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Dark Side of Seoul Evening Ghost Tour

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour
Dark Side of Seoul Evening Ghost Tour
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An extra hour of spooky stories.
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Our most popular option. An intense walk through the back streets of old Seoul and its dark history.
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See a spirited side of the South Korean capital you won’t find in the tourism brochures on this evening ghost tour in Seoul. Follow your guide on a meandering walk through Seoul’s hidden alleyways and hear tales to send shivers down your spine! Explore the grounds of Korea's first western hospital, where horrific scenes have unfolded in years past. See where Prince Suyang slaughtered his nephew's soldiers. Visit Unhyeongung, a small palace once occupied by the Chosun dynasty’s vilest ruler, and discover hidden secrets in Pimatgol Alley.
What to Expect
After meeting at Anguk subway Station, your group is led by a historian on a meandering walking tour that winds through alleyways and places the tourism organization would rather you not see. Tales are told throughout the tour by the historian, and traditional tokens of protection will be given to ladies to protect them from Japanese ghosts.

After meeting, the tour heads straight to the site where Prince Suyang slaughtered so many of his king nephew's men that they had to burn area down to get rid of the stench. Then it's off to the grounds of Korea's first western hospital that had to be scrubbed down before use because the former occupants all got slaughtered inside.

After that, cross the street built by the Japanese colonials, that doubled as a means of psychological warfare, before going to Unhyeongung, a minor palace that was last occupied by one of the most vile powerful men in the late Chosun dynaysty.

You next enter the Nagwon-dong neighborhood, where a restaurant was documented as being haunted by the police in the 1920s, followed by the Nagwon Arcade, which has an odd history from its inception. You will then fork off to Jongno 3-ga, the location of Seoul's most popular red light district in the 1960s, and meander to Tapgol Park, which was a popular place for suicides.

After a break for some snacks, street beers and street cocktails (not included), you take a sidestep into Pimatgol, a hidden alley with hidden secrets. Finally it's the Cheonggyecheon Stream, a modern tourist attraction which just a hundred years ago had many corpses floating down its waterways.
Reviews (64)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Best ghost tour in Seoul / El mejor tour de fantasmas en Seúl

It was an amazing tour full of history and interesting facts, Shawn our guide is a expert and you can tell, walking through the night in Seoul was absolutely amazing, also English it’s not my first language but he speak so clear that it wasn’t...More

Thank Thetravelwitch14
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fantastic and a must do when in Seoul

This tour was brilliant, we had originally booked to do the standard 1.5 hour tour but it was so good we decided to extend to the full 2.5 hour tour. This was well worth it and I would suggest if you have time to pick...More

Thank KatrinaD623
Reviewed 2 days ago
A different perspective

Absolutely LOVED doing this tour. It was a great opportunity to learn about some lesser-known history of the city. Shawn was knowledgeable and entertaining, providing a great variety of history, anecdotes and folktales. Would definitely recommend!

1  Thank Reinisa M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Inappropriate Comment by Tour Guide

Beware- I had a first hand account when a patriarchal ghost inhabited my tour guide. I walked up to our group’s meeting place and first thing the tour guide said was why are you wearing a skirt. . . I only said something because my...More

Thank Maddie S
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Maddie, I am very sorry about that. That evening, I had noticed that the temperature dropped, and I myself felt I was too lightly dressed. I didn't know you came from Wisconsin and were used to that weather. I was truly concerned about everyone...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour! It was really interesting and the guide was so funny and full of information. He also know to answer all the questions we had and had a lot of side storys All in all highly recommend to anyone that like...More

1  Thank Cosmopolitan727724
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Kimberly K
25 September 2018|
Response from rem96701 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the tour is in English. Our tour guide I think was originally from Florida.