Exploration of the history of Seoul

Cultural & Theme Tours in Seoul

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This tour perfectly fits someone who wants to know the history of Seoul and to explore the trace of old Seoul. Travelers will learn when and how the city of Seoul was founded through this tour. We can dare to say that the characteristic of this tour is that you can enjoy the past and present Seoul together while walking on the walls surrounding Seoul - Hanyang (the old name of Seoul) was originally surrounded by a walled fortress which was 18.6 km in length and constructed along four small mountains (Naksan, Bugaksan, Inwangsan and Namsan).
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Seoul City Wall Museum, SeoulThe museum exhibits a scale model of the fortress and shows how the fortress was built and maintained.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Naksan Park, SeoulFollowing the visit to the Seoul City Wall museum, travelers will walk along the fortress wall on Naksan to find the traces of old Seoul and admire the scenery of modern Seoul from the east end of old Seoul.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bugaksan Seoul Fortress, SeoulTravelers will walk up to Sukjeongmun (North Gate) along the fortress wall on Bukasan and get to the Bugak pavilion by car to view the fortress wall standing on Bugaksan as well as the scenery of modern Seoul from the north end of old Seoul.Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Inwangsan Mountain, SeoulTravelers will move to an intermediate location of the fortress wall on Inwangsan by car to admire the scenery viewed from the west end of old Seoul.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sungnyemun Gate, SeoulTravelers will visit Sungnyeomun (South Gate), the No.1 national treasure of Korea, by way of the old site of the missing West Gate.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Namsan Park, SeoulTravelers will go up to the top of Namsan by car and walk along the fortress wall on Namsan for a while. At the top of Namsan, they will admire of the scenery of modern Seoul from the south end of old Seoul. There is a beacon fire station, an old communication facility, on Namsan, and you will learn how to utilize it to inform an invasion of foreign enemy.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, SeoulTravelers will visit Eagansoomun (Duet Water Gate) at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park ; There were two streams which ran out of the fortress wall but only one remains now, called Cheonggyecheon. The other vanished without any trace. Eegansoomun was built to let the vanished stream flow out of the fortress wall, and Cheonggyecheon ran out of the fortress wall through Ogansoomun (Quintet Water Gate) which was demolished at the end of Joseon Dynasty.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Namsan Park

What’s not included