Hotel → Changdeok Palace (N Seoul Tower on Monday only – excluding Observatory) → Insadong Arts and Crafts Market → Shopping Center → Namdaemun Traditional Market → Hotel
If you ask what to do in the afternoon? We offer this tour to make your afternoon perfect! Changdeok Palace was built in 1405 by King Taejong, Changdeok is the best preserved of all of Seoul’s palaces. It has its own unique architectural beauty including a pond in harmony with the old palace buildings, provide a serene and cozy atmosphere for all to enjoy. Insadong is the most reliable place to purchase antiques in Seoul. You may browse antique shops, art galleries and secondhand book stores.
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Namdaemun Traditional Market
Opened in 1964, Namdaemun Market is the first largest traditional market in Korea with various goods in store such as children’s, men’s and women’s wear. The displayed goods are sold at a reasonable price and it also functions as a wholesale market. Most of the goods are produced directly from shopkeepers. Namdaemun Market is opened from 11:00 pm and at 3:00 am; it is crowded with retailers from all over the country. At daybreak, the site of busy Koreans creates a unique scene in the market where it is becoming a worldwide tourist attraction.
Insadong Arts & Crafts Market
Insadong has been at the heart of nation’s capital for 600 years and it has been the center of culture during the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910). This is where the Ministry of Art was once situated. Insadong usually refers to the area from Anguk-dong Rotary to Tapgol Park in Jongro 2(i)-ga, past the Insadong Intersection. The notable features of Insadong are the countless alleys that branching out from the main street. Insadong has become known as ‘Merry’s Area,’ a favorite shopping spot among foreigners.
Changdeok Palace is the second royal villa built after Gyeongbok Palace in 1405. Changdeok was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings, and is the best preserved among the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The rear garden that was used as a place of rest by the kings boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden.