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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool and professional guide.

Great balance between historical facts & creepiness.

Detailed and personal email summing the most important facts/places/films up.

Absolutely worth the money if you're into exploring the darker side of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review! It was a pleasure having you on the tour and we are very happy you enjoyed it. All the best.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've loved hiking for years but I'd never gone on a hike with a guide before. It was such an awesome experience and one I'd recommend to experienced hikers as well. Shawn's knowledge of the surroundings and Korean culture added such an interesting twist to the hike. The sunset at the top of the mountain was absolutely beautiful and has secured its spot on my 'Korea Favourites' list. I'd recommend this tour to people residing in Korea as well as tourists passing through - not to be missed.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's awesome! We're pretty confident that Seoul Hike is the best hiking tour in Seoul and we're very happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for your review! All the best.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the ghost tour + extension and had an amazing time! You get to hear stories, go down alleyways you wouldn’t think of going down (but are glad you did!), and visit historic buildings that are off the beaten track. Our guide was funny, informative, and made the evening really enjoyable.

Places include old alleyways, the building where Korea was handed over to Japan, the Berlin Wall, the stream, and the most haunted place in Korea. You will also hear lots of stories, and if you are a fan of Korean horror, some may be familiar.

If you are in Seoul, do this tour. 100% recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Emma! We're all very glad you enjoyed the Dark Side of Seoul tour. Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Amazing guide!! Tons of knowledge on the culture and history of Seoul/Korea and a great personality to boot!! I was a bit worried that the noise of the city would interfere with the tour, but the route is very off the beaten path. At times it didn’t even feel like we were walking through Seoul. Highly recommend!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Wow. What an amazing tour. Shawn is a fantastic storyteller and has a gift for incorporating local folktales into the dark side tour.

Despite heavy rains and inclement weather, Shawn powered through and was unabashed by his own umbrella leaking - what a champ. His explanations, as we walked along a very well planned route, blended history with folk lore expertly. We had such a good time and learned a great deal.

We highly recommend this tour.

Thanks again Shawn!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Shawn was a fantastic host that entertained my wife and I from the start to the very last point of the tour.

We were both creeped out and entertained and would recommend this tour. Shawn has a knack for storytelling and can really set the mood.

We both loved walking the streets of Seoul with the rest of the group, winding our way through different areas, which we happened to visit the following day as we were fascinated by the history and location.

If you come to Seoul, make sure you do this tour first as it will give you a guide to what to do later. It's not just haunting, but a history tour, so you will come out learning about Seoul what the books don't tell you.

This is a must do.

Ben Dow
Travelman Podcast

Date of experience: November 2018
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Ben! We're stoked you enjoyed the Dark Side of Seoul tour. Hopefully we can hear a few kind words about it on your podcast one day. :) Thanks again and all the best!

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