New open the sharehouse

Nice to meet you.
Better Guest House which opened in August 2014 and has been running for more than 6 years, We have to close the guest house due to the brutal Covid-19, and a new business was opened as the name of Good Moments Share House. When I look at the numerous messages and photos through mobile messengers such as Kakao, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, Viber, etc., that were exchanged with customers who visited our place, now they are just silent as traces of the past. We wish them well-being, and we sincerely wish that we can meet again safely on the day when the world is liberated from Covid-19 and peace comes. If we thinking that a human being’s life is meeting numerous events and overcoming or enjoying them, it would be possible of paradox that the value of human life is that you can experience and enjoy more events while living a short and finite life that cannot be repeated. Anyway, we are able to overcome the covid-19 crisis and and we must meet again.
Thank you so much always.

Blooming azalea flowers in the corona crisis.

Past few weeks, we are going through the incredibly tough situations on most people on the globe in fighting against COVID 19 that nobody could foreseen. This ordeal would be really tough on you and me. We are all in the difficulties in the fighting with this ruthless COVID 19, but one thing for sure is that we can 100 percent win without a doubt and we will recover. Until all of us win a victory, don’t be hurt much, and keep yourself healthy everybody and we must meet again near future…..♥♥♥♥♥

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저희와 같이 소규모 숙소를 운영하시는 호스트님으로서 공동으로 광고를 진행하며 함께 변화를 시도해 보실 협동광고 파트너를 찾습니다.
아이디어는 40~50개소의 숙소가 협력하여 구글검색시스템을 통하여 협동광고를 시도해 보는 것입니다. 서울하고도 인기지역내 소위 목 좋은 위치에 있는 숙소들 상황은 모르겠습니다 만, 좀 후미진 위치에서 운영하시는 호스트님들은 코로나 새태가 아니라도 지금 껏 손님을 유치하는데 어려움을 격어오신 경우가 있으리라 생각 합니다. 이러한 숙소들을 모여서 함께 아이디어를 나누며 협력하여 공동으로 광고도 하고 손님을 유치하기 위한 연구를 함께 해 보자는 제안을 합니다.

대부분 OTA를 통해서 숙소를 판매하는 비중이 클 것이라 생각 됩니다. 그러나 OTA 기업들 광고비 단가가 높다보니 수수료, 위치, 평판, 가격등 다양한 요소들이 시스템 알고리즘에 반영되어 돈 되는 대형숙소들이 첫 페이지 위쪽을 차지하고 소규모 숙소는 검색순위에서 늘 뒤쪽 페이지에 버려져 후기 평점은 좋은데도 불구하고 예약은 저조한 경우를 많이 경험하셨을 것 입니다.

또 한, 숙소를 판매하는 것 만으로는 부족함이 있는 것 같아 여러 소규모 업체가 협력하여 방문하는 여행객의 니즈를 충족하기 위하여 즐길 거리를 연구하여 개발하고 함께 협력하여 운영을 한다면 손님을 유치하는데 더 큰 가능성과 시너지 효과를 기대 할 수 있지 않을까요?

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Actual Vehicle

Pick-Up service fees as follow

From / ToFrom / ToNumber of PassengersFees per car
Incheon Airport
​(Terminal 1 & 2)
Better Guest House1 to 5
​6 to 8 (when no have luggages)
Free or 20,000 won
Geomam StationBetter Guest House1 to 5
​6 to 8 (when no have luggages)
Geomdan Sageori StationBetter Guest House1 to 5
​6 to 8 (when no have luggages)
Gimpo AirportBetter Guest House1 to 5
​6 to 8 (when no have luggages)
Free or 20,000 won
All other places in metropolitan areasBetter Guest House1 to 5
​6 to 8 (when no have luggages)
Free or 30,000 won
The other places except for metropolitan areaBetter Guest House1 to 5
​6 to 8 (when no have luggages)

