Did you know you can rent the Korean traditional clothes ‘Hanbok’ and wander around Gyeongbokgoong Palace? Here’s where to rent it and how to enjoy it to the fullest.
Are you in Seoul and want to try out the traditional costume?
So follow the guide:
In Seoul, it’s easy to try on Korean traditional Hanbok for cheap. If possible on a weekday, go to the ANGUK station located on subway line 3. ANGUK Station is the historic heart of Seoul, surrounded by Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces and Insadong and Bukchon tourist districts.
At exit 2 of the station, walk straight ahead and keep your eyes open. The street is lined with Hanbok rental shops.
In case you want to wear the finest Hanbok for more traditional and authentic vibes I recommend you to visit the Arang shop.
It’s a small shop and a few groups can enter at the same time. Otherwise, you have to wait for your turn. And here you are ready for the adventure.
The shops also offer so-called fusion models. Models that want to be cut like a classic model but more loaded in decoration like sequins, sewn pearls, and other adjournments. For this type of model, count 20,000 won * for 4 hours. (16 €).
You can add options such as additional accessories (count 1 € 50) or have your hair and makeup done (no price indicated) but also you can bring your own beauty products and get ready yourself.
Some shops may ask you for a deposit for the loan of the costume, see your passport or other official paper to guarantee the return of the costume in good condition.
Enough to make pretty souvenir pictures. Of course, you don’t have to stay within the perimeter of the store, even more so if you rent by the day.
Go to the traditional village of Bukchon or even Insadong!