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Fast tour around South Korea

Hi all,

We have about a week in South Korea in May. Not really planning much but were considering the following:

Seoul (plus trip to DMZ) - Seoraksan NP (1day) - Andong - Gyeongju - Busan

Intending to spend at least one and a half days in Gyeougju.

We then fly from Busan to Fukouka.

We are pretty much turbo-tourists in that we like to keep on the move so just wondering what are the quickest/easiest ways to get between each of these places? Is it possible for instance to visit the DMZ on the…

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SEOUL TOUR with Korean Friends for FREE !

METEOR Youth Voluntary club is a student organization managed by college students in Korea. We provide tour-service for freigners who need a guide of Seoul for free. We also arrange diverse community service works that foreigners and Koreans can join together. Don't miss this opportunity to make Korean friends!

For further information, please visit http://www.meteoryouth.org and apply for a tour.

Or feel free to join our facebook group and talk with our club members about anything about Korea.…

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Busan Questions

Hi,

I'm going to be visiting Busan soon, and have a few questions. Most important one is this: are there any places outside of the city that would be worth a visit, either as a day-trip or an over-night trip. I will have already seen plenty of temples and the like, so am thinking more along the lines of some nice coastal scenery, or perhaps a nice island to explore. Am on a fairly tight budget, so would need somewhere that either works as a day-trip or has cheap accommodation. Is there anywhere…

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Using Seoul subway

There are 9 main lines and some additional which are connecting Seoul with Incheon, Suwon and suburbs. For some tourists it is difficult to find a way first time. However, all destinations and main announcements are on Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese. Each line has its color and all stations are numbered. So, after some time many tourists find subway to be easy and comfortable for using.
On every station there are several exists which are marked with the main and most popular destinations.…

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Temple stay in june

Hi! I am planning to visit Korea during the first 2 weeks of june and want to experience a temple stay. I am interested in doing trekking and/or walking meditation and a tea ceremony. The temple should be near Seul or Daegu. Which temple should I choose?
Thank you for your help!

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can you recommend a hanok in south korea ?

thanks a lot to everybody who responded to my earlier post about why to travel to south korea. since then i have done some research, and the more i read, the more i cant wait to get there.

i would love to spend a couple of nigths in a hanok. in the guide book i got, there are several recommodations in seoul. they sound lovely, but i'm not sure about spending time in a traditional house in the capital.

what hanoks would you recommend ?

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why would you travel to south korea ?

happy new year everybody !
i have a month next september and i'm looking at different places i could travel to. i have travelled a lot pretty much all over asia, but have never been to south korea.

i love culture, ancient sites, temples, nature and history. i also like to eat local food, browse around markets, enjoy time in a park, sit somewhere and people watch.

i havent done any research yet on south korea, so no specific questions. if you have been to south korea, why would you go there…

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Visa run in middle of sojourn period ? If *anyone* has done a visa run, favor please to show exact passport stamp dates?

I am currently a USA citizen and have a C-3 Multiple Entry 90-Day Sojourn visa which expires in 2017.

My question is: does the counter reset even if you do a visa run in the middle, or is it considered a re-entry and only goes until the original period? Can I leave for Japan after 45 days, and get 90 days again for a total of 135 days from very my first day entering Korea? Or is it just considered re-entry and I'd actually need to stay in Japan after the thing expires for it to reset? I don't…

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Self-catering accommodation in the Korean countryside / small towns

Hi,
In July 2015 we'll travel around in Korea for about one month. (Yes, I'm well aware of the less than ideal climatic conditions). We're a family of four (two kids aged 10 and 12). After staying in Seoul with some friends, we'd like to explore other regions. We'd prefer to stay in self-catering places (small houses, apartments, cottages, cabins, ...) for a day or 5 each time, and use them as a base to explore the surrounding area. If possible in the countryside or in smaller towns. I found…

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RMB in South Korea

Easy question: is it possible to exchange Chinese Renminbi in South Korea? Or do I need to spend everything I have before I leave China?

How about Japan, or indeed, other countries? I'm under the impression that Renminbi is still non-convertable, but given how many Chinese are traveling abroad these days, is it possible to find places that accept it?