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Architecture

Seounbuk, rich history of a hidden gem

Architecture

Seounbuk, rich history of a hidden gem

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Architecture

Seounbuk, rich history of a hidden gem

Architecture

Seounbuk, rich history of a hidden gem

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Most of visitors from abroad are visiting touristic spots of Seoul. Taking a chance to go deeper into Seoul is something hard for visitors. I’m aiming to take you to right next to touristic spots showing you places to which Seoul cisitizes really love. Seongbuk-dong neighborhood is one of Seoul’s best kept secrets. With lovely gardens, historic homes and a rich cultural heritage. These places will tell you more about history to help you who we are.   You’ll kick off your experience at the Gilsansa, temple right next to high class residences. It was originally belonged to a high class restaurarnt but donated to the Buddhist Monk who gave religous inspiration to the owner of the place. Gilsansa meaning clean and fragrant is now open for public and give us peaceful air with gorgeous Buddhist architectures.   At our second location, we’ll explore the  Bukjeong Village, a hillside community of humble homes that’s something of a throwback to the Seoul of decades past.  We’ll also visit entrance of fortress wall and Seoul Fortress Wall Trail. We’ll keep heading down to alleyway leading to the Simujang, the home of Buddhist monk, poet and independence activist Han Yong-un.

Your host

Sunyun

Sunyun

My name is Sunyun and I was born in north part of Seoul and still live here with my husband. My husband, Alan is working for one of biggest IT company in Korea as international business manager. He has great passion in Korean culture. His interests lies in architects not only for general Korean heritage style but also Korean Buddhism style. Through his career, He has many visitors from abroad and he has been helping them to explore gems of Korea. It helps them to understand forks whom they're working with. He now wants to help tourists to discover real gems of Seoul like home town style temples, old Seoul walls and small villages.

What's included

Food
At second place, you'll be served free ice creams.
Transport
You’ll need to bring Tmoney & Cashbee Cards to use public transportations. We’ll ride busses twice.
Equipment
I'll bring semi high-end camera to shoot you if you would like to receive photos.

Where you'll be

You’ll kick off your experience at the Gilsansa, temple right next to high class residences. At our second location, we’ll explore the Bukjeong Village. We’ll also visit entrance of fortress wall and Seoul Fortress Wall Trail. We’ll keep heading down to alleyway leading to the Simujang, the home of Buddhist monk, poet and independence activist Han Yong-un.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests aged 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

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.
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Seounbuk, rich history of a hidden gem
New experience
From £21/person
New experience
From £21/person