Jongno has been the center of the Korean peninsula for more than 600 years. But since it is located in the middle of Seoul, it is always severely crowded thus, not able to fully enjoy the vibe in peace. We will start our walk at 6 am and it will give us a chance to observe the area in peace. There are few stories I want to share during our walk. Why Gyeongbokgung palace was located where it is now. It also dictated where Koreans or East Asians wanted to build their houses. Why Koreans paid a famous name giver to create their names. And many more fun stories packed during our walk. I believe I can give you interesting stories of Seoul for early birds.
I am a historian. I have worked in many governmental organizations, including Seoul historiography institute and University of Seoul, as a researcher for more than 10 years to discover and shape historical stories of Seoul. Among a lot of readings I did, there are many fun stories I am eager to share with people because they are actually really interesting! I thought I could be the one sharing the stories of these historical places because people visit them from all over the world but only get to have a glance at them.
Simple breakfast (please let me know in advance if you have a specific request)
Gwanghwamun is the main gate of Gyeongbokgung palace. At Gwanghwamun square, we will pass by 2 statues of most respected figures by Korean citizens in 2019. I would like to share the stories of these 2 figures. We will also pass by significant places such as Sajikdan altar, 1900s traditional housing area, etc. where we mostly forget to recognize even if we walk next to them. I have a fun story for every one of them!
Seven am Around the Palace w/a Historian