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Tour Guide - Paul K.

Paul K.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
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Available Areas

Incheon, Gangwon, Gyeonggi, Seoul (Living), Gyeongju

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Languages

English, Japanese, Korean (Native)

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4 hours on average

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2 days ago

About Tour Guide Paul K.

Hello everyone, I am Paul, a tour guide in Seoul.


Seoul is a fascinating destination that seamlessly blends the old with the new. I'm excited to show you some of the best things to make your trip fun and excited, through my deep knowledge about culture and history of Korea and exuberant experiences as tour guide.


My primary tourist destination is Seoul and metropolitan area, consisting of 5 palaces, Royal Ancestral Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village, National museum of Korea, War Memorial of Korea and other museums & galleries and contemporary architectures, and Namsan Mt. with N-Seoul Tower, traditional & trendy market places such as Gwangjang market & Hondae street, and also Korean Folk Village & DMZ tour.


Center of culture and tour is architecture. Architectural style represents spirit of times. We can see as much as we know about spirit of times. For example, without knowledge about Christianity, the spirit of medieval Europe, we cannot fully appreciate beauty and value of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.


Confucianism was the spirit of Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung represents Confucianism. Confucianism culture of Joseon Dynasty is unique characteristic of Korean culture, compared to Chinese, Japanese and European culture. Hence, my tourist information is based on Confucianism.


Thank you for your interest!

As your guide, I hope to see you soon in Seoul.


Important

My primary tourist destination is Seoul and metropolitan area, consisting of 5 palaces, Royal Ancestral Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village, National Museum of Korea, War Memorial of Korea and other museums & galleries and contemporary architectures, and Namsan Mt. with N-Seoul Tower, traditional & trendy market places such as Gwangjang market & Hondae street, and also Korean Folk Village & DMZ tour.

Tours

Gyeongbokgung,Bukchon,Gwangjang,N-SeoulTower,Hongdaecover image

Gyeongbokgung,Bukchon,Gwangjang,N-SeoulTower,Hongdae

Seoul
8 hours

Tour to Gyeongbokgung-authentic & biggest palace, attractive traditional village, traditional street food, panoramic view of whole Seoul, young & vibrant street of Hongdae. Tour feature highlight of beautiful, cultural, vibrant places at Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon Hanok Village, Gwangjang market, N-Seoul Tower, Hongdae steet. Guide shares brief cultural history that enables guest to figure out the authentic beauty and value of traditional Korean culture as well as palace architecture.

FROM$250/ per group
Changdeokgung, Bukchon, Gwangjang market, N Seoul Towercover image

Changdeokgung, Bukchon, Gwangjang market, N Seoul Tower

Seoul
8 hours

Tour to Changdeokgung & beautiful Rear Garden, listed by UNESCO, attractive traditional Korean village, Korean street food at traditional market and panoramic view of Seoul. This tour features the highlight & gem of beautiful Seoul cultural landscape at Changdeokgung, Bukchon Hanok Village, Gwangjang market, Namsan Tower in downtown Seoul. Guide brief cultural history that enables guest to figure out the authentic beauty and value of traditional Korean culture as well as palace architecture.

FROM$250/ per group
Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon Village, Ikseondong, Jogyesa templecover image

Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon Village, Ikseondong, Jogyesa temple

Seoul
4 hours

During tour, tourist can experience and appreciate the essence of traditional Korean culture, by travelling to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village in 4 hours. Before starting tour, guide share the core cultural context that enables guest to figure out the authentic beauty and value of not only Gyeongbokgung but also all traditional architectures they will witness during their tour in Korea. Architectural style reflects the spirit of times, Confucianism.

FROM$130/ per group
DMZ tour to 3rd tunnel, Imjingkak, Gamaksan Suspension Bridgecover image

DMZ tour to 3rd tunnel, Imjingkak, Gamaksan Suspension Bridge

Seoul
8 hours

DMZ tour offers exploring of tragic history of modern Korea, scars of Korean war and the reality of divided Korea. Korean War never officially ended, and the scars and tensions remain this day. During tour, we can experience about Korea's divided history and reality of the present adversary confrontation.

