Beewon Guesthouse

28-2 Woonni dong Jong-ro gu, Seoul, South Korea
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General Shopping questions

by ChewieNomad

Hi all! I'm arriving in Seoul at 8:35am on 15/03/07 and from what I can gather from the online weather reports, that the temperatures in Sth Korea are generally under 10 deg C. Since I don't really have any winter clothes, I was going to go shopping as soon as I drop off my gear at the hostel, so was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where I should be heading to for warm clothing. And yes, I neither speak Korean nor am I a great haggler.

Also are there any tips on things that are a "must buy" in Sth Korea (e.g. Hong Kong would generally be electronics, etc)? Should I ust be sticking to souveniours? And does anyone know where I can get a timetable for the KTX as I plan to meet a friend in Busan/Pusan on the 17th March (Sunday) as a day trip from Seoul (yes, I know I'll have to wake up earlier than a sparrow's f@rt).

Thanks in advance!!

RE: General Shopping questions

by Vita500

Where exactly are you staying?
In general, you can still buy warm cloths in pretty much every shop you pass by. Markets like Dongdaemun or Namdaemun are another, more budget-oriented option as well as the Migliore Department stores.

Since you're arriving at Seoul Incheon at 8.35am you'll probably be in Seoul in between 10.30 and 11.00am, so opening hours shouldn't be a problem.

Must buys:
Kimchi, Ginseng products, hot chilli paste, jewelry boxes... depending on whom you wanna give it to.

Thanks to the KTX, a day-trip to Busan is no problem at all. Trains run very frequently. You can check the schedule below:

Other tips and suggestions on my VT Seoul page.


RE: RE: General Shopping questions

by ChewieNomad

Thanks, Rob! I've been reading your Seoul page, and it's very insightful - good work!

I'll be staying at the Beewon Guesthouse at:

28-2 Woonni dong Jong-ro gu Seoul

(if that helps any)

RE: RE: RE: General Shopping questions

by ChewieNomad

Thanks, Rob! I've been reading your Seoul page, and it's very insightful - good work!

I'll be staying at the Beewon Guesthouse at:

28-2 Woonni dong Jong-ro gu Seoul

(if that helps any)

Guest House nearest to Seoul Naional University

by drwasif

i will visit Seoul National University for two weeks at the end of November. Can any one tell the guest house which is nearest to the university and have economical rates or economical guest house from which one can reach university easily by public transport

Re: Guest House nearest to Seoul Naional University

by olddude

I can't tell you which is nearest. I don't think any on that side of town to be quite honest. Most are on the north and west side of town (the major university and tourist areas of Hongdae and Jongno). However, most are very near the subway, and if you are near the subway, it really doesn't take long to get to the university. The university has it's own stop on subway line #2. Here is a list of guesthouses in Seoul:

Hongdae Guesthouse:
Worldcup Korea Guesthouse:
Arirang Guesthouse:
Beewon Guest House:
Bukchon Guest House:
Golden Pond Guesthouse:
Guesthouse Korea:
HEY Guesthouse:
Holiday in Korea Guesthouse:
Hongdae Guesthouse:
Hostel Korea:
Kim's Guesthouse:
Myeong Dong Guest House:
Namsan Guesthouse:
Seoul Backpackers:
Seoul Guesthouse:
Stay Korea:
Tea Guesthouse:
Windflower Guesthouse:
Windroad Guesthouse:
Yim's House:
Young Home:
An-guk Guesthouse:
Happy Road Guesthouse:
Carpe Diem Guesthouse:

So you probably want to just pick a guesthouse that is situated very near to subway Line #2 and then you won't have to make any transfers.

Re: Guest House nearest to Seoul Naional University

by Vita500

Yeah, finding a Guest House in that part of town is quite difficult.
Hence, ditto to olddude's suggestion!

One add-on:
Even though there is a subway station on line 2 called 'Seoul Nat'l University', the station is actually quite far away from the university entrance. You need to take either bus or taxi to get there. Hence, you might want to inquire about buses going directly to the university from your guesthouse. Unfortunately, I don't know much about it.
Maybe you should inquire at the university directly, they should have some tips for you...


Travel Tips for Seoul

Mobile Telephones at Seoul

by Erkmen

It is definite that you can see the most developed mobile phones at Seoul.. Almost everyone uses a mobile and it is like a part in their life.. However you might probably be one of the only person without a mobile..

When we landed to the airport, I tried to turn our mobiles on. But as we havent made any research before, we were not aware that they are using a different system at Seoul..

My mobile supports 900,1800, 1900, however Seould has the CDMA system and it does not fit to regular mobile phones..

It was Sony who had released their 2,0 megapixel mobile phones with Camera at the market during those days.. However Koreans were using a mobile with 5,2 megapixel camera.. I didnt believe in the beginning but I hold with my hand and yes it was a mobile phone with a 5,2 megapixel camera with 3 digital zoom..

See the pics..

Change of Guards( Sumunjang )

by jckim

In front of Gwanghwamun.
The ceremony of opening and closing Palace gate guard change at gate front area.
Sumunjang mean's are commander of the gate guard.
Uniforms, Weapons, Accessories of the guard are revived.
view to another culture of part of Joseon Dynasty.

Period march1 ~ november30.
Time 10:00~16:00.
10:00 the ceremony of opening Palace gate and guard change and a parade to the meeting at court
12:00~14:00 the ceremony of changing the gate guard
15:30 the ceremony of closing the Palace gate and changing the guard.

Participation program
Sumungun costume try on with photo taking( for foreigners and families ), Sumunjang doll coloring

Always hand to and receive...

by Lunagirl

Always hand to and receive things from other people using two hands.

Bowing is also polite, like a handshake in western culture. If you shake hands with a Korean person it shows respect to use both hands, or shaking with the right hand and touching your own upper right arm with the left at the same time. The higher up your own arm you touch the more respect you show.

If you look like a foreigner you are not really expected to know the customs. However, most Koreans are very appreciative of a foreigner who attempts to learn and use the language, customs, etc.

Kimchi Making

by victorwkf

If you are interested, you can attend classes where locals will teach you how to make Kimchi, the famous vegetable dishes of Korea. I managed to witness a quick Kimchi making class when I was in Seoul in Oct 2005.


by elPierro

If you like enjoying a bit of culture, nature, are just in need of some fresh air, or if you like hiking. A trip to Bukhansan combines everything.

The mountainrange on the northside of Seoul can be climbed, there are no cablecars and the route is pretty difficult at the end, though there are ropes everywhere to hang-on to.

Bukhansan is about 840m high and the rang contains various hikepaths to any of the mountains and the area itself, a climb to the highest mountain takes about 1 and a half hours.

I don't need to explain the hiking path, the nature is just beautifull as everywhere in Korea, the view is unbeatable though Seoul is often covered in smog, but you still get a glimpse of how big this city is, the northeastern stretch which is clearest visible could simply stand for a capital city.

The cultural part is because Koreans are crazy of hiking, if you are here on your own, just follow other people, getting closer to the top you may experience traffic jams on weekends, as rows of hikers are waiting to move-up to the top. From there everyone spreads out for a pick-nick and heads back down afterwards.

The tracks cost a little to enter, there is a free bus leading to a monastry (they expect you to make a small donation for the shrine) from where you get access to the hiking paths.


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Address: 28-2 Woonni dong Jong-ro gu, Seoul, South Korea