Guided tour

Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

Activity provider: Honey Trail

Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

Activity provider: Honey Trail
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From US$ 62.69 per person

Dive into Seoul's local food, traditional market, and culture with a guided walking tour of Gwangjang Market, Chenggyecheon stream, Heunginjimun Gate, Seoul Fortress Wall, and Ihwa Mural Village.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transported back to the times of South Korea's reclamation of sovereignty
  • Visit Heunginjimun, one of the eight gates of Seoul in the City Fortress Wall
  • Tickle your taste buds with Gwangjang Market's selection of local street foods
  • Walk along Cheonggyecheon stream and discover nature amidst urban infrastructure
  • See vibrant street art in the once-neglected neighborhood of Ihwa Mural Village
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • At least five different foods are inclusive. Kimbab (seaweed and rice roll), Bindaeddoek (mung bean pancake), Hoddeok, Dumpling, and so on.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet at Exit 8 (outside) of Jongno 5-ga subway station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The tour includes 1 tasting of Kimbab, Bindaeddoek, or Ddeokbokki. Please bring cash if you wish to buy more street food

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