World heritages palace and fortress tour: When the king Jeongjo decided to build Suwon Hwaseong, Jeongjo would like to focus on glamour and beauty. One of king’s subjects wondered why "beauty" is as important as defensive and the King answered "beauty wins battle too" as he believed in the power and dignity of beauty. Suwonseong is considered as the most beautifully designed fortress with great functions in history.
After Suwon Hwaseong tour followed by lunch back in Seoul, Changdeokgung tour is waiting for you. Changdeokgung is the palace that was loved and stayed by the most kings. Confucianism is the fundamental of Chosun society that emphasize form of manner. Kings should host the ancestor worship ceremonies based on Confucianism when they became the King for the first time. Jongmyo is where the ancestor worship ceremony was held and it is designed for a grave ceremony giving you a tranquil and simple feeling. Chosun society believed ancestor ceremonies are important for prosperity. Feel the atmosphere of those important ceremonies from this beautiful architecture and wish your own prosperity.
- Suwon Hwaseong, Unesco World Heritage only an hour away from Seoul
- Changdeokgung, The palace loved by the most kings
- World best Gingeng exhibition center or Amethyst exhibition shopping center
- Jongmyo, Confucian shrine of memorial services for kings and queens
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel within Seoul Area.
Pick-up time: 8:20am.
Start/opening time: 8:30am.
Duration: 8.5 hours.
Others: Changdeok Palace is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by Namsan Hanok Village.