Dark Side Of Seoul Evening Ghost Tour

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Korea's only ghost tour! This is the side of Seoul that you won’t find in the tourism brochures. Take a tour down the dark alleys of Seoul's forgotten 600-year history of bloody massacres, seedy hideaways and mourning ghosts. Self-proclaimed clairvoyants on the tour have reported a few sightings, including a little girl who has been seen following the group around. This is not only a ghost tour, but a walk unearthing Seoul's murky and violent past, making the city much more interesting and intimate. Guests also receive an online map of all the haunts, murder sites, and torture chambers mentioned on the tour.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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After meeting at Anguk subway Station, your group is led by a historian on a meandering walking tour that winds through alleyways and places the tourism organization would rather you not see. Tales are told throughout the tour by the historian, and traditional tokens of protection will be given to ladies to protect them from Japanese ghosts.

After meeting, the tour heads straight to the site where Prince Suyang slaughtered so many of his king nephew's men that they had to burn area down to get rid of the stench. Then it's off to the grounds of Korea's first western hospital that had to be scrubbed down before use because the former occupants all got slaughtered inside.

After that, cross the street built by the Japanese colonials, that doubled as a means of psychological warfare, before going to Unhyeongung, a minor palace that was last occupied by one of the most vile powerful men in the late Chosun dynaysty.

You next enter the Nagwon-dong neighborhood, where a restaurant was documented as being haunted by the police in the 1920s, followed by the Nagwon Arcade, which has an odd history from its inception. You will then fork off to Jongno 3-ga, the location of Seoul's most popular red light district in the 1960s, and meander to Tapgol Park, which was a popular place for suicides.

After a break for some snacks, street beers and street cocktails (not included), you take a sidestep into Pimatgol, a hidden alley with hidden secrets. Finally it's the Cheonggyecheon Stream, a modern tourist attraction which just a hundred years ago had many corpses floating down its waterways.

Inclusions for Dark Side Of Seoul Evening Ghost Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Link to a map of everything discussed on the tour, including secret torture chambers

Exclusions for Dark Side Of Seoul Evening Ghost Tour

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 18 years

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

A moderate amount of walking is involved, it is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • A fantastic tour with a lot of information about the creepier parts of Seoul and a fun guide.

  • Best tour we had in Korea!!! Our guide Shaun had a really entertaining way of telling the ghost stories and they fitted the different beautiful sights perfectly. Also we learned a lot more about Korean culture than we had expected up front. And it was so nice to receive an email afterwards with more personal recommendations of our guide.

    So my advice: if you have some time left in Korea, you should book this tour!

  • Had a lot of fun. The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable.

  • The tour guide was engaging, funny, and very well informed. The tour its self was very interesting and informative. There is a lot of walking but it is a leisure pace and not exhausting at all. Definitely a tour I highly recommend. If you're able to take it towards the beginning of your time in Korea do so as the guide will email you about some of the places and things from the tour that you can check out later i.e. the prison.

  • This was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. After some initial concerns about how legitimate the tour was Meet in front of a Dunkin' Donuts by a subway station...? Did I just get taken for a ride here...? it turned out to be absolutely everything that was advertised. And the unorthodox start also provided a great opportunity to meet and break the ice with others You're here for the tour, too? Great! No, I don't know any more than you do... The suspenseful buildup actually played very well into the spooky excitement of the theme of this tour, so in retrospect, I wouldn't change it. The guide, Joe, was both extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter and extremely open to the experiences and input of the tour group so that it didn't have the feeling of a rehearsed, canned lecture. Overall, it was a nearly perfect blend of professional and casual which made for an absolutely unforgettable experience which I would highly recommend to anyone who has an interest in those bits of history which tend to get swept under the rug. I would not recommend it to anyone with small children in tow as it does involve a fair bit of walking, and the subject matter doesn't really lend itself to sweet dreams, but for everyone else it is an entertaining and affordable glimpse into the more unsavory parts of Korean history which don't tend to get spoken about in polite company.

  • This was an amazing Tour. The guide did a very good job. He showed us great sites of Seoul and was able to tell very exciting!
    We did the extended tour and it was really worth it. We can recommend it to 100!

  • Excellent tour. Takes you to places in Seoul and gives you information that you are unlikely to find on your own. Great guide who had a lot of interesting stories and was a great storyteller. Highly recommend.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • More of an urban legend tour than a ghost tour, but Joe had some interesting facts and took us through some really spooky and neat parts of Seoul. He was also very helpful with helping his guests find other places of interest after the tour. He even included a map so that we could go back and see all the different places we had been.

  • Funny and fun...perfect tour when you first arrive really sets the tone for big adventures.

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