Korean Hanbok is general trend now. Gwanghwamun, Bukchon Hanok Village and other major tourist attractions in Seoul, you can meet the traveler wearing a colorful hanbok. In the palace which is considered to be the epicenter of Hanbok culture, it is faster to find people who are not wearing lavish hanbok. Taking selfie photos wearing a hanbok on SNS are also found easily. When you search for an Instagram, there are more than 160,000 posts with the “hanbok stargram” hash tag. There is a good place to take pictures, and there are places that favor people wearing hanbok. It is also enough to feel a holiday feeling.
Origin of the hanbok tour, Royal Palaces
The best place to hang out with a hanbok is the old palace. Seoul’s 4 major royal palaces such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace have a policy that waived the admission fee for the visitors wearing hanbok. In addition, the Jongmyo Shrine played a part in the same policy for that.
Elegant palaces and pavilions, tranquil walks and courtyards, ‘Hanbok Selfie’ is a place to play with fun. According to the Hanbok Promotion Center, affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, there were about 10 Hanbok rental stores near Gyeongbokgung Palace in 2015. Nowadays, there are about 60 places in the Hanbok rental business. The rent is about 10,000 won to 30,000 won per 2 hours in average.
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The holy place of the hanbok tour for popluar among the women in their 20′ 30′
As a result of analyzing the search volume related to SKT tourism from 2014 to 2016, Jeonju Hanok Village was ranked as the most popular tourist destination in Korea. Jeonju Hanok Village, where 625 hanoks are crowded in the center of the city, is a good place to dress up Hanbok and peek through alleyways and take awesome pictures. There are more than 50 hanbok rental stores throughout the Hanok village. Because fashion-conscious women in their 20s and 30s are a large number of travelers, they are competing for more costumed hanbok and accessories at each store.
If you borrow only a hanbok, you have to pay 5,000 won per hour, and you have to pay an additional 20,000 ~ 50,000 won to get other beautiful accessories that go well with hanbok. It is also possible to stay for one night by catching accommodation that promotes free Hanbok rental.
Korean Folk Village which is a perfect theme park for the hanbok tour
The Korean Folk Village in Gyeonggido Province is a traditional cultural theme park opened in 1974. They set up a house and an alley in the background of the Joseon Dynasty as a standard filming location for Korean dramas and movies. It is a family travel destination and is popular as a photographing place for travelers wearing hanbok. The fare for free pass is 27,000 won for adults and 20,000 won for children, but if you wear a hanbok, it will be discounted as a total of 14,000 won. However, there is a requirement that you should wear a hanbok properly.