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The Dark Side of Seoul Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Murder! Ghosts! Sex! This is the side of Seoul that you won’t find in the tourism brochures. Take a self-guided GPS audio 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. 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.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to The Dark Side of Seoul tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/Drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Nagwon Instrument Arcade, 428, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03140 South Korea

    Musical instrument dealers started moving into the building, making it one of the largest musical instrument malls in the world.

    Pass By: Tapgol Park, Jongno 2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

    Tapgol Park was built in the 1890s. It was designed by a British architect and is the first modern park in Korea. It's also the birthplace of the March 1st Independence Movement.

    Pass By: Pimatgol Alley, 32 Donhwamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

    Pimatgol Alley lasted all through Korean history. After the war, it was crowded with lively grilled mackerel houses that served makkoli, Korea's rice beer.

    Pass By: Jongno Tower, 51, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03161 South Korea

    There's a reason Jongno Tower is shaped like it is. It's because the ground it's built on is cursed! All the businesses and houses that were built on that land before it have met with disaster.

    Pass By: Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul South Korea

    The Cheonggyecheon Stream was revived in 2005. Before then, it was a raised highway. And towards the end of the Chosun Dynasty, it was basically a sewage ditch.

    Pass By: Gwangtonggyo Bridge, 55-2, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

    Gwangtonggyo Bridge was one of the most significant in Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty when markets lined both sides. Initially, it was fabricated utilizing wood and soil, however later it was devastated by enormous floods.

  • Departure Point :
    95 Jae-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/6/2019 - 10/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    161-2 Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Activity ID: V-110804P153

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