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Walk into history with architecture

culture walk

Walk into history with architecture

97 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Walk into history with architecture

culture walk

Walk into history with architecture

97 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Seoul is known as metropolis with high technology and sky scrapers . It's also famous of party squares and numerous bars. However, have you ever heard about its slum area? Moreover, do you know the slum is actually right next to the richest neighborhood? Seongbuk-dong was a nameless outskirt of Seoul until Korea until 20th Century. But now days, it turned out as the most interesting area of Seoul with its ironic panorama between rich and poor neighborhood. And it also has many traditional houses from 1900-1960 which reflects modern history of Korea. In the beginning, we will walk through alleys of those traditional houses. And I'll explain you about modern history of Korea and some architectural details. Then we will enter the richest area and see who and why they settle down there. Our lunch spot is in the temple which was a bar before. I'll share its romantic secret after our meal. After having lunch. We will climb a small hill to slum area. From there, we will see abandoned houses and garbage fence. The last destination is the highlight of tour : you will see a panoramic view of poor neighbor hood along with developed city view.

Your host

Learn more about Junseok & Jaemin

Junseok & Jaemin

Junseok, is an architecture designer. Jaemin, is a korean language teacher. Each of us made a great journey in South America & Europe. We had stayed with local people, learned a joy of discovering 'hidden aspects' of each city. Both of us kept thinking how can we deliever that joy to other travelers, especially in here Seoul. One day we accidantely met each other through internet, and decided to built 'loving korea' project - activities to make you 'fall in love' with Korea. * Junseok is currently in Austrailia, So Jaemin will guide you alone

What's included

Food
Temple food for lunch Vegetarian meal in a temple

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Where you'll be

First we will walk through an alley mixed with traditional and modern style houses. After that, you'll pass houses of the richest people. Ironically you'll also see poor people's houses just 20 minutes from there. we'll also cover the most authentic & secret temple in a Seoul with a Romantic story. In the final point, we have to hike a bit to see a magnificent view of seoul fortress wall and its apartments

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Hansung University station is on metro line 4.

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Junseok & Jaemin
Walk into history with architecture
97 reviews
From $60/person
97 reviews
From $60/person