Songt'an Travel Guide

  • Nightlife
    by Ewingjr98
  • Nightlife
    by Ewingjr98
  • Nightlife
    by Ewingjr98

Songt'an Things to Do

  • Surrounding farmland

    Songtan is in a rural area of Korea and is surrounded by farmland. Wandering through the countryside will show you just how hard the Koreans work to get by, often working in the fields by hand.

  • Songtan -- See the town

    No, there are not a lot of great historic sites, museums, or classic Korean architecture in Songtan, but that doesn't mean you can't learn a lot about Korean culture in the area. Though the architecture is nothing special for Korea, it is definitely different from in the US or Europe. Around town you can check out the markets, local shops, and...

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Songt'an Restaurants

  • Gamgol Sundaeguk Restaurant

    During my 2013 visit to Korea, I discovered sundae (pronounced soon-day), a tasty Korean blood sausage served at many street vendor stands. We really liked this simple dish and tried it a few different times.When I returned to Korea in 2014, I wanted to try some sundae again, but just couldn't get a good opportunity. I finally stumbled upon a...

  • Happy Teriyaki

    Compared to an American restaurant, Happy Teriyaki is about 2 out of 4 stars... compared to other Songtan restaurants, it rates about 3 1/2 stars. It is one of the few Japanese restaurants in town, though it seems to be run by a Korean. The food is a little steeply priced, but the quantities are huge.We always enjoyed coming here for their tempura...

  • Kimbab Heaven...

    If you have not tried kimbab, you are missing out on a real Korean treat. Kimbab is made from a layer of dried seaweed, covered with a thin layer of rice, with a few strips of ham, veggies, and cooked egg in the middle. This is rolled into a log about 1 1/2" thick and 9" long, then sliced.One of the cheapest places for kimbab is the Korean...


Songt'an Nightlife

  • IPA House

    The IPA House has probably the best beer selection in Songtan, including a number of beers that are hard to find even in their home countries. They also have pool and darts, like most other bars in the area.

  • Juicy Bars...

    Songtan is full of 'Juicy Bars' which have dancers from Korea, the Philippines, and the former USSR. The girls will try to get men to buy them drinks for about 8 USD each (a drink for anyone else is about 2 USD). In exchange for the drink, they will sit and talk to you for a short time. The profits from the drinks are shared between the bar owner...

  • Blue Monkey

    The Blue Monkey is one of the growing number of Songtan restaurants that offers a variety of American craft beers. I stopped here and had a lost coast Indica IPA, for about 8,000 on or so. Not bad.They also have pool and darts.


Songt'an Transportation

  • Taxis in Songtan

    The easiest way to get around Seoul is by Taxi. They are everywhere, they are inexpensive, and the are safe. The gray taxis and white taxis are inexpensive, starting at 3,000 won.

  • Intercity Busses

    Do not take a Taxi from Incheon to Songtan unless you have lots of extra money. There are frequent city buses to all parts of Songtan that only cost about 12,000 won ($12) rather than 200,000 Won or so for a taxi (including the tolls). The buses go to the Songtan Intercity Bus Terminal, a kilometer or two from the big shopping area.

  • Seoul Subway

    The Seoul subway was recently expanded south and now has stops near Songtan and even further south. This will greatly improve transportation to and from the area.It costs about 1500 Won to get from downtown Seoul to Songtan station, and the 63 km route takes more than an hour.


Songt'an Shopping

  • Songtan's International Market

    Just off the shopping area for foreigners is the Songtan's International Market (sometimes called the International Night Market). This area has much more traditional Korean goods like dried fish, fruits, vegetables, meats, some clothing and other interesting items that Koreans use. It's a nice change of pace from the Western-focused market nearby....

  • Shinjiang Shopping Arcade

    This area is one of Korea's best shopping districts. It has a huge variety of stores selling everything from traditional Korean pottery to Nike shoes. This is a great place to shop for souvenirs, custom made suits, coats and jackets, and Korean art work. Typically the prices here are about 1/2 of the prices in Seoul -- if you remember to barter!

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Songt'an Off The Beaten Path

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    Leave Town!

    by Ewingjr98 Written Apr 25, 2004

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    Many American soldiers spend their entire year in the bars of Songtan. For them, I say LEAVE TOWN! Songtan's sleaze and dirt represent all that the rest of Korea is not. Even to just go for a run or bike ride through the farmland around town can be an eye-opening experience.

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