Renting a Hanbok in Seoul

When I was planning my trip to Seoul I wasn’t sure at first if I should rent a hanbok (traditional Korean dress). I wanted to make sure that it was something that the locals would be okay with so I consulted my Korean friend. She explained that Koreans are very happy to see foreigners wearing hanboks. I was excited to hear this because it’s important to me that I show respect for the culture. It was an amazing day and I’m here to share my experience with renting a hanbok in Seoul.

Choosing a Hanbok Rental Shop

When walking around Seoul, you’ll notice many rental shops all over the city. There’s definitely no shortage of shops but they all offer something a little different. If you have a few days in Seoul I would recommend going into a couple of shops on your first day, before renting to get a peek at the styles that are offered. Also, ask what is included in each package. For example, I paid 24,000 won (about $24 U.S. dollars) for a four-hour rental period. I got to choose a hanbok from the premium selection. The less expensive package was limited and with this premium one I was able to select a more intricate skirt design and it included the petticoat to make my skirt fuller.

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Ep. 11 Korean Spa Day… kinda

What do you bring your best friend from Korea? A face mask, obviously! Join Jeanine and Martha as they chat about Jeanine’s recent trip to Korea and pamper themselves with luscious Korean face masks. Find out what it was like during the cherry blossom season, all about the Korean spa experience, eating all the delicious Korean foods, and more!

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