Seochon, one of the oldest villages in Seoul
When people visit Seochon for the first time, they are surprised saying that they didn’t expect such an old village still exists in the center of Seoul. Traditional houses and old streets have been preserved as developing this area has been restricted due to its location close to Cheongwadae, the Korean presidential residence. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Inwangsan, Seochon keeps the past until today and reminds people of their memories. Moreover, a number of cultural, political and historical events are in process because of its geographical characteristics. Seochon is one of the unique place to discover in Korea.
Seochon Fair Trip, time for experiencing and preserving the village
To protect the village, I think it needs to make a close relationship with old stores and residents, love this area more, use local stores and pay continuous attention. Even though the fair trip (to Seochon) is not well known to many people yet, this trip will guide you to visit and experience exciting and lovely places which you can only enjoy in Seochon. Except for minimal guidance fee, most of the payment on tour will be used to help local stores keep their business and enhance their sustainability by purchasing their products and services directly.
The story of the host, Jaewoo Seol
The host of Seouchon village tour, Jaewoo Seol was born and raised in Seochon for more than thirty years. As watching his town has become one of the hot places in Seoul and lost its original values, he decided to let people know about hidden but real aspects of Seochon throughout his blog called ‘Hyojadong.com’ and wrote a guide book designed for introducing his village, ‘Toward Seochon’ in 2012.
If you excited to see more close the Seochon, join me and explore!
|Number of People||Price per Person|
|1 - 20||₩ 30,000|
- Guide Seochon
- Local newsletter
- Transportation fee
- Comfortable clothes and shoes