Are you a Korean drama fan who plans to go to Seoul and explore the city efficiently schedule wise? Then here is a simple itinerary for a day tour in Seoul especially made for you!
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Start Your Hallyu Tour at KBS ON Experience Hall
Start your day tour in Seoul by visiting the KBS ON Hall Experience. KBS is the producer of some hit Kdramas such as Descendants of the Sun, Love in the Moonlight, Dream High, Healer and Oh My Venus. KBS ON is an exhibition hall that is dedicated to broadcasting. It aims to inform people about the history and evolution of the Korean broadcasting industry. You can take a look at how KBS has evolved and become an institution in the industry. It offers various firsthand broadcasting experiences such as new reporting and voice dubbing. For more information about, read here.
13, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
How to get there
Take the subway to National Assembly Station, Exit 4. Walk straight then turn right and walk straight again. KBS building is located at the end of the road.
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM – Have a Delicious Lunch in a Cruise Ship at Eland Cruise
Eland Cruise has been in operation since 1986 traversing the Hangang River in the heart of Seoul city. It is aims to promote the Hangang River as a famous world attraction. You can enjoy an hour of relaxing cruise experience with a fascinating sight of the city. There is a live performance too to serenade you while the ship crosses the river. Moreover, if you get hungry, there is an option for a buffet lunch or dinner to pamper yourself a delicious cuisine. Even if you go there with a special someone, family members, friends or just by yourself, you will definitely enjoy it! For more information, read here.
290 Yeouidong-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
How to get there from kbs on experience hall
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM – Explore Gyeongbukgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village
A day in Seoul for Kdrama fans wouldn’t be complete without visiting the main royal palace of Korea’s Joseon dynasty – the Gyeongbukgung Palace. As the main royal palace in the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built in 1395. However, during the Japanese invasion from 1592, this palace left ruined for the next 273 years. In 1867, it was finally reconstructed with some 500 buildings built on a site of over 40 hectares and constituted a small city. Now, the Korean government is investing its resources to rebuild, restore and maintain the main royal palace in all its remaining glory for the future generations. Entering the palace is FREE if you are wearing a hanbok or the Korean traditional clothing. Read more about it here.
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
How to get there from Eland Cruise
Bukchon Hanok Village
If you still have the energy to walk, you can also add the nearby Bukchon Hanok Village to your day tour in Seoul. It is a home to hundreds of hanok or the Korean traditional houses which was residential area for high circles during the Joseon Dynasty. Currently, it is a street museum in the heart of the city of Seoul with many of these hanok serve as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses. Learn more about the Kdrama filming locations in this hanok village here.
12-1 Samcheong-ro 4-gil, Hwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
How to get there from Gyeongbokgung Palace
5:00 to 7:00 PM – Visit N Seoul Tower
Another place to add in your 1-day itinerary to Seoul is the N Seoul Tower. It is a well-known filming location for several Kdramas such as Boys Over Flowers, My Love from The Star, Rooftop Prince and many more. It has become Seoul’s landmark which stands tall at 236 meters and the city’s second highest point. Visiting N Seoul Tower is a must for every Kdrama fans who go to Seoul. With its latest LED technology lighting, the tower constantly changes colors and patterns thus providing various media art exhibitions and cultural experience. For more information about N Seoul Tower, click here.
105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
How to get there from Bukchon Hanok Village
7:30 PM to Evening – Dinner and Shopping at Myeongdong
And to wrap up your day tour in Seoul, head to Myeongdong. Aside from being a famous shopping area and a go-to place of every Korean cosmetic product lover, it is also filled with street food from variety of sizes, colors, and tastes. Delight yourself by trying Myeongdong Street Food and reward yourself by buying Kdrama merchandises. Click here for a list of best things that you can buy in Myeongdong as a Kdrama fan.
Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
How to get there from N SeoulTower
For a 2-day itinerary to Seoul especially made for Kdrama fans, click here.
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