Hotel → Changdeok Palace(Gyeongbok Palace on Monday only) → N Seoul Tower → Insadong Arts and Crafts Market → Shopping Center → City Hall or Itaewon
Are you familiar with Changdeok Palace? 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. Seoul Tower is an ideal spot for a panoramic view of Seoul. Hop off at the tower and enjoy the open view of Seoul.
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N Seoul Tower
Opened to the public on October 15, 1980, Seoul Tower has been designated as a major tourist attraction where the beautiful panoramic view of Seoul can been seen. The 236.7 meter high Seoul Tower built on the 243m Mt. Namsan has been known as the best tower in Asia. After 30 years of devoted support from tourists, it was remodeled on December 9, 2005 with a magnificent new look. The letter N signifies a ‘new’ look, and a total construction cost of 15 billion won was invested in to giving Seoul Tower its new look.
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.