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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Our tour guide Shawn was super knowledgeable and a was happy to answer our many questions during the tour. The tour itself was very entertaining as well - we learnt so much about history and culture as well as juicy stories! This kind of tour of the city is much better than the free walking tours provided by the city council - it lives up to its name of showing the dark side which of course every city has.

Date of experience: October 2017
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Woo hoo! Thank you! It's so hard to compete with the free tours because, you know, they're free. Then again, you get what you pay for ;)

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We had our first night in Seoul free before commencing a whirlwind tour of South Korea and opted to make the most of our valuable time . We booked the Dark side of Seoul tour from Sydney, and we were so glad that we did!
Shawn, our guide was excellent. An ex pat Canadian, we obviously has no language issues. He was there to meet the two of us promptly, and it turned out , that there was only the two of us booked on the tour that night. Profit wise, I can't image it was worth his while, but as Shawn explained, he never cancels his tours.
For two and a half hours, Shawn kept us entranced with his passion for this beautiful city. He blended history and the supernatural magnificently, as he segwayed between cites. We saw the back streets, parks, embassies and palaces of Seoul through a lively and informative personal presentation which brought Seoul's history alive to us.
As a teacher, I asked Shawn how did he keep hi passion for history alive? I knew the answer before he gave it......he loves this magic city and wants to share his passion with all he meets.
A night spare in Seoul?? Book this tour

Date of experience: October 2017
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

We do this for fun first. Profit is a happy happenstance. Though our wives would not want to hear that.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This tour was a unique experience, a perfect mix between urban legends and traditional folklore with Korean history. In my opinion more than a "dumb ghost tour" a cultural must tour.

The guide ( Shawn ) is a greater storyteller and capture your attention while keeping the story interesting, he also has an English very easy to understand even for people with basic English skills like me.

5/5 stars!

Date of experience: October 2017
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

YES! We're not dumb! Haha! Come for the ghosts. Stay for the history. Shawn has a smooth radio announcer's voice. It's captivating.

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Really enjoyed the Dark Side of Seoul ghost walk, Joe had some great stories and told them with real enthusiasm. A neon city with a very dark underbelly...a very good way to spend an evening in Seoul.

Date of experience: September 2017
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

That's my Seoul. ;)

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a great experience on this tour. We have done dark tours, haunted tours, ghost tours all over. Shawn gave exactly the type of evening for which we were looking. Yes, getting the dark side of history when walking after dark can be spooky, but this was not a campy make you jump sort of event. The focus was on history, urban legends and folklore. It gave us a different view of Seoul and of Korean culture.

Date of experience: October 2017
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

It's an honor to be compared to other great dark tours.

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