FROM$350/ per group
Gyeongbokgung,Bukchon Village,Hongdae street,Folk Museumcover image

Gyeongbokgung,Bukchon Village,Hongdae street,Folk Museum

Seoul
6 hours

Tour of 6 hours to Gyeongbokgung-authentic & biggest palace, attractive traditional village, young & vibrant street of Hongdae. Tour features highlight of beautiful, cultural, vibrant places at Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon Hanok Village, Hongdae steet. Guide shares brief cultural history that enables guest to figure out the authentic beauty and value of traditional Korean culture as well as palace architecture.

FROM$190/ per group
For layover tourist, pickup service & Seoul highlight tourcover image

For layover tourist, pickup service & Seoul highlight tour

Seoul
5 hours

Tour starts from greeting of the guest at Inchon Airport and take SRT train together, and go tours to the best places in Seoul, such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, the essence & highlight of palace architecture, Bukchon Hanok Village and Hongdae street for half days. With the end of tour, guide will take the guest to Hongdae station, and buy the ticket for guest, and guest take the train departing for Inchon airport. Price include all transportation costs.

FROM$199/ per group

Paul K. South Korea Tour Reviews

An Amazing, Educational Visit through Seoul's History

My wife and I had the pleasure of exploring Gyeongbokgung, Bukchon, Gwangjang, N-Seoul Tower, and parts of Insadong with Paul and we had an incredible time! Paul's knowledge of Korean history, specifically the Confucian influence in architecture, government, and, well, all walks of life within both the modern Korean life as well as the Joseon dynasty was amazing context for our traveling. Sure, we could've wandered around Gyeongbokgung palace by ourselves or listened in on some of the wandering tour guides (who Paul was able to correct a few times), but having a private, guided tour around some of Seoul's most beautiful locals was worth the time and money. I'd definitely recommend seeing if Paul can help you enjoy Korea on your next visit!

Austin M.

The center of culture and center of tour is architecture. Culture is based on spirit of times. Architectural style represents the spirit of times. We can see as much as we know about the spirit of times. Confucianism was the spirit of Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung represents Confucianism. Without the knowledge about Confucianism, we are not able to fully appreciate authentic value and beauty of Gyeongbokgung. Gyeongbokgung is not only the essence and highlight of palace architecture of Joseon Dynasty, but alos the most beautiful architecture and place in whole Korea.

DMZ and war history tour

We enjoyed our day with Paul who is very knowledgeable on Korean history. The tour did turn out to be quite long (11hours) as the DMZ tour took longer than expected and we got caught in a traffic jam getting back into Seoul. It was an interesting way to spend our last day in South Korea.

Rebecca H.

Guest and her children, Vida and Ruber were very patient despite of tough itinerary, that was started from 6:40 am to 6:00pm, and traffic jam of 2hour & 10min on way back to accommodation. Guests paid to Korean history and reality of diviede Korea. Guests enjoyed beautiful weather of spring season.

Seoul: Views of History and Culture

We had an excellent tour with Paul. We met at our hotel lobby, where he provided a detailed introduction to the sights we would be visiting. We saw a broad swath of Korean Culture: the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum, Bukchon Hanok neighborhood, the Seoul City Wall, Nansen Mountain and vast views of the city from N Seoul Tower. Paul is a scholar of Korean history and culture. He explained the concepts of Confucianism philosophy in the architecture of the palace and its continued influence in modern life. We marveled at the contrasts and continuity between the Joseon Dynesty and the city around us. Our tour route was planned efficiently: we saw a lot as we walked and rode the bus and subways. Paul answered questions thoroughly and was generous with his time. I highly recommend him to visitors yearning to know more about Korean history and culture.

Daralyn L.

Center of culture and tour is architecture. Architectural style represents spirit of times. We can see as much as we know about spirit of times. For example, ‘Romanesque’ and ‘Gothic’ are medieval European architectural styles. Without knowledge about Christianity, the spirit of medieval Europe, we cannot fully appreciate beauty and value of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Confucianism was the spirit of Joseon Dynasty. Architectural style of Gyeongbokgung presents Confucianism. Confucianism culture of Joseon Dynasty is unique characteristic of Korean culture, compared to Chinese, Japanese and European culture. With brief information about Confucianism culture, you can fully appreciate the beauty and value of Gyeongbokgung and traditional Korean culture, to make your whole trip excited and impressive in Korea.