Wondering where you can try hanbok? We have compiled our options below!
Korea’s traditional clothing is called hanbok. You can usually spot these worn on Sae-guk Dramas (historical period dramas) or famous tourist spots in Korea. These are also worn on Korean holidays and special occasions like weddings and such.
As a tourist, it’s best to try out the traditional clothing for a complete Korean culture experience. Or maybe you want to try it out and be Jang Geum (from Jewel in the Palace) for a day.
1. One day luxury hanbok rental near Gyoengbok palace
Discover the history and beauty of Gyeonbukgong Palace or Insadong. By wearing a luxurious hanbok. Become one with the surrounding. As you stroll around the traditional places. You can also ask your friends to take candid photos as if you came out from a Korean drama.
2. Try Hanbok photoshoot at a studio
If you feel like it’s a hassle to walk around. In Hanbok, you can still have your photos taken indoors. The advantage of having a photo shoot inside a studio. It is that you can make use of props like gayageum (a traditional Korean instrument). Or this can become your new family picture!
You can also wear the hair piece that became super popular with Goong/Princess Hours (the one worn by the queen).
3. Outdoor photo shoot by professional photographer
Have a professional photo shoot. In the palace wearing Hanbok for half a day.
➡ Private half day Palace Tour with Hanbok for ￦138,000 good for 2 people
4. Free Hanbok Experience
Check out the video and spot where all the free hanbok rentals are located.
(1) K-Style Hub
A free hanbok fitting experience is on the fifth floor of the K-Style Hub. There are many kinds of Hanbok including traditional, royal, fusion-style for both female and male.
– Rental is available for one hour (first-come, first-served basis).
– Last visit hour: 17:45PM
– Address: KTO Seoul Office 2F-5F, 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul.
– Directions: Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 5. Walk approx. 4min.
(2) Deoksugung Palace
At Deoksugung palace, there is a traditional changing of the guard’s ceremony every day of the week. Excluding Mondays, in front of Deoksugung Palace.
Visitors can also stop by the hanbok rental booth. It is in front of the main gate. To try on traditional guard uniforms and other hanboks for free. The Hanbok rental is the first-come-first-served basis. So you need to sign your name on the list and wait your turn. Experience is available for 10 minutes.
– Address: 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul.
– Directions: City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2) Exit 2, walk approx. 2minutes.
– Opening time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30-11:30, 13:30-14:30, 15:00-16:00 first-come, first-served basis. Experience limited to 10min.
※ Not available in the case of heavy rain or snow. Or during periods of extreme cold.
(3) Gwanghwamun Square
– Address: 172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea (Underground).
– Direction: Gwanghuamun Station(Line 5) Exit 2, walk approx. 3minutes.
– Opening time: Apr 1 – July 31, Sep 1-Oct 31, 10:00-18:00.
(4) Myeongdong Cultural Center
Seoul Global Cultural Center offers, a program that visitors can try on hanbok, the Korean traditional costume. Foreign language also assistance by professional consultants. It is available in English, Chinese and Japanese as to provide information regarding Seoul to the foreigners.
It’s easy to find as it’s located on the 5th floor of M Plaza.
If you want photography at the studio, there is 20,000 extra fee.
-Address:27, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
– Direction: Myeongdong station(Line 4) Exit 6
– Opening time: Monday-Thursday. 10:00-16:00 (Last time 15:30) on first-come, first-served basis. Also experience limited to 10min.
(5) Insadong Tourists Information Center
-Address:19 Insadong 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
-Direction: Anguk Station (Line 3, orange line) Exit 6.