Songdo Central Park

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Songdo Central Park is a large seawater park located in the international business district in Songdo international city. Visitors can get into the park through Central Park Station Exit 3 (Incheon Subway Line-1), and the scale of park is 411,324 square meters. The design of this park including the Northwest Asia Trade Tower in Songdo was undertaken by the KPF company who designed the world’s leading landmarks, such as New York Freedom Tower and Shanghai Tower in Shanghai city. This is the first artificial seawater park of Republic of Korea. The huge amount of seawater flows through the park in the 30~100 meter wide channel in the center of Central Park and reaching 90,000 tons of seawater and 1.8 kilometers in length. Canoe and kayak, electric boat, party boat SUP boat is available at the East Boat House that is located in the direction of trade tower on eastern of Central Park. In Songdo Central Park waterway, two 8.5 ton class (12 passengers) and one 17 ton class (38 passengers) water taxi are running about 3 kilometers round trip. It takes about 20 minutes to see the scenery of the park by water taxi. The Songdo Hanok Village which opened in 2015 in this Central Park, has a Hanok Hotel, a Hanok Restaurant, a cultural experience facility, convention and event and souvenir sales facilities etc.

Water Leisure Guides

Water taxis are available at the West Boathouse and Canoe, Kayak, family boat are available at East Boathouse. And these places are at each end of the waterway in respectively.

Water taxi business hours and fees

Business Hours Departure Time
Winter 10:00~18:00 Weekday Every hour
Summer 10:00~21:00 Holiday Every hour and every 30
Boat Number Max Passengers Fees
No.1 Michuhol
No.2 Michuhol
No.3 Michuhol
12 Passengers
12 Passengers
38 Passengers
Adult 4,000 won
Adult Discount 3,000 won
(65 years or older)
Child 2,000 won
(1 to 12 years)

Kayak, Canoe, Family and Party boats, SUP(Stand Up Paddle board)

Type Passengers Time Fees
Crystal Kayak 3 persons
(includes 1 child)
40 minutes 25,000 won
Kayak 3 persons
(includes 1 child)
50 minutes 25,000 won
Canoe 3 persons 50 minutes 25,000 won
Family Electric Boat 5 persons
(includes 1 child)
30 minutes 35,000 won
SUP 1 person 60 minutes 10,000 won
Party Boat 6 persons 30 minutes 40,000 won

Bike Rental

Capacity Time Fees
1 person 60 minutes 10,000 won
2 persons 60 minutes 15,000 won
4 persons 30 minutes 10,000 won
6 persons 30 minutes 15,000 won
Fat Bike 60 minutes 15,000 won


All about Gyeongbokgung Palace

Travel to Gyeongbokgung today

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Opening hours and rate

Closed on every Tuesday


  • January~February:  09:00~17:00 (Entrance deadline: 16:00)
  • March~May:  09:00~18:00 (Entrance deadline: 17:00)
  • June~August:  09:00~18:30 (Entrance deadline: 17:30)
  • September~October:  09:00~18:00 (Entrance deadline: 17:00)
  • November~December:  09:00~17:00 (Entrance deadline: 16:00)

It may be reduced of time and adjustment depending on circumstance.

Admission fee

Individual (Native) Adults (24~64 years old 3,000 won
Group (Native) Adults (10 persons or more)
* Except for free admission
2,400 won
Foreiner Adults (19~64 years old) 3,000 won
(10 persons or more: 2,400 won)
Child/Teen (7~18 years old) 1,500 won
(10 persons more: 1,200 won)
Free * Under 6 years
* Age 65+
* Visitor wearing Hanbok
(Korean traditional cloths).
* Last Wednesday of every month (Culture Day).
* Under 6 years, Teen 7~24 years old, 65+.
* Teachers in charge of students,Tour guides for group travelers.
* Visitor wearing Hanbok (Korean traditional cloths).


When you want to participate event, we would help for reservation instead of guests who have booked guesthouse.

Korean traditional clothes experience

Visitors can try wear Korean traditional clothes (Hanbok) in Joseon Dynasty and walk around the Unhyeongung (운현궁/雲峴宮) palace and take pictures. And learn how to wear a Hanbok as well.

  • Duration: Summer (April to October) / Winter (November to March).
  • Opening hours: Summer (10:00~18:00) / Winter (10:00~17:00) / Lunch time (12:00~13:00)
  • Rental place: Exhibition room (기획전시실) in Unhyeongung (운현궁).
  • Rental fee: 3,300 won (20 minutes after rental).


  • Wear traditional clothes, and walk freely though Unhyeongung palace, and take pictures.
  • Ticket can be purchased at the ticket office and submitted to the rental place.
  • Don’t have storage for bags and belongings.

