Autumn in South Korea – Hanbok

To complete our South Korean experience, we went to the Seoul Global and Tourism Center to try the Hanbok.  It is located at 27, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul.

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It’s as easy as steps 1-4

The Hanbok is the traditional outfit of the Korean people. Koreans nowadays wear this outfit only on festive days or special anniversaries, however it was worn daily up until just 100 years ago. It is a kind of traditional formal dress and most Koreans keep a hanbok for these special times. Children wear hanbok on their first birthday and adults wear it for their wedding ceremony and on their 60th birthday. The hanbok is also worn for funerals or religious services, and is still used as casual wear in villages or districts where the traditional ways of life are still maintained such as Chunghak-dong on Mount Jirisan. (VisitKorea)

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Lhynx & Ritha in the dressing area

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Meet our family 😛

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Another family photo 😛

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Formal

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Wacky?  Double chin alert!! Hahaha!

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Solo

We were only allowed to use the Hanbok and take pictures for 10 minutes since there were other tourists who were waiting.  It was fun to dress up and it was for FREE.  You must bring and use your own camera.  It would be best to bring a tripod too since there wasn’t a photographer around to take pictures.  The employees at the center were busy and we had to ask other tourists to take our photos.  Anyway, there was no charge for using the Hanbok.  No complains. 🙂

Credits to Lhynx Lim & Ritha Villahermosa for the photos that were used for this blog. :)

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