DMZ tour, Kimchi making class, Gyeongbokgung palace, Bukchon Hanok village
Today morning after breakfast drive to Paju for a visit to the DMZ. Have a surreal experience at the Korean De Militarized Zone (DMZ), a heavily guarded North & South Korea border. This tour takes visitors to the Imjingak DMZ area. The stops include Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the Third Infiltration Tunnel, Dora Observatory, and the DMZ Exhibition Hall, also featured in a popular movie, this buffer zone or no-man’s land exists because of the Korean War.
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and then proceed to the Gyeongbokgung Palace & the Bukchon Hanok Village. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces. The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong. You need to simply glance at the structure to recap the shows and movies you have watched. At the top of the hill at the palace is the Bukchon Hanok Village.
Here you get to try the Hanbok – the ethnic Korean clothes that make for a surreal picture in the back ground of the palace and the village. Snap some instaworthy photos before you go to a traditional tea house in Insadong. When on a holiday it is always recommended you stop for a break, why not a tea house while re-creating some K Drama memories and savouring the dishes. Are you curious to try your hands at the korean’s famous dish called Kimchi? If yes, then follow me to the kimchi making class. You cannot go to Korea and not try Kimchi. If you are K Drama fan, this needs no introduction, and an opportunity to learn it in order to re-create it back home is a wish come true. If time permits, go out for an evening stroll or for shopping. Overnight stay at hotel in Seoul.
- Hotel Stay
- Continental Breakfast