On February 8, Korean Language students at Thomas Merton Centre for Adult and Continuing Education participated in a live virtual tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea.  

The tour served as an opportunity for Thomas Merton students to explore a famous Korean destination in a unique, virtual setting. 

Vivienne Kang, a Korean Language teacher at Thomas Merton Centre said the virtual tour exposed students to the Korean language and cultural activities in a fun and interactive way. “The tour guide walked around the place to tell us about the history of the palace as well as the Korean culture while students actively asked questions. Students had a lot of fun and were impressed by how technology was used to create such an engaging, educational experience! For anyone who is interested in learning Korean; we not only teach you the Korean language, but also provide cultural activities including K-Pop dance, singing, etc.! Anyone is welcome!” 

The tour was conducted on MyRealTrip, a Korean app that allows members to book virtual travel experiences from anywhere in the world. 

To watch a video of the Gyeongbokgung Palace virtual tour, please click here.