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Online Travel Courses That Let You Enjoy Korean Virtual Tours at Home
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Online Travel Courses That Let You Enjoy Korean Virtual Tours at Home
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  • 승인 2021.12.30 23:13
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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Because traveling abroad is difficult these days, it is a sad time for travel enthusiasts. Therefore, online travel courses are being introduced as sources of vicarious satisfaction. We’d like to recommend online Korean tour courses for those interested in the country or who want to revisit it. These will allow you to experience what it’s like to travel around Korea from your home and prepare you for a trip to the country when you can travel freely again.


Virtual Gyeongbokgung Palace Walking Tour

Gyeongbokgung Palace

If you want to feel like you’re walking around Gyeongbokgung Palace, why not visit its website and try the virtual walking tour? It’s not a prerecorded video but a livestream of Gyeongbokgung Palace, which has a 600-year history. The tour is led by a guide dressed in hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), befitting the palace’s atmosphere, and provides detailed information about renting and wearing hanbok.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

The online Gyeongbokgung Palace Walking Tour is a 60-minute livestreaming program that introduces the palace’s various walking courses and scenic sights. In addition, you can learn about the hairstyles of court ladies from the Joseon period, best photo spots, behind-the-scenes stories, and other exciting facts about Gyeongbokgung Palace. This tour also offers a hanbok rental discount coupon to be used later.

Gyeongbokgung Palace Walking Tour

  • Tour introduction website (VisitKoreaforMe): www.visitkoreaforme.com (English)
    * Click on the BOOK button to visit the KLOOK (tour operator) website for detailed tour & reservation information
  • Operating hours: Fridays 14:30–15:30 (KST)
  • Tour service language: English
    Fee: 15,000 won
    * Reservations must be made 2 days in advance
    * Cancelations are accepted free of charge within 2 days
  • Reservations: Sign up for a membership to book a tour. Check the email account used to sign up, and click on the link provided (KST)

Virtual Hanok Village Docent Tour

Bukchon Hanok Village
Andong Hahoe Village

This Virtual Hanok Village Docent Tour program lets you explore the traditional Korean houses, or hanok, that you’ve seen all over the media. The friendly guide will explain the hanok’s history and construction. There are many well-preserved hanok villages, such as Bukchon Hanok Village, Ikseon-dong Hanok Alley, Jeonju Hanok Village, and Andong Hahoe Village, and you will discover each one’s unique charms and characteristics.

Jeonju Hanok Village

During this 1-hour livestreaming program, the guide will directly communicate with you to explain each village’s characteristics and noteworthy features. You will learn about each region’s different hanok styles, unusual hanok stay locations, and other basic information that you may have already picked up from Korean historical dramas. The program also offers an online map link for your next visit to Korea.

Virtual Hanok Village Docent Tour

  • ☞ Tour introduction website (VisitKoreaforMe): www.visitkoreaforme.com (English)
    * Click on the BOOK button to visit the TRAZY (tour operator) website for detailed tour & reservation information
  • Operating hours: Saturdays 11:00–12:00 (KST)
  • Tour service language: English
  • Fee: 15,000 won
    * Reservations must be made 2 days in advance
    * Cancelations are accepted free of charge within 3 days
  • Reservations: Reservations

Online Traditional Korean Soju and Food Experience Tour

Soju tour

The Online Traditional Korean Soju and Food Experience Tour will introduce you to the fascinating world of authentic soju, made using the traditional distillation method, unlike regular soju. A traditional soju artisan will show you how to make it, and you can also learn about its traditional history and culture.

Cooking assorted pancakes, traditional Korean food (Credit: OME COOKING LAB)
Suyuk (Credit: OME COOKING LAB)

This online tour program will teach you how to cook Korean food directly from a Korean chef. This livestreaming program covers kimchi pancakes, a popular Korean side dish enjoyed with alcoholic drinks, and recommends suyuk, boiled pork slices as an excellent accompaniment to soju. Although it is an online tour, you can communicate with and learn from the chef, so you will still enjoy the virtual Korean cuisine experience.

Traditional Liquor Experience and Korean Food Cooking Class

  • Tour introduction website (VisitKoreaforMe): www.visitkoreaforme.com (English)
    * Click on the BOOK button to visit the OME COOKING LAB (tour operator) website for detailed tour & reservation information
  • Operating hours: Fridays 18:00-09:00 (KST)
  • Tour service language: English
  • Fee: 11,000 won
    * Reservations must be made 2 days in advance
    * Cancelations are accepted free of charge within 2 days until 17:00
  • Reservations: Sign up for a membership to book a tour. Check the email account used to sign up, and click on the link provided (KST)
    * Must be ages 19 or older to participate

Virtual K-Chicken Tour

Suwon Fried Chicken Street
Suwon Fried Chicken Street
Marinated fried chicken

If you want to know more about Korea’s fried chicken dishes, which are becoming more popular worldwide, come on the virtual K-chicken tour! This tour program provides loads of information about the history, types, and recipes of Korean fried chicken, characterized by its crispy fried batter and tasty seasoning. The tour also introduces major chicken streets and restaurants in each region, including Daegu, Busan, and the famous Suwon Chicken Street, and their recipes.

You can also discover helpful tips on how Koreans enjoy chicken as much as possible. If you love fried chicken, you’re bound to love this vivid, K-chicken experience and pick up some useful tips and information!

Korean Chicken Online Tour

  • Tour introduction website (VisitKoreaforMe): www.visitkoreaforme.com (English)
    * Click on the BOOK button to visit the TRAZY (tour operator) website for detailed tour & reservation information
  • Operating hours: Saturdays 19:00-20:00 (KST)
  • Tour service language: English
  • Fee: 15,000 won
    * Reservations must be made 2 days in advance
    * Cancelations are accepted free of charge within 3 days
  • Reservations: Sign up for a membership to book a tour. Check the email account used to sign up, and click on the link provided (KST)

Virtual K-Pop Agency Tour

K-Star Road
Hybe Entertainment (Credit: HYBE INSIGHT)

If you’re a K-pop fan, then you can’t miss this online tour! The virtual K-pop agency tour will give you an insider look into major K-pop agencies, such as BTS’s HYBE or SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and more.

SM Entertainment (Credit: Local Travel Lab)
SM Entertainment (Credit: Local Travel Lab)
SM Entertainment (Credit: Local Travel Lab)
COEX (Credit: Local Travel Lab)
COEX (Credit: Local Travel Lab)

This tour will also explain the iconic venues of K-pop, including Mosan Airfield in Jecheon and Hyangho Beach in Gangneung, used as filming locations in BTS’s music videos. In addition, it displays artists’ merchandise, which is sold in each agency’s building.

K-POP Agency Online Tour

  • Tour introduction website (VisitKoreaforMe): www.visitkoreaforme.com (English) * Click on the BOOK button to visit the TRAZY (tour operator) website for detailed tour & reservation information
  • Operating hours: Sundays 11:00-12:00 (KST)
  • Tour service language: English
  • Fee: 15,000 won
    * Reservations must be made 2 days in advance
    * Cancelations are accepted free of charge within 3 days
  • Reservations: Sign up for a membership to book a tour. Check the email account used to sign up, and click on the link provided (KST)

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