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I have a week (first week of October) in Korea and would like to visit Seoraksan National Park.
As I will be traveling from Seoul via public transportation, I need to know if there are any hotels either in the park or walking distance from the park's entrance.
Also, do hikes/trails/attractions start at the park's entrance or do you need to go farther afield?
I would also be open to suggestions about alternative national parks if they offer beautiful scenery, hiking and convenient hotels.
I'll be going to SKorea in late October. One of my plans are to travel from Seoul to Andong to Sokcho back to Seoul. I've found buses from Seoul to Andong and from Sokcho back to Seoul. But I can't find any direct bus from Andong to Sokcho. Are there any? The only way I found was to take a train from Andong to Gangneung, then from Gangneung a bus to Sokcho. My question is, are there better/faster options? Are there even buses from Andong to Gangneung? I can't seems to find any, would prefer to take a bus direct to the Gangneung Bus Terminal rather than a train to Gangneung Station than take a taxi to the Bus terminal. Would want to save as much time as possible, as the option I found would take about half a day of travel.
Any advice is much appreciated
Can anyone recommend good hostels or guesthouses to stay in while I’m in Seoul and Busan?
I’m going to South Korea soon and I want to sample some unique Korean food
Can anybody recommend things they’ve eaten?
Does anyone have recommendations on good mountain biking trails near Seoul?
I will travel from Seoul to Jeonju, Mokpo, Jeju, Daegu, Sokcho and back to Seoul during May 24 - June 5. Do I have to book bus or train prior departure or can I just show up on the day? Thanks.
I'm staying overnight in Incheon near the airport, most likely at the Hyatt. (It's a free stay courtesy of Korean Air). I've done the same thing before but the hotel staff all warned me not to go out! However, this time I know better and would like to go out and do some night shopping. Is the nearest big town Incheon? Is there anything to do/see there after dinner? I'd love to shop for clothes, shoes and general merchandise. How much would a taxi to/from the Hyatt (right next to the airport) cost?
I will be in Seoul for a few days June 13, 14,15. I'm looking to do some sightseeing to some temples, palaces, gates and other interesting places. My main goal however is to eat till I fall apart. I love Korean food. After seeing Korean street food on Youtube once I KNEW I had to go to Korea when giving the chance. Well that chance is this June as I trek home from India for a friend's wedding.
I'll eat anything and anywhere that's good. I eat all meats, seafood, vegetables, different chili levels, Seriously there's nothing I won't try once. I'll go to malls, street vendors, restaurants, hole in the walls, etc... The only problem I don't speak Korean and will not be able to pick it up in time for my trip. I can learn to ask "How much?" in Korean but if they answer I would have no idea what they say. If there is anyone in Seoul who wouldn't mind or have free time to s... more »
I'm looking for a specialty music store anywhere in Korea, but ideally in the Seoul area, where I might be able to pick up a recording of this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangak. Specifically the Boheoja piece. Any info about where I could obtain some of this online would also be most welcome.
i'm going for the first time to Seoul in July to see the Ansan Rock festival in Daebu Island. Any one have any tips to get from seoul (will be in myungdong) to the island? anyone have tips about the rock festival? thanks
I am looking for information about a joint Beetle-KR ferry-train pass. I found a few details here: http://visitkorea.or.kr/enu/TR/TR_EN_5_7.jsp
We will be travelling in Japan for a week and then Korea in a week, so we'll need a train pass for Japan, Korea, and ferry passage.
Does anyone have experience with the KR-Beetle joint pass? We'll be travelling in late May from the States, and I worry about not reserving a ferry seat in advance, but it looks like this pass can only be purchased in Hakata. I don't see any details about the price of the ticket, so I wonder if it's worth it to buy in Hakata, or if I should just reserve a ferry ticket and buy a KR pass now.
If anyone has any thoughts, I'd greatly appreciate it.
I was wondering if someone could suggest alternate ways to see the DMZ aside from taking a tour of Panmunjom (which I will also do). I'm not expecting another area with trips that are organized for tourists, though that would also be great if it exists, just any area where I could get a good view and some photos of the DMZ.
I have a 21 hour layover in Seoul coming up, arrive at 11 pm & fly out at 7 pm next day
I know city is about 1 hour from airport, I think I will check my bags somewhere & sleep a couple hours, then head out into the city & make the most of my long afternoon! :)
I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a place to watch the sunrise?????
Also, is there a certain area you would focus on for such a short time like I have?
Thank you SO much!
Does anybody know how far in advance Koridoor release their schedule? The May and June dates have been on their website for ages, but there is nothing for July. I was wondering if this is because of the uncertainty over relations with the north, or they have a few release dates through the year. I'm looking for a JMZ tour in July.
Could anyone tell me the phone number or email address of IS Hotel, Icheon, South Korea. There are three reviews on Trip Advisor but no contact information. Thanks a lot.
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