The Seoul Metropolitan Government is running the “Seoul Storytelling Tour” program for foreigners, free of charge, from June to October 2014 (30 tours).
The “Seoul Storytelling Tour” comprises interesting and foreigner-friendly guided tours of various sights in different languages, allowing foreigners to fully appreciate and enjoy Korean culture, as well as a number of games to provide participants with memorable experiences of Korean culture. The tours are two hours long, and are held in six different areas: ① Sejong-daero Hangeul Gaon-gil, ② Seoul City Wall – Naksan Section, ③ Dongdaemun area ④ Seoul Baekje Hall Cultural Heritage, ⑤ Hangang (Banpo), and ⑥ Hangang (Yeouido).
The tours are held on Thursdays between 2 pm and 4 pm (6:30 pm and 8:30 pm for the Hangang Banpo tour), and participation is free of charge. Each tour accepts 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis, with a minimum of 20 participants required. Koreans accompanying foreigners are welcome on the tour; otherwise, the tour is for foreigners only. The tours are operated in English, Chinese, or Japanese, depending on the date of the tour.
So far, about 700 foreigners from 21 countries have participated in a total of 11 tours, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government expects a total of about 3000 foreigners to participate in the tours.
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