How to Travel Seoul [eat & shop]

Seoul, South Korea

Experience hosted by Seo Jun

2 hours, Hosted in English and Chinese (Simplified)
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Experience life in the capital like a local!

We will meet at the Jongno 5ga station exit 8 and begin with a visit to Gwangjang Market. I will introduce you to the background of this famous spot and then give you options to try some authentic Korean street food.

Next, we will go to Dongdaemun Market, one of the biggest shopping districts in Korea where you can find all kinds of fashion items from head to toe. I will explain how these Korean goods are traded and help navigate you to the spots where you can purchase the best fashion products.

*I'll also give you some tips on how to bargain with the Korean shopkeepers, one of the most important things you'll need to know when shopping here.

*When we're finished, I recommend that you stay and shop at Dongdaemun Market since the area becomes quite active at night.
Other things to note
Please let me know in advance if you are on a special diet.
Experience life in the capital like a local!

We will meet at the Jongno 5ga station exit 8 and begin with a visit to Gwangjang Market. I will introduce you to the background of this famous spot and then give you options to try some authentic Korean street food.

Next, we will go to Dongdaemun Market, one of the biggest shopping districts in Korea where you can find all kinds of fashion items from head to toe. I will explain h…

What's included

  • Food
    4-5 Authentic Market Food & Korean Donut
  • Drinks
    One Authentic Korean drink

Meet your host, Seo Jun

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I am an international student who has lived in Korea for more than 20 years. I'm also a passionate foodie and explorer. Seoul has been my hometown since birth. I spend my weekends mostly searching for good restaurants and good places to visit. I know the best places to try authentic Korean dishes and drinks, and to have fun.

Through this opportunity, I would love to take you to hidden places in Seoul and help you experience authentic Korean food and culture.
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Where you'll be

[Gwangjang Market]
The first permanent traditional market in Korea where it has about 5,000 stores. It has various shops including restaurants.

[DongDaeMun Market]
One of the major Shopping districts in Seoul. There are more than 20 shopping malls. This shopping center contains all kinds of fashion items and you will be able to find everything here in a good price.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Sarah
August 2019
Jun was very friendly and explained a lot about how the markets work. He gave us a lot of history of Seoul and contextualized what we were eating and seeing based on his own experiences.
Gonzalo
August 2019
Thanks for the experience! We had an amazing time trying a lot of different foods in the market and learning about Korean Culture :)
Aki
August 2019
一人ではとても入れないような食堂や店に入ることができました。麻薬のり巻きのお店には旅行代理店の団体ツアーでは市場の様子を見聞きしながら実際にゆっくりとその場に座って食べてみるまではむずかしいと思いますが、それも可能でした。また、地元の人でないと知らないような衣料品の生産の過程や卸売りの仕組みも教えてもらえました。希望すれば服屋さんを回って購入の仕方も教えてくれます。ソウルの都市の歴史のエトセトラも教えてくれます。勉強になりました^ ^
Haoming
August 2019
we went to the local market and experienced Korean cultures and street foods that was otherwise difficult to access by myself. the only problem is environment was too noisy and it was a little difficult to hear the host's words clearly.
Weiwei
August 2019
第一次参加体验活动,真的是非常正确的决定。Jun是一个有着丰富文化背景的年轻人,很热情,也给我们带来了新鲜的观点。吃了地道的美食,也更多了解了韩国的文化,如果想更深入的了解当地,是不错的选择。
Jacob
August 2019
A good tour for quickly getting to the core of Korean cuisine. Nice variety of dishes and some solid tips to get a good bang for the buck in Korean clothing stores.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

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