Hanbok Experience

Since I’ve posted my picture wearing a hanbok, people have been asking me where to rent it. What they don’t know is they can experience wearing a hanbok without even paying for it. I made this post to help tourist find the spots where they can experience wearing a hanbok. Trip to Korea won’t be complete without wearing a hanbok!

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10 minute free hanbok experience at Seoul Global Cultural Center, Myeongdong

Hanbok

Hanbok is a traditional Korean dress. Koreans usually wear it during special occasions.

Parts of the hanbok:

  • Jeogori (저고리) – the basic upper garment of the hanbok
  • Chima (치마) – the skirt of the women’s hanbok
  • Paji (바지) – the pants of the men’s hanbok
  • Po (포) – the outer robe or over coat in hanbok
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Bukchon Hanok Village

Rent A Hanbok

  • Insadong PR Center
    • Price: 3,000 won for 20 minutes
    • Location: 19, Insadong 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Website: http://www.hiinsa.com/eng/
  • Unhyeongung Royal Residence
    • Price: 3,300 won for 20 minutes
    • Location: 464, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Website: http://www.unhyeongung.or.kr/index_eng.php
  • Hanok Homestay Information Center
    • Price: 8,000 won with one Polaroid Photo
    • Location: 20-27, Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Website: http://hanokstay.org/?LangCode=ENG
  • Namsangol Hanok Village
    • Price: 5,000 won for 30 minutes
    • Location: 28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
    • Website: http://hanokmaeul.or.kr/
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
    • Price: 7,000 won
    • Location: Bukchon-ro 12-gil
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Free Hanbok Experience at Bosingak Belfry

Free Hanbok Experience

  • Seoul Global Cultural Center
    • Price: Free but limited to 10 minutes
    • Location: 5F, M Plaza, 27, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
    • Website: http://seoulculturalcenter.com/
  • Deoksugung Palace’s Daehanmun Gate
    • Price: Free but limited to 10 minutes
    • Location: 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • K Style Hub
    • Price: Free
    • Location: 5F, 40,Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Gwanghwamun Square
    • Price: Free
    • Location: 172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Myeongdong Tourist Information Center
    • Price: Free
    • Location: 66, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
    • You can email your picture or print it out for 1,000 won.
  • Bosingak Belfry
    • Price: Free
    • Location: 54 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Bukchon Hanok Village

PS. Admission to palaces is free when you are wearing hanbok!

You may visit Gyeongbukgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, or Gyeonghuigung Palace. ❤

And if you’re tired of being a princess, you could try being a eunuch! 😛

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Free hanbok experience at K Style Hub

 

 

 

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