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Steve L.

Goyang City, Gyunggi Do, South Korea

Hi! I am Steve ( Sang gil LEE in Korean). I am a Certified Guide of Korean Tourism Organization.

As a licensed Korean tour guide. I have organized various events all over the Korean peninsula ranging from Art Tours in Jeju Island to Slow Food Tours in Gwangju, visits to thousand years old traditional sites of Buddhas and temples in Woonju Sa and escorted tours to the DMZ (Korea's Demilitarized Zone).
In the past, I have worked as a producer at a major TV network in Korea (MBC) and have also been a visiting Professor of Animation in a University.
As for my previous career, I served as a military officer in the DMZ (Frontline between South & North Korea) and later worked as a Vice President for the Agency(KOCCA) under Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

All of these reasons are why I can offer memorable tour guiding experiences anywhere on the peninsula on request. I have not only the historical knowledge of Korea's customs and traditions but also an in-depth information of the current socio-political situation in Korean society.

My own personal interests are varied - from the film industry, through to local artists, national and international culture and politics. I can bring to you an authentic Korean experience - you can even enjoy the exotic monks dance! But most of all, I will be very happy to introduce our beautiful mountains, beach and countryside scenery along with our healthy (or unhealthy!) local food and drinks experiences - your choice!

I have lived and traveled abroad a lot including stays in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Swiss, Netherland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.

I hope you can enjoy your local experience and have the chance of meeting warmhearted Koreans along the way!

A Recent Review of this guide

Steve is a very helpful person. He tried so hard to keep up with us. He gave good explanation, took nice pictures, he even help us found our lost items such us scarf and cellphone. For 8 peoples, Steve tried to fiil our different needs. Kamsahamida Steve..
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Credentials

(License)
Korea Tourist Guide/ Korea Tour Conductor/Vocational Training Teacher/ Fund Manager
(Degree)
- I have majored "Mass communication" and got a master's degree in "Digital Convergence"
- Also studied as a Research Scholar in UCLA, USA

(Award)
- Official commendation by the Ministry of Culture for the contribution of the developing Korean cultural Industry
- The Korea Broadcasting Awards in '2000 for TV Animation series.

Restrictions

I don't have any restrictions.

Guide Requirements for South Korea

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Meet Dynamic Korea in Seoul - Private,...

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Shopping in traditional market and night life in youthful neighborhood

250 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Garden of Gods' - A Private Tour in Gangnam,...

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One of King's tombs - UNESCO World Heritage

175 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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Korean Rice Wine Tasting - A Private,...

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Local Makgeolli Museum (Sansawon)

375 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

6 hours

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DMZ with a Reserved Officer- Private,...

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The only Divided Country in the World

420 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

6 hours

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Day Trip Outside of Seoul

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Enjoy Korean Film location with HALAL

350 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

9 hours

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