It was always my dream to wear hanbok as I see it on movies and television. I was so excited doing this activity because it’s on my bucketlist. Having a chance to walk around in a hanbok is a very beautiful experience that you can only have in Korea. Every corner of the palace is just picture perfect! Hope you enjoy some of the pictures I took.
Renting a Hanbok
There are a lots of hanbok rental stores around Gyeongbokgung Palace so you might be confuse which to choose from. I did a lot of research online and I personally picked Oneday Hanbok.
Let me share with you about my hanbok rental experience!
When we arrived at the shop at 10 am, the shop already had a plenty of tourist customers.
Open from 9AM-7PM
2nd Floor, 4 Bukchonro5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
(approximately 300m from Exit 2 of Anguk Station and across the road from Jae-dong Elementary School).
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Oneday Hanbok offers a wide variety of hanboks from the simplest, traditional and modern design. They cater to both men and women. There are also rental option for children!
There are over hundreds of hanboks to choose from! The choices were endless! For sure, you’ll be able to select the hanbok that best suits you. You will be given with two fitting chances. Make you sure you save some photos of your favorite hanbok designs. Just show it to the staff and they will be happy to assist you in finding the design you want.
You’ll be able to mix and match your hanbok or you can just pick from their prepared plan. It’s a fun way to be creative! They have all sorts of designs and sizes available for you.
The Oneday Hanbok staff were very nice and friendly, not only in the helping to put on the hanbok, they also helped me in making my selection. I was not really sure what I wanted because there were so many to choose from. The staff really helped me to find the hanbok for me. I told them I prefer pink or purple.
The shop does not offer hair styling services or makeup but they provide free hair accessories and hair styling tools like flat iron and curling iron that you can use.
To complete the whole look, you get to choose your own purse and hair accessories. Since I wanted my hair to be simple, I picked out this beautiful flower headband for my hair accessory.
I finally settled on this purple hanbok with a golden olive green skirt! The staff in the shop helped me in choosing my size. It fits me perfectly!
My hanbok theme was color purple, so I decided to pick this purse.
Look how cute girls wearing hanbok
Don’t worry where to put your bags, clothes, jackets because they have a baggage counter to keep your belongings safe for you.
My Experience with One Day Hanbok
The moment I entered into the shop, the staff were very warm and welcoming. They ushered me into the female section, they let me take my time in choosing the hanbok design that I wanted. The staff will assist you in finding a hanbok that fits. They were very helpful and friendly! I would LOVE to do it again with my girl friends. For those that are planning to spend their day strolling around Gyeongbokgung Palace and would like to dress up in Hanbok, I would highly recommend that you contact Oneday Hanbok and visit their shop!
What to Wear during Hanbok Rental
Here’s some tips on what you need to wear:
- You will be wearing the hanbok over your clothes.
- Please avoid turtleneck clothing and thick sweater during the hanbok experiece, it will be bulky and not aesthetically pleasing.
- They really suggest to wear a light colored short sleeved shirt.
- Don’t forget to wear a really comfortable pants and shoes because you will be walking a lot around the palace.
I went in Seoul last November. It was in the fall season but to be honest, it was really freezing and cold that day (-2 degrees). I wore a white heattech 3/4 sleeve and jeans under my hanbok. To be comfortable, I really suggest if it’s really cold that you rent an additional hanbok vest or fur faux that looks like in the picture below. It’s really pretty too!
Oneday Hanbok Price
- Here’s the price of their rental:
- 4 hours rental: 15,000 won
- 1 day (24 hours): 28,000 won (minimum rental is 4 hours)
- Additional hourly rental: 4,500 won
- Basic accessories – Free (Hair accessories, bags)
- Special accessories – 2,000 Korean won (Kings hat, Gisaeng hat, Gat, dress underskirt etc.
- There is a 50,000 won deposit required for in case of staining or damages and you also need to leave a copy of your ID. But if you leave your passport, the rental deposit will be 10,000 won. When there are no ploblems, they will return the deposit.
How To Reserve Your Hanbok
I really recommend that you book in advance before going to the any rental shop in order to ensure that everything goes according to your plan. Yes, OneDay will accomodate Walk-ins but sometimes you’ll be waiting for hours until your turn. It’s really important that you book in advance! I made a reservation one month prior to my trip via email. Their customer service was really good and very responsive. Sangjun Lee is the one who answered to my endless inquiries. He was so nice, patient, and friendly. He is also very fluent in English! If you wish to make a reservation, you may email or message them in facebook.
Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the perfect places to dress up in Hanbok! I definitely recommend spending a day at Gyeongbokgung Palace, because there are many beautiful spots. The palace ticket comes with free entrance to the National Folk Museum of Korea.
If you are wearing a hanbok and you can enter Gyeongbukgong Palace for free
Here’s the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace!
It was not very crowded
Since it was in Autumn, the scenery of Gyeongbokgung was amazingly beautiful.
The autumn leaves are so beautiful and lively, they will take your breath away.
Wearing hanbok is now a trendy thing to do in the Gyeongbokgung Palace!
With the King!
Meet My Friends Elias and James. They were the one who took most of the photos I’ve posted here in my Korea trip! Thank You Guys!
I tried to take as many photos as I could!
My favorite picture in Gyeongbokgung Palace!
Spotted this group with cute little kid in hanbok, how adorable!
Live Your K-Drama Dreams!
Young women dressed with hanbok. They are so pretty!
I also made some new friends!
This is the back view of my hanbok, look how cute the ribbon is!
The view was really beautiful
It’s a very beautiful spot for picture!
I left Gyeongbok Palace around 2:30pm, then went back to Oneday Hanbok Shop to return my hanbok! I really had so much fun exploring Gyeongbokgung Palace!
The view going to the Oneday hanbok shop was really stunning!
Hanbok experience was definitely one of my favorite things I did in Seoul! I would recommend doing this activity in autumn, spring, and summer. I think it will be way too cold during winter to wear a hanbok while strolling. If ever you’re planning to go to Korea, I highly suggest you try wearing a hanbok too! It’s really worth it for the experience and memories! Annyeong haseyo 안녕하세요
I’ll be back soon, Korea!
I was able to take many beautiful selfies!
You can learn more about this hanbok rental over on the Oneday Hanbok website.