The night view of the Huenginjimun Gate is a must-see on Seoul’s night tours of historical sites.

By Kim Young Deok and Kim Young Shin 
Photos = Seoul Metropolitan Government

The city of Seoul is inviting non-Korean tourists to come on a free night tour of the city that introduces historical sites across the heart of the capital on either July 26 or 27, starting at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The tours will be led by English-speaking guides who will provide detailed explanations about each location.

On July 26, tourists will be taken along the Naksan Route, which includes the Hyehwanum Gate, Naksan Mountain Peak, Ihwa Village and the Heunginjimun Gate. On July 27, participants will walk along the Mongmyeok Route that includes the National Theater of Korea, the Namsan Mountain Trail, a pine tree path, and the Namsan Palgakjeong Pavilion.

Both routes take approximately 2 hours.

Reservations for the program start on July 23 at 10 a.m. at the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s public reservations website ( The maximum number of tourists for each group is 24.


The Naksan Mountail walkway is one of the sites on Seoul City’s historical evening city tour.

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