What you'll do
You will become an 18th-century Seonbi for one afternoon. The Inwangsan Mountain was a top destination for Korean noblemen to chill-out and relax back in the day. In the past, they would go up the mountain to enjoy the view, drink traditional Korean drinks, and write poems. During this experience, we will do everything they did, except for the poem part. We will meet near the Seodaemun on Line 5—I'll be the one wearing traditional Korean clothing—and we'll begin our walk. We will start by hiking the mountain and you will learn the stories about the mountain and the city wall. We'll also stop at certain points to take splendid pictures. At the peak, we will enjoy some traditional Korean drinks and snacks just as the Seonbi once did. We will visit a special valley known for its hidden beauty and then end at Seochon, a popular and booming place filled with restaurants and nice cafes. If you wish to stay with the group you are welcome to do so and we will have a nice dinner together.
Makgeolli I'll provide a traditional alcoholic drink and minors will get a sports drink or water.
I grew up in a traditional environment where a person was required to be a Seonbi—the ideal man in Confucianism. I hated it when I was young, but now I appreciate its value. You can be one of these 18th-century noblemen for one afternoon while enjoying Seoul. We can do and enjoy what they did in the past. In addition to my family background, I studied the history of Seoul at my university. I know where and how the people of the past enjoyed and viewed the nature around the capital. I've also helped and spent time with exchange students, organizing multiple trips and having fun experiences.
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Where you'll be
Inwangsan has a splendid view of the city that was loved by the noblemen of Seoul. However, not many people know the exact access point or the area surrounding the mountain. I will take you to enjoy the true Inwangsan with style and history. You will also learn about other places that are worth visiting in Seoul, and ways to avoid the tourist traps.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
The experience will include approximately two hours of hiking. The first few spots can be steep, especially near the top. However, we can make some adjustments to the route depending on your wishes.
Hike and live as a Korean noble