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South Korea Tips

Postby jaycw » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:57 am

I know there are no trips through GAP to Korea but I was wondering if any fellow travelers have been there and have any suggestions on where to go, what to do and in general what I should expect?

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Re: South Korea Tips

Postby lukeshartung » Wed May 08, 2013 4:32 am

Korea is amazing, some of the best places to see in Seoul in my opinion are
- the DMZ (outside of Seoul but all the tours leave from Seoul)
- Dongdaemun and Namdaemun gates
- Gyeongbukgyeong palace

Also make sure you try as much of the food as possible it's all deliscious!
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Re: South Korea Tips

Postby avonord » Fri May 10, 2013 11:01 pm

I'm heading to seoul for a few days after my vietnam trip this year. I've come up with some restaurant choices in the following map. Check it out.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=21 ... 9,0.822601
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Re: South Korea Tips

Postby TravelFun » Sat May 11, 2013 7:32 am

I've just got back from South Korea & Japan. I did alot of research on South Korea and planned the itinerary myself and loved every moment. I will post a summary by tomorrow with my itinerary and review and will post the link here too.

A few questions for you: How long do you plan to go for? Is it just you or will you be going with friends? What do like doing on a trip, relaxing, trekking, city break etc?

Let me know and then I can give you my ideas and experience :)
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Re: South Korea Tips

Postby TravelFun » Sun May 12, 2013 7:38 am

Here's the link to my post:
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Re: South Korea Tips

Postby avonord » Sun May 12, 2013 10:24 pm

Was bukchon village worth your time? I think I may drop by there for a couple hours. How long was the commute and the walk? I only have 3 days to spare in seoul, so I will have to be very picky.
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Re: South Korea Tips

Postby TravelFun » Wed May 15, 2013 7:20 pm

avonord wrote:Was bukchon village worth your time? I think I may drop by there for a couple hours. How long was the commute and the walk? I only have 3 days to spare in seoul, so I will have to be very picky.


I went via Buckchon village to get to Changdeokgung Palace from Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is near Anguk metro station and within walking distance from the station. It'll take anything from 2 to 3 hours and it's a nice area, quiet compared to the hustle and bustle of other areas, really quaint tea shops and cafes, plus the traditional house structures which are on a hill so you get some good views. If you're near the palaces then I'd recommend going around the village.
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Re: South Korea Tips

Postby avonord » Thu May 16, 2013 4:19 pm

TravelFun wrote:I went via Buckchon village to get to Changdeokgung Palace from Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is near Anguk metro station and within walking distance from the station. It'll take anything from 2 to 3 hours and it's a nice area, quiet compared to the hustle and bustle of other areas, really quaint tea shops and cafes, plus the traditional house structures which are on a hill so you get some good views. If you're near the palaces then I'd recommend going around the village.


I've actually been to the palace 15 years ago. So, I won't be going there this time around. There is a restaurant (Song Jook Heon) near the village that I wanna try though, so I may still pass by.

http://theculturetrip.com/asia/south-ko ... -in-seoul/

Not sure if the restaurant is worth both the time and money. But I would love to try out a traditional Korean meal that I cannot eat anywhere else.
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Re: South Korea Tips

Postby TravelFun » Sat May 18, 2013 6:48 am

avonord wrote:I've actually been to the palace 15 years ago. So, I won't be going there this time around. There is a restaurant (Song Jook Heon) near the village that I wanna try though, so I may still pass by.

http://theculturetrip.com/asia/south-ko ... -in-seoul/

Not sure if the restaurant is worth both the time and money. But I would love to try out a traditional Korean meal that I cannot eat anywhere else.


If it's something you want to try then just go for it and of course it's worth the time and money...because it's worth the experience. The area makes for an enjoyable walk so sure you won't regret it!

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