My Enchanting Day Renting a Hanbok in Seoul

Are you planning a trip to Seoul and looking for an authentic cultural experience? Renting a hanbok, the traditional Korean dress, is a must-do activity! Join me as I share my magical day renting a hanbok at Daehan Hanbok, through GetYourGuide, conveniently located near Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Hair accessory is a must when wearing a hanbok
Renting a Hanbok in Seoul
When I first walked into Daehan Hanbok, I was greeted by an impressive array of hanboks in every color imaginable. It’s essential to have a preferred color in mind to make the selection process easier. I opted for a summery yellow skirt with gold tones, a color that felt both vibrant and elegant.

Choosing the Perfect Hanbok
The staff at Daehan Hanbok were incredibly helpful and made the experience delightful. They quickly understood my vision and guided me in selecting  a delicate white jeogori (the jacket-like top) with subtle gold embroidery to pair with my chose skirt. The combination was perfect, and I felt like a true Korean princess. 👸 

Hanbok Rental Experience
Becauase I booked in advance through GetYourGuide, I was on my way once I showed my voucher. One of the best aspects of renting a hanbok from Daehan Hanbok is their comprehensive rental package. Included in the day-long rental is a hanbok, along with a purse and hair accessory of your choice. These accessories not only complete the traditional look but also enhance the overall experience. I chose a matching purse and a hairpin with delicate floral designs, adding an extra touch of elegance to my ensemble.

The process of wearing a hanbok is an art in itself, and the staff at Daehan Hanbok were incredibly patient and skilled in helping me don the attire. They ensured that every fold and tie was perfect, making me feel comfortable and beautiful.

Exploring Gyeongbokgung Palace in a Hanbok
One of the perks of wearing a hanbok in Seoul is the free entry it grants to several historical sites, including the nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace. Walking towards the palace in my stunning hanbok, I felt like I had stepped back in time. The palace grounds were filled with others dressed in hanboks, creating a picturesque and almost otherworldly atmosphere.

Gyeongbokgung Palace, with its grand architecture and serene gardens, provided the perfect backdrop for my hanbok experience. I spent hours exploring the ancient gates, courtyards, and taking countless photos. The bright yellow skirt and matching accessories stood out beautifully against the traditional palace structures, creating stunning visual memories.
korean hanbok
Feeling the kdrama vibes at Gyeongbokgung Palace
Why You Should Rent a Hanbok in Seoul
Renting a hanbok in Seoul is an unforgettable way to immerse yourself in Korean culture. Whether you’re exploring Gyeongbokgung Palace or simply strolling through the streets of Seoul, wearing a hanbok connects you to the rich history and traditions of Korea.

If you’re planning a visit, I highly recommend Daehan Hanbok for a seamless and enchanting hanbok rental experience. Remember to have a preferred color in mind, enjoy the process of choosing your perfect hanbok, and immerse yourself fully in the cultural journey.

Tips for Renting a Hanbok
  • Plan Ahead: Decide on your preferred color to streamline the selection process.
  • Comprehensive Packages: Look for rental shops like Daehan Hanbok that offer complete packages, including accessories, and book your rental online
  • Free Entry Perks: Take advantage of the free entry to palaces when wearing a hanbok.
My day renting a hanbok in Seoul and exploring Gyeongbokgung Palace was truly magical. It’s a highlight of my trip that I’ll cherish forever. If you find yourself in Seoul, don’t miss the chance to rent a hanbok and experience the beauty and tradition of Korean culture firsthand.

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