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Time Travel in Seochon Hanok Village

首爾, South Korea

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Experience hosted by Kay

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

★Bukchon Hanok Village is on every guide book but in this tour, we'll take you on a 2 hours adventure to explore the hidden hanok village in Seoul that is often missed by travelers.

▶Hidden Hanok Village: Seochon

Seochon is located in Jongno-gu, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seoul. It resembles the old Seoul with hanoks (traditional Korean houses) along its many alleys. Interesting boutique shops, lovely cafes and art galleries have emerged over the years, making it a favourite place for leisure walk among the locals.

1. Sangchonjae
We will start our journey at Sangchonjae, a hanok cultural space where we can admire ondol-
Korea’s unique heating technology and Hangul- the Korean alphabet.

2. Suseongdong
Then we will walk thourgh the hidden alley of Seochon until Suseongdong, a valley named for noisy water sound in Joseon Dynasty. The valley was loved by numerous poets and painters for its excellent scenery. Located at the foothill of Inwangsan Mountain, we'll enjoy amazing view of nature and Seoul's landmark- Namsan Tower.

3. Yi Sang-beom’s House
The house is a typical urban Hanok composed of ㄱ-shape main building and ㅡ-shape servant’s house. We'll admire Korean painter Yi Sang-beom's beautiful paintings.

The adventure continues with a walk in the maze of 600 hanok where we'll pass by many hidden cafes and boutiques, as well as the oldest bookstore in Seoul.
Other things to note
1. Please arrive on time.
2. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
3. Let us know in advance if you have special dietary requests.
4. The experience will be rescheduled to another date in case of rain. Guests will receive a message at least 2 hours before to confirm the arrangements.
★Bukchon Hanok Village is on every guide book but in this tour, we'll take you on a 2 hours adventure to explore the hidden hanok village in Seoul that is often missed by travelers.

▶Hidden Hanok Village: Seochon

Seochon is located in Jongno-gu, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seoul. It resembles the old Seoul with hanoks (traditional Korean houses) along its many alleys. Interesting boutique shops, lovely cafes and a…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Selected coffee+dessert at Moulin Dumonde Cafe (1 set per guest)
  • Equipment
    Individual/group photos taken during the tour (sent by email)
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/ person
Thu, Nov 26
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Tue, Dec 1
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Thu, Dec 3
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person

Meet your host, Kay

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hi this is Kay, welcome to my favorite city Seoul!:)

It is my passion to share with travelers from around the world my love for this beautiful city.

9 months after launching my experiences, 500+ guests have joined us and blessed us with a rating of 4.9/5.

I hope to show you the real charm of Seoul covering its history, culture, food, nature and off the beaten path attractions loved by locals.

I look forward to hosting you to my enthralling experiences and filling your trip to Seoul with memorable moments.

MY EXPERIENCES:
-Seoul Secret Neighborhood and Cafe Tour
-Night Market and Moonlight Seoul Walk
-Time Travel in Seochon Hanok Village
-Seoul in One Day! 10+ Main Sight

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Hi this is Kay, welcome to my favorite city Seoul!:)

It is my passion to share with travelers from around the world my love for this beautiful city.

9 months after launching my experiences, 500+ guests have joined us and blessed us with a rating of 4.9/5.

I hope to show you the real charm of Seoul covering its history, culture, food, nature and off the beaten path attractions loved by locals.

I look forward to hosting you to my enthralling experience…
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Where you'll be

Seochon is one of the oldest neighborhoods in northern Seoul and the home of famous historical figures. Here you can find beautiful cafes, galleries and boutique shops hidden in the alleys where past meets present.

Route of tour:
Sangchonjae- Suseongdong Valley- Inwangsan Mountain (foothill)- Yi Sang Bom's House- Daeo Bookstore- Seochon Hanok alley- Sejong Village- Daelim Museum

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Caroline
March 2020
Kay gave me a great insight into the West Village - from it's history & poets to it's hiking trails & quirky shops. Great way to spend an afternoon & I left feeling I knew a bit more about Korea on a very local & personalised level. Thanks!
Kay gave me a great insight into the West Village - from it's history & poets to it's hiking trails & quirky shops. Great way to spend an afternoon & I left feeling I knew a bit m…
Georgia
January 2020
Our experience with Kay was amazing and a real highlight of our time in Seoul. She was a wonderful host who really took the time to make our experience personal and special, and went out of her way for us. We couldn’t have been more pleased with it and we would thoroughly recommend the experience to anyone who is considering it!
Our experience with Kay was amazing and a real highlight of our time in Seoul. She was a wonderful host who really took the time to make our experience personal and special, and we…
Yvonne
January 2020
Kay is very patient and kind. She wants her guests to experience the authentic food and places that only locals know. As the stores in the market were mostly closed on the first day of Seollal, she made special arrangement to fit the guests' schedule on the next day. I had a one-to-one session with her in the morning and she felt like a friend to me sharing her knowledge and stories about the secret alleys, cafes and food around the Seochon Hanok Village. This tour is highly recommended!
Kay is very patient and kind. She wants her guests to experience the authentic food and places that only locals know. As the stores in the market were mostly closed on the first da…
Sara
January 2020
I had a wonderful time spending these experiences with Kay! She is very insightful on all the locations she took me to, and gave me a lot of very good recommendations. I would highly advise to book these experiences, especially if it’s your first time in Seoul. Thank you so much for the wonderful couple of days Kay!
I had a wonderful time spending these experiences with Kay! She is very insightful on all the locations she took me to, and gave me a lot of very good recommendations. I would high…
Irene
December 2019
Kay is lovely and will be able to show you around places, away from the tourist crowd, that you would never find on your own. The lunch at the market was particularity great and she encouraged me to try foods I wouldn’t have otherwise. Strongly recommend!
Kay is lovely and will be able to show you around places, away from the tourist crowd, that you would never find on your own. The lunch at the market was particularity great and sh…
Karen
November 2019
It was a very pleasant experience in a neighborhood that I would have missed out without Kay's guidance. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure everyone was engaged in the tour. You can tell she loves meeting new people and showing travelers her favourite places in Seoul. The food was delicious and the vendors all knew Kay! My favourite was kimchi pancake and japchae. Highly recommend Kay's experience if you want try authentic Korean food and explore a secret neighborhood that cannot be found on your typical guide book!
It was a very pleasant experience in a neighborhood that I would have missed out without Kay's guidance. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure everyone was engaged in…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

water

comfortable shoes