Royal Palaces of Joseon Kingdom
Seoul, South Korea 🇰🇷
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!
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
Your remote guide
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!
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