The Dark Side of Seoul (Spring–Sat., Sun.)

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Date(s) - 04/22/2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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a ZenKimchi tour

Also check out the special EXTENDED EDITION of this tour.

Dark Side of Seoul Tour REGULAR EDITION ($30-35)

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
  • A neighborhood known to be occupied by the spirits of prostitutes who met grisly ends

The Extended Edition (2.5 hours) ALSO includes the following and more:

  • A palace so haunted that the famous Queen Min refused to spend the night there
  • Passing by the most haunted house in Seoul
  • The tale of Korea’s most notorious serial killer
  • A street crowded with so many ghosts that people say you can’t take a clear picture at night

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. This is not a food tour. There will be an opportunity to buy refreshments. Ladies will receive a measure of protection from certain Japanese ghosts. Children under 18 should not take this tour. It involves violent stories, sex jokes, and foul-mouthed tour guides.


Dark Side of Seoul

Length of tour: approx. 1 1/2 hours
Type: Walking
Food types: not included but opportunity to buy street food and refreshments will be made
Suggested items: Comfortable walking shoes, bottled water, umbrella (depends), camera, change of underwear
Start location: Anguk Station, exit 2 (line 3)
End location: Near Gwanghwamun Station (line 5)

All tours must be booked in advance, please. Tours with no bookings 24 hours ahead of time will be cancelled.
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Your Guide

Joe McPherson

Joe is the founder of and ZenKimchi Tours. He has lived in Korea since 2004 and is a food writer and a sometimes seriously minor media personality.

DISCOUNT for groups of 4 or more. Choose the “Group Discount Ticket” below.*

IMPORTANT: Reservations made with fake emails or phone numbers will be rejected.

Payment options (bookings approved after receipt of payment)

PayPal (in USD)
Deposit in Korean bank account (account number will be given) up to two days before tour
If you can only pay in cash please contact us before booking.

*If all but one in the group cancels the remaining ticket will lose the discount. Please refer to our cancellation policy.