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Architectural Tour

HISTORY
(AH)

Korea's Cultural Heritage

A Short Look at Seoul's History
AH01h. A Short Look at Seoul's History (5 hour tour)
Take a comprehensive look at the history of Seoul in the Seoul Museum of History. In addition, you can visit Gyeonghuigung Palace, a Joseon Dynasty-era palace, and Bukchon Hanok Village, a traditional Korean folk village.
 
Seoul Museum of History
Gyeonghuigung Palace
   
Baek Inje's House
(Bukchon Village Information Center)
Bukchon area
AHO1h 9/4, 9 5.0H
Epicenter of Korean Culture and Arts
AH02h. Epicenter of Korean Culture and Arts (2.5 hour tour)
Explore the Dongdaemun area, the center of culture and art, along the fortress trail surrounding Seoul that dates back to the Joseon Dynasty.
 
Igansumun Floodgate
Dongdaemun History Museum
Seoul City Wall Museum
     
Naksan Fortress Trail
Ewha Mural Village
Shanty Town Experience
AH02h 9/7, 10 2.5H
A Walk to Remember Jeongdong-gil
AH03h. A Walk to Remember Jeongdong-gil (4 hour tour)
Jeongdong course is a 4 hour course walking along the quite passage of modern history. During the tour you will be able to visit many modern architecture buildings like Methodist school called Paejae Haktang, Seoul Museum of Art and more.
 
Paejae Haktang
Seoul Museum of Art
Seoul City Hall
     
Deoksugung Palace Junhmyeongjeon
Salvation Army Building
Chungdong Methodist Church
AH03h 9/4, 8 4.0H
UNESCO World Heritage  Sites and Traditional Theme Park in Seoul
AH01f. UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Traditional Theme Park in Seoul (9h)
Take a comprehensive look at the history of Seoul in the Seoul Museum of History. In addition, you can visit Gyeonghuigung Palace, a Joseon Dynasty-era palace, and Bukchon Hanok Village, a traditional Korean folk village.
 
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Korean Folk Village
Hwaseong Administrative Palace
AH01f 9/9, 11 9.0H

CONTEMPORARY
(AC)

Seoul's Architecture

Beautiful Architecture of Seoul A
AC01h. Beautiful Architecture of Seoul A (2.5 hour tour)
Visit the beautiful buildings that embody the past and present of Seoul.
In these buildings, you'll find the future of Korean architecture that resonates with the world.
 
Arario Museum in Space((formerly the Space Magazine Building)
Ssamziegil Street,
Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine
     
Welcomm City
Kkummaru Hall
AC01h 9/4, 8 5.0H
Beautiful Architecture of Seoul B
AC02h. Beautiful Architecture of Seoul B (2.5 hour tour)
Visit the beautiful buildings that embody the past and present of Seoul.
In these buildings, you'll find the future of Korean architecture that resonates with the world.
 
Seoul National University
Kwanjeong Library
Soongsil University Student Hall
Tanheo Memorial Museum
AC02h 9/5, 8 5.0H
Beautiful Architecture of Seoul A + B
AC01h+02h. Beautiful Architecture of Seoul A + B (9 hour tour)
Arario Museum in Space((formerly the Space Magazine Building)
Ssamziegil Street,
Seoul National University
Kwanjeong Library
     
Welcomm City
Soongsil University Student Hall
Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine
     
Kkummaru Hall
탄허대종사기념박물관
AC01h+02h 9/4, 5, 8 9.0H
Works of Masters
AC03h. Works of Masters (5 hour tour)
Beyond time, space and culture-- Our memories are piled up in the works created by the hands of the architects who represent today's Korea, a vibrant nation that is deeply embedded in the global community.
 
