Seoul is a city as overwhelming as it is incredible — even for seasoned travelers. A trip down to Seoul Global Cultural Centre is a great starting out point if you want to make the most of your time in Korea, whether you’re just passing through or in it for the long haul. With plenty of interpreters on hand armed with fluency in English, Chinese and Japanese, the centre provides information for tourists regarding everything from shopping and transportation to sights, festivals and what’s on.
The centre itself serves up a taste of Korean culture with a range of programs on offer not matched anywhere else. Highlights include a traditional costume experience — have your picture taken dressed to the nines like the Korean kings of old. Or, spend a crafternoon at a traditional handicraft making class and create your very own unique souvenir. Join a Hanji class, a traditional Korean paper craft, or head along to a Korean folk painting class. If you’re not much of a history buff then cut-a-rug at a K-pop dance class and wow your friends with your new moves. Foodies can get hands-on in the kitchen with a Korean cooking class and try out traditional dishes like japchae and bulgogi. If you’re planning on a big night out in Seoul head intoa K-beauty make-up session and learn the hottest make-up trends sweeping korea from korean make up artists.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your time in Korea or just need a helping hand navigating Seoul, pop in to the Seoul Global Cultural Centre!