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[Korea] Free Korean herbal medicine experience at Namsangol Hanok Village

  • Date03/26/2014
  • Hit7029

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Oriental Medical Tourism Organization

A unique opportunity to experience Korean herbal medicine will be offered to foreigners at Namsangol Hanok Village from March 5 to November 1, 2014.

At Herbal Medicine Experience Center located inside the village, international visitors can try herbal medicinal treatments and herbal teas for free. The typical session may include an analysis of body type and blood pressure. Doctors will also offer free pulse diagnosis and simple treatments such as acupuncture and cupping therapy after a brief consultation.

In addition, visitors can get a further glimpse into Korea’s traditional herbal medicinal culture through trying aroma therapy, making traditional herbal soaps and making traditional pouches for storing herbal medicine.

Foreign language (English, Japanese and Chinese) interpreters will be available on site to assist tourists.

More info

<Korean Medical Experience Center>

☞ Venue: Haepungbuwongun Yun Teak-yeong Daek Jaesil in Namsangol Hanok Village, Jung-gu, Seoul.
☞ Period: March 5 – November 11, 2014
☞ Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
☞ Fees for hands-on experience program:
 -Traditional treatment experience, herbal tea experience: Free
 -Hands-on activities (making soap, making herbal aroma pouch): 40,000 won
☞ Reservation: On site.
 ※ Groups of 10 or more have to make a reservation prior to visit.
☞ Website:
 The Oriental Medical Tourism Organization (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian)
 Visit Seoul (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
 Namsangol Hanok Village (Korean)
☞ Inquiries: +82-01-7189-0827 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
 ※ Language services in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese are available when experience programs are scheduled.
 ※ Korean and English services are available when no experience programs are scheduled.
☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of The Oriental Medical Tourism Organization