightseeing tour of Seoul showcases the best of Korea’s history, culture, and traditions. Led by a guide, see the city’s major landmarks, including Jogyesa Temple and Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, N Seoul Tower, and Namsangol Hanok Village. Watch the changing of the guards during a stop at Gwanghwamun Gate and enjoy a traditional Korean lunch with your fellow travelers in Insadong. Your full-day tour also includes a stop at a traditional ginseng center.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

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Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.26
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$60.26

Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

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The royal palaces dotted around Seoul are widely considered among the South Korean capital’s most important sites of interest. With this hop-on hop-off  bus ticket, save time and effort reaching palaces including Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun, and enjoy the freedom to jump on and off the service at your leisure. With buses every 25 to 30 minutes and on-board audio guide bringing Seoul’s history to life, you can visit all the grand palaces in one day in comfort.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.47
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Secret Food Tours Seoul w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tours Seoul w/ Private Tour Option

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Over the years, Seoul has developed into one of the most modern cities in the world. Through this change, Koreans have remained passionate about their work, food, and history. We'll show you some of the most loved foods and beautiful landscapes our city has to offer. We will take you through hidden alleyways and quaint backstreets home to secret foodie gems, and share little tips and tricks along the way that you'll be able to use on the rest of your trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.34
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$121.34
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Half-Day Bike Tour in Seoul with Food Tasting

Half-Day Bike Tour in Seoul with Food Tasting

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With striking architecture and pretty riverside parks, Seoul is considered among South Korea’s must-see cities—but mastering the public transport network and exploring on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, hop into the saddle and see Seoul on two wheels on this cycling sightseeing tour. Spin to top attractions like Gwanghwamun Gate, Jogyesa Temple, and Tongin Market with your guide, and enjoy uninterrupted view along the pretty Cheonggyecheon Stream.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Private City Kickstart Tour: Seoul

Private City Kickstart Tour: Seoul

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Receive a warm welcome to Seoul on a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible! In only 90 minutes, a local guide will get you acquainted with Seoul to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest. Discover where to find Seoul City Hall and Namdaemun Market, and how to explore them away from the crowds. And what about that unique family-owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? We got you covered; the local guides are experts in the subject! Forget about touristy traps; on this city kickstart tour, your guide will point you in the right direction. Private City Kickstart Tour: Seoul is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.63
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$28.63
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Private 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Seoul with a Local

Private 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Seoul with a Local

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Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! First time in Seoul? Wondering where to go and what to see at night? We got you! Kickstart your time in Seoul with a 90-minute evening introduction of the city with the help of your favorite local. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Get your personal recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Seoul. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present Seoul. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Join now!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.25
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$57.25
Price varies by group size
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Seoul Day Walking Tour with traditional spots (+ free snap photo shoot)

Seoul Day Walking Tour with traditional spots (+ free snap photo shoot)

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-Free snap photo service: Provide 20 snap photo per team (.jpg) and send it by email after finish tour. (it may take 2-3 weeks) -Free rental of 'Hanbok': Capture your hanbok (traditional korean cloth) experience at Gyeongbokgung palace -Local culture experience: Go on a trip to traditional market and make your won lunch box purchased with Yeopjeon (korean traditional coin) -Friendly guide: An experienced guide will tell you fascinating stories about Korean traditional culture  
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.26
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Full Day Royal Palace and Korean Folk Village Tour

Full Day Royal Palace and Korean Folk Village Tour

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Delve into Korean traditional culture on a full-day tour from Seoul. Visit Jogyesa temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folklore Museum, and the Korean Folk Village, and see the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae), and the royal guard changing ceremony at Gwanghwamun Gate. Includes lunch, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.00
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$87.00
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Seoul, South Korea Scavenger Hunt: Seoul of South Korea

Seoul, South Korea Scavenger Hunt: Seoul of South Korea

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Should I book Gwanghwamun Gate tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gwanghwamun Gate can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gwanghwamun Gate 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gwanghwamun Gate costs USD 12.31. Guided Gwanghwamun Gate tours start around USD 12.31 per person.
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