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Seoul 101: Discover the secrets of the old city with a free walking tour
Hi. I've lived in Seoul for 12 years and love exploring new areas. I'm a bit of a history nerd and can show you the spots that aren't in most guidebooks (did you know Seoul has a sixth palace?). I like to keep my tours flexible to the travelers' needs. Hope you join me for a walk around Seoul!
TGIF! In Korean, it's called 'bulgeum' meaning 'Fire Friday.' This tour is the perfect way to start your weekend. It also sometimes runs on a Tuesday.
This tour starts off in the old part of town, exploring the traditional hanok houses of the Bukchon north village. It then heads into the trendy Ikseondong neighbourhood and ends in Jongro, the perfect place for some dinner or drinks.
On the way, you'll see Jogyesa, the main Buddhist temple in Seoul; Unhyeongung, Seoul's less well-known 'sixth' palace; and Tapgol Park, the birthplace of Korean independence.
You'll see everything from traditional markets to street food, trendy cafes, and photo rooms.
The tour starts near Gyeongbokgung Palace (closed on Tuesday) which is easy to explore by yourself if you have a few hours spare before the tour.
- Gyeongbokgung Palace gates
- Jogyesa Buddhist temple
- Bukchon Hanok village
- Unhyeongung Palace
- Ikseondong neighborhood
- Tapgol Park
- Jongro neighborhood
- Bosingak Pavillion
Meeting point: Gyeongbokgung station exit 5. The exit is at the end of the long underground passage shownin the photos. If you are a little bit early, take some time to enjoy the art in the passage.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:77-9 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Sout...77-9 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Meet at Exit 5 of Gyeongbokgung station (subway line 3). I'll be in a red shirt.
1Outside visitGyeongbokgung Palace
Start of tour. Learn about Seoul's main palace and its history
2Outside visitJogyesa Temple
Buddhist temple in the heart of Seoul
3Outside visitBukchon Hanok Village
Explore the village of traditional homes and try some street food if you want.
A quiet road of cafes and dessert shops
Seoul's "secret" palace.
6Outside visitIkseondong Hanok Village
Hip, trendy neighborhood that has been revitalized in the last few years.
7Outside visitTapgol Park
Home of the independence movement and end of our tour.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).