A trip to Korea will never be complete if you have not tried on the hanbok or traditional Korean dress. Whilst there are many places that offer this experience, only a couple offer free service. Based on information gathered online, we initially went to the main headquarters of Korea Tourist Information Centre at Cheonggyecheon. What we didn't know was that this hanbok experience is only offered in spring/summer and not winter. The Mandarin-speaking lady then guided us towards the other 2 places at Myeongdong that provide this service; Myeongdong Tourist Information Center and M Plaza. We chose the former because it was nearer to where we were at that time since we will have to walk there. Only approximately 10 minutes walk but to walk at -5 degrees (not counting windchill) is just as bad as walking in Saskatoon @__@.
|L: Hanbok experience and tourist info at Myeongdong; R: Landmark where the tourist info center is located|
|Multiple language-speaking staff are available to help|
|Korea 2015 grand sale handbook and lots of other brochures|
|L: Photo booth; M: The photo room; L: The touch screen and 10-minute timer|
Below are some of the better ones (;p) of Panda and I:
|Korea Tourist Information Center at Cheonggyecheon-ro. Hanbok experience only available in spring/summer|
Stay tuned for more of my blog posts in Seoul :)
Website: Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center (명동관광정보센터)
Directions: Euljiro 1-ga station (Line 2-Exit 6). Take the first left and walk straight. Alternatively, if you are in Myeongdong area, you may need a map to look for it. Look for a huge Paris Baguette Cafe and 7-11 store and the centre is somewhere beside that.