Welcome to Sejong


There's little to hold the attention of travellers in Sejong except to witness the continuing growth of a city built from scratch. Construction of complexes and infrastructure is on-going and likely won't stop for years to come. The objective is to have a city population of 500,000 by 2030.

Until then, a short walk from the BRT bus stop to Sejong Lake Park is the city's only real point of interest for travellers. It's eerily desolate on weekends. There's little commercial or street activity and the tall, grey office buildings are foreboding.


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Pocheon Private Day Tour from Seoul Including Lunch

Firstly, you are picked up from your hotel at 9:00am. After a 2-hours’ drive, you arrive at Korea National Arboretum. This place is located in Gwangneung Forest, Pocheon-si of Gyeonggi-do. Gwangneung was a royal forest, which surrounded the mausoleum of King Sejo of Chosun dynasty. The Gwangneung arboretum was established in 1987. It became the Korea National Arboretum in 1999 and was designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in June 2010.Korea National Arboretum covers an area of 1,157㏊ and contains 15 specialized plant gardens, a forest museum, a wildlife conservatory, a forest zoo, an herbarium and seed bank. It is also home to the white- bellied Woodpecker and 900 plant species, etc. Visit here to breathe the fresh air of the deep forests.NOTE: A change could be made to visit Sejong Lake on Sunday, Monday and if Korea National Arboretum is temporary closed due to maintenance.Sanjeong Lake is one of the main attractions in Pocheon. It was built as a reservoir to supply water to farmlands in 1925. Sanjeonghosu Lake as clear as a mountain well.After visit the Arboretum or Sejong lake, you may feel hungry. A Korean Table d’hote will be prepared for your enjoyment. Korean Table d’hote also known as Hanjeongsik or Korean full course meal. It is based on rice, vegetables, and meats, usually starts with a cold appetizer and gruel, and the main dishes include dishes mixed with seasoning either grilled, boiled, steamed, fried, or salted.  Also includes many various side dishes such as kimchi, seasoned Acorn Jelly Salad, Korean pancake, stir-fried Pumpkin, etc.After lunch, the next stop is  to Pocheon Art Valley. Pocheon Art Valley is established in what used to be a granite quarry. The quarry was operated from the later part of the 1960s up until the mid-1990s. There are exhibition halls, café, outdoor performance stage, walking paths, and a monorail. The Cheonjuho Lake was formed in a pool dug to excavate granite that was filled with rain and spring water. This attraction is the shooting places of ”Running Man” and ”The Legend of Blue Sea”.The last stop is Herb Island. It focuses on growing Mediterranean herbs. The indoor botanical garden offers over 180 different herbs while the outdoor botanical garden showcases a dazzling array of herbs surrounded by nature.You will arrive back in Seoul at around 7pm.

$165 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Seoul Highlights Tour by SEGWAY with Food tasting and Korean BBQ

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Deoksugung Doldam-gil, SeoulStretching approximately 900m in length, Deoksugung Palace Stone-wall Road was Korea’s first successful attempt at creating a comprehensive urban space where both people and nature can coexist. The road was built using eco-friendly materials and the utmost precautions were taken to ensure pedestrian safety. There are over 20 benches and 130 trees along the road offering great places to rest and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Walking along Deoksugung Palace Stone-wall Road is a memorable experience. The romantic stone-wall road is an ideal date spot for couples to stroll along and also makes for an excellent cultural walk being located near Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Museum of History, and important historical complexesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Gwanghwamun Square, SeoulGwanghwamun Square is located at the center of Sejong-ro which connects Gwanghwamun Gate and Cheonggye Square. It's been the main street of Seoul from Joseon Dynasty. You can see King Sejong and General Lee statues. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, SeoulBuilt 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. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, SeoulSurrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Insadong, SeoulInsa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries and traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jogyesa Temple, SeoulAs the main temple as well as the district head temple of Jogye order in Seoul, Jogyesa Temple is the center of Korean Buddhism. The temple was built in the late 14th century during the Goryeo period and was once turned into ashes due to fire and was rebuilt under the name of Gackhwangsa Temple in 1910 with the effort of many respectful monks, namely Han Yong-un and Lee Hee-gwang. The temple was given a role as the head temple of Korea’s Buddhism and renamed to Tegosa Temple in 1936. In 1954, a purification drive took place to eliminate Japanese influence and revive traditional Buddhism, which established the present day Jogyesa Temple as a result. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Changdeokgung Palace, SeoulChangdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond and a pavilion. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gwangjang Market, SeoulGwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today. you can find a lot of Korean Traditional Street Food at first floor, and you can find many fabric business on second floorDuration: 1 hourStop At: Jonggak Avenue of Youth, SeoulIt's the places where business man and young citizen of Seoul visit for meals and drinking! So many good restaurants are around here.Tour guide will introduce some good restaurants for your dinner menuDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Cheonggyecheon Stream, SeoulCheonggyecheon Stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, just off Sejong-ro Avenue. Cheonggye Plaza roughly covers an area of 2,500 square meters, and is located at the starting point of Cheonggyecheon Stream. The square, created based on the design of traditional Korean bojagi (a colorful wrapping cloth), features the elegant beauty of traditional stonework that is colorful yet refined. The plaza also includes a model of Cheonggyecheon that provides visitors with a bird's-eye view of the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream. At the plaza, there are plaques that provide detailed commentaries on the 22 bridges that span the stream, as well as a number of graceful fountains that add to the ambience of the area. The area commemorates the Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration Project, and also symbolizes gathering, harmony, peace, and unity.Duration: 20 minutes

