Royal Palaces of Joseon Kingdom

Seoul, South Korea 🇰🇷  

Live video call on your phone or computer

With native Korean tour guide Justin

1 hour

English

$19/person

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (3 reviews)

What you will do

Have you seen the Netflix series Kingdom? The historical background of the series is the Joseon Dynasty period (1392 - 1910) in Korea. Joseon's capital city was Seoul, therefore 5 royal palaces of Joseon are still in Seoul! Get a great introduction to the history of Seoul and experience its history in a local way through a live video call with local Korean guide Justin. 

 

He will show you around at:

  • Gwanghwamun Plaza with the statue of 2 Korean historical figures, Admiral Yi Sun-Shin and King Sejong the Great

  • Gwanghwamun Gate which is the original entrance to the palace

  • Heunghwamun Gate, Youngje bridge and Geunjeongmun gate with the story of guardians, gate and legendary animal Haechi

  • Geunjeongjeon with ranking stones, architecture, royal paintings and more

  • Gyeonghoeru Pavilion which was used for foreign envoy reception

If you have any questions during the tour, make sure to ask the guide! 

Any questions? 

Why this trip is great

Great intro to Seoul if you've never been

Connect and speak to local Korean guide

Good mix of scenery, culture and people

Small groups of no more than 10 attendees

Meeting point

This is a video call livestream from the guide in Seoul.

You will receive a link to join after your booking.

Cancellations

Free cancellations up to 24h before the trip starts

For questions about this tour or special livestream requests for Seoul: 

Please reach out to us

Your remote guide

Justin Choi

Hello, everyone! My name is Justin Choi!

 

I was born in Seoul in the year of white horse! Then I was sent to my lovely Canadian homestay family in Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada when I was in Grade 6. I lived there for five years with wonderful memories then returned to my hometown.

 

I was a history nerd since I was a child. So I studied film in university to become a director for historical films. But I experienced little tour guide job when I worked for the SWAT team at Gimpo International Airport during my mandatory military service. I helped many tourists at the airport then I realized tour guide would be my real job! So I became a tour guide in 2012 after I discharged from the service.

 

So far, I had been working as a tour guide for 9 years. I am grateful to be a tour guide for meeting many wonderful friends from all over the globe showing around my home! I am also trying to publish educational comics about Korea for foreign travelers someday, so they can be easily travel to Korea much more!

 

Anyway, hope to see you soon at the Palace without zombies!

What others say

Liza from Alberta, Canada

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nov 2020

The tourist guide is friendly, accommodating, and well-knowledge of the places to be with in.

Diana from Victoria, Canada

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nov 2020

I liked the interaction with the guide, ability to ask questions , relaxed but informative style of our guide, Justin. I enjoyed his background knowledge of the palace.

Amanda from Montreal, Canada

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nov 2020

This tour was amazing! Our host was so kind and took his time explaining things we wanted to know more about. He personalized what we talked about based on our interests. I would definitely recommend this! Very informative and interesting tour and guide!

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