Gyeongbokgung Hanbok Photoshoot – Best Thing To Do in Seoul

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1.5 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
Min Age : n/a
Max People : 6


☆ For solo booking, $60 surcharge will be applied. Please select the package for 1 people. 

Those who want to upgrade your hanbok from Traditional to Themed Hanbok, please select the option of “Upgrade to Themed Hanbok (per person)” on your payment stage of booking (make sure select the right number of people). 

Note that some of the photographer’s English ability is limited and only basic communication is possible.

Please let us know in advance if you have any special requests regarding your photo session.

Photoshoot Session Time Slots (please select your desired time slot)

“Hanbok 10:00 (Photoshoot 11:00)” means that you are going to rent your hanbok at 10:00 then meet your photographer & photoshoot starts at 11:00

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Hanbok Photoshoot
Your special trip to Korea is even more special and memorable

Memories can fade, but photos can last forever.
You can get your perfect Korean Hanbok photoshoot!

Perhaps you will prepare a lot for your trip to Korea and spend a lot of money. You may be visiting only once in your lifetime, or visiting more often than you think. Do we need to think about how to record those moments that are so important?

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Korea’s National Historic Site No. 117

Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.

The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).

Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.

The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong.

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”

“Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.”

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

Korean Photographer - Travel snap

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

Photograph is your time machine

“The world is always running away from society and the only way to keep the stuff that’s happened in the past is by taking photographs, I can keep memories of things alive with photographs,” Alecto responded. “People say that a time machine can’t be invented, but they’ve already invented a device that can stop time, photographs are the world’s first time machines.”

Taking the time to take real photographs can enhance your travel experience in several ways:

1) Photography makes you more aware of your surroundings.

Once you begin looking for photos, you see much more of the world than if you are just walking through it.

2) Photos help you remember.

Despite the conclusion of the Smithsonian Magazine article, the real test of a photo’s ability to help you remember doesn’t come the day after you take it; it comes years later. As time passes, you need things to jog your memory and nothing works better than photos that you took yourself.

3) People will actually want to see your vacation photos.

Most people are bored to tears of vacation photos that are nothing more than endless shots of people in front of landmarks. Most people don’t want to see you on vacation; they are more interested in the destination itself. If you focus on taking better images, people will actually be interested in seeing your photos.

We understand your special moment is very important and unique. You probably spend a lot of money to make your special trip to Korea. We know you also have your own camera. You want to make every moment special and unique.

Why don’t you let us help you make your moment even more special?

We will get you awesome travel snap photographers who can boost up your memories that last forever!

We are tourism people

We are a group of travel professionals, tour guides and DMC coordinators who are passionate about building new ideas into the tourism industry. For every piece of work, we pour in our love and skills, resulting in a well-crafted and well-admired masterpiece. And not only creating the best products to serve customers, we also provide top-notch customer support. We have a dedicated support site exclusively for our customers. With the qualified support staffs in our team, we can ensure that best memory for your great Korea trip. 

Tripadvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (5 years in a row)” winning tour company,

HaB Korea stands for “Have a Ball in Korea”, which means literally you can enjoy yourself VERY MUCH during your trip with us in Korea. We are a reliable local tour company that licensed member of the Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Association of Travel agents. HaB Korea strives to be the best in the industry and we think that your touring experience should be fun and memorable.

What to Expect
  • Led by a well experienced professional photographer
  • Do flexible plan on your snap photo session
  • Get in touch with Korea’s historic Royal Palace
  • Hanbok experience and customized hair styles to match Hanbok
  • Fast result! Get your photos back within days via Google Drive

Photo Shoot Location

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Changdeokgung Palace (On Tuesday)

Meeting Location

  • Hanboknam Store - Bukchon Hanok Village BranchAddress: 25 Bukchon-ro 5ga-gil, Samcheong-dong 종로구 북촌로 5가길 25
  • Hanboknam Store - Changdeokgung Palace Branch (On Tuesday)

Photo Session Time

  • 1.5 Hours

Price Includes

  • Professional Photographer with photo session equipment
  • Photo Coverage: minimum 100 shots or moreTake a shot as many as we can, and provides all the photos including B cut
  • Traditional Hanbok Rental 1.5 hours (extendable)Can be upgraded to Themed Hanbok
  • Various Hanbok hair styling for female customer
  • Gyeongbokgung (or Changdeokgung) Admission Ticket
  • Unlimited photography storage period with Google Drive

Price Excludes

  • Private Transportation
  • Meals and Drinks
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Make-up (optional)
  • Other services and accessoriesLockers, Hat, Daenggi (Korean ribbons), Shoes and Bags and etc.
How to Use - Booking Process

01. Make a Booking

Select the date and package you want

When you decide to make a reservation, please select the date and package you would like. If there are more than 4 people in your group, please inquire separately.

02. Make the Payment

Payment to confirm your reservation

Payment is required to confirm your reservation. If you would like to see the instructions on how to make a payment online, please click the below.

How to make your payment

03. Hanbok Rental

Important notes on rental of Hanbok

You will rent a hanbok before your photo session. Make sure to let the staff of Hanboknam knows that you have a booking with HaB Korea. Also, show your booking voucher just in case. If you didn’t do this, they might ask you to pay with the retail price.

04. Photoshoot Session

Positive attitude makes better result

Your photoshoot session will be started after wearing your hanbok. You will meet your photographer and start your photos session. If you want to take a picture of the process of wearing a hanbok, please let us know when you make a booking.

05. Return your Hanbok

Please check your hanbok

Once your photo session is complete, you must return your hanbok. If you extend your hanbok rental, you could enjoy more time wearing your hanbok. 

06. Get your Photos

Using Google Drive link

You will get a Google Drive link with other information after your booking complete. Your photos will be uploaded in a couple of days after your photo session. 

How to Use - Find your eVoucher
Check your booking status on your account dashboard after your booking, once your booking confirmed, your booking status changed to ‘Approved’. This order status page is your eVoucher. Please print it out or capture it just in case you need it.

How to find Hanboknam Bukchon Hanok Village Branch

By walking: Anguk Station Exit 1 → Go into the first alley (you will see Mcdonalds on your right side) → Walk along the alley about 300m → Turn left on the forked road → Go right when you see another forked road → Across an intersection and there is the last forked road → Turn left and walk about 70m, you will see Hanboknam Store

By taxi: Please show this Korean address to your taxi driver “서울시 종로구 북촌로 5가길 25”

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Gideon Ooi

Family Traveller

It was very easy making arrangements for the tour as the agent directly communicates with us on WhatsApp even before embarking on the trip.

Mr Jo, our photographer was excellent! We had a photoshoot primarily to focus on our son’s first birthday and he took amazing shots!

September 18, 2019

June Chia

Family Traveller

Fantastic service and experience!

Before booking – Queries made online were replied to very efficiently and promptly.

Onsite – We faced a few hiccups getting to the correct outlet and ended up being late for our photo-shoot. I emailed HabKorea about our situation and left my contact number with them. The staff at Hab Korea were very friendly and efficient. They helped give directions to the taxi driver and ensured that we had sufficient time to choose our hanboks from their rather extensive range and even arranged for our photographer to start at a later time, ensuring that we got exactly what we paid for.

Our assigned photographer was very friendly and professional. Despite waiting for about an hour for us, he was warm and engaging, and tried to get us to be as natural as possible, in our poses. He even suggested a few poses for us when we ran out of ideas. The photos came out very well! Thank you!

My friends and I are planning on doing another trip and we intend to use Hab Korea and hopefully we can get the same photographer again.

Thank you to all who helped make our trip and this experience so pleasant!

August 30, 2019

Ajreel Cachumbo

Group Traveller

It was great show! I recommend you see MTV The Show. It is a great experience to see KPOP stars performances in front of you while live broadcast.

July 12, 2019

Choi Susan

Couple Traveller

very good selection of hanbok. photographer was very kind and communicates well in english. the shop couldn’t find our klook order at first, but the staff was very nice and asked us to go ahead with picking hanbok while he resolves the problem. the whole experience was great!

May 12, 2019

Mary Neary

Couple Traveller

My partner and I booked the Gyeongbukgung Palace Couples Photoshoot and it was honestly one of the best experiences of our life! We promptly met with our photographer Ms.Eun who guided us to the palace. We were well informed of the history of not only the Palace we visited but other Korean cultural aspects. At first my partner was quite uncomfortable being in front of the camera, but Ms.Eun encouraged him, giving him confidence by asking us questions about our life and travel plans.

She was positive, fun, friendly and made us feel comfortable almost immediately! She answered all the questions we had, which were at times, quite personal. She very promptly sent us our photos (all 300-400 of them!) which we will treasure forever. She captured us so well and we had such an amazing time. Ms.Eun went above and beyond by even sending us recommendations to cafes and bars to visit on our last few days in South Korea. All in all, a 10/10 experience we would do again!

March 26, 2019
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