● City Tour (City Center incl. English guided Gyeongbokgung Palace/by subway) (2:00pm~7:00pm)
● Dinner at Bulgogi Brothers (Seoul Finance Center, SFC) (7:00 pm)
● Transfer to Hotel & Free time (9:00 pm ~ )
▲What to see
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces.
Insa-dong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and is the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong are specialized in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea such ashanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts.
- Cheonggyecheon Stream
Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected watercourse hidden by an overpass.
Today, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life. Narae Bridge, expressing a butterfly in flight, and Gwanggyo Bridge, symbolizing the harmony of the past and future, are just two of the more than twenty beautiful bridges that cross the stream.
The ‘Rhythmic Wall Stream’, lined with fine marble, sculptures, and Korea’s 8th stone building, Palseokdam, adorn the Cheonggyecheon Stream. Cheonggyecheon Stream passes close to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, the Sejong Center, Insa-dong Street, Changdeokgung Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace, allowing visitors to easily visit major tourist sites after a leisurely stroll along the stream.
▲What to eat
Bulgogi is an extremely versatile way of preparing beef and the one most westerners have sampled at Korean restaurants. Typically in the west we eat bulgogi on a korean barbecue – a hot plate in the middle of the table. But in Korea this is just one of many ways. It can be made into a stew (as in the recipe above) or as the basis for other dishes.
Accommodation → SaeteoSamgeori Certification Center
SaeteoSamgeori Certification Center → Jara Island
Jara Island → Lunch Place
Lunch Place → Gyeonggang Bridge Certification Center
Gyeonggang Bridge Certification Center → Gangchon Station
Gangchon Station → Animation Museum
Animation Museum → Sinmae Bridge Certification Center
Sinmae Bridge Certification Center → Accommodation
● Breakfast (Korean Breakfast) (7:15am~8:00am)
● Check-out from Hotel (8:00am)
● Ride along the Han River bike path and sightseeing (8:00am~12:00pm)
● Visit of the Jara Island (12:00pm~12:30pm)
● Lunch (12:30pm~1:30pm) near Jara Island
● Ride along the Han River bike path and sightseeing (1:30pm~5:30pm)
● Check into Hotel Chuncheon (5:30pm)
● Free Time (5:30pm~7:00pm)
● Dinner (Dakgalbi) (7:00pm)
● Free time
▲What to see
- Jaraseom Island
Jaraseom Island is an island formed on the Bukhangang River as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam in 1943. It is approximately 800 meters from Namiseom Island, as the crow flies. The name ‘Jaraseom’ comes from the fact that it faces a hill that resembles a Jara (Korean word for soft-shelled turtle). Jaraseom consists of four islands called Dongdo, Seodo, Jungdo, and Namdo, and has various leisure and park facilities. Visitors can find a car camping site and the filming location of the popular TV drama series 'Iris' on Seodo (west island), and an eco-cultural park with a grass plaza of over 100 meters in diameter on Jungdo (central island). There is also an ecosystem theme park called Ehwawon Garden at the westernmost tip of the Jaraseom Campground. A popular camping spot, Jaraseom Island is also widely known as the venue of the annual Jaraseom International Jazz Festival.
▲What to eat
Makguksu is closely related to naengmyeon, the archetypal Korean cold noodle dish. Its differences lie in the high concentration of buckwheat flour in its noodles, the result of the grain's status as a staple crop in the Gangwon-do area, and the use of greater amounts of vegetables. The dish gets its name—"rough noodles"—from the fact that the buckwheat used is generally unhulled. Makguksu is usually prepared directly from buckwheat crop, soaked, and ground into a paste. Since buckwheat is less glutinous than most grains, buckwheat flour is particularly difficult to knead, roll, and slice into noodles by hand; thus, the noodles are often created in a hand-cranked noodle-making machine instead.
Chuncheon(춘천) is very popular for its Dakgalbi Street; a street mushroomed with many restaurants that specialized in Dakgalbi (닭갈비). Dakgalbi is a South Korean dish featuring delicious chicken cubes with vegetables and topped off with a spicy Gochujang sauce.
Yangsu Station → Yangpyung Art Museum Certification Center
Yangpyung Art Museum Certification Center → Ipobo Certification Center
Ipobo Certification Center → Yeojubo Certification Center
Yeojubo Certification Center → Accommodation
● Breakfast at the Hotel (7:15am~ 8:00am)
● Ride from the Hotel to Chuncheon Station (8:00am~8:30am)
● Suburb train from Chuncheon Station to Daeseongli Station (8:30am~9:30am)
● Ride along the South Han River bike path and sightseeing (9:15am~1:00pm)
● Dumulmeori and Zelkova trees (10:30am~11:00am)
● Lunch (1:00pm~2:00pm)
● Ride along the South Han River bike path and sightseeing (2:00pm~5:00pm)
● Check into Namgang Hotel (5:00pm)
● Free Time
● Dinner (7:00pm).
▲What to see
- One of the most beautiful paths in Korea
- Dumulmeori and Zelkova trees
Dumulmeori literally means 'two water area,' and refers to the place where Bukhangang River and Namhangang River meet. The dock for an ancient-style ferry and weeping willows add to the rustic beauty of this area. Another attraction at this site is the three 400-year-old Zelkova trees that appear as one giant tree. A privately owned place, Dumulmeori remains as a popular site for shooting Korean TV dramas, movies, commercials, wedding pictures as well as nature pictures.
Yeoju is blessed with Namhangang and Yeoju Field, surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is the resting place of Sejong the Great and a cultural capital where old wisdom is still honored and praised. Yeojubo is dedicated to harmony between the tomb of Sejong the Great and its natural beauty.
▲What to eat
- Daeji bulgogi
Daeji bulgogi is another popular Korean meat dish similar to bulgogi. However, instead of using beef, thin sliced pork loin is marinated in a specially blended red chili pepper paste with various assortments of vegetables. The meat is marinated with a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, sugar, ginger roots, rice wine and gochujang which is the base sauce for this dish. It is marinated for 30-60 minutes to bring out the depth and intensity of flavors. Daeji bulgogi can be grilled or pan-cooked