Our family very much enjoyed our 5 hour tour with Lee. She had many interesting facts and stories to share and perfectly filled our five hours with interesting stops. Lee had a few surprises for us along the way, keeping us entertained in unexpected ways. I would highly recommend Lee for your tours!
Hi, thank you so much for coming to the tour. It was very nice to meet you and your family. I had really good time, and I am very glad you liked it too. Hope you can come back to Seoul in the future again! :-)
Su anne O.
Paul gave us a lot of info about how Confucianism influenced Korean society during the Joseon period and how it influenced the architecture of Gyeongbokgung versus other palaces in Korea. This helped us appreciate more of what we saw. We also enjoyed the food Paul recommended at Gwangjang Market. Great service! Will recommend!
I am happy to see my guest understand what I would like to share the context about cultural history of Korea and Confucianism. Architectural style reflects the spirit of times, so all palaces of Joseon Dynasty, including Gyoengbokgung reflect Confucianism, its national ideology. Knowledge allows guests to fully appreciate the authentic value and beauty of Gyongbokgung and all other architectures in Seoul.
We had a great time with Paul in Seoul. Paul has a profound knowledge about korean history. We learnt a lot about the differences between confucianism and buddhism, very interesting! We were also able to try different korean food. It’s not only bbq and bulgogi!
Before we started tour, we shared Korean cultural history, brief context about Confucianism and how Gyeongbokgung reflects it, and those contexts apply to the information about palace buildings at palace, so guests said that they could appreciate the authentic value and beauty of Gyeongbokgung. They said that they can figure out Confucian cultural of Korea that is completely different from the culture of Japan and China. Finally. guests said that they can open their eyes and differently see palace from the context about Confucianism and cultural history of Korea and they really enjoy their tour. Their saying made me greatly rewarded.
Thomas was an exceptional guide. From enquiring about the booking to dropping us off at our hotel, Thomas provided a 5* service. Thomas was attentive, hospitable, knowledgeable, funny and welcoming and as a result, my family and I had a great time in South Korea. He even gave us our own photoshoot which we were very grateful for. Thank you Thomas for being a gracious host. I will recommend you to everyone and will certainly use you again if I come back to South Korea.
I really appreciate your review. I am glad that you had a great time with me, even though you stayed in Korea for a while. I wish you good health, happiness and prosperity.
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