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local guide

Gyeongbok Palace

Representing a "new dynasty that enjoys great blessings and prosperity," Gyeongbok Palace was completed in 1395.
Visitor Information
Operating Hours
March~October: 09:00~18:00 (admission until 5:00pm)
November~February: 09:00~17:00 (admission until 4:00pm)
* Closed Tuesdays
Admission Fee
Adults (19yrs~64yrs): 3,000 won
Children (7yrs~18yrs): 1,500 won
Website
http://www.royalpalace.go.kr/
Transportation Information
Address
1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Public Transportation
Take subway line 3 to the Gyeongbokgung Station - exit no. 5, walk 5 minutes
Take subway line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station - exit no. 2, walk 10 minutes
How to get there
from the hotel
Take the hotel shuttle bus or walk towards Gwanghwamun (north) for 25 minutes from the hotel main entrance

Changdeok Palace

Changdeok Palace, built in 1405, was the second palace built during the Joseon Dynasty - Gyeongbok Palace being the first. It is the most well-preserved palace in Korea, and because of its harmonious natural setting, along with its history, Changdeok Palace was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.
Visitor Information
Operating Hours
April~October: 09:00~18:30 (admission until 5:30pm)
November and March: 09:00~17:30 (admission until 4:30pm)
December~February: 09:00~17:00 (admission until 4:00pm)
* Closed Mondays
Admission Fee
Adults (19yrs~64yrs) 3,000 won
Children (7yrs~18yrs) 1,500 won
Website
http://www.cdg.go.kr/
Transportation Information
Address
2-71 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Public Transportation
Take subway line 3 to Anguk Station - exit no. 3, walk 5 minutes
Take subway line 5 to City Hall Station - exit no. 7, walk 10 minutes
How to get there
from the hotel
Take the hotel shuttle bus

Deoksu Palace

A symbol of the Imperial Palace, Deoksu Palace was originally named Gyeongung Palace. After King Seonjong inherited the throne, it was renamed Deoksu Palace to represent the wish for longevity for his father, Emperor Gojong.
Visitor Information
Operating Hours
09:00~21:00 (admission until 8:00pm)
* Closed Mondays
Admission Fee
Adults (19yrs~64yrs) 1,000 won
Children (7yrs~18yrs) 500 won
Website
http://www.deoksugung.go.kr/
Transportation Information
Address
5-1 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Public Transportation
Take subway line 1 to City Hall Station - exit no. 2, walk 5 minutes
Take subway line 2 to City Hall Station - exit no. 12, walk 5 minutes
How to get there
from the hotel
Walk (west) for 5 minutes from the hotel main entrance

Wongudan

Wongudan was a temple used to perform ancestral rites. Built in 1897, the rituals at Wongudan continued when King Gojong proclaimed the Korean Empire, but they eventually ceased.
Visitor Information
Website
http://sca.seoul.go.kr/korean/culturalAsset.jsp?sCode=100615&sClssCode=9&sClssCode2=32
Transportation Information
Address
87-1 Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Public Transportation
Take subway line 1 to City Hall Station - exit no. 6, walk 10 minutes
Take subway line 2 to Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station - exit no. 7, walk towards Lotte Department Store for 10 minutes
How to get there
from the hotel
Walk for 5 minutes using the hotel underground

Chungdong Church

Founded in 1897, Chungdong Church was the first Protestant church built in Korea. It is the only remaining 19th century church building.
Visitor Information
Operating Hours
Tuesday~Friday: 10:00~17:00
Saturday: 10:00~14:00
* Closed Mondays
Website
http://chungdong.onmam.com/
Transportation Information
Address
34-3 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Public Transportation
Take subway lines 1 or 2 to City Hall Station - exits no. 1 or 12, walk 10 minutes
How to get there
from the hotel
Walk (east) towards the Chungdong stone wall street for 10 minutes from the hotel main entrance

Russian Legation

Situated on Chungdong Street, the historical Russian Legation was built in 1899 by Seredin Sabatine and was used as a refuge for King Gojong.
Transportation Information
Address
15-1 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Public Transportation
Take subway line 1 to City Hall Station - exit no. 1, walk 15 minutes toward Chungdong Park
Take subway line 5 to Seodaemun Station - exit no. 5, walk 10 minutes
How to get there
from the hotel
Walk towards the Chungdong stone wall street for 20 minutes from the hotel main entrance

Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea

Construction of the Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea began in 1922 and it was completed in 1926. It is distinctively characterized by its Romanesque style and Korean architectural design.
Visitor Information
Operating Hours
11:00~16:00
Website
http://www.cathedral.or.kr/
Transportation Information
Address
3 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Public Transportation
Take subway lines 1 or 2 to City Hall Station - exit no. 3, walk 10 minutes
Take subway line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station - exit no. 6, walk 15 minutes
How to get there
from the hotel
Walk towards the Chungdong stone wall street for 10 minutes from the hotel main entrance
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