Samsung Museum Leeum
Ewha University ECC
 
Dongdaemun Digital Plaza
AC03h 9/6, 9 5.0H
Art Gallery inside the city of Seoul
AC04h. Art Gallery inside the city of Seoul (5 hour tour)
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, Yoon Dong-joo Literary Museum, Seoul Museum of Art / Seokpajeong Pavilion
 
National Museum of Modern and
Contemporary Art Seoul
Yoon Dong-joo Literary Museum
   
Seoul Museum of Art
Seokpajeong Pavilion
AC04h 9/7, 9 5.0H
Works of Masters + Art Gallery inside the city of Seoul
AC03h+04h Works of Masters + Art Gallery inside the city of Seoul (9 hour tour)
Ewha University ECC
Samsung Museum Leeum
 
Dongdaemun Digital Plaza
 
National Museum of Modern
and Contemporary Art Seoul
Seoul Museum of Art
   
Yoon Dong-joo Literary Museum
Seokpajeong Pavilion
AC03h+04h 9/6, 7, 9 9.0H

Housing Culture

Apartments - Korea's contemporary housing culture
AC05h. Apartments - Korea's contemporary housing culture (5 hour tour)
The apartment industry has grown alongside Korea's economic development since the 1960s. In its present form, it is recognized as the most common method of housing for the middle class. The apartment, which spearheaded the development of real estate industry in Korea, has once embodied the negative aspects of Korean architecture. However, the apartment has now firmly established itself as a symbol of residential culture that represents the life of the Korean people. As a result of various urban planning efforts and architectural experiments, the apartment continues to grow stronger, leading the development of Korean architectural culture.
 
Smartium Apartments
Segok District
Dongtan
AC05h 9/4, 10 5.0H
Hanok - Evolution of Korean traditional housing culture
AC06h. Hanok - Evolution of Korean traditional housing culture (5 hour tour)
Hanok is a form of residential architecture built with the goal of achieving harmony with nature while only using traditional Korean technology and style. It has distinctive spatial elements such as Ondol, floor, kitchen, and its space is planned and composed in a way that conforms to nature. In recent years, efforts to modernize the Hanok have continued as the issue of 'conservation of traditional architecture' and 'eco-friendly architecture' has emerged.
 
Eunpyeong Hanok Village
 
Jinkwansa Temple
 
AC06h 9/5, 10 5.0H

FUTURE
(AF)

Architecture & Technology

Fascinating future-oriented building technology
AF01h. Fascinating future-oriented building technology (5 hour tour)
Architecture reflects the times. As modern industry continues to grow, the type of architecture and the necessary space for it require very diverse, complex, and technology-intensive methods. Thus, science and technology meet with architecture to create synergy that result in cutting-edge architectural technology.
 
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
 
Hyundai Motor Company Information Hall
 
AF01h 9/7 5.0H
Eco-friendly design buildings
AF02h. Eco-friendly design buildings (5 hour tour)
With the increasing interest in eco-friendly construction around the world, architectural design methods and construction technologies are making great strides, and eco-friendly architectural systems are also becoming more and more pervasive in our everyday life as the times have changed. Explore the buildings that represent the present and the future that can provide an alternative to practical eco-friendly buildings.
Naver Corporate Headquarters Building
 
SK Chemical Research Institute
AF02h 9/8 5.0H
Skyscrappers - intelligent design and construction technology
AF03h. Skyscrapers - intelligent design and construction technology(4 hour tour)
The skyscraper is seen as a symbol of modern architectural development and technology. Therefore, high-rise buildings serve as landmarks of each city, and such buildings greatly influence the city in its shape and the way it evolves. In Korea, architectural developments have led to the continuous construction of high-rise buildings. These developments can be understood as closely associated with efforts by the Korean cities to elevate them to the arena of global cities.
 
Lotte Tower
AF03h 9/9 5.0H

City Architecture & Environmental Architecture

Urban Regeneration : Cheonggyecheon Stream
AF04h. Urban Regeneration : Cheonggyecheon Stream (2.5 hour tour)
Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project started in September, 2005 in order to restore historical culture. Due to this project it has given the local people a place to rest inside the city and has become a new tourist attraction.
 
