South Korea Travel Guide

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Seoul

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3194,8333,259

Busan

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338,911,91

Incheon

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56,178,39

Ulsan

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22,47,3

Daegu

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41,93,36

Suwon

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115,305,16

Kyongju

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192,521,11

Kunsan

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16,25,0

Sorak-sanmaek

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107,437,0

Jeju (city)

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48,126,37

Andong

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43,78,0

Sokch'o

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26,106,0

Yongin

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25,102,0

Gwangju

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26,49,9

Chonju

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27,70,0

Okp'o-dong

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14,26,0

Koje-do

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22,57,0

Pusan

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14,45,4

Nami-ri

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11,23,0

Tanyang

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43,278,0

Ch'onan

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15,48,0

Songt'an

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4,0,0

T'ongyong

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15,49,0

Chinhae

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6,14,0

P'yongt'aek

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12,4,0

Songt'an

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19,85,0

Yosu

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16,35,1

Ilsan-dong

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5,4,0

Puyo

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25,58,0

Kanghwa-do

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16,29,0

Taejon

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18,38,1

Ch'ungju

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11,37,0

Namhae

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2,26,0

Chongup

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13,58,0

Pohang

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0,2,1

Kap'yong

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2,3,0

Naejangsan-kungnip-kongwon

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73,353,0

Ich'on

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6,18,0

Ansan

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4,3,1

Ulchin

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13,24,1

Hongch'on

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12,71,0

Naju

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3,5,0

Ch'unch'on

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16,82,1

Sobaek-sanmaek

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25,150,0

Yangyang

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5,16,2

Asan

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5,21,0

Chinju

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11,18,0

Seoul

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  • Gyeongbokgung Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Among the Four Royal Palaces in Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace is the most popular for tourists and is the one included in a half day City Tour of Seoul if you have a really long layover from Incheon Airport if riding Asiana or Korean Airlines (these tours are complimentary). Gyeongbok Palace was the Main Palace of the Chosun dynasty until it got...

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  • Lotte Hotel Seoul

    Seoul Hotels

    We stayed here for a week. It is very nice but DO NOT have your laundry done by them, a piece of...

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  • Street Vendors

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Restaurants

    Seoul is no exception than any other Asian country, street food in Seoul is remarkable. I was so curious about their local specialty. At first I'm doubting, this is a first time in my life see this kind of food. I have to stare at it for long time before I able to try it Now I'm on the food, which is one of the better aspects in Seoul. Tasty,...

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Busan

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  • Busan Expat Sailing Club

    Busan Things to Do

    Do some sailing during your visit to Haeundae Beach, Busan. The Busan Expat Sailing Club is ideally located at the Sooyoungman Marina which is the largest marina in Korea. Established in 2008 to serve the expat communtiy, BESA has quickly grown to be one of the premier sailing clubs in the country. You can learn how to sail on the Dinghies or...

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  • The Westin Chosun Busan

    Busan Hotels

    My wife and I have stayed twice at the Westin Chosun within the last three months. The rooms are...

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  • Bombay Brau

    Busan Restaurants

    This was a newly opened place when I visited the Busan International Finance center. I was about to enter the Italian fusion restaurant Mad for Garlic that I noticed the smell of curry.It was right there in front of Mad for Garlic. We immediately changed our dinner venue and headed for Bombay Brau. We had to wait outside a few minutes to get...

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Incheon

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  • Incheon Airport

    Incheon Transportation

    Incheon Airport is the gateway to Korea. It is located an hour west of Seoul, on an island outside of Incheon. Incheon is a beautiful, modern airport that opened in 2002, just in time for the World Cup. Incheon's 35 million passengers per year makes it the eighth busiest airport in the world.The airport has been named the world's best airport each...

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  • Hyatt Regency Incheon

    Incheon Hotels

    A short bus ride from the airport, the check-in was busy but probably not the best timing on my...

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  • Incheon Subway & Airport Express Train

    Incheon Transportation

    Incheon is located at the end of Seoul Subway Line 1, so is easily accessible from Seoul. Incheon also has its own subway line that runs north/south intersecting Line 1 at Bupyeong Station. Subway trains run every 6 to 10 minutes on weekdays from about 5am to midnight. From Incheon to Seoul Station is about 40 km, it will take perhaps an hour, and...

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Ulsan

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  • Meeting ex-pats in Ulsan (Samsan)

    Ulsan Nightlife

    Bars in Ulsan come and go like the seasons. Even those that survive more than a year or two go through cycles of popularity.In and around Samsan-dong (the neighborhood near the Lotte Hotel), there are a couple of bars that expats frequent. Obviously if you've ever been to Korea before, you know that there is no shortage of places to drink, but...

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  • Lotte Hotel Ulsan

    Ulsan Hotels

    Simply the best hotel in Ulsan that has western amenities. I've stayed in a few hotels around Ulsan...

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  • To/from Ulsan (from Gimhae and other...

    Ulsan Transportation

    Busan's Gimhae Airport: there is an express bus to/from downtown Ulsan. Ulsan's stop for Gimhae airport is under the bridge, by the river adjacent to Taehwa Hotel (see picture). Cost is 7400KRW one-way. You must buy the ticket at the vending office next to the bus stop. Gimhae's office is at the domestic terminal (if you get on at international...

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Daegu

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  • Visit Keimyung College

    Daegu Things to Do

    The local college in Daegu is Kiemyung College. It is rather new, and the buildings are very beautiful. The college is built into a hilside. At the top is the church. All very spectacular.On the campus there is a re-creation of an ancient school and village. It shows in exact detail how an old village and school would look a few hundred years ago....

