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What was life like for royalty during the Joseon Dynasty? You can experience it for yourself by visiting the numerous palaces located right in the heart of Seoul. Seoul's five major palaces are Gyeongbokgung (溹), Gyeonghuigung (), Changdeokgung (â), Changgyeonggung (â), and Deoksugung (). The admission fees are affordably priced, usually just a few dollars, and visitors can tour around the grounds, see reenactments of historical royal ceremonies, dress up in royal costume, and even challenge themselves to a Taekwondo class. Since each palace offers something different be sure to check in advance to see what programs and reenactments are offered.

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Night life in Seoul
Seoul is certainly one of the most lively and dynamic nightlife capitals of the world. Even after midnight, throngs of people wander the streets in major shopping districts and popular downtown areas. The top attractions at nighttime are Dongdaemun Market for late-night shopping and the Hongik University (Hongdae) neighborhood with its concentration of nightclubs. For fabulous night views of Seoul, visit the observatory in N Seoul Tower or 63 City on Yeouido Island. Many visitors enjoy 63 Citys museums and dining facilities in the afternoon and stay past sunset to catch a glimpse of Seoul at night from high above in the skyscraper. If traveling with children, some options include recreational parks that open until 8 or 9pm or an exciting non-verbal show. Those with an interest in Korean traditional liquor can try some of the establishments serving Korean makgeolli. Check out the following list of popular nighttime activities Seoul has to offer.

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  • dotRediscover the Beauty of Tradition
    Bukchon Hanok Village Samcheong-dong Gyeongbokgung Palace Insa-dong Jump Performance
    Product Type: traditional crafts and accessories
    Course Time: 1 full day
    Distance: 4km
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  • dotExplore the Best and Brightest of Seouls Past and Present
    Seoul Museum of History Gwanghwamun Square Cheonggye Plaza Namdaemun Market Myeong-dong
    Product Type: souvenirs, cosmetics, and eyeglasses
    Course Time: 1 full day
    Distance: 4.7km
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  • dotImmerse Yourself in the Multi-cultural Spirit of Itaewon
    Itaewon The National Museum of Korea I'PARKmall Yongsan Dragon Hill Spa
    Product Type: accessories and electronics
    Course Time: 1 full day
    Distance: 7.3km
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  • dotSeouls Nightscape and Midnight Shopping
    Myeong-dong N Seoul Tower Cheonggyecheon Stream Dongdaemun Market
    Product Type: clothing and accessories
    Course Time: half a day
    Distance: 7.3km
    see details
Seoul City Tour
Seoul, Korea's capital city, is a tourist destination home to a host of activities to enjoy, ranging from traditional royal palaces to trendy shopping districts. To get the most out of your stay, hop aboard the Seoul City Tour, a bus ride that will introduce you to Seouls most famous sights.

Throughout your trip, the onboard multilingual audio guide will give you a detailed description of each point of interest, making sure that you dont miss a thing!

Seoul Tour and City Tours

City Circulation Course  View Itinerary 

* This itinerary covers the Seoul downtown area, including the National Museum of Korea, Namsangol Hanok VillageNamdaemun MarketDongdaemun Market, and Insa-dong.

- Hours: 09:00 ~ 21:00 (Last shuttle departs at 7pm from Gwanghwamun)
- Bus Intervals: Shuttle departs every 30 minutes
- Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours

Cheonggyecheon / Palace Course  View Itinerary 

* This itinerary includes royal palaces such as Deoksugung PalaceChangdeokgung Palace, as well as Cheonggye Plaza.

- Departure Times
Peak Season (Dec - Feb, Apr - May, Jul - Aug, Oct):
09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Off Season (Mar, Jun, Sep, Nov):
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
- Travel Time: Approximately 1.5 hours

Night Course

1-Story Bus  View Itinerary 
2-Story Bus  View Itinerary 

* This itinerary includes bridges in Seoul that are famous for night views such as Seogangdaegyo, Gangbyeon Expressway, and Seongsudaegyo. 

- Hours: Departs at 20:00
- Bus Intervals: once a day
- Travel Time: Approximately 1.5 hours

[Visitor Information on Seoul City Tour Bus]

Departure Point:
In front of Exit #6 of Gwanghwamun Station (Subway Line 5). 


Course Adults Children
City Circulation Course 10,000 won 8,000 won
Cheonggye / Palace Course 12,000 won 8,000 won
Night Course 1-Story Bus 5,000 won 3,000 won
2-Story Bus 10,000 won 6,000 won
Passengers holding a one-day pass can hop on and off the bus at anytime throughout the day (night course excluded).

Ticket Purchase: Information Center: +82-2-777-6090 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Free Shuttle Bus