Cheonggyecheon Museum
Cheonggyecheon Shanty Experience
Supo Bridge
     
Samilgyo
Kwangtong Bridge
Cheonggye Square
AF04h 9/7, 10 2.5H
Urban Regeneration : Seonyudo Park, Seoul Skygarden
AF05h. Urban Regeneration : Seonyudo Park, Seoul Station Overpass (5 hour tour)
This is the representative course in Seoul’s Urban Regeneration Project. The project includes Seonyudo Park which was transformed from a filteration plant into an Aquatic Botanical Garden to enjoy the nature. Also, the road which was for vehicles has changed into a road for people. These projects have brightened the center of Seoul.
 
Seoul Station Overpas
Seoul station Urban Renewal Support Center
Seonyudo Park – Green Pillar Park
     
Seonyudo Park - Aquatic
Botanical Garden
Seonyudo Story Building
Seonyujeong
AF05h 9/6, 10 5.0H
Paju, Heyri - City of Multicultural arts
AF01f. Paju, Heyri - City of Multicultural arts (9 hour tour)
- Paju Book City is a national industrial complex in which 250 publishing houses, printing companies, and design companies work together. Various architectural experiments and innovations are integrated into the construction of the city.
- Hayri Art Village is a community village where artists of various genres work on discourse and creative activities related to the arts.
 
Paju Book City
 
Heyri
AF01f 9/9, 11 9.0H
Urban Regeneration and Coast Reclamation
AF02f. Urban Regeneration and Coast Reclamation (9 hour tour)
Incheon Chinatown and its surrounding areas were formed with the opening of Incheon Port to international trade in 1883 and the subsequent influx of Chinese expatriates and culture. It is a place where you can discover the traces of the exotic culture from an era that represents Joseon Dynasty's very first genuine foray into international commerce. Songdo International City can be seen as the expansion of Incheon International Airport's infrastructure. It is an eco-friendly, high-tech city designated as an economic free zone.
 
Songdo
Tri-bowl Complex
Wolmi-do Cultural Street
     
Chinatown
International School
Central Park
     
Northeast Asia Trade Center
Shinpo Market
Incheon Free Economic Zone
     
Freedom Park
   
AF02f 9/10, 11 9.0H
Multifunctional Administrative City
AF03f. Multifunctional Administrative City (9 hour tour)
Sejong City is a multifunctional administrative city, built to ensure balanced national development by correcting the side effects caused by the excessive concentration of the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area. The city contains the Government Office, the Presidential Archives, and the National Sejong Library.
 
Sejong Government Office
National Sejong Library
Sejong Lake Park
     
Presidential Archives
Milmaru Observatory
   
National Agency for
Administrative City Construction
Dokrakjeong Pavilion
AF03f 9/8, 11 9.0H

POST TOUR
(PT)

Busan- City of Movie and Port”
PT01. Busan- City of Movie and Port (2 days, 1 night)
Busan, the second largest city in Korea, is located at the southern end of the Korean Peninsula. The biggest port city in Korea, Busan is a fascinating city that hosts the world-renowned Busan ​​International Film Festival, which celebrates its 22nd year in 2017.
 
The Nakdong Estuary Eco-Center
International Market
Jagalchi Market
     
Centum City
Busan Cinema Center
BEXCO
     
Centum city shopping malls
Nurimaru
   
Haeundae Marine City
The Bay 101
PT01 9/11~12 1Night 2Days
Andong - A place where Korean spirits dwell
Gyeongju - Museum without Walls
PT02. Andong - A place where Korean spirits dwell Gyeongju - Museum without Walls (2 days, 1 night)
Andong is known as the capital of Korean spiritual culture and is famous for Andong Hahoe Folk Village, which preserves the culture and lifestyle of the ancestors. Gyeongju is a crown jewel of Korean history that embodies the ancient kingdom of Silla and its millennia of existence. The entire city is ripe with well-preserved relics of ancient Silla.
 
