Seoul Guided Walking Tour for Thailand

(Gyeongbokgung Palace Barrier Free Course) Meet Kings and Presidents from History

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Walking Tour Introduction
Barrier Free Tour Course for Everyone including Wheelchair User and Stroller User with Less Mobility
Geunjeongjeon(Barrier Free) Gyeongbokgung Palace Course is composed of routes without obstacles (slope, threshold) for tourists with mobility problems such as senior, wheelchair user, and stroller user. Tourists can enjoy from Joseon Dynasty’s largest palace, Gyeongbukgung Palace, to Cheongwadae Sarangchae holding records of former presidents with explanation from a culture and tourism guide.
Make a reservation
※ Booking Application Send e-mail or call at least 1 week before the desired tour date
- E-mail Address: walkingtours@sto.or.kr
Walking Tour Details
Route
Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace): Gwanghwamun (Main and South Gate) -> Heungnyemun (Second Inner Gate) -> Geunjeongmun (Third Inner Gate) -> Geunjeongjeon (Imperial Throne Hall) -> Sajeongjeon (Executive Office) -> Gyeonghoeru (Royal Banquet Pavilion) -> Gangnyeongjeon (King's Quarters) -> Gyotaejeon (Queen's Quarters) -> Jagyeongjeon (Late Queen's Quarters) -> Hyangwonjeong (Hyangwonjeong Pavilion) ->Sinmumun Gate ->Cheongwadae Sarangchae

Length of tour : 2 hours ~ 2 hours and 30 minutes

Meeting Place : In front of Gyeongbokgung Ticket Booth (digital equipment rental)
※ Each tourist shall pay for admission fee, cultural experience fee, and transportation fee.
※ Stroller and wheelchair rental is available at Heungnyemun Gate entrance. (As stroller and wheelchair are limited in quantity, they may be unavailable in case of excessive users.)
Major Tourist Attractions
Geunjeongjeon
GeunjeongjeonGeunjeongjeon is the best royal palace in Gyeongbokgung Palace and it holds the meaning of ‘Governing a country with sincere diligence on all affairs’. Geunjeongjeon is the most magnificent building in the palace and it represents the royal authority. National events such as coronation ceremony, morning meeting with civil and military officials, and reception for foreign envoy were held in Geunjeongjeon. It is also designated as the National Treasure No.223.
Gyeonghoeru
GyeonghoeruGyeonghoeru is an official banquet hall where the king and officials held big banquets or entertained foreign envoys. In the past, people used to enjoy boating in a pond and appreciated the magnificent scenery of Inwangsan Mountain and palace. It is said that Gyeonghoeru was built based on the principles from Book of Changes. Also, the 3 rooms in the center refers to heaven, earth and man, 12 rooms refers to 12 months, and 24 pillars outside refers to 24 solar terms. Gyeonghoeru is designated as the National Treasure No.224.
Hyangwonjeong
HyangwonjeongHyangwonjeong is a place where the king or royal family took a break and ‘Hyangwon’ means ‘Scent spreading far’. Hyangwonjeong is a symbolic and representative building in the beautiful scenery of Gyeongbukgung Palace’s backyard. It is regarded as a delicate and beautiful hexagon-shape pavilion with excellent proportion and it is designated as National Treasure No.1761. (Repair work is scheduled to finish on June 2020)
Sinmumun Gate (Cheongwadae Path)
Sinmumun Gate (Cheongwadae Path)Sinmumun Gate is the north gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace and it is called ‘Sinmumun’ meaning ‘A black tortoise protecting the north’. A painting of black tortoise is found on the ceiling. Stepping out from Sinmumun Gate, whole view of Cheongwadae (main building) can be seen.
Cheongwadae Sarangchae
Cheongwadae SarangchaeCheongwadae Sarangchae is an exhibition hall for traces of previous presidents in South Korea. Cheongwadae Sarangchae is an integrated promotion hall for South Korea. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions about Korean tour in the first floor and look around Cheongwadae in the second floor.