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Seoul City Hall Tours

Seoul City Hall
Seoul's sleek 13‐story city hall looks like a wave of glass ready to crash over the former city hall from 1926. It’s worth stepping inside to see the 7-story Green Wall vertical garden and quirky Metaseosa Seobeol art installation. A glass elevator leads to the Sky Plaza Gallery, an art exhibition space on the eighth floor.

The Basics
Since its completion in 2012, Seoul City Hall has become one of the city’s most prominent architectural landmarks. Many city sightseeing tours of the Korean capital include a stop at the building, and travelers who wish to visit independently can pick up a self-guided tour brochure inside the building. Evening tours of the city often include city hall for a chance to see it (and the plaza) illuminated at night. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Seoul City Hall is a must-see for lovers of art and architecture.
  • Admission to the building and its gallery space is free of charge. 
  • Check the city calendar before your visit to see what might be going on at city hall.
  • How to Get There
  • Seoul City Hall is easy to get to by subway. Take line 1 or 3 to City Hall Station and leave through exit 5. 

When to Get There
City hall is open to visitors daily throughout the year, with longer hours on weekdays. There’s often something going on in the grassy plaza in front of city hall on summer weekends.

Old City Hall
The Renaissance-style Old City Hall building still stands in Seoul Plaza. Built in 1926, this historic structure now houses the Seoul Metropolitan Library, where visitors can take self-guided tours or check out rotating photography exhibitions related to Seoul and South Korean history.
Address: 110 Sejong-daero, Taepyeongno 1, Seoul, South Korea
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Ghost & Vampire Tours

Dark Side of Seoul Evening Ghost Tour

See a spirited side of the South Korean capital you won’t find in the tourism brochures on this evening ghost tour in Seoul. Follow your guide on a meandering walk through Seoul’s hidden alleyways and hear tales to send shivers down your spine! Explore the grounds of Korea's first western hospital, where horrific scenes have unfolded in years past. See where Prince Suyang slaughtered his nephew's soldiers. Visit Gyeonghuigung Palace, the most haunted place in South Korea, and discover hidden secrets in Pimatgol Alley.
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Cultural Tours

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Escape the Airport: A Layover in Seoul

Don’t waste time at the airport during your layover in Seoul, join one of our local Seoul hosts for some exciting sightseeing and whistlestop adventures. Its excellent public transport means no attraction is out of reach, so why not check out Dongdaemun Design Plaza or the City Hall for some great examples of futuristic Seoulean architecture. Or go back to basics in the Bukchon Hanok Village,which celebrates traditional culture. Stroll along through beautifully landscaped parks beside Cheong-gye stream or pick up local food at a nearby kiosk.Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

Morning Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

Admire South Korea’s palace architecture and learn of life in the country’s capital on this 3-hour Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village walking tour. Stroll to Gwanghwamun Gate and visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Listen as your guide details Joseon Dynasty history and admire traditional construction techniques. Visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and discover over 98,000 artifacts detailing South Korea’s history. Head between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace to Bukchon Hanok Village. Peer inside traditional houses and learn about Korean lifestyles from the past to the prefect day.
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  • 3 hours
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Night Tours

Central Seoul Evening Tour including Deoksu Palace, Seoul Plaza and Dongdaemun Market

Experience the electric atmosphere of Seoul by night on this 4-hour evening tour. Visit the grand Deoksu Palace, admire the illuminated landmarks as you stroll around Seoul Plaza, and browse the stalls at Dongdaemun market. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Half-day Tours

Seoul Palace Morning Tour

Discover Seoul’s royal residences and gain insight into South Korea’s heritage on this Seoul palace morning tour. Explore the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, a center for Zen Buddhism, with your guide. See the Blue House — where the Prime Minister of South Korea lives and works. Visit Gyeongbok Palace, the city’s finest royal residence during the Joseon Dynasty. Admire the luxury living quarters and banquet suites, and gain insight into life here during the dynasty’s 5-century reign. Finish your tour at Gwanghwamun Gate and see the changing of the guard ceremony.
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Half-day Tours

Korean Palace and Temple Tour in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple

Explore top Seoul attractions including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple on this 3.5-hour Korean palace and temple tour in Seoul. Travel through Seoul by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Gain insight into Joseon-era history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, once home to the Korean royal family, and explore the palace compound on foot. Visit the National Folk Museum and learn how life used to be before Korea’s rapid modernization. Then, visit the Jogyesa Temple and enjoy an authentic insight into life as a Zen Buddhist in South Korea’s bustling capital.
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Half-day Tours

Best Walking Tour- City Adventure All in Oneday

Discover Seoul on this full or half-day walking tour, including Namdaemun Market, Mt Namsan and Myeongdong Street. Follow your guide to Namdaemun Gate, explore the traditional marketplace and gain insight into Joseon Dynasty history. Then travel by bus up Mt Namsan for panoramic views before strolling around Palgakjeong and riding the cable car down to Myeongdong Street. If you choose the full-day option, continue on for a Korean lunch and guided stops at Deoksugung Palace and Seoul Museum of History, concluding with a 75-minute performance at Jeongdong Theater.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Tours

Soul of Seoul Small-Group Walking Tour

Experience Seoul’s fusion of ancient traditions and rapid modernization as you amble down city streets on this 3-hour walking tour of the bustling metropolis. A local guide reveals hidden treasures and favorite local hangouts, from temples to teashops. Visit historical landmarks including Gyeonghuigung Palace and the Bosingak Bell Pavilion. Numbers are limited to 12 participants for a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Market Tours

Half-day Walking tour of Namdaemun market and Seoul Tower

See a side of Seoul that’s usually reserved for locals on a sightseeing tour that reveals the city’s hidden gems. Unlike if you were to explore South Korea’s capital alone, you’ll benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide as you explore Namdaemun wholesale market and Myeongdong Street with ease. Plus, traveling with a guide means that you’ll overcome the language barrier and avoid getting lost.
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  • 3 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Cheonggyecheon Bicycle Tour: Twilight in Seoul

Cheonggyecheon is considered among the prettiest corners of bustling Seoul, and under the darkness of twilight the stretch of stream takes on a whole new look and feel. On this tour, spin through Cheonggyecheon by bike with your guide to lead the way, and explore Seoul as the day comes to an end. Along the way, learn the secrets of top attractions like Dongdaemun Gate, Deoksugung Palace, and Jogyesa Temple.
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  • 270 to 300 minutes
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  • 270 to 300 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Eastern South Korea 7days 6nights

There is so much to explore in Sparkling Korea - from the magnificent scenery, affluent cultural heritage, to the unique customs & traditions. Be inspired in this fantastic Korea experience!Accommodation: Best selected 4star hotels located in the heart of downtown.Tour Guide: Best selected Licensed English speaking guides, who are passionate, well-trained, and knowledgeable to create a truly unforgettable experience.Tour condition: Premium quality Service, Comfort, Hassle-free Travel, Not too rushed.Experience - Do it yourselfCooking class of BibimbapKorea's national dish, bibimbap, is colorful, refreshing, and infinitely varied. You enjoy your lunch cooked by yourself.Experience K-medi-related health services including a thermomassage bed, K-medi natural facial pack with foot massage, herbal warmth foot bath and aroma therapy.
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  • 7 days
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Ski & Snow

Full-Day Ski Package with Transportation from Seoul

Seoul is close to some of South Korea’s most popular ski resorts, making it possible to hit the slopes on a day trip. This full-day ski package to Gangchon Elysian or Jisan ski resort includes a ski pass, equipment rental, and a 1-hour beginner lesson, plus hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Seoul.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Full Day In Seoul with a Local: Private & Personalized

Join one of our local hosts to explore Seoul, a sleek ode to modernity, as you discover the secrets of the capital together. Apart from taking in the city’s iconic sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace or the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, you might also want to explore the bustling streets to see what you can find. Go tea-sipping in Bukchon or gallery-hopping in Samcheong-don. If you’re an active creature, a hike up one of Seoul’s four ‘guardian’ mountains will offer you wonderful views of the sprawling urban jungle. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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Watching Seoul on a sidecar that offers a different perspective and experience

The sidecar used on the tour itself is attractive enough and a curious means of transportation. I keep the old designs I usually see in classical movies, and I will travel around Seoul every time I take my sidecar. Even if you go the same way and see the same thing, seeing it in a sidecar will give you a totally different look and experience.Two sidecars can be boarded on one sidecar, except for the driver.
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  • 90 to 100 minutes
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  • 90 to 100 minutes

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

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E-Bike Rental at the centre of the centre in Seoul

We are the new start-up company to do E-Bikes rental business. Our all E-bikes are brand new and quite well managed. With the new E-bikes, you can have a relaxed trip in Central Seoul. You can save travel time and visit more places in a short time. Please take your own tour with E-Bike at the centre of the centre in Seoul. You can visit the historic places such as palaces, the famous markets such as Namdaemun market and the well know streets including Insa-dong street.
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  • 7 hours
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