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“Engaging Hiking Tour”

ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours
Ranked #1 of 85 Nightlife in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We've shown Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern the best food in Seoul. Let us show you! ZenKimchi offers off-the-beaten-path Korean food tours for hardcore foodies. We have consulted and given tours to major TV shows, journalists, and corporations. We now share this experience to give culinary tourists the ultimate experience. We don't just give tours, we give you something to brag about to your friends. We are obsessed with the Korean dining scene, and we know the secret places that visitors want to try. Started as Korea's longest running Korean food blog in 2004, ZenKimchi has gotten recognition from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lonely Planet, The Washington Post, and more. We are one of the only tours in Seoul that accept single bookings. We are also great for groups, families, and couples.
Reviewed December 6, 2017

I had a super fun time meeting up with Shawn and sharing the hiking tour with some of my friends I hadn't seen in a long time. It was a good length, very educational, and was the highlight of our trip/reunion. And to end it all off with a delicious meal and makgeolli- you can't go wrong. Highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in the folklore and legends of Korea and to see fantastic views while exercising. Amazing!

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

Very happy to hear that. Thank you!

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

Shawn is a great guide on the hiking tour. He provides fascinating stories and facts about the local area and all the myths and legends that go a long with it. He also has good taste in Korean food for the meal at the end of the hike and that alone is worth booking this trip.

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

Thank you, Matthew. The mountain food is the best--worth the hike.

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

The Dark Side of Seoul tour is really fun. Although the tour does talk about the more haunted areas in the city and shows them off, the real attraction is learning a lot of the darker history of the area and some of its lesser known locations.

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

Yes, we're more about the dark history. Seoul is a vast city. I originally planned to take everyone on the subway to some of the spots, but then that would make it a 5-hour tour.

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I took the regular tour. Our tour guide was Sean, who did an excellent job. It was a fascinating blend of history and folklore. Sean was very knowledgeable and was able to give us a lot of interesting information. We had no paranormal activity on our tour, though we were told where such things had been in the past. It was a bit cold in November, but not too bad. The walk wasn’t hard. There was a break in the middle for anyone who needed it. We really enjoyed hearing about all the historical events and the background of them. Sean also gave us a lot of information about other places we could visit that were reportedly haunted.

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

Thank you, Elizabeth. We try to take into account everyone's stamina and health on the tour. It can be a long walk on that extended edition.

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