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I will be staying in Seoul for 5 nights and then traveling to Gongju for a 2 night stay. I will be traveling with my pen pal who lives in south-eastern coastal city of Suncheon, but we will be meeting in Seoul.
So far, activities include a visit to Insadong and Bukchon Hanok Village on day 1, then Chuncheon for day 2, then visiting Seoul's museums on day three.
Consider this an open invitation to share your favorite spots in Seoul. These could be favorite bars or restaurants, favorite music venues, favorite parts of the city, favorite sights to see, favorite food trucks/stands. I am an urban critter, so I would prefer suggestions that have to do with things in the city, in the hustle and bustle.
I will be staying in Seoul starting May 22nd.
Any suggestios will be much appreciated.
My girlfriend and I are spending a week in S Korea in October and will spend most of that time in Seoul and the surrounding area. We're planning a two night stay somewhere else and were thinking either Busan or Gyeongju, but haven't been able to decide which.
It seems from reading various guides that they're fairly different places, with an emphasis on scenery and temples in Gyeongju whereas Busan seems not to be picteresque but nevertheless an interesting and lively port city, but any advice on which place is more deserving of a couple of days would be most appreciated. What we're really looking for is to see somewhere a bit different to Seoul and trying to get a feel for whether one or the other of the two places shouldn't be missed on a first trip to Korea.
Thanks in advance for any replies
Is it cheaper to buy Korean Won at Narita Airport or at a bank in Tokyo before coming to Korea or to do it at Incheon Airport once I land?
I am from Singapore and I will be flying to Incheon International Airport with a 8 hours stop over. I intend to meet my korean friends at the airport but I am not sure what to do. Also do I need to pay to exit the customs to meet them? If yes, how much?
Thanks all in advance!! (:
This July I'll be having a 15 hour layover in Incheon before my flight to Japan.
(from 4:00 to 19:15)
My Korean friend will guide me through Seoul during the day and I'd like to know where I would be able to meet up with my friend.
I was thinking that we could meet at one of the restaurants that the airport has but I want to make sure that Korean residents Can go there. is wi-fi available throughout the airport for free?
Also, which transportation seems to be the most efficient and at what time should I head back from Seoul to the airport?
Will my luggage be checked through to my next flight?
I'm a first time traveller ! :) if someone can offer any other tips I'd be really thankful!
I'm thinking about taking the free bus shuttle offered on the Visit Korea webiste. Has anyone taken the free bus shuttle to Busan from Seoul? What is the ride like? Are there any stops along the way and is the ride scenic? Thank you.
I will be visiting both Seoul and Busan next month. Is there a website where I can get both subway and bus schedules and costs? I'm trying to figure out if it's cheaper to get one of the transportation passes or just the regular t-money card. I'm also trying to figure out if it's faster to take the bus or subway. Thank you.
I’ll be in visiting Gyeongju for one day in the last weeks of May. I haven’t decided when yet.
2. Can anyone recommend any good ssambap places in Gyeongju? I’d like to go where the locals go not so much tourist.
3. Since I only have 1 day to tour Gyeongju, I’m thinking about visiting the places below. Is there something else I should add?
4. I’m actually very bad with public transportation and time. Could you please tell me if the below directions are correct?
5. In terms of transportation costs, is it cheaper to take the city bus tour to visit these 3 areas or should I just take rides from the bus terminal independently? If someone co... more »
Hi, I'm planning to go to Korea for a few weeks. I'll be in Seoul for 6 days sometime in the last 2 weeks of May. I've mapped out an itinerary. Could you please let me know what you think? We’re planning to walk through most of the itinerary since we plan to do a lot of eating. The two things I’m really having difficulty is trying to figure out how long it takes to walk from each location to other and finding a map of the Ilhwa-dong art murals. I’d really appreciate it if I could get some input! Thanks!
Minsokchon Villiage (Folk Villiage)
1. Namdaemun Market
- Shopping (particularly eye glasses)
2. Itaewon (Briefly look at some stores just to get an idea)
- Itaewon Street
- Itaewon Antique Street
3. Myeongdong (Briefly look at some stores just to get an idea)
- Myeongdong Street – department stores and small shops/s... more »
I'm just back from a wonderful solo trip in South Korea.
I enjoyed a lot this country and the people.
I visited Seoul, Jeju, Boseong, Gyeongju, Andong / Hahoe and Sokcho.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Hello. I will be visiting South Korea soon, and I am planning to make the following journeys:
Busan -> Andong
Andong -> Samcheok
Samcheok -> Sakcho
Sokcho -> Seoul
Is there an English website where I can easily check the timetables for these bus (or train) routes?
Thanks in advance for any help!
What is the best way to get money in South Korea?
I'm currently in China and going to Seoul in a week. Should I exchange RMB into won (if so, in China or Korea)?
Or should I use my American debit card and withdraw from a bank in Korea?
Where will I get the best exchange?
Also I want to go to a water park in Seoul? Which one is the best? I was thinking about Caribbean Bay but it seems to have more kid stuff and spa stuff than water rides for thrillseekers. Any ideas?
Meant to ask in last Post. I will be staying in Jeju City. Is it better to be down by the waterfront or am I better heading for "Shin Jeju" area for nightlife/bars etc. Im from the UK
This will be our first trip to South Korea. We have planned to stay 13 nights in South Korea.
What are your opinions? Is it too long for 13 nights in SK? Or should we skip to Japan and stay there for 5 nights probably?
I thinking about hiking Mount Hella on Jeju island late May. Somebody on this forum recommended the Gwaneumsa Trail up, Seongpanak Trail down route as the best route. Has anybody else done this route?? Any advice (I plan to go Solo). Has anybody perhaps done another summit route that might be better??
Thanks in advance
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