Free English walking tour offered in Seoul

PHOTO: Photo: Seoul Free Walking Tour's Facebook

Student volunteer group Seoul Free Walking Tour will run guided walks around the city's historic centre of Jeong-dong and Bukchon, an area east of Gyeongbokgung Palace that is famous for its traditional houses.

The Jeong-dong tour starts at Gyeongbokgung Station and visits sites around Deoksugung Palace, many of which are related to early Western involvement in the country in the late Joseon era.

The Bukchon tour starts at Anguk Station, moves to the Bukchon Cultural Center and then to Gyedonggil for a glimpse of 1970s and '80s Seoul. Other stops include a craft centre and scenic spots in Bukchon Village.

A tour of Seolleung was planned, but development has been put on hiatus, organizers said.

For more information and to sign up for a tour, visit http://seoulfreewalkingtour.wix.com/seoul.

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