A weekend in the discovery of Korean culture in Seoul

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Korea is rich in fascinating culture, far from traditional and sometimes K-pop. A stay in Seoul can be an opportunity to discover an important part of world culture.

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<p>Change of the Royal Guard at Deoksugung Palace.</p> <p>Seoul.</p>

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Details of the stay: A weekend in the discovery of Korean culture in Seoul - 2 days

Day 1 : Seoul traditional side

Start your itinerary by a walk in the Samcheong-dong neighbourhood to contemplate the traditional séoulites habitat. Next, for lunch, visit the Tongin market to discover the diversity of Korean cuisine. Then continue to discover the hanoks in the streets of Seochon. Between traditional houses and hyper-trendy art galleries, look at the cultural diversity of the Korean capital before discovering a wide range of its history through the visit of Gyeongbukgung Palace. This palace, the first of the Joseon dynasty should delight traditional culture lovers and children thanks to its pleasant costume ceremony of costume guard (every day except Tuesdays at 10 a. m., 13 p. m. and 15 p. m., for 15 minutes). Go out, continue walking in the village of Bukchon before stopping for a well deserved break in Insadong. Why not take advantage of your break to the traditional art dealers and souvenirs from this vast pedestrian area? In the evening, a dinner in the Hyper centre at Jongno will make you discover the entire modernity of the city.

Day 2 : Seoul modern side

To start the second day of this small stay in Seoul, take a good morning coffee at the Jeongdong Observatory to discover the surrounding area. Then continue with a visit to Gwanghwamun Square before heading towards the recently upgraded docks of the famous Cheonggyechoen River. For lunch and enjoy the afternoon, you will then visit the Myeongdong district, the shopping centre of the capital. Here, in the turn of the streets loaded with vendors you will have an overview of everything Seoul has to do with designers and designers (not to mention fashion lovers). Finally, to see the way travelled since the day before and discover the city under another day, nothing is worth a passage through the Tower of Namsan (N'Alba Tower). It is one of the most popular places in Seoul thanks to its nocturnal landscapes.

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