Yangdong Folk Village
Gyeongju World Culture Expo
Bulguksa Temple
     
Seokguram Grotto
Bongsan Seowon Academy
   
Silla Millennium Park
Andong Hahoe Folk Village
PT02 9/11~12 1Night 2Days
Jeonju - City of Korean traditional culture and arts
Buyeo-Gongju - Archives for old-time stories
PT03. Jeonju - City of Korean traditional culture and arts Buyeo-Gongju - Archives for old-time stories (2 days, 1 night)
Jeonju is considered to be the most traditionally Korean city in the entire country. It is a city where the traditional architecture and scenery of Korea are well preserved. Baekje and Gongju are cities that embody the history of Baekje, a country that is considered to be the most colorful and beautiful in the entire ancient history of the Korean peninsula.
 
Jeonju Hanok Village
Buyeo National Museum
Jungrimsa Temple
     
Baekje Cultural Complex
Gongju Hanok Village
   
Gongju National Museum
Tomb of King Muryeong
PT03 9/11~12 1Night 2Days
Gwangju - City of Light
Suncheon, Yeosu - Korea's Ecological City
PT04. Gwangju - City of Light Suncheon, Yeosu - Korea's Ecological City (2 days, 1 night)
Thanks to the Suncheon Bay Ecological Park, one of the world's leading migratory bird sanctuaries, Suncheon is often called an 'ecological city' and a 'living and breathing city.' Yeosu is a nature friendly city most notable for world-renowned International Exposition Yeosu in 2012.
 
Asia Culture Center
Gwangju Folly
Naganeupseong Folk Village
     
Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve
Yeosu Expo Marine Park
Damyang Soswaewon Garden
PT04 9/11~12 1Night 2Days
Jeju - the one and only tropical paradise in Korea”
PT05. Jeju - the one and only tropical paradise in Korea (3 days, 2 nights)
Jeju Province, also known as the Jeju Special Self-governing Province, is a host to Korea's first UNESCO Natural Heritage Site, "Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Cave," selected in 2007. It is considered to be the best vacation destination in Korea, and aims to be an island for world peace with beautiful nature and various sights.
 
Jeju Museum of Art
Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art
Jeju Science and Technology Park
     
Podo Hotel
Pinx Museum
bontemuseum
     
제주국제평화센터
Seongeup Folk Village
Phoenix Island
   
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
4.3 Peace Park
PT05 9/11~13 2Nights 3Days
Chungnam Architecture Tour
PT06. Chungnam Architecture Tour (12hour tour)
This program is organized by Hoseo University. Take a tour of the traditional folk village and experience tea ceremony at the Korea Culture Training Institute.
 
Oeam Folk Village
Magoksa Temple
Korea Culture Training Institute
PT06 9/8 12.0H
Sightseeing
around Seoul

HISTORY
(GH)

Royal Palaces and Symbolic streetscapes in Seoul
GH01h. Royal Palaces and Symbolic streetscapes in Seoul (5hour tour)
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate boast the largest scale and most beautiful architecture of Seoul's five palaces, which naturally make them the most popular sightseeing spots for foreigners. The tour also extends through Insadong, where precious, traditional artifacts are traded.
 
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gwanghwamun Gate
   
Insadong
GH01h 9/4, 5, 6 5.0H
Moonlight Tour at Royal Palaces
GH02h. Moonlight Tour at Royal Palaces (4hour tour)
Experience the Korean traditional market and enjoy the beautiful and glamorous night view of the old palace--a treat that can be seen only with a palace that lies in the middle of the gorgeous city center.
 
Changdeok Palace
Deoksugung Palace
   
Gwangjang Market
GH02h 9/6, 8, 10 4.0H
DMZ - the last battlefield of the Cold War
GH01f. DMZ - the last battlefield of the Cold War (8 hour tour)
Experience the pain of the only divided country in the world, in a place where you can get the closest view into North Korea.
 
Imjingak Park
Dora Observatory
Unification Village
     
Tunnel No.3
Nuri Peace Park
Kimpo Hyundai Outlet
 
Dorasan Station
Jaunseowon Academy
GH01f 9/10 8.0H
Temple Stay
GH03h. Temple Stay
Stay in a traditional Korean temple, experience the daily life, and absorb the traditional culture and spirit of Korean Buddhism.
 
