The Dark Side of Seoul

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    Joe profile1
    31 May 2016
    Clock 50min      Length2mi
    1 rating

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    This popular tour is finally on audio! Murder! Ghosts! Sex! This is the side of Seoul that you won’t find in the tourism brochures. Take a tour down the dark alleys of the forgotten 600-year history of bloody massacres, seedy hideaways, and mourning ghosts. Stops on this tour include the following: the site of a gruesome massacre, the bridge whose stones tell a dark story that lovers and passersby know nothing about, and a neighborhood known to be occupied by the spirits of prostitutes who met grisly ends. Along the way we regale tales of Seoul’s famous ghosts and murderers, weird and surprising landmarks, and the ancient city’s scandalous secrets. Clairvoyants on the tour have reported that we also have a few vaporous guests who join us. Keep an eye out for them. There will be an opportunity to buy refreshments. Children under 18 should not take this tour. It involves violent stories, sex jokes, and a foul-mouthed tour guide.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Unhyeongung Palace, Tapgol Park, Insa-dong, Pimatgol, Avenue of Youth, Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Take the subway line 3 (orange line) to Anguk Station. Exit 2. In front of Dunkin Donuts.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Insa-dong, is a great place to shop for souvenirs. You'll also find a public bathroom at this stop.

    Best time of day:

    At sunset or after dark


    There are a few old, homeless men around Tapgol Park, but they won't bother you.


    Plus Write a comment


    This was so much fun! I did the tour on a Saturday evenings in June, and it was a welcome change to be away from tourist traps and amongst locals just going about their business - especially around the love motels ;) For scaredy-cats like myself, I’d recommend completing the tour in the early evening, so that you aren’t walking through the alleys of Pitmagol on your own when it’s really dark!!

    Also, all the anecdotes/information Joe shared were engaging and informative, as well as funny. Directions were well explained and easy to follow (except for the part about the car park before Pitmagol, that area no longer matches the description very well). The amount of love put into this project is evident, and I can’t praise it enough tbh!!

    Thanks Joe for making such an incredible audio tour, it‘s been a highlight of my trip to Korea!

    Posted by Bryon W , about 1 year ago

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