'E-mail Documentation - PlanningTheTrip Part 2
Sent : Saturday, 17 December 2005 8:46:22 AM
I don't know how mush you need roughly, I've spend average 60-70 dollars in Europe a day, including accommondation fee. But you don't need to spend for accommondation while you are staying in Seoul and the price of Korea is lower than Europe!!!
Check below information!!
* The enterance fee of most palaces in seoul is 2500won to 3000won (2.5 to 3 dallars)
This web is for the most famous and biggest palace, Gyeong bok gung
* About National museum in Seoul -> http://www.museum.go.kr/eng/index.jsp
* The best place you can see one of the best scenery of Korea, the beautiful night scenery of Seoul -> http://www.nseoultower.com/english/
*Seoul Arts Center -> http://www.sac.or.kr/eng/
*Most private gallery of An Guk dong in Seoul is free. An guk dong is one of the most famous of arts and an ancient district. I no doubt you'll like it. 'cause most visitors love there.
*This is Korean Folk Village. This place is also one of nice places for visiotrs. This is located out of Seoul, needed one hour by bus to go there, and the enterance fee is a little bit expenxive comparing with other place, but I think it's valuable to go there.
The bus fee of round trip for there, from South Seoul to there, is about 3.5 dollars.
The web for this place is -> http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr/folk/english/index.htm
* About Transportation
The base price for subway is 900won, about 90cents. You can go anywhere in a section. As further as you go, the fee is rising but the most places in Seoul are possible from 900won, the base price, to 1000won.
And bus fee is 900won for one way. But!!! if you use Seoul transportation card, you can transfer 3 times in free in a hour . For example, if you take a bus first and then take a subway in one hour, it's free. Before you use that, you should charge amount in it at any subway station. You can buy the card at the subway station, BUT!!! you don't need to buy it. 'Cause I have a spare one!! Hehe- I usually charge 50000won (50 dollars) in it for a month. And I think about 10 dollars for your trip in Seoul are enough.
This web is Seoul Metropolitan Government. You can get a good information about Seoul -> http://english.seoul.go.kr/
From Seoul to Gyungju, the acient city where you want to go, takes 15.700won.(about 15 dollars.) some places in Gyung ju is quite cheaper than Seoul, but fee of some ones where are famous of UNESO cultural heritage are almost same with Seoul. Infomation for Gyung ju -> http://www.gyeongju.go.kr/eng/main/index.asp
From Gyung ju to Busan, the 2nd biggest city and famous of APEC 2005, takes 5000won (about 5 dollars). Information for Busan -> http://english.busan.go.kr/
From Busan to Seoul takes about 19000won by bus, 36000won by train, 45000won by rapid transit railway. I reccomend you to take a train. :)
Sent : Wednesday, 28 December 2005 7:04:52 AM
Hey, Gongju is the one of the historic city in Korea. It was a capital of Baek Je, which had tough ceramic and introducted Buddhism to Japan, long long time ago. Actually at the city center there are worthy places that is good for you, but I think it's similar with Gyung Ju we will go. So if you just want to go to a rural village in Korea, to go there isn't bad. But my grandma's home was rebuilted, it's not a traditional style and I think maybe we will sleep at a traditional home in Gyung Ju as B&B.