Bongeunsa Temple
9/5 all-day folk religious ceremony
   
Traditional Culture Experience Hall
Korean traditional music performance(9/7)
GH03h. Temple Stay (2.5hour tour)
Stay in a traditional Korean temple, experience the daily life, and absorb the traditional culture and spirit of Korean Buddhism.
 
Bongeunsa Temple
9/5 all-day folk religious ceremony
   
Traditional Culture Experience Hall
Korean traditional music performance(9/7)
GH01t. Temple Stay (2 days, 1 night)
Stay in a traditional Korean temple, experience the daily life, and absorb the traditional culture and spirit of Korean Buddhism.
 
Bongeunsa Temple
9/5 all-day folk religious ceremony
   
Traditional Culture Experience Hall
Korean traditional music performance(9/7)
GH03h 9/4,5,6 2.5H
GH01t 9/7~8 1Night 2Days

CITY TOUR
(GC)

River Han Night Cruise - City of Light
GC01h. River Han Night Cruise - City of Light (4hour tour)
Enjoy the night view of beautiful Seoul with a yacht in this luxury tour.
 
Han River
   
Marina Bay
GC01h 9/5, 7, 9 4.0H
Youth of the Nation
GC02h. Youth of the Nation (5hour tour)
Experience the fashion and culture of young people while exploring the mini campus towns in this street tour of Shinchon and Hongdae. With various attractions such as street performances, art shops, flea markets, etc., this tour is perfect for foreign guests.
 
Ewha Womans University
Hongdae
   
Sinchon
GC02h 9/8 5.0H
Seoul Panorama Course
GC01f. Seoul Panorama Course (8hour tour)
A must for foreigners visiting Korea! In this highly recommended tour, explore Gyeongbok Palace to experience Korean history and culture, Myeong-dong to enjoy shopping, and N Seoul Tower Observation Tower to marvel at the commanding view of Seoul's cityscape.
 
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong
   
Namsan Hanok Village
N Seoul Tower
GC01f 9/4 8.0H
Gangnam - Fashion and Pop Culture Center
GC02f. Gangnam - Fashion and Pop Culture Center (8hour tour)
In the busy streets of Gangnam, experience the serenity of Seolleung and Jeongneung Royal Tomb with quiet and pine forests, and feel the peace in serene temples in the city center. It is a charming Gangnam tour where you can meet another side of "Gangnam Style" on the sophisticated boulevard.
 
Seolleung / Jeongneung Royal Tomb
Bongeunsa Temple
Apgujeong Rodeo Street
     
Sinsadong Garosu-gil Road
Floating Island
GC02f 9/5 8.0H
Namisum-Petite France - Artful tour of romanticism
GC03f. Namisum-Petite France - Artful tour of romanticism (8hour tour)
With just one hour of driving from Seoul, explore Namiseom Island, a romantic island filled with forests and trails, famous for its appearances in TV soap operas, as well as Petite France, a French-style theme park where you can enjoy various European cultures and performances.
 
Petite France
 
Namiseom Island
GC03f 9/6 8.0H

SHOPPING
(GS)

Themed Shopping
GS01f. Themed Shopping (8hour tour)
Enjoy shopping at shopping venues such as duty free shopping centers, a must for any tourist, Dongdaemun, a large-scale shopping complex patronized by over half of all foreign tourists visiting Seoul, as well as Korean antique markets.
 
Lotte Department Store (Lotte Tower)
duty free shop
Dongdaemun Gate
   
Hwanghakdong Flea Market
Myeongdong
GS01f 9/7 8.0H
Multiplex Shopping Mall
GS02f. Multiplex Shopping Mall (8hour tour)
Take a break from Korean culture for a while, and bask in the exotic atmosphere in Incheon Songdo International New City, a city for international exchange based on Incheon International Airport's infrastructure. Taste the fusion cuisine that mixes Korean and Chinese culinary traditions in Chinatown, a unique location formed by the inflow of Chinese expatriates following the opening of the Incheon port to international trade in the 19th century.
 
Songdo Hyundai Outlet
Songdo Central Park (Tri-bowl)
   
Songdo Canal Walk
Incheon Chinatown
GS02f 9/9 8.0H