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Morning Seoul Highlights Segway Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Deoksugung Doldam-gil, SeoulStretching approximately 900m in length, Deoksugung Palace Stone-wall Road was Korea’s first successful attempt at creating a comprehensive urban space where both people and nature can coexist. The road was built using eco-friendly materials and the utmost precautions were taken to ensure pedestrian safety. There are over 20 benches and 130 trees along the road offering great places to rest and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Walking along Deoksugung Palace Stone-wall Road is a memorable experience. The romantic stone-wall road is an ideal date spot for couples to stroll along and also makes for an excellent cultural walk being located near Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Museum of History, and important historical complexes.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Gwanghwamun Square, SeoulGwanghwamun Square is located at the center of Sejong-ro which connects Gwanghwamun Gate and Cheonggye Square. It's been considered as a main street of Seoul, Korea!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, SeoulIt's the main palace of Joseon Dynasty, which you can see the royal palace of Korea. It remains good quality like the past. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, SeoulSurrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Insadong, SeoulInsa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries and traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes. Duration: 1 hour

$78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Experience Korean Culture

Meet your English Guide at Sejong Hotel and move to Taekwondo studio where you will learn the basics of taekwondo movements. Taekwondo which is a Korean specific traditional martial arts it will be memorable to learn it in the originated land. Wear taekwondo uniform and learn basic movements, train the body and mind. It combines combat techniques, self defense, sport, exercise, meditation and philosophy. After the Taekwondo experience you will head to Changdeokgung dressed in Hanbok. Changdeokgung is one of the Palace listed as UNESCO heritage site. Have lunch freely at Insadong and see traditional art shops. Next walk in Bukchon Hanok Village where old styled houses are  and move to Samcheongdong Street. Last you will visit an artisan brew master and distiller, Kim Taek Sang’s workshop. There you will see how the Korea traditional alcohols are made and have tastings. It is a rare experience. Your tour ends with a drop-off at Myeongdong.

$150 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Jeonju Hanok Village - Culinary tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jeonju Hanok Village, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-doJeonju Hanok Village is especially beautiful for its unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky. Another trait of Hanok is that all the houses are heated with ondol, a unique sub-floor heating system. Since Koreans enjoy sitting, eating, and sleeping on the floor, it needs to remain heated.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Nambu Market, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-doyou have to visit Nambu traditional market. In Jeonju, there is a saying “no marriage unless visiting Nambu Market.” The market sells almost everything used in our everyday life, including food, furniture, clothing, and the like. Nambu Market offers abundant local delicacies, such as blood sausage hot-pot, bean sprouts hot-pot, moju (sweet rice wine). Here you can try some street food like pan fried mung-bean cake(Nokdu Jeon), grilled pig intestine and skin, torched beef sushi and Pan-fried bacon-vegetable roll. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-doGyeonggijeon Shrine features history exhibits and museum with royal portraits. Gyeonggi Jeon displays memorial portraits and ancestor tablets of the Yi family, the rulers of the Joseon Dynasty. Memorialized rulers include the dynasty's founder King Taejo, Sejong, Yeongjo, and many others.Duration: 1 hour

$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Seoul Highlights Tour BY SEGWAY

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Deoksugung Doldam-gil, SeoulIt is pretty alley around Deoksugung palace, there's also a observatory where you can see the whole view of DeoksugungDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Gwanghwamun Square, SeoulThis is the main street of Seoul from the past to now. There're Statues of King Sejong and General Lee who are great hero in Korea. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, SeoulIt's the main palace of Joseon Dynasty from 1395, Fine example of Korean Royal Construction! Tour guide will give you narration about the Dynasty and behind history. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Bukchon Hanok Village, SeoulIt's Korean traditional village where you can find traditional houses for noble or rich man called HanbokThis is place where ppl like to rent hanbok(Korean costume) and taking picturesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Insadong, SeoulInsa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries and traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jogyesa Temple, SeoulAs the main temple as well as the district head temple of Jogye order in Seoul, Jogyesa Temple is the center of Korean Buddhism. The temple was built in the late 14th century during the Goryeo period and was once turned into ashes due to fire and was rebuilt under the name of Gackhwangsa Temple in 1910 with the effort of many respectful monks, namely Han Yong-un and Lee Hee-gwang. The temple was given a role as the head temple of Korea’s Buddhism and renamed to Tegosa Temple in 1936. In 1954, a purification drive took place to eliminate Japanese influence and revive traditional Buddhism, which established the present day Jogyesa Temple as a result. - If Unhyungung closed, you will visit the templeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Unhyeongung, SeoulOne of the amazing things about Seoul is that some of the most interesting historical sites are right in the middle of the business districts. Located near the Jongno Police Station and the Japanese Cultural Center, Unhyeongung Royal Residence is one such site. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Gwangjang Market, SeoulGwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today. There's a lot of Korean Street Food at the first floor and many of fabric business on Second floor. You will experience Korean Food thereDuration: 1 hourStop At: Changdeokgung Palace, SeoulChangdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond and a pavilion. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jonggak Avenue of Youth, SeoulThere's a lot of pubs, restaurants, karaoke(Noraebang) and street food where business man and young citizens visit for meals and drinking, tour guide will introduce some good restaurants for your dinner plan!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoulheonggyecheon Stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, just off Sejong-ro Avenue. Cheonggye Plaza roughly covers an area of 2,500 square meters, and is located at the starting point of Cheonggyecheon Stream. The square, created based on the design of traditional Korean bojagi (a colorful wrapping cloth), features the elegant beauty of traditional stonework that is colorful yet refined. The plaza also includes a model of Cheonggyecheon that provides visitors with a bird's-eye view of the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream. At the plaza, there are plaques that provide detailed commentaries on the 22 bridges that span the stream, as well as a number of graceful fountains that add to the ambience of the area. The area commemorates the Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration Project, and also symbolizes gathering, harmony, peace, and unity.Duration: 30 minutes