Essential Gangnam Tour (Incl. Dinner)-Hot Place of Seoul

6 hr

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Bongeunsa Temple, 73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-090 South Korea

Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple founded in 794 during the Silla (one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea) period. The temple has more than 1,000 years of history and has many interesting historic and cultural features, including woodblock carvings of the Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Garland Sutra). The temple is also a very popular tourist destination...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bongeunsa Temple, 73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-090 South Korea

Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple founded in 794 during the Silla (one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea) period. The temple has more than 1,000 years of history and has many interesting historic and cultural features, including woodblock carvings of the Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Garland Sutra). The temple is also a very popular tourist destination, offering various programs relating to traditional Korean Buddhist culture, in a variety of languages.

Visitors can experience some simple Buddhist practices such as the daily dawn service, Korean Zen meditation, Dado (a tea drinking ceremony), and Balwoogongyang (a Buddhist meal with traditional bowls). Every May on Buddha's birthday, Bongeunsa holds the Lotus Lantern Festival on nearby Samseong-dong.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Starfield COEX Mall, 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164 South Korea

Coex Mall reopened on November 27, 2014 after the completion of a large-scale renovation. World-renowned architectural firm Gensler worked to create a vision for change largely centered around a concept called "The Unfolding Sky." With five uniquely-themed squares, the new Coex Mall was designed to receive optimal amounts of natural light and optimize the flow of foot traffic. Coex mall is a shopping mecca for global brands in fashion, accessories, beauty, lifestyle, and more. It also has a large movie theater complex and a wide variety of fine dining establishments.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: SMTOWN coexartium, 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164 South Korea

If you are a K-pop fan, it is impossible not to know SM Entertainment’s culture complex space, SMTOWN at Coex Artium. The venue has become more popular after the opening of the SMTOWN Museum and SMTOWN External Media, an ultra-high resolution sign that was installed in May 2018. SMTOWN Museum, located on the third floor, is the first venue where the stories related to the birth and growth of SM Entertainment’s artists are displayed. The museum includes various exhibitions, including SM ARCHIVE, SPECIAL EXHIBITION, and ARTIST GALLERY, all of which are related to music albums, stage photos, outfits and accessories, and behind the scenes stories. In addition, the venue offers unique experiences and excitement, such as the SM content-creating tour, where imaginary meetings with SM artists utilizing augmented reality or virtual reality take place. The biggest hologram theater in Korea is on the fifth and sixth floors, which showcases mostly SM artists’ concert videos. Furthermore, sometimes guests can watch concerts that have not been released on DVD yet. To top it all off, there is a gift shop (2F) with memorabilia that artists actually wore or picked, a café, and a market (4F) where products with SM artists’ images are sold.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb, 1, Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06153 South Korea

The Seonjeongneung is the burial grounds of two Joseon Dynasty kings and one Joseon queen. The westernmost tomb belongs to King Seongjong (1469–1494), the ninth king of the Joseon dynasty. His wife, Queen Jeonghyeon (1462–1530), from the Yun family, is buried here. Her grave has a stone fence encircling the mound, whereas her husband's tomb, on the left, has a retaining wall as well. Statues of civilian and military officials and their horses stand at attention in front of the graves. Queen Jeonghyeon had a deep interest in Buddhism and founded the nearby temple Bongeunsa.

The other tomb on the site is Jeongneung tomb, located at the easternmost of the site. This is the burial ground of King Jungjong, the 11th king of Joseon (1506–1544). Those Royal tombs of Joseon Dynasty are UNESCO World heritage. This Seolleung and Jeongneung Royal Tombs is closed on every Monday. So, if you want to visit this tomb, please book the other day.



Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Sool Gallery, 8, Insadong 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03145 South Korea

This gallery is dedicated to spreading the cultural context and historical significance of Korean alcohol, making the gallery “a one-stop destination for all things liquor and wine".you can learn about the different types of alcohols in Korea­, soju, makgeolli, yakju, wine and more. Additionally, you can also sign up for a tour and tasting of five different alcohols. This gallery is closed on every Monday, so if you want to visit this gallery, please choose a different day of the week than Monday.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Gangnam Underground Shopping area, Yeoksam 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul South Korea

Gangnam Underground Shopping center is the best shopping place for women especially 20s and 30s. The mall is located in Gangnam Station of Seoul Subway Line 2, and consists of all the latest fashion trends. It is also an ideal place to just browse the shops to keep up with the so-called "Gangnam Style." .The area around Gangnam station is the place like youth’s hangout. There are many shops like cosmetics, clothing, shoes, accessory and bars, cafes, clubs. Because of its fame, many young tourists visit this place. So, this place became the place for youths. We will browse this area, and we will have a traditional Koreans foods with Korean rice wine(Makgeolli) at a restaurant in this area.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Samsung d'light, 11, Seocho-daero 74-gil, Seocho-gu Connected to Line 2 Gangnam Station exit 8, Seoul South Korea

Samsung D’light is a global exhibition space that showcases the latest product lineup by Samsung Electronics. This is the place to discover a new world of possibility with Samsung, and experience how much fun the future will be. Samsung d'light is an exhibition space built to let you have fun with Samsung's most innovative technologies. Find out something new about yourself and place yourself at the center of a whole new world that you build.

Duration: 40 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks-Tasting of Traditional Tea and Cookie at Korean Traditional Tea House
  • Dinner - We will serve Korean foods with Korean rice wine(Makgeolli).
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - The Sool Gallery
  • Pick-up and drop-off at hotel in downtown, Seoul
  • English speaking guide with official tour guide license
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb
Not Included
  • Gratuities for tour guide(optional)
  • The entrance fee for SMTOWN museum and theater is not included.
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up customers at any hotel in downtown Seoul. If guest wants, we can meet customers at Bongeunsa station.

1:00 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.