Treasures of Myeong-dong Area

Tour Number

Activity Level

54712


Categories

City, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. if could be interested in a busy urban area with old buildings...

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Korean (basic), English (fluent)

A Historic Stroll through Downtown Seoul's Center


This 3. 5-hour tour will cover the most interesting historic sites found right in the middle of old Seoul, often overlooked by expat-residents.

We will visit Yeongnak Presbyterian Church, center of North Korean Christianity and one of the world's largest congregations. Then we will visit Myeong-dong Catholic Cathedral, learning about its architecture and 115 years of history. Walking through the busy Myeong-dong streets, famous for fashion-shopping; we'll pass the historic Theater and UNESCO Building, and hear their tales, and what they offer. The old site of the Chinese Embassy, Seoul's "chinatown" will be viewed, with more storytelling.

Crossing to the grand 1930 Bank of Korea Building, we'll take a brief look at the most interesting items in its Currency & Coin Museum. Strolling further up a surprisingly-pleasant back-alley up to Westin Chosun Hotel, we will view its 1897 Temple of Heaven while hearing an extensive historical explanation.

Itinerary

Yeongnak Presbyterian Church, center of North Korean Christianity and one of the world's largest congregations

Myeong-dong Catholic Cathedral, with 115 years of history

busy Myeong-dong streets, famous for fashion-shopping

historic Myeong-dong Theater

the UNESCO Building

old site of the Chinese Embassy, Seoul's "Chinatown"

the grand 1930 Bank of Korea Building, Currency & Coin Museum

the 1897 Temple of Heaven from Korea's brief "Empire" days

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel, or an easy-to-find downtown location

End location: anywhere you wish

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

could be shorter or longer, as you wish; there's plenty in this area!

Transportation

walking-tour

What’s Included

Just my guiding and explanations; there are no admission fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 KRW - just for incidentals; nothing required; no entrance fees.

What’s Extra

meal, drinks, snacks, coffee

Restrictions

I do not have a car in Korea, do not drive. I can arrange for a mini-bus or taxi if you wish, at extra expense. Otherwise we will use the cheap taxis that are easy to catch, and Korea's excellent and fast system of subway trains, and buses, together.

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