Korea's #1 Ghost & Dark History Tour

Best ghost tour ever” – Aliceypp

Fantastic Experience” – Reuben L

What a night!” – Doreen P

The Dark Side of Seoul Comics

Spooky tales from Korean lore

Rich illustrations in all their gore

Who could ask for anything more?

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Korea's #1 Ghost & Dark History Tour

Best ghost tour ever” – Aliceypp

Fantastic Experience” – Reuben L

What a night!” – Doreen P

The Dark Side of Seoul Comics

Spooky tales from Korean lore

Rich illustrations in all their gore

Who could ask for anything more?

The Podcast

Check out our podcast about Korean ghost stories, dark history, true crime, and even UFOs.

Subscribe, sit back, and enjoy.

Apple Podcasts
Spotify

A Seoul Walking Tour You’ll Never Forget.

One of the Top Things To Do in Seoul.

a ZenKimchi Experience

This is the side of Seoul that you won’t find in the tourism brochures. Take a walking tour down the dark alleys of the forgotten 600-year history of bloody massacres, seedy hideaways, and mourning ghosts.

Clairvoyants on the tour have reported that we also have a few vaporous guests who join us. Keep an eye out for them. Guests will receive a measure of protection from certain Japanese ghosts.

TWO FLAVORS OF WALKS

Joe’s tour shows what’s so exciting and intriguing about Korean history. Meeting outside Anguk Station exit 2, he guides you through twisting alleys and weird landmarks. Highlights include the following:

  • The site of a royal massacre
  • The remains of a general’s home that had a bloody ending
  • Unhyeongung Royal Residence and the notorious ruler who lived there
  • The former red light district of Jongno 3-ga
  • The sexual energy focused in Tapgol Park
  • How Pimatgol Alley aided the 1987 democracy movement
  • A surprising historic international landmark that Seoulites are unaware of
  • Water related ghost stories while strolling down the Cheonggyecheon Stream
  • A bridge that tells the story of revenge
  • PLUS tales and warnings of ghosts sightings on the tour itself

The EXTENDED EDITION also includes

  • The assassination of Queen Min
  • Seoul’s most haunted intersection
  • The building where the American ambassador got attacked
  • Seoul City Hall’s funny mix up
  • A wall that bodes ill luck for couples
  • Seoul’s most haunted house
  • The ghosts of Gyeonghuigung Palace

Meeting Location

Start location

Anguk Station, exit 2
Please check your confirmation email to make sure about the location.

End locations

Regular Edition: Between Gwanghwamun and Jonggak Stations
Extended Edition: Near Seodaemun Station

Shawn’s tour focuses on Korea’s ghostlore, folk beliefs, and urban legends, highlighting how these were – and sometimes still are – important to Korean culture. Meeting outside Seodaemun Station exit 4, he weaves you through 600 years of hauntings. Highlights include the following:

  • Seoul’s most haunted house
  • The ghosts of Gyeonghuigung Palace
  • Spooky legends of Korea’s schools
  • A wall that bodes ill luck for couples
  • The dangers of wandering evil spirits
  • The gods that dwell in wells
  • Traditions of the dead
  • Weird demons hiding in usual places
  • Monsters that lurk the streets at night
  • Supposed sightings of mythical creatures
  • PLUS tales and warnings of ghost sightings on the tour itself

The EXTENDED EDITION also includes

  • The ghosts of the Westin Josun Hotel
  • Creepy crawlies scurrying under your feet – and in your dreams
  • Tales of murder, booze, and ghostly possession
  • The power and lore of Namdaemun Gate

Meeting Location

Start location

Seodaemun Station , exit 4
Please check your confirmation email to make sure about the location.

End locations:

Regular Edition: Near Gwanghwamun Station
Extended Edition: Namdaemun Gate

Additional Information

Children under 18 should have adult supervision. It involves violent stories, sex jokes, and foul-mouthed tour guides.

Things to Bring

Comfortable walking shoes, bottled water, umbrella (depends), camera, change of underwear

Stories

The Wind God

The Wind God

In recent days, there have been heavy winds and wind warnings in the region of Paju where Shawn lives. The deity from the Korean pantheon that oversees the winds is Pung-shin, also called (among many names) Yeong-deung. Pung-shin is often depicted as an elderly woman,...

Stone Temple Lanterns

Stone Temple Lanterns

A seok-deung (석등/石燈), stone lantern, on the grounds of Bo-gwang Temple. In original temple ground layouts, a single lantern was placed near the main hall. Its purpose was to literally and figuratively fend off the darkness. Bo-gwang Temple, deep in Paju at the foot of...

Move When the Gho–Guests are Gone

Move When the Gho–Guests are Gone

Happy Folklore Thursday! In folk tradition, choosing an auspicious day to move into a new house was paramount. Such days are called sohn-obneun-nal (손없는날), ‘Day of No Guests.’ Folklore tells us ghosts are active, either from the north, east, south, or west, on certain...

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