Seoul Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Itaewon

    My 1st time in Korea, read a lot about Seoul and Itaewon. It is a very big let down, day and night. Its raining, and the fake apparels by the road side is not as I had expected. Compared to the...

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  • 2. Getting Around

    We just finished shopping in Dongdaemum district and about to go back in the hotel but it rained so hard so my friend and I decided to take a taxi. We were waiting for a taxi when this big black cab...

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  • 3. Other Stuff

    it costs 30,000 won to pose with pictures at Gyeongbok Palace (included in it is the wardrobe rent plus posing with beautiful korean girls in Hanbok dresses plus a glass framed picture of it) well...

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  • 4. Korean costumes

    As in many places, you can dress up in traditional Korean costumes and have your picture taken. Yes, it's a tourist trap but my daughter and I could not resist...

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  • 5. The Museum of Korean Embroidery

    It is a small room displaying 5 tapestries and some in the display glasses. I was told by the security guard of the building (this museum is on the same floor...

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  • 6. Duty Free Shop Shilla Hotel

    Luxury Brands Galore (well i fell victim here since I'm into these stuff). If you go inhave a mutil-level duty free shopping with lots of High End Brands like...

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  • 7. Ginseng Factory

    Expensive Ginseng! If you were of chinese ancestry (like singaporeans, taiwanese, mainlanders, japanese, etc.) this will be a good deal since east asians are...

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  • 8. Amethyst Factory

    A Giant Tourist Trap! Unfortunately all guided tours of seoul whether the budget group tour and the private tour groups always provide stops here hance you have...

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  • 9. DAEHANGNO

    DAEHANGNO Street of youth cultureOriginally a university campus site, is filled with an avant-garde atmosphere. Daehangno offers various kinds of food and...

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  • 10. JONGNO TOWER

    JONGNO TOWERA distinct landmark in downtown Seoul with a unique design and fantastic night view.Subway line 1 jonggak stn exit 3 an unique building's...

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  • 11. NAMSAN PARK

    This park on Mt. Namsan features a botanical garden, a small zoo, Namsan Public Library, Patriot Ahn Choong Kun Memorial Hall and a playground on the lower side...

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  • 12. AQUARIUMS IN THE CITY

    COEX AQUARIUMwww.coexaqua.co.kr02-6002-6200 shopping @ COEX MALL 63 SEA WORLDAquarium of 63 Sea World display 20.000 marine creatures from 400 different...

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  • 13. WORLD CUP STADIUM

    This is Asia’s largest soccer- only field. The architectural design reflects traditional Korean beauty and modern technological conveniences. he opening...

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  • 14. MYEONGDONG CATHEDRAL

    Is the main Catholic church in Korea and is also considered the symbol of Myeongdong. The grand, magnificent building, the beautiful interior of Gothic church...

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  • 15. Drinking culture

    If you enjoy drinking... drinking a lot... please ignore the trap.This tip is for those who do not really enjoy drinking their heads off and simply like to...

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  • 16. FLEA MARKET

    On weekends, several flea markets are open to the public in Seoul, where sellers display their used goods or handmade goods for sale. There are all sorts of...

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  • 17. Presidential Blue House ~ Cheong Wa Dae

    A waste of time!Although the view of the hills is "peaceful" and the buildings (are not even blue)This was a definitie waste of time esp travelling to this...

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  • 18. Shopping in the Markets

    Crowded, lots of fake items and lots of pushy sales people. But lots of cool things to buy Bargin. Never buy anything in museums, you can get the same things...

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  • 19. Dongdaemun food stall

    I read about the local markets at Dongdaemun and took the subway there to have a look. The streets near Dongdaemun are lined with hawker food stalls. At first,...

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  • 20. Language Barrier

    Although people will try their best to help you out and many approach you out of the blue while sitting in the subway or standing at a crossing, the fact that...

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  • 21. Hotel Ripoff, The Seoul Renaisance

    My wife and I recently spent a night in Seoul courtesy of our son-in-law who gave us a comped ticket to the Seoul Renaisance in the Kangnam area. The room would...

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  • 22. Food

    Not necessarily a tourist trap but definitely worth mentioning:At least 80% of the food you order is spicy!Koreans love to eat spicy food. They actually grow up...

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  • 23. Pictures

    Excuse me, could you please take a picture of me?I really don't know the reason for this tourist trap and I don't think it's only related to Koreans. In Hong...

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  • 24. Itaewon's Main Drag

    If you have to go to Itaewon's main drag, go for a specific reason, accomplish it, and get out as fast as you can. This strip should be avoided in much the same...

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  • 25. Itaewon area

    The famous Itaewon area is over-rated in my opinion. When I went there during a Saturday night, there was no big crowd and there is only one main street selling...

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