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What to do in Seoul during Chuseok holidays Updated: 2019-09-11 07:19:33 KST

Today we're going to talk about what you can do in Seoul during the Chuseok holidays, which in fact, starts tomorrow.
We have our Kan Hyeong-woo with us in the studio to tell us more.
OK, Hyeong-woo, what do you have for us?

So since Chuseok is one of the main traditional holidays in Korea, I have some cultural heritage sights you can visit.
Korea's Cultural Heritage Administration is opening up Seoul's four royal palaces for free.
These palaces are from the Joseon Dynasty, which lasted for about 5-hundred years from the late 13-hundreds.
At each palace, there will be different cultural events prepared to entertain visitors.
Gyeongbokgung Palace will hold a traditional Korean music concert and give visitors a hands-on opportunity to get a taste of the desserts that were enjoyed by the Joseon royal family.
Visitors will also be able to check out a traditional Bongsan mask dance and wirewalking at Changdeokgung Palace.
If you are more of a night owl, you can check out the full moon in the evening at both Changgyeonggung and Deoksugung palaces.
The Jongmyo Shrine, where the memorial tablets of deceased kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty are enshrined and sacrificial rituals are performed for them, will also allow visitors to enter for free.
The royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty will be open for free as well.

Sounds like this Chuseok is definitely the time to learn about the Joseon Dynasty's heritage.
But if you are visiting Seoul for the first time and are not really sure how to get around the city, what would you recommend?

Well, Seoul has a world-class public transport system with subway lines and buses reaching almost every corner of the city.
But this might not be easy for first-timers to use to get around.
So I want to introduce the Seoul City Tour Tiger Bus. ( )
As the name suggests, it's a double-decker tour bus that takes you around the capital city.
There are four courses, and tourists can use the buses to visit the Royal Palaces, Namsan Mountain, Hangang River and the Gangnam, Hongdae and Itaewon areas of the city.
Once you book your course, you can take the buses on that course as many times as you want.
So if you got off at the Seoul station, check out the place for as long as you want and just hop on the next bus at the same stop to get to the next spot.
But since each course has different bus stops and interval periods, it's best to check them out first when you are planning your day.
You can make reservations on the Seoul City Tour Tiger Bus website which is provided in Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese.

And one more thing, most national museums in Korea including the folk museum, the Hangeul museum and the modern art museum will be open for free over the weekend. So you could check them out too.

Well Hyeong-woo, I guess that will do it for now. Thank you for coming in today.

Always a pleasure.

Now, let's take a quick look at some other events that are taking place across South Korea.
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