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Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

1. Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

Experience the Korean cooking and street food culture in Seoul and join an educational session for you or your group. An expert native Korean chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Korean dishes. Begin the tour with a visit to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for the class and taste some local street food at the popular, yet less touristy market in Seoul. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the market and with your guide, find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. After the market tour, head to the venue of your cooking class and learn a few Korean phrases while sipping a delicious welcome drink. Then it's time to make a variety of traditional Korean dishes. Your experienced chef-guide will show you how to make 4 dishes including Bibimbap (mixed rice with meat and vegetables), Dakgalbi (stir-fried chicken), Haemul-Pajeon (seafood and green onion pancake), and Doenjang-Jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew). Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations. Enjoy the unique art of Korean food with a Hanjeongsik, a traditional Korean course meal with more than 10 side dishes which will be provided by your local host along with seasonal fruits and rice wine.

Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

2. Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

Take an insider's look at Seoul as you join your guide on a walking tour of the South Korean capital's famous Gwangjang Market, Chenggyecheon stream, Heunginjimun Gate, Seoul Fortress Wall, and Ihwa Mural Village. Learn about the local culture and sample some culinary delights on the way. Start with a tour of Gwangjang Market, Seoul’s first and oldest covered market, to sample popular street food like Kimbab (seaweed and rice roll), Bindaeddoek (mung bean pancake), or Ddeokbokki (rice cake). The city's biggest street food hot spot also sells hanbok, traditional Korean clothing. Next, walk along Cheonggyecheon stream where locals love to hang out and relax there to escape from city life. The stream was paved over as part of post-war economic development in 1958 and restored in 2003. Soon, arrive at the Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun), a Korean national treasure. It was first constructed in 1396 as one of the main gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul. Only this gate has an outer wall among the eight gates of the city. Moving on, walk along the Hanyangdoseong (Seoul Fortress Wall), built to protect the old Seoul, Hanyang from foreign enemies in the Joseon dynasty. As you admire the series of walls made of stone and wood, also soak in some amazing views of the city from the fortress. To conclude the tour, visit the Ihwa Mural Village, a unique spot fully devoted to street art and wall murals. Explore this artistic enclave and learn how the neighborhood transformed from a ghost town to a colorful attraction.

Seoul: Northern Sides of Seoul w/ Gwangjang Market

3. Seoul: Northern Sides of Seoul w/ Gwangjang Market

Your day will start with a pick-up from your hotel to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the most beautiful and remains the largest of all five palaces. Then, move to Bukchon Hanok village which literally translates to "northern village," where many traditional houses operate as cultural centers, guesthouses and restaurants. Walk to Samcheongdong lined with cafes, museums, antique shops and galleries where you can enjoy the art and shopping. Next, go to Ihwha Mural Village, located less than a 10 minute walk uphill from the buzzing Daehakno area. As you head up the slopes of Mount Naksan, the noise and crowds will give way to fresh air and gorgeous, expansive views of the city but also to something unexpected - street art. Lastly, your trip will end at Gwangjang Market, the nation’s first market. Although the goods are not brand name products, the wide selection of high-quality goods at inexpensive prices will make it an enjoyable shopping experience. The market is famous for the delicious foods so have lunch or some snacks.

From Seoul: Baengmagoji Battlefield & Korean War Tour

4. From Seoul: Baengmagoji Battlefield & Korean War Tour

Embark on a day tour outside the city of Seoul and learn more about the history of the Korean War. First, stop at Baengmagoji, the site of the Battle of White Horse. Learn more about the fierce conflict between the 9th division of the Korean Army and the 38th force of the Chinese Army which took place here throughout October 1952. Next, visit the former Headquarters of the Labor Party. Discover a three-story building which was constructed in 1946 and in use until the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25 1950. Today, the building is used as a concert hall. Then, visit Dopiansa Temple, built in the 9th century during the era of the Silla Dynasty. This temple is located near to the DMZ and saw much conflict during the war years. Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a traditional Korean-style rib soup for lunch. Finally, stop at Sanjeong Lake and take a relaxing around the beautiful mountain lake surrounded by magnificent views. Enjoy some time to reflect on Korean history, before returning to the capital.

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What people are saying about Gyeonggi Province

Junghee's class was amazing! She is fluent in english and very fun! She made me feel like I had known her for a long time :) I have currently lived in Seoul for 2 years, and was looking for an english friendly cooking class. The tour of the market included some great information and was such a fun time chatting with Junghee while we shopped and looked around. The cooking class made complex dishes seem so easy! Junghee has thought out every possible part of the class wonderfully. She is a great teacher and storyteller. The food itself was delicious and I feel confident I can cook any of it at home! She also takes pictures and videos for you while you cook. I highly recommend taking this course if you are looking to learn some things about korean culture, including food and language and more! Even as someone who lives in Korea, I found this class to be an amazing experience~ :)

I absolutely loved my cooking class with Junghee. She took us on an amazing market tour and taught us about traditional Korean foods while answering all our questions. She even helped us try street food from some of her favorite stalls. After the market we got to prepare an entire meal with multiple dishes right in her home. As a study abroad student who missed cooking in a home setting, this class was one of the most special experiences I have had during my time in Korea. We felt so welcomed by Junghee and absolutely loved listening to her stories and knowledge of cooking. Whether you are in Korea for a week or a year, I highly recommend cooking with Junghee.

We had an amazing time with Junghee. The market tour was excellent. She confirmed ahead of time our dietary requirements (Vegan) and had a menu that suited us. The cooking session was fun and entertaining. Junghee also took photos and videos us while cooking and sent them right away along with recipes. We did this at her family home which added to the authenticity of the experience.

I booked this cooking class for the first day of my visit to South Korea and i’m glad i did! Junghee is friendly, enthusiastic, fun, explained everything and in the end all was delicious! Gamsahabnida ! 5 stars.

This was a great experience. The good was AMAZING! The host is super nice and welcoming. I can't wait to try out the recipes once I get back home. I highly recommend this class!