The Tourism Information Center (TIC) at the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is holding a variety of hands-on cultural experience programs for international tourists on the third week of every month (Monday through Saturday). Open to all tourists visiting the TIC, these programs are designed to give foreigners a great opportunity to experience some aspects of Korea’s traditional culture.
The activities include trying on a hanbok (traditional clothes) and writing one’s name in calligraphy on Korean rice paper. Visitors can also make arts and crafts such as an origami hanbok or a small wooden jangseung (totem poles at the village entrance). Friendly TIC staff capable of English, Chinese, and Japanese will be available to assist the participants.
All activities are free of charge. The schedule is subject to change, so please refer to the program information below, or contact the TIC for inquiries.
|Time:||09:30-17:30 (last registration at 17:20)|
|Number of participants:||2-5 individuals|
※ Participants will wear hanbok on top of their clothes, so refrain from wearing a shirt with a turtleneck or a high collar.
※ Groups will be limited to 20 participants in order to accommodate other individuals.
|Number of participants:||1 person at a time|
※ Not available on long holidays: May 1-6 (Thursday-Tuesday) and September 4-9 (Thursday-Tuesday).
※ There is a fee of 3,000 won for those who want to write calligraphy on a fan.
|Time:||09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30|
|Origami bokjori||3rd week of February|
|Origami hanbok||3rd week of March-July, September, December|
|Jangseung making||3rd week of August and September|
|Number of participants:||4-6 individuals|
Available only on September 15 (Sunday, 11:00 to 20:00) and September 20 (Sat, 09:00 to 17:00)
|Number of participants:||2-4 individuals|
|Duration:||Tuhonori, paengichigi, yutnori|
* The above schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization