When you travel, you want to experience more than just what your travel guide books can show you. We have partnered up with My Real Trip, a Korean company that connects local people with travelers worldwide. The second tour that we are introducing is a tour of Jung-dong with Mr. B. Please find more information about it below, through Mr. B’s own introduction!
My name is Mr. B, or Badventure. I’m a travel writer as well as a tour consultant and guide. I started my career at Virgin Atlantic Airways Korea as the GSA (Gateway to Southeast Asia) Marketer. I then moved on to the Korean branch of Vietnam Airlines for three years before leaving to pursue and study different ways to travel around the world that allow young people to expand their knowledge and fall in love with the history and culture of places they visit.
Jung-dong: The Jewelry Box of North Seoul
Jung-dong is a neighborhood in Mapo-gu, a district north of the Han River in Seoul. Amongst the tall buildings and car-lined streets of downtown Seoul, you can find some real gems of Korean culture, such as Deoksu Palace (덕수궁), Seoul City Hall Observatory, Seoul Museum of Art, the Teddy Bear Gallery, and the Ballerina Who Loved a B-boy Theater, just to name a few.
Deoksu Palace is the smallest and newest of the palaces in Seoul and is well-known for its stone-wall road. It’s the only palace that sits next to western-style buildings, and although it’s not nearly as big as the more famous Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁), the history one can learn about the modern development of Joseon Dynasty from this small palace is essential for anyone interested in knowing more about “The Land of the Morning Calm.”
The Seoul City Hall Observatory was opened on April 13 of this year and it provides a spectacular view of Deoksu Palace and the surrounding architecture from above.
The Soul Museum of Art is one of Korea’s premier modern art museums that is a permanent home to a collection of paintings from the famous Korean artist, Chun Kyun Ja.
The Teddy Bear Gallery features hundreds of the cute and cuddly creatures in costumes from all over the world and in all shapes and sizes!
“Ballerina Who Loved a B-Boy” is an internationally acclaimed non-verbal musical about a ballerina who falls in love with a B-boy and eventually becomes a hip-hop dancer!
These incredible gems are great places to start or continue your Korean adventure! Give yourself the opportunity to fall in love with a different side of Korea and make priceless memories that will last a lifetime.
Deoksu Palace -> Gate-keeper performance with photo zone -> Lunch (not included in price of tour) -> Seoul City Hall Observatory -> Seoul Museum of Art -> Jung-dong Story Tour -> Teddy Bear Gallery -> Ballerina Who Loved a B-boy
10:00-18:30 (subject to change)
Price : 16000KRW/person
English Guide (Licensed by Korea Tourism Organization)
NOT included :
Entrance fees (1000 KRW)
VIP Ticket (60,000 KRW) for Ballerina Who Loved a B-boy
*expenses for food and transportation NOT included*
Minimum # of people: 10 (Under 10 people and the date will be postponed)
Maximum # of people: 20
To make a reservation for this tour with Mr. B, please use the Buy Now button below to pay about 20% of the guide fee ($15) here. Once you make the payment, your info will be delivered to the tour guide and she will get in touch with you. You can pay the rest of the payment in person in cash on the day of the tour.
To read more about the tours provided by My Real Trip, please check out this FAQ page. If you have any questions regarding the tour, please use the form below.