Soul-t'ukpyolsi Off The Beaten Path

  • Religious & Memorial
    by Ewingjr98
  • Religious & Memorial
    by Ewingjr98
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Ewingjr98

Soul-t'ukpyolsi Off The Beaten Path

  • Other Place to Go

    Seoul Off The Beaten Path

    On our first visit to Seoul we did a day trip to Suwon on the underground. We found people here really helpful. At the information stand near the station they wrote me down bus information, gave me maps and free postcards. None of them could speak English but they called out to passers-by until someone who could speak English came to help. We...

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  • Hiking

    Seoul Off The Beaten Path

    There are some smallish mountains (hills) near Gupabal Station that have some well-maintained trails carved through a densely wooded setting. In this area it is also possible to see: - A very large artificial waterfall (See Photo #4) - Some remnants from the Korean war, or that's what I think they are (See Photo #3) - Modern luxury apartment...

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  • Parks, Zoos & Stadiums

    Seoul Off The Beaten Path

    Seonyudo (선유도) is an island in the Hangang (River) just west of Yeouido. This man-made island was originally built to be a sewage treatment plant. From these humble beginnings, the island has been transformed into one of Seoul's most unique parks. The park just opened in April 2003. After the sewage treatment plant closed,...

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  • Korean Historical Landmark

    Seoul Off The Beaten Path

    Seolleung Royal Tombs houses the burial mounds of King Seongjong (1469-1494), his wife Queen Jeonghyeon, and King Jungjong (1506-1544) of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The burial mounds are surrounded by small sculptures called Japsang. These are carved in the shape of animals and were believed to exorcise evil spirits. The king's burial...

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  • Religious & Memorial

    Seoul Off The Beaten Path

    This early Baekje period burial site, dating from 500-400 BC, was excavated by the Museum of Seoul National University during the 70s and 80s. These six burial mounds are built in two styles. Some are like 4-sided pyramids with three horizontal levels of stone and earth. The others are large mounds of soil. This is an interesting stop for about 30...

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  • Art Galleries

    Seoul Off The Beaten Path

    Established by a wealthy and eccentric collector and opened to the public, this is one of Seoul`s more unexpected sights. The "Asia Eros" museum features prints, sculptures and paintings from all over Asia about the subject of...sex. Its all very tastefully done though. One of the most amusing things is the heavy emphasis on Japanese and Indian...

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