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  • Eldis Regent Hotel

    Daegu Hotels

    This is a 4 star hotel in the center of Daegu City. As you would expect, the rooms are perfect. Good...

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  • How to get to Haeinsa

    Daegu Off The Beaten Path

    In my opinion the best way to get there is from Seo-bu Bus station in Daegu. There are about 15 buses a day to the Haeinsa area from Seo-bu Bus Station. The price is about 7,000W. It should stop in front of the Gaya National Park building. Then it will cost about about 10,000W to get to the Haeinsa turnoff. Then its a 1 km walk to the temple and...

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Suwon

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  • Best Donkas in Town

    Suwon Restaurants

    Super crispy and tasty donkas (pork, chicken, or fish) I have ever had. The inside looks really cool, too. Seemed to have fresh and thick cuts of meat, good sides, and an impressive painting on the wall next to our seats. Will be back for more with friends for sure. I had the combination with pork tenderloin and fish. It also came with noodles, a...

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  • Ramada Plaza Suwon

    Suwon Hotels

    940 Ingye-Dong Paldal-Gu, Suwon, 442-832, South Korea

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Dongbukgangnu

    Suwon Things to Do

    Dongbukgangnu is the Northeast Angel Tower. it sits on top of the high hill in the east of the Hwahongmun Fooldgate. it's one of most beautiful architecture of Fortress.

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Kyongju

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  • By bus from Seoul to Gyeongju

    Kyongju Transportation

    From the Seoul Express Bus Terminal are frequent buses to Gyeongju, 4 hours and 20400 Won. The last bus leaves Gyeongju at midnight, useful if you have a early morning plane from Seoul.There is also a fast train, 2 hours and 40000 Won, but the station for this is quite far out of town.

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  • Kyungju Hilton Hotel

    Kyongju Hotels

    370 Shinpyung-dong, Kyongju, 780-290, South Korea

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Local buses in Gyeongju

    Kyongju Transportation

    There is a good bus system in Gyeongju and surrounding, with bus # 10 and 11 particular useful for the tourist. They are either 1200 or 1500 Won, you put you money in a box next to the driver, change is given, but no transfer.

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Kunsan

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  • Getting around Gunsan

    Kunsan Transportation

    When I was first stationed there in 74-75, my friend and I got our houseboy to make up 2 index cards. On one side was English and the reverse was in Korean. One card asked how to get to the bus station, and the other asked which bus took us vback to Gunsan city. We would leave the airbase on the local bus, go to the main bus terminal downtown, and...

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  • Rafting with Kunsan's Outdoor Rec

    Kunsan Things to Do

    Rafting daytrip. About $25 includes bus transportation to the rafting site and back to Kunsan Air Base. Includes some minor rafting instruction, shower house at the end of the raft trip, guides, and lunch after the showers.

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  • Cherry Boys in A-Town!

    Kunsan Restaurants

    Good portions of Bulgogi (beef, chicken or pork -- spicy, med spicy or no spicy). Best cucumber kimchi in A-town! Yaki...same as everywhere else. Spicy beef bulgogi, yaki, and cucumber kimchi!

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Sorak-sanmaek

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  • Map of Sorak

    Sorak-sanmaek Favorites

    Map of Mount Sorak National Park are located in Strategic Areas and are written in Korean and English but I would suggest that you can just get free brochures with the maps included at the ticket booth before buying the entrance tickets to save you time plus you can plan your mode of exploring the park! the free maps and the large maps around the...

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  • Bronze Buddha

    Sorak-sanmaek Things to Do

    On the path to Sinheungsa Temple, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high and what a sight and I must take pictures of It, It reminds me of the Bronze Buddha in Nara, Japan.

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  • Sinheungsa Temple 1

    Sorak-sanmaek Things to Do

    Sinheungsa Temple is a short 10min walk away from the Sorak Park entrance hence many visit because of its close proximity to it. Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa. On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a...

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Jeju (city)

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  • Ilchulbong Peak

    Jeju (city) Things to Do

    Seongsan Ilchulbong is an extinct volcanic crater that one could climb and come down from within an hour. There is a concrete pathway and stairway to the top with 2 rest stops along the way. Once you reach the crater rim you are rewarded with a magnificent and majestic view of the eastern coast, which is why the place has been designated a World...

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  • Lotte Hotel Jeju

    Jeju (city) Hotels

    Lotte Hotel Jeju is a luxury 5 Seogwipo city center.Easy Jeju-Airport access to and from hotel...

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  • Hallim Park

    Jeju (city) Things to Do

    This is a garden park that contains many exotic plant species as well as some birds and small reptiles. It's nice place to visit and walk around in plus there are 2 caves to explore though there are no stalactites or stalagmites to appreciate. You can also view a replica of a folk village to see how ancient Jeju natives once lived. There are cafes...

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Andong

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  • How to Andong or Hahoe Village?

    Andong Transportation

    From Seoul to Andong.Train from Seoul Cheongryangri station, it's take 3hr 30min.Bus from Dong Seoul bus terminal, it's take 3hrAndong to Hahoe village by city bus no 46, it's take 50min.

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  • Buyongdae Hill

    Andong Things to Do

    Great view place of village.Cross the river on a boat and rises the hill is about 20 minutes.Buyongdae Hill is there are perpect view point for Hahoe village.

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  • Getting to/from Andong by public transit

    Andong Transportation

    Andong is north of Deagu and there is no real express connection from either