[SEOUL SOUTH KOREA] Three Destination Where You Can Show Off Your Hanbok - Rakso Travel

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

[SEOUL SOUTH KOREA] Three Destination Where You Can Show Off Your Hanbok


Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress that was worn daily by natives up to 100 years ago, however, nowadays it is only worn by locals for special occasions and holidays. Hanbok comes in various colors and designs that reflect culture and lifestyle that was now being revolutionized and modernized.  
  
Even though Hanbok is being used during formal events and ceremonies nowadays, Korean’s love for their traditional dress has actually greatly influenced the popularity of this experience, along with K-Hallyu or K-wave thru K-drama, K-culture, K-pop even the foreign have started being interested on wearing this traditional dress and sometimes becomes part of their bucket list when visiting South Korea. In line with this popular experience, I will give you some suggestions for the best places where you can wear this elegant dress feeling like a local Korea.  
  
Modern Hanbok - Photo by Nina 
I have listed down below places where you can enjoy your Hanbok wearing experience: 
  
GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE 

Gyeongbok Palace has been the most visited palace in South Korea. This is the first and the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty. Inside the palace has the National Folklore Museum wherein they display the culture of Korea. 

The Gyeongbok Palace is open all throughout the year with below time schedule: 
  
Mar - May : 0900H ~ 1800H 
Jun - Aug : 0900H ~ 1830H 
Sep - Oct : 0900H ~ 1800H 
Nov - Feb : 0900H ~ 1700H 
  
The palace is closed during Tuesdays of the year. 
  
People around the palace of Gyeongbok - Photo by Nina


National Folklore Museum - Photo by Nina

Around the palace, there are many Hanbok Rentals. If you really want to experience Hanbok wearing, you may book it online through agency or booking engines. Or you may directly go to the shop around the palace. 
  
Once you wear Hanbok, you may visit Gyeongbok Palace for free! 

DEOKSUGUNG PALACE 
Deoksu Palace has been famous because it has been a shooting location of the K-Drama - “Goblin”.  If you have watched the drama, you’ll be familiar with the stone-wall road wherein the Goblin and the Grim Reaper met. 
  
Operating hours of the palace are from 0900H ~ 2100H and are closed during Mondays of the year.   
Witness the changing of guards in Deoksugung Palace - Photo by Nina 
Since you’ll be visiting the palace on your Hanbok, you may enter here by free. You’ll also be able to witness the ceremony of changing guards in front of the palace. 
  
The beautiful stone-wall in Deoksugung Palace - Photo by Nina 
BUCKHON HANOK VILLAGE 
From the word Hanok meaning traditional houses back in the days during the Joseon Dynasty. There are still locals living in the said village, some restored their houses and made it a place to stay, and some made it into shops. 
  
A lot of tourists and locals still visit the village with their Hanbok.  
  
Modern Hanbok - Photo by Nina 
 There're a lot more places in South Korea that you can visit and of course a lot of chances to try Hanbok wearing, but if you have limited time and can only visit Seoul City, these are the best places to walk around like a Korean wearing beautiful dress - Hanbok. 


Blog and Photos contributed by Nina Gabica 

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