During the holidays, the entrance fee for most palaces is free. And our personal pick? We say Deoksugung Palace, it’s cozy and easily accessible. Not to mention that currently, at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (within the palace), you can find the art work of Quede Lee in commemoration for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.
Yeah, yeah, we know this one’s in Yongin but when else would you make time to go? If you haven’t made plans and you’re still itching to bustle a little outside of Seoul, check out the Korean Folk Village located not too far from the city. There’s all traditional pottery, performances and buildings galore as well as a variety of children’s games you can learn to play. Be on the lookout for Chuseok events which are sure to happen as well.
The Seoul Museum of History provides a visually appealing exhibition that will blow away the boredom of studying history. The current exhibition is displaying photography of the Sillim-dong district and reflecting the changes of the Namsan mountain area which used to be the fighting competition arena until November. After the exhibition if you want to climb the Namsan mountain you can head toward the Namsangol Traditional Korean Village.