Meet your guide in front of Jongno 5-ga Station and start your tour with a walk to Gwangjang Market, located in the heart of Seoul. Explore the traditional market dating back more than a century and learn about its history during the period of Japanese occupation.
Your street food tasting includes three samples — Korean rice rolls, spicy rice cakes, and mung bean pancakes. Aside from food the market specializes in high-quality silks, handicrafts, ceremonial wedding garb, hanbok (traditional clothing), lacquerware inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
Moving on, pay a visit to Cheonggyecheon, a modern public recreation space that offers urban dwellers a respite from the bustling capital. Then explore the Dongdaemun District, including Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), a futuristic architectural attraction and urban development project that includes museums, galleries, exhibition halls, and events. Wander on foot while you learn about the newly minted landmark and cultural park.
Your final stop is a Korean barbecue restaurant where you can try samgyeopsal, a popular dish made of grilled pork belly wrapped in lettuce or sesame leaf. Wash it down with soda or soju, a Korean distilled liquor.