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1330 Seocho-Dong, Seochi-ku, Seoul, 137-070, South Korea
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Costs 26% more and rated 23% lower than other 3 star hotels

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  • Families75
  • Couples85
  • Solo33
  • Business16

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Forum Posts

What is the exact situation in Korea now?

by tracyskf

As there have been tension between South Korea and North Korea very recently, I am trying to understand the exact situation, particularly whether it is safe for tourist to travel to Seoul. A few of my family members and their friends have booked a vacation from 26 Nov to 3 Dec 2010 covering Seoul / Mt Sorak / Everland / Yongpyong Ski Resort / Jeju.

Anyone who can provide some insights into this would be helpful as I have huge concerns. Thanks.

Re: What is the exact situation in Korea now?

by Norccer

There will probably be a travel warning up, but that is the usual case. I don't think anyone should be canceling plans right now! Just don't go too close to the border to hot spots.

- International Affairs major with friends in Seoul :)

Re: What is the exact situation in Korea now?

by boros1124

Hi! Korea do not have to travel. There are much nicer places in the world. For example:

Yeah! And sorry for the poor english.

Re: What is the exact situation in Korea now?

by Odinnthor

"Boros1124", - don't apologize for your English, - apologize for advertising on a no-advertising forum.

Re: What is the exact situation in Korea now?

by DSwede

Having just left Korea after about 3 years there, I will say that having border scuffles is nothing new. Granted, this last incident was harsher than most, but there is something back and forth between ROK and DPRK nearly every month.

Personally, I'd go to Korea, just stay away from the DMZ.

Re: What is the exact situation in Korea now?

by RobSydney

Returned from Seoul this morning- everything kept going in Seoul as if nothing had happened. If you didnt watch TV or read papers you would not even know anything was wrong.
Dont worry about it-go and enjoy

Re: What is the exact situation in Korea now?

by bryankang

When I checked in flight from JFK, Newyork days ago, I saw the CNN breaking news for Korea Tension.
Honestly I felt nervous for flying, also I thought Flight maybe not land in Incheon airport. but as it was yesterday everything is the same here

Things change is that no one need free breakfast for North koreans anymore.
Over 10years it have had been a big agenda among the citizens why South korea supply Money and goods without any good reactions.

I bet you feel the same safe in Korea, I think it the good chance to join DMZ tour near boarder.


Re: What is the exact situation in Korea now?

by tracyskf

Thanks for all the updates!
My folks have flew to Korea already, hope everything will be fine.

Travel Tips for Seoul

Recommended Korea tours !

by WStat

I stopped over in Seoul recently and did a very good guided roundtrip, offered and organised by Holiday Planners Co Ltd, Seoul (we were taken care by Ms Christine Cheong 82-2 336-3532)
The tour was flawless, at a fair price,well organised and guided with good hotels and food,
Have a look at
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Have a nice trip! A lot of Asian culture and many traffic jams !

United States Army in Seoul

by Ewingjr98

The United States has maintained an enormous presence in Seoul since the end of the Korean War. Though initially welcomed as an ally who helped ensure the country was free from communism, the US is no longer welcomed by many Koreans. Now that Korea's military is well trained and well established, the need for our military is gone. The US soldiers in Korea often cause trouble from drinking too much to the occasional vehicular homicide. And of course the area around the base caters to the miltary, while going against traditional Korean values.

Yongsan is the largest US installation in Seoul with some 7,000 people stationed here. It is the HQ for the US forces in Korea as well as the United Nations Command.

Hayeong (Offering Roasted Black Pork)

by kimmijin

Hayeong is a newly-opened restaurant perched on top of a hill at the entrance of the Jungmun Resort Complex in Jeju. The restaurant serves high-quality, roasted black pork (for which the island is famous). Not only can visitors expect some excellent cuisine representative of Jeju, but diners are also treated to a gorgeous view of the sea and the surrounding tourist attractions of the Jungmun Resort Complex. Located right on the main road of Ilju, between the Jungmun Resort Complex and the parking lot for Cheonjeyeon Falls, Hayeong is easy to find, even for first time visitors. The hilltop view and spacious dining area make it an ideal place for group tourists, family gatherings, or individual tourists.


by iwys

Jangseung are wooden totem poles or spirit sentinels that were placed at the entrance to villages to guard against evil spirits, natural disasters and military invasions. You can see them in the grounds of the National Folk Museum in Seoul. Shamanism is still actively practised in Seoul.

A few things to remember...

by itsCharlie

If you're over a size 8- you can't buy shoes here girls! so bring what you'll need... however many that may be...
Also women's underwear and bras are quite differently sized. I'm a western size 6 and they are too small for me... unless you like granny underwear! haha Tylonol & Advil here aren't as strong so bring those. As well as cold as flu medication.
Deoderent as we know it hasn't broken through heere yet. Tampons are beginning to but hard to find sometimes. Also you never know which moiturizers have whitening in them so bring that too. Also can't buy woman's shaving cream. (men's no prob)


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Address: 1330 Seocho-Dong, Seochi-ku, Seoul, 137-070, South Korea