Jeongsu and I decided to dress up in traditional Korean hanbok dressed for our 1 year engagement anniversary and took beautiful photos in Seoul’s Changdeokgung palace and Secret Garden! It’s super easy to rent a hanbok in Seoul is super easy and a great way to get to know local culture. At the same time, it’s a unique experience leaving you with one-of-a-kind travel shots. If you are looking for a special Korea experience you will never forget, make sure you rent hanbok and wander around the capital city!
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Here’s how you can rent Hanbok in Seoul:
Where To Rent
I had heard about One Day Hanbok, a small hanbok shop where you can rent the beautiful dresses for a decent price. Their store has just recently moved from Euljiro-4 subway station to Chungmuro Station, Exit 8.
You are able to do the hanbok experience 7 days per week from 10:00 – 20:00. Even though you can just walk in the store, making a reservation is recommended! We visited on a Sunday with reservation and people without a reservation had to wait at least 1 hour. You can use the contact form on One Day Hanbok’s website, directly send a mail to email@example.com with the booking details or check out their Facebook Page.
The Experience in Detail
The price for the experience is 13,000 Won ($13) for 4 hours and 26,000 Won ($26) for a whole day. You can choose a hanbok of your liking and even get to choose beautiful accessories such as hair pieces, purses, and norigae, the detailed ornaments you can hang onto the front of your skirt. The store offers hanbok for both men and women.
Before leaving the store, you need to leave your ID card or passport as well as a deposit of 30,000 Won per hanbok, which you will get back after you return with the hanbok.
After you’re all dressed up, you can enjoy a walk around the nearby palaces, such as Gyeongbokgung or Changdeokgung – both are free of charge when wearing hanbok! Yay! This ensures authentic photos with traditional Korean architecture.
To make your experience a lot more comfortable, One Day Hanbok stores your heavy bags at the store in a safe location. Once your rental time is over, return to the store, take the hanbok off and claim your possessions.
Value for Money
I’m so happy with the entire hanbok experience at One Day Hanbok. The staff was very friendly even though the small store at Euljiro-4 was packed. They speak English very well and welcome foreigners! I can highly recommend the hanbok service from One Day Hanbok and will definitely be back for more photos in beautiful hanbok. The dresses they offer are of very high quality and excellent material.
The hanbok experience was a great choice for our engagement photos and a memory we will never forget.
- It’s inexpensive,
- so much fun,
- absolutely memorable
- and the staff is excellent!
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity when you are in Seoul!
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