great seoul tresure hunt

Win 500,000 Won in The Great Seoul Treasure Hunt

Wouldn’t it be great if someone would pay you to go sightseeing, study Korean, and learn more about Korean culture?

Now that’s the dream! 

Well thanks to our friends at Stompy Ruffers Cultural Fusion and their Great Seoul Treasure Hunt, this is now possible.

That’s right. Stompy Ruffers Cultural Fusion is at it again, doing what they do best: “fusing” Korean and American culture into one amazingly fun event where you have the chance to win 500,000 won!

They’ve even teamed up with Hyunwoo from Talk to Me in Korean, and now simply everyone is talking about the “Lost Keys of Namsan.”

This event is made up of a few key elements, so let’s break them down and learn a little Korean in the process:

1. Keys (열쇠)

It’s time to turn Seoul upside down!

Three keys have been hidden in three very special locations around the city of Seoul, with each key representing Korea’s respective past, present, and future.

How do you find these keys?

Their locations can be discovered after solving a series of fun, educational, and mind-bending puzzles. You only need to find one of the keys to unlock the treasure!

2. Puzzle Challenges (퍼즐 도전)

There are three challenges, each of which leads to one of the hidden keys. Here are the clues to get you started:

Stompy Ruffers Great Treasure Hunt

Stompy Ruffers Great Treasure HuntStompy Ruffers Great Treasure Hunt

For all clues, go to:

Plus be sure to follow Stompy Ruffers on Facebook where they are releasing more hints each day!

3. Padlock (자물쇠)

Have you ever been to Namsan Tower?

In specially designated areas, couples buy and attach love locks to declare their eternal love for one another!

lock locks Namsam Tower


Hidden amongst the thousands of couple padlocks at Namsan Tower there is one golden lock with the Stompy Ruffers logo on it.

stompy ruffers logo

Stompy Ruffers Logo

All you need to do is unlock it to win!

The leads us to the best part…the treasure!

4. 500,000 won (오십만 원)

The first person to find the lock at Namsan Tower and unlock it with a key from one of the challenges will walk away with half a million won in cash!

It’s as simple as that!

90 day korean won

Who will emerge the victor and win the cash?

The hunt began on Saturday, May 16th and will continue until the first person unlocks the golden padlock!

The hunt is open to everyone and doesn’t require registration. The best part about it is that it’s 100% free!

At 90 Day Korean, we support this event wholeheartedly as we see it as a fun way to encourage Korean learners to fine-tune their language skills, as well as English-learning Koreans to engage with English in a fresh, fun way they never have before! It also helps promote tourism in Korea.

Head on over and view the full event details at:

The treasure hunt has already begun, so what are you waiting for? Find the key and unlock the treasure.

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