#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace

It was already a week ago since I came back from my trip in South Korea. Also, the first time I experienced autumn. ๐Ÿ˜Š Well, I was delighted by its colorful sorrounding plus the cold weather that I plan to go back during that fall season again next year or perhaps another place that has an autumn season. During pre-work, one of the must-to-do-must-try on the list was to experience wearing Hanbok. A Hanbok (in South Korea) is a traditional Korean dress for semi-formal or formal attire during traditional occasions such festivals and ceremonies. It has vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets.

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Roaming around at Gyeongbokgung Palace


Based on our itinerary, Day 1 will be spent at Gyeongbokgung Palace to roam around and watch Sumunjang (Royal Guard) Changing Ceremony so might as well wear the traditional clothing during the Joseon dynasty period. ๐Ÿ˜‰

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
welcome to the palace!

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
random people wearing hanbok

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Sumunjang Changing Ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
ceremony runs for 20 minutes

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
#AutumnInKorea

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
the parade during the changing of guards ceremony

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
people waiting for the ceremony to start so am I. 

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
I always love details like this


After the ceremony, Sumungun (Gatekeeper) Costume Experience is available for free. Hanbok rentals are just across the palace with many designs to choose from. Hanbok rental fee for 2 hours is at 9,000KRW (~Php400) that comes with a FREE entrance to the other side of the palace. The first step is to choose the skirt and then the blouse that you want to pair. Skirts and blouses are arranged by size. I was looking for something pink or gold. Basically, I don’t spend much time in choosing what to wear as long as it caught my attention, I’m good and it also applies the way I shop for my clothes. Right, this one was an easy task for me because I already have my preferences. An additional of 5,000KRW (~Php225) if you opted for hairstyling but since my hair is too short, they just lent me an accessory.

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
fitting hanbok with Babie

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
beautiful, intricate and vivid clothing

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace


After we dressed in full traditional Korean clothing, we went back to Gyeongbokgung Palace and explore the area on our hanbok. It’s fun and nice experience though as it looks like we were on Korean TV drama.

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hanbok experience 

#AutumnInKorea: Hanbok Experience at Gyeongbokgung Palace


Location
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun area

Performance Times
  Sumunjang (Royal Guard) Changing Ceremony
   10:00, 14:00 / 20 minutes per ceremony
  Gwanghwamun Gate Guard-on-Duty Performance
   11:00, 13:00 / 10 minutes per ceremony
  Sumungun (Gatekeeper) Military Training (outside Hyeopsaengmun Gate)
   09:35, 13:35 / 15 minutes per ceremony

* Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
* Event may be canceled in the case of rain.


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