Gyeongbok Palace And Insadong Walking Tour

Provide the detailed history of Gyeongbok palace & Insadong for those curious about it

City Hall

Founded in 1926 Seoul City Hall is a Renaissance-style stone building. Seoul Square in front of City Hall is a historic site where the 1919 (Samil) Independence Movement and the pro-democracy movement in June 1987 were held. It is also a well-known place where tens of thousands of Korean soccer fans came to cheer at during the 2002 World Cup Games. 

Gwanghwamun Square 

The new Gwanghwamun Square is inaugurated in June 2009 and the located from the Gyeongbok palace to Cheonggye Plaza. The Gwanghwanmun Square is composed of 'Recovering the History of Gwanghwamun Gate Plaza','Reenacting Yukjo Street Plaza' ,'Korea Main Plaza', 'Civil Participation Urban Culture Plaza','Memorial Waterway'

Jogye Buddhist Temple

At the crowded Seoul city, inside of its central area, you will hear the sound of reciting Buddhist scriptures and smell the soft fragrance of incense. Jogyesa Temple is a resting place for everybody to relieve their stress. If foreign tourists visit this representative Buddhist temple of Korea, Jogyesa Temple, they will also feel the Korean Buddhism culture through Buddhist cuisine restaurant, traditional tea house, Buddhist supplies that are nearby the temple.

Gyeongbok Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the oldest of the five places in Seoul. It is such a great and magnificent building as a representative of the Joseon Dynasty. The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign. Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon represent past sculptures of contemporary art. 


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 using Korean on their gate signs.  


2 Working Days
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Operating Hours

Everyday: 10:00 / 13:00 / 15:00


President Hotel 1F Lobby →  City Hall → Gwanghwamun Square → Jogye Buddhist Temple → Gyeongbok Palace → Insadong

What You Get


  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Tourists spots entrance fee


  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Traveller's insurance
  • Chinese-speaking tour guide (extra fee: 60,000 KRW)

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.


How to Get There

1/F Lobby, President Hotel (Euljiro 1-ga, Jung-gu,Seoul)

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