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The walking tour offered by the City of Seoul is opened to everyone free of charge. A hospitable guide with extensive knowledge in the history and culture of Seoul will take you to major tourist sites and offer you a guided tour of the city. This major tour program sponsored by the City of Seoul is conducted by guides who will leave you with more insight into Korean culture and history.

Walking Tour Itinerary: 9 Courses in 7 Areas
Course : Gyeongbokgung Palace / Hyoja-dong
Hours : 3hrs
Gyeongbokgung Palace ~ Street in front of Blue House ~ Hyojadong Sarangbang
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Course : Deoksugung Palace / Jeong-dong
Hours : 2hrs
Deoksugung Palace ~ Jungmyeongjeon Hall ~ (Previous) Russian Legation ~ Gyeonghuigung Palace
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Course : Jongmyo Shrine / Changgyeonggung Palace
Hours : 2.5 hrs
Jongmyo Shrine ~ Changgyeonggung Palace
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Course : Unhyeongung Palace / Bukchon 1
Hours : 3 hrs
Unhyeongung Palace ~ Bukchon Culture Center ~ Buddhist Art Museum ~ Han Sangsu Embroidery Museum ~ Gahoe Museum ~ Knot Workshop ~ Hanok Experience Pavilion ~ Intangible Cultural Asset Training Exhibition Center
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Course : Unhyeongung Palace / Bukchon 2
Hours : 3.5 hrs
Unhyeongung Palace ~ Bukchon Culture Center ~ Intangible Cultural Asset Training Exhibition Center ~ Lacquer Workshop ~ Flower Mat Workshop ~ Gahoedong Hanok Village ~ World Accessories Museum ~ Tibet Museum ~ Jongchinbu
Course : Cheonggyecheon Stream 1
Hours : 2 hrs
Cheonggye Plaza ~ Gwangtonggyo Bridge ~ Samilgyo Bridge ~ Supyogyo Bridge ~ Saebyeok Dari Bridge ~ Ogansugyo Bridge
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Course : Cheonggyecheon Stream 2
Hours : 2.5 hrs
Cheonggyecheon Culture Center ~ Dumul Dari Bridge ~ Biudanggyo Bridge ~ Hwanghakgyo Bridge ~ Dasangyo Bridge ~ Ogansugyo Bridge
Course : Namsan Park / Hanok Village
Hours : 3.5 hrs
Jangchungdan Park (Supyogyo Bridge) ~ Seoul Fortress ~ National Theatre of Korea ~ (Shuttle bus) ~ Bongsudae, N Seoul Tower ~ (Shuttle bus) ~ Namsangol Hanok Village
Course : Namsan Park / Ihwajang House
Hours : 3 hrs
Dongdaemun (Heunginjimun) ~ Seoul Fortress ~ Biu-dang (Jajudongsaem) ~ Naksan Park (View point) ~ Naksan Exhibition Hall ~ Ihwajang House
How to Make a Reservation
- Online reservations are available but must be made at least 3 days in advance Reservation
- For groups, online reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
- For Confirmation: A text message confirming your walking tour will be sent to your mobile
  phone as well as online.
- Languages: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
- Hours: 20 people or less, Monday~Friday: 10:00, 14:00 / Weekends: 10:00, 14:00, 15:00
  (※ Chinese tours are available only on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays.)
Meeting Place
Course Meeting Place Subway
Gyeongbokgung Palace / Hyoja-dong Gyeongbokgung ticket booth Subway Line 3, Gyeongbokgung Station, Exit 5
Deoksugung Palace / Jeong-dong 40 meters in front of Deoksugung ticket booth Subway Line 1, Seoul City Hall Station, Exit 2 / Subway Line 2, Seoul City Hall Station, Exit 12
Jongmyo Shrine / Changgyeonggung Palace In front of Jongmyo information booth (300 meters from ticket booth) 5 minutes walk from Jongno 3-ga / Subway Line 1, Exit 11 / Line 3, Exit 8 / Line 5, Exit 8
Unhyeongung Palace / Bukchon In front of Unhyeongung Sujiksa (to the right pass the ticket booth) Subway Line 3, Anguk Station, Exit 4
Cheonggyecheon Stream 1 Cheonggye Plaza (bench on the left of Donga Daily Newspaper Building) Subway Line 4, Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 5 / Line 1 or 2, Seoul City Hall, Exit 4
Cheonggyecheon Stream 2 Cheonggyecheon Culture Center Subway Line 2 or 5, Wangsimni Station, Exit 7 → Take local bus 3 or 8 and get off at Seoul Facilities Management Corporation (Siseol Gwalli Gongdan)
Namsan Park /
Hanok Village
Entrance to Jangchungdan Park Subway Line 3, Dongguk University Station, Exit 6
Namsan Park / Ihwajang House Ewha University Hospital right-hand side of the street Subway Line 1, Dongdaemun Station, Exit 1 / Line 4, Exit 9 or 10
※ Program Fee: Free of Charge
(Individuals must pay for admission to palaces and cultural programs.)
[Areas where cultural tour guides are permanently stationed]
- No prior reservations are required. Just walk-in for a walking tour guide.
- Areas where cultural tour guides are permanently stationed: Insa-dong, Bukchon


- Korean Guides: Daily 10:00~17:00 
- English Guides: Monday~Friday, & Sunday (13:30~17:00), Saturday (10:00~17:00)
- Japanese Guides: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday (10:00~13:30),
  Saturday (10:00~17:00),
- Chinese Guides: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday (10:00~13:00)
  (※ No programs for Bukchon Village on Sundays)

Meeting Place: Insa Art Center, Bukchon Culture Center
Insa Art Center Bukchon Culture Center
It is located across from Ssamjigil, a famous multicultural place on the main street of Insa-dong. Walk down the side street for about 100 meters and it is on the left. Take Subway Line 3 to Anguk Station, Exit 3. Take the street to the left in the direction of Jungang High School and walk about 250 meters. Hyundai Byeolgwan Building and the parking lot is on the right, and Bukchon Culture Center is on the left.

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