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Korea Tourism Organization unveils Seoul guided tours

Apr 19,2019
Gyeongbok Palace, far left, cafes in Samcheong-dong, second from left, and Jogye Temple, third from left, are some stops on the “Cheongwadae Sarangchae Road” tour on Fridays and Saturdays that runs from April 26 to May 25. The tour starts at the K-Style Hub in central Seoul and ends at the Blue House’s Sarangchae. [KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION]
A guided walking tour around Seoul’s major tourist spots will become available on Fridays and Saturdays beginning on April 26.

Every Friday and Saturday until May 25, a group of 30 people can join each walking tour. The tour costs 10,000 won ($8.80) a person and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The tour starts from K-Style Hub, the Korea Tourism Organization’s Seoul office by the Cheonggye Stream in central Seoul. The Friday course is designed for those who want to take photos around Jogye Temple, which has been decorated to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday on May 12. They will also visit hanok, traditional Korean homes, before ending at the Blue House’s Sarangchae. Friday’s tour leaves at 1 p.m.

Saturday’s tour starts at 11 a.m. and will take visitors to Gyeongbok Palace after a traditional Korean lunch. A professional guide will tell fun stories about Korean history as it takes people to the Blue House to finish the tour at 4 p.m.

BY LEE SUN-MIN [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]

For more information, go to www.cwdsarangchae.kr or call (031) 660-7015. You can also email your inquiries to pnj@pnjcom.kr