Rickshaw is a mode of transportation pulled by one man carrying one passenger. Often appearing in novels in the 1920s, rickshaws run across downtown Seoul in 2017. Want to know more? If you go to Bukchon, you will see rickshaws visiting every nook and corner of alleys.
They are the “Artee Riders.” I got on an Artee Rider and explored the streets I used to take for granted. This tour is a special gift for backpackers who travel Seoul.
As the creator of Artee Rider, Mr. Lee In-jae pursued challenges rather than a common work life. Based on his experience of running rickshaws for 4 months during his college years in Boston, he introduced a rickshaw tour in Korea with the intention of sharing and promoting Korean culture.
When asked whether pulling a rickshaw is difficult, an Artee Rider smiled brightly and said, “It is a process of sharing Korean culture, so I feel proud, and I don't find it difficult at all.”
He also added that Artee Riders is like an iPad, which is between Smartphone and PC. Unlike touring on foot or by car, touring by Artee Rider can capture unusual moments that you might have missed otherwise.