Traditional tea manners experience

(It’s free except Gyeongbokgung entrance fee)

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  1. Venue: Jagyeongjeon in Gyeongbokgung.
  2. Operation: Total 68 times (Satueday and Sunday during business period)
  3. Duration: May~July, September~October 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) Total 34 days (68 times).
    First half (32 times): May 13(Sat)~July 2(Sun), 2017 / Every Saturday and Sunday / 13:00(for 20 people internet bookers), 14:30(10 people reservations and 10 people on-site reception) twice a day.
    Second half (36 times): September 2(Sat)~October 29(Sun) /  Every Saturday and Sunday / 13:00(for 20 people internet bookers), 14:30(10 people reservations and 10 people on-site reception) twice a day.
  4. Contact: Korea Culture Heritage Foundation, promotion team (T. 02-3210-1645)

Royal kitchen(Suragan)’s food taste experience

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  1. September, experience royal court food enjoying with the night view in Gyengbokgung.
    1). Event period:  From September 17(Sun)~September 30(Sat), 2017.
    2). Opening hours: (Part 1) 19:00~19:50 / (Part 2) 20:00~20:50.
    3). Venue: Gyeongbokgung Outside kitchen.
    4). Opening the sale: September 7(Thu), 14:00.
    5). Price: 23,000 won (includes 3,000 won entrance fee to Gyeongbokgung palace)
    6). Reservation: Auction Tickets (100% reservation system).
    ⇒ Go to website…
  2. October, Experience royal court luncheon with autumn leaves in Gyeongbokgung.
    1). Event period: From October 1(Sun)~Octover 27(Fri), 2017.
    2). Opening hours: (Part 1) 12:00~12:50 / (Part 2) 13:00~12:50.
    3). Venue: Gyeongbokgung Outside kitchen.
    4). Opening the sale: September 7(Thu), 14:00.
    5). Price: 20,000 won (Gyeongbokgung entrance fee not included)
    5). Reservation: Auction Tickets (100% reservation system).
    ⇒ Go to website…
  3. Contact: Korea Culture Heritage Foundation, promotion team (T. 02-2270-1243)

Day and night traditional performances

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  1. Venue: Gyeongbokgung Sujeongjeon(night performance) and Jagyeongjeon(dat performance).
  2. Day performance
    • Duration: March 20~June 30 / September 1~October 30.
    • Time: 15:30~16:10.
  3. Night performance
    • Duration: April 16~27 / July 16~29 / August 20~September 2 / 17 / 18.
    • Time: 20:00~20:50.
  4. Contact: Korea Culture Heritage Foundation, promotion team (T. 070-4278-9608)

Royal Guard(Sumunjang) shift ceremony

The Sumunjang in Joseon Dynasty was the “Royal Guard” keeping gates of the castle and palaces such as Gwanghwamun whch was front gate, the gate of Heunginjimun and Sungnyemun.

  • Royal Guard shift ceremony: 10:00, 14:00 / twice a day / time required 20 minutes.
  • Gwanghwamun guard ceremony: 11:00, 13:00 / twice a day / time required 10 minutes.
  • Open training for royal guards (out side 협생문/協生門): 09:35 (15 minutes) / 13:35 (15 minutes)
  • Contact: Korea Culture Heritage Foundation, promotion team (T. 02-3210-1645)

⇒ Go to Korea Culture Heritage Foundation website


Gyeongbokgung was the palace of Joseon Dynasty where is location in Sejongno, Seoul Korea. It was founded in 1395 (4th year of King Taejo). Gyeonbok (景福) means that hoping king, his descendants and all the people to be enjoy the great blessings of peaceful reign. As this place is surrounded by beautiful mountains in the back and left and right, the old Feng Shui scholars at the time have said that it has the condition of lucky place.  Taejo, who founded Joseon Dynasty in 1392, decided to move government to Hanyang (current Seoul) in the third year of its reign, and newly established a temporary apparatus so called “신도궁궐조성도감(新都宮闕造成都監)” that was responsible for the construction of palace in 1394. Gyeongbokgung stared to building in August of the 4th year of king Taejo (1395) with the recruitment of 9,500 workers in Gyenggido and 5,500 workers in Chungcheondo province, and was completed on September 29 of the same year and the king Taejo moved into the palace in October of the lunar calendar. At this time, the names of major buildings such as Gangnyeongjeon(康寧殿), Yeonsaengjeon(延生殿), Gyeongseongjeon(慶成殿), Sajeongjeon(思政殿), Geunjeonjeon(勤政殿), Geunjeongmun(勤政門) and Haenggak(行閣) were built. However, only the central part of the palace was built in this period, and the other attached government offices seem to have been completed a few years later. He built the wall of 20 cubits high and 4 doors of Gwanghwamun(光化門) which is the main gate on the south, Sinmumun(神武門) gate on the north, Geonchunmun(建春門) gate on east and Yongchumun(迎秋門) gate on the west. Gyeongbokgung by went through king Taejong and Sejong, continually palaces were constructed, and complemented palace’s symbolism and feng shui place by drew lucky water to the Geumcheon(禁川) in front of the Heungnyemun(興禮門) in the 11th year of king Taejong’s reign (1411). While built a Gyeonghoeru pavilion and there been used as a venue for foreign envoys and government officials.

Fire in 1553

On one day in September in the 8th year of king Myeongjong (1553), a big fire broke out in Gangnyeongjeon(康寧殿), and the buildings including Royal palace in some districts were destroyed and the precious treasures and books that have been descending ever since, king and queen’s garments, horse and vehicles burned down. It began construction in the spring of 1554, it was completed in September of that year. At the time, it was said that the mobilized manpower was compulsory 2,200 labors, and was 1,500 wage workers.

Japanese Invasion (Imjin War)

When the peace of Joseon was continued, it was a war that Japan invaded Joseon in 1592. Toyotomi Hideyoshi(豊臣秀吉) who unified Japan, invaded Joseon with his ambition to invade the continent. Japanese military were formed as the first group, the second group and the third group and began with capturing of Busan castle and headed north to Hanyang(current Seoul). General Sinlib(申砬) fought violently, but returned to failure, and the king Seonjo got on the way of refuge. In 1592, refugees arose when the king Seonjo(宣祖王) were evacuated, and it is told that refugees have burned the palaces of Gyeonhbokgung, Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung in order to eliminate the tracks of slave documents and plunder. However, this is not accurate according to subsequent records. Although with the success of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, the Joseon army won the war, Joseon had to suffered aftermath of the war. During of the Japanese invasion, Gyeongbokgung palace had destroyed due to repeated battle between Japanese military and Zhou and Ming allied force.


Since then, it has not been rebuilt for 273 years. On April 26, 1865 (2nd year of king Gojong), started reconstruction by the Sinjeong Queen’s order who served as regency by the queen mother and was completed at the end of June, 1868. And the royal family moved to Gyeongbokgung on July 2 of the same year and commenced political affairs. Many reconstructed buildings were repeatedly destroyed and restored several times. In 1895, during Euimi Incident(乙未事變: the 32nd year of king Gojong), Myeongseong Queen was assassinated by the Japanese army at the Geoncheonggung(乾淸宮). In February of the following year, as king Gojong evacuated to the Russian embassy, The fate of Gyeongbokgung as the royal palace was over.

Note. Euilmi Incident(乙未事變): In 1895 (Gojong 32), it was a political coup that Japanese diplomat Miura Goro(三浦梧樓) became a main actor, assassinated Myeongseong Queen and making a plan to strengthen Japan’s power.

Japanese colonial era

In 1910, following the forced consolidation of Korea and Japan, Gyeongbokgung palace was damaged and lost its original shape. In the process of demolishing various buildings in Gyeongbokgung palace since then 1910 and selling them to the private sector, the Japanese empire as they held the so called National Product Exhibition(朝鮮物産共進會) for the 5th anniversary of municipality from September 11 to October 31, 1915 in Gyengbokgung, 18 merchandise display hall were constructed in the area of 17,190 square meters in place where 4,000 compartments were demolished. As soon as end of the exhibition, the Japanese imperialists moved and arranged various stone pagodas, bell-shaped stupa, stone statues, Buddhist statues etc., from all over the country irrelevant to the palace facilities in Gyengbokgung and established a music hall, and the Joseon Governor General building began to build from 1916, completed in 1926.

Restoration Project after liberation

In 1990, the restoration project of Gyengbokgung was started with the aim of completion in 2030. Include reinforced concrete building that used as the Joseon Governor General office and other buildings that erected in Japanese colonial era was demolished, and many of the buildings have been restored and still the restoration project is underway to recovering origin shapes.