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Korean Cooking Class with Full-Course Meal & Local Market Tour
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Korean Cooking Class with Full-Course Meal & Local Market Tour

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Immerse yourself in Korean culture and enjoy an authentic home-cooking experience with a local chef at her home. Enjoy a guided visit to the local market to purchase fresh ingredients, sample tasty street food snacks, and learn about typical herbs and spices. Then, get hands-on as you create a selection of popular Korean dishes and master traditional cooking techniques. Finally sit down to enjoy a ‘Hanjeongsik’ dinner including your homemade dishes, along with additional side dishes and dessert.
$56.08 per adult
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CanisHan wrote a review Dec 2020
Seoul, South Korea18,355 contributions37,971 helpful votes
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C ( 20.12.16 ) This architecture was one of landmark in Seoul, and National Treasure No.1. There was not big area, but understood about Choseon's architecture shape. There was very good point to start Seoul tour, and Namdaemun traditional market was located beside this architecture.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Janet1016 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada906 contributions96 helpful votes
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One evening while walking around the Namdaemun Market looking for a place to eat dinner, we walked out a back alley and found the Sungnyemun Gate in all it's glory right across the street. It was surreal really, and a stunning piece of architecture. Sungnyemun Gate (literally meaning 'the gate of exalted ceremonies') was built between 1396 and 1398 and has been repaired and restored on numerous occasions over the centuries. There used to be four main gates to the city (which used to be called Hanyang, and is now present day Seoul) We learned that if we came back the next morning that there was a 'Changing of the Guard Ceremony' performed for the Public. There is signage close by to tell you of the hours. Sungnyemun Gate has a base of stonework with a half-round arch in the center and a gorgeous big door facing south. On top of that, there was a two-story wooden pavilion; the first floor of the pavilion was equipped with small doors on the east and west sides, and the second floor had wood-paneled windows on every side. There are photos of the Gate taken after the Korean War when it had been damaged which are fascinating. We showed up the next morning just in the nick of time. It was the end of January and there were only two other people there. The Guards are dressed in period uniforms from the Joseon Dynasty and it's really breath taking to get a sneak peek in to the past. A very nice security guard told us when we could approach and when we needed to stand back. They let us get up super close and I got some great photos. We were in Seoul during the Corona-virus scare so all the guards and staff were wearing masks. We were in Seoul for a week and visiting this Gate and watching the Guard ceremony was definitely one of the highlights of our visit. (And it's free!!!!) I love Changing of the Guard Ceremonies. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and have been to see the Changing of the Guard Ceremonies on Parliament Hill tons of times so it was really fun to get to compare with the Ceremony in Seoul. They too had a marching band!!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ariel_latorre1969 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia35 contributions7 helpful votes
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Stumbled to this landmark after a visit to Namdaemun markets. Impressive structure standing out amidst tall buildings around. Typical historical site in the middle of modern Seoul.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ileannkneel wrote a review Dec 2019
Kelowna, Canada996 contributions290 helpful votes
The gate is right beside a 5 street intersection; the entrance to the gate is on the opposite side from the intersection. I wandered for a bit before finding it. Once in (which was quick as there is no admission and no one was around), it was quite impressive both to its sheer size and the fact that there is nothing preventing anyone form actually touching it. I would have thought that a national treasure such as this and being as old as it is, there would be heavy security and boundaries set so as to keep curious hands at bay. Not so. Feel free to touch away. And look up when passing through the gate. The murals in the ceiling are Sistine Chapel-like... ok, not really but still pretty cool.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Aimilia wrote a review Dec 2019
47 contributions2 helpful votes
Sungnyemun is one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, South Korea, which surrounded the city in the Joseon dynasty. Located in the heart of Seoul.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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