We'll explore the beauty and architecture of the Korean palace, Gyeongbokgung, in addition to the National Folk Museum of Korea and Bukchon Hanok Village. I will explain how these beautiful designs are used in traditional Korean palaces, and also, the common houses. During our walk, we will explore not only Seoul's traditional architecture, but also modern, neoclassical, and contemporary building techniques. I'll tell you about the cultural and political tendencies of the time, which ended the dynasty and made way for the Japanese regime to take power. I will show you the scars and the remains of the divided country after the war. You'll also learn more about the huge Korean traditional housing village Bukchon Hanok and how it was formed in 1920.
We'll begin at Seoul City Hall to see the government architecture, a symbol of the past and the present. We'll go to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the primary palace in Seoul. You'll learn about Korean traditional architecture based on feng shui theory. At the National Folk Museum of Korea, you'll get 5,000 years of Korean history. We'll also see Bukchon Hanok Village, with 100-year-old traditional houses in a residential village.