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The amazing history of Korea and Seoul City free walking tour
My name is Mark, I am a world traveler, former archaeologist and a huge history nerd. I am originally from Europe but I moved to New York City 15 years ago. I worked as a tour guide in New York City and always enjoyed meeting travelers from all around the world. I have been living in Seoul for two years now. I really enjoy exploring this city and at this point I know hundreds of cool places to visit or see in this city. Join me for a fun, educational and informative tour of Seoul.
Welcome to one of the most amazing cities on this planet.
This tour includes lots of educational and interesting information on the history of Korea and its contemporary culture. Your guide will provide all of the incredible facts and captivating stories you need to know! Experience the best of Seoul with this tour.
After getting to know each other we are going to explore the Gyeongbokgung palace and history rich Jongno-gu area where we can enjoy the fascinating Changing of the Guard’s Ceremony and learn about important events of Korean History.
Join me on an enchanting stroll through the city center as we visit some of the major sights that you really shouldn’t miss, plus some of my off-the-beaten-track spots.
The attractions which we are to cover are:
- Gwanghwamun Square
- Statue of King Sejong the Great
- Jogyesa Temple
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
- Statue of Admiral Yi
- Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu
- Ikseondong Hanok Village
- Unhyeongung Royal Residence.
I am open to answer to all of your questions and provide you my recommendation list (nightlife, restaurants, bars, monuments and of course activities that you can do in Seoul) in the end of our tour.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:202-1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Sou...202-1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Exit 7 at "Gwanghwamun" Train Station on line 5.
1Outside visitGyeongbokgung Palace
The largest of all five palaces in Seoul is Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is also known as the Northern Palace and it is one of the most important sites to visit on your Seoul trip.
2Outside visitJogyesa Temple
This opulent temple is the center of Korean Buddhism and was originally built in the late 14th century. This temple was became the head temple of Korea’s Buddhism and was renamed Tegosa Temple in 1936.
3Outside visit• Gwanghwamun Square
Here we will learn a lot about Korean and Seoul History.
4Outside visitIkseondong Hanok Village
One of my favorite places in Seoul. Definitely one of the busiest areas in Seoul for tourists and locals. This is an old Seoul Hanok Village converted into a modern, stylish and luxurious venue. It is one of the main three Hanok villages in Seoul. Because of its slightly hidden location its often missed by many visitors in Seoul.
5Outside visitUnhyeongung Royal Residence
This is a former Korean royal residence where at one time Emperor Gojong resided. It was formerly the residence of the Heungseon Daewongun, the father of Emperor Gojong.
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).