One thing that was on my bucket list while coming to Korea, is renting a Hanbok. It’s a traditional korean dress, that you can often see worn by young women around tourist hotspots.
It was definitely a great experience and I can really recommend doing it if you have the chance to do so!
There are plenty of Hanbok rentals nearby the palaces e.g. the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. You can choose the skirt and top from a variety of options, most of the time the employees even help you to put it on.
You wear it over your “normal” clothes, so you don’t have to take them all off. The shop employees will braid your hair and put in hair accessorizes that match your dress. You can leave your belongings in a locker, which is often included in the rental price (but it’s recommended to check that beforehand on the website of the shop!). The hair styling is included in the price as well.
The rental price for one Hanbok for around 2 hours is about 10.000Won (9 Euro). There are also “fancier” versions of the dresses, so it can get up in price depending which one you choose. After that you can visit the palace nearby and take amazing pictures.
Tipp: Normally you have to pay an entry fee when you visit the palace. But with wearing a Hanbok, you’ll get in for free.
You can find a Vlog on Youtube of us renting the Hanbok here.
Have you ever tried wearing a Hanbok? Is this something you’re interested in? Let me know in the comments❤