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  • Development of Seoul Tasting Tour along Seoullo 7017

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    The ‘Seoullo 7017 Tasting Tour Seoul’ a food walking tour product to visit delicious restaurants and historic places near the Seoullo 7017 area, to be commenced from October 19, 2017.

    The Tasting Tour is a guided walking food tour visiting various restaurants over the course of 3-4 hours allowing tourists to taste delicious food.
    The ‘Seoullo 7017 Tasting Tour Seoul’ offered at this time is an experience-oriented tourism product that consists of three courses: ▲Namdaemun & Myeongdong Course, ▲Jungnim-dong Course, ▲Seoul City Hall & Gwanghwamun Course.

    Among international tourists, 44.5% show high interest in Korean food culture and visit Korea to experience dinning (according to a survey on foreign tourists in 2016).

    The most representative product of the ‘Seoullo 7017 Tasting Tour Seoul’ is the ‘Namdaemun & Myeongdong’ Course, touring Namdaemun Market, Bukchang-dong, and Myeongdong. Tourists taste famous dishes of markets, such as Namdaemun Market’s noodle soup (kalguksu) and Namdaemun alley’s braised cutlassfish (galchi-jorim). They will also visit Korean restaurants in Bukchang-dong and China Town in Myeongdong while enjoying interesting stories related to the modern history of Seoul along the way.

    < Namdaemun & Myeongdong Course >

    Namdaemun & Myeongdong Course table
    Culture Station Seoul 284Namdaemun MarketMyeongdong China TownTasting of fried dumplings
    Culture Station Seoul 284Namdaemun MarketMyeongdong China TownTasting of fried dumplings

    The Jungnim-dong Course tours delicious restaurants with a long history in Jungnim-dong which has become famous as the background of the novel ‘A Small Ball Shot by a Midget,’ as well as newly-established restaurants that popped-up thanks to the easy access to the area as a result of the Seoullo 7017. Tourists will also hear historical stories about Chilpae Market and Yakhyeon Catholic Church, as well as Jongno Academy which has led the academic culture in Korea.

    < Jungnim-dong Course >

    Jungnim-dong Course table
    Chilpae Market Yakhyeon Catholic ChurchJongno AcademyTasting of sausage stew (budae-jjigae)
    Chilpae MarketYakhyeon Catholic ChurchJongno AcademyTasting of sausage stew
    (budae-jjigae)

    Through the ‘Seoul City Hall & Gwanghwamun’ Course, tourists can hear stories about a Korean traditional food street ‘Pimatgol’ which has disappeared now, as well as the democratization movement story related to the Gwanghwamun Square and can feel the past and present of Korea.

    < Seoul City Hall & Gwanghwamun Course >

    eoul City Hall & Gwanghwamun Course table
    PimatgolCheonggyecheon StreamKorean Cuisine Cultural CenterTasting of sausage stew (budae-jjigae)
    PimatgolCheonggyecheon StreamKorean Cuisine Cultural CenterTasting of soup dishes

    The price of ‘Seoullo 7017 Tasting Tour Seoul’ is $75 for an individual foreigner tourist while the price of the ‘Jungnim-dong’ and ‘Seoul City Hall & Gwanghwamun’ Course is $80. For group tours of more than 10 persons, a special group discount is offered. For English interpretation services, make a reservation via the website (www.GastroTourSeoul.com). Make enquiries about Korean interpretation services and details by telephone (070-8888-3500).

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