Seoul Hanbok Rental: Wear Korean Hanbok visit Gyeongbokgung Palace
December 15, 2019
Seoul hanbok rental provides Korean modern and tradition hanbok rental service for you to wear Korean hanbok when visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace with hanbok. Wearing a Korean Hanbok walking around the Seoul Palace is one of the highly recommended activities you must do when you visit Korea. With the hanbok dressing, you do not need to pay the entrance fees when entering the Seoul Palace. These are the summary with good recommendation hanbok rental near the palace.
What is Hanbok?
Hanbok (한복) is one of the most symbolic and well-preserved elements in Korean culture that has a history of over 1600 years. The primary element of hanbok consisting of the jeogori (jacket), baji (pants) and the chima (skirt). Furthermore, there are numbers of symbolic landmarks in Korea do offer free admission to visitor wearing hanbok. Therefore, look out for Seoul hanbok rental when you are traveling in South Korea to enjoy this deal.
There are few Seoul famous hanbok experience sites are including Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong. Among which Gyeongbokgung palace is the top pick. It is very common to be seen people are wearing hanbok exploring around the palace.
Where to Rent Hanbok? There are various hanbok rental service providers in Seoul that can source from Kkday, Klook, and Creatrip as well. Before decide which hanbok rental services, here I will like to share some useful tips to take note in consideration.
1. Arrive at the hanbok rental shop early as possible, to have more hanbok option to choose and may avoid crowd. 2. Choose dark or white color shoes so that will not be too abrupt when the shoe is exposed. 3. Keep warm especially in winter by wearing legging or heat tech as the base. 4. Take care of hanbok from damage and dirt, as it will ask for compensation if the hanbok is dirt damage.
Seoul Hanbok Rental
In addition, there are few popular hanbok rental shops which including Seohwa Hanbok, Hanbok Plus, 3355 Hanbok, Oneday Hanbok and Princess Hanbok. In overall, these shops have accumulated good reviews in terms of hanbok design, quality of service, price, and location. I did summarize the Seoul hanbok rental in below table with more comprehensive information.
Experience of Seoul Hanbok Rental
For my latest trip to Seoul, I chosen Hanbok Plus as my hanbok rental service provider. I go with the 4 hours general hanbok package which cost SGD18 which is inclusive of the underskirt, handbag, hair styling and accessories. Moreover the most attractive of Hanbook Plus is it did not apply additional charges for hair accessories, inner skirt and bag compared to the other hanbok rental shop. With the reasonable price likewise get perfect service.
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I would rate the Hanbok Plus service as 4 out of 5 which is a very good ranking. Not only that there is no additional charges for accessories, all the hanbok in Hanbok Plus are cleaned every day. Therefore confirm each customer wearing completely clean hanbok comfortably. On the other hand, the staff here able to communicate in basic English language and able to provide help at any point you needed. Another convenient facility is it have lockers for storage, so that reduces the item you need to carry.
After done changing onto hanbok, then start a walk to nearby Seoul traditional palace for visit and photo taking. The first spot will arrive is Gwanghwamun, the main and largest gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace. By coincidence, the guards change ceremony happening which really catch the eye of the visitor when seeing these strict and solemn ceremonial procedures. Gwanghwamun is the south gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
• Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395. A cultural heritage of the Joseon Dynasty that is the largest and oldest palace. The entrance ticket fees is cost 3000 KRW, but it is FREE for people who wearing hanbok. At here, can thoroughly admire the palace architecture of the Joseon era. There is cultural commentator service at a specific time slot every day, which takes about 30 to 45 minutes for those who would like to have deepen understanding of Korea history.
Next spot is Shenwumen, the north gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace,and located directly opposite the blue tile tower, Qingwatai. Qingwatai formerly was use the backyard of Gyeongbokgung Palace, where officers and soldiers gather for practice military, arts, and hunting. You can take many nice photo with hanbok when rent it at Seoul hanbok rental near the palace.
• Bukchon Hanok Village
Before returning the hanbok back to the Seoul hanbok rental, we manage to travel to Bukchon Hanok Village. Bukchon Hanok Village is a residential area in Seoul for over 600 years. It is situated between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine. Most of the residents still living here in Bukchon Hanok Village, so please pay attention to the volume while having fun here, and be a considerate traveler. The traditional buildings in Hanok is really stunning, allowing travelers to indirectly feel the atmosphere of the Korean era.
From Bukchon Six Kings Road, climbing up to the top of the slope is the most classic scene in Bukchon Hanok Village, where and you can view Seoul Tower from a distance.