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Korean Traditional Herbal Medicine Tour Including Gyeongdong Market

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Learn about traditional herbal medicine during a 4-hour tour in Seoul. With a knowledgeable guide and small group limited to four people, you'll visit three herbal medicine centers: Gyeongdong Market (aka Seoul Yangnyeongsi Asian Medicine Market), Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum and a traditional clinic. First, peruse a variety of herbal medicine vendors and check out informative multimedia exhibits. Then gain insight into the modern-day practice of Korean herbal medicine while touring a working clinic. You also can choose to receive a health consultation at the clinic.
    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at the pre-determined meeting point near the Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum.

    Located in the Dongdaemun district, the museum features informative multimedia exhibits and historic artifacts related to traditional medicine practices in Korea. Gain an understanding of the culture and philosophy behind traditional medicine, and ask your guide any questions that come up.

    Next, head to the largest traditional medicine market in Korea, Gyeongdong Market. Near the entrance stands a monument to Bojewon, an early Joseon-era medical clinic that operated in this vicinity about 600 years ago. Walk with your guide through the streets of the market, which are lined with thousands of vendors, ranging from large, neon-lit pharmacies to individuals sitting on the street with blankets piled with herbal products. Your guide explains the various colorful and aromatic medicinal plants, mushrooms, roots, tree bark and other assorted items that you encounter along the way.

    Upon leaving the market area, visit a traditional Asian medicine clinic. Learn about the underlying concepts of traditional medicine in Korea, and see how doctors make diagnoses during a health exam, which typically begins with checking the pulse, followed by acupuncture and a prescription for herbal medicines made on-site in the clinic pharmacy. Your time here includes a consultation with a traditional medicine practitioner that takes up to 30 minutes (it's optional), followed by a tour of the area where herbal prescriptions are prepared.

    After this fascinating immersion into Seoul's world of herbal medicine, your tour concludes.

    Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Dongdaemun District
    • Professional guide
    • Clinic health consultation (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Gyeongdong Market
    • Entry/Admission - Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of two people per booking is required
    • A maximum of three children per booking is allowed
    • Children ages 0-2 years may go on this tour free of charge but will not receive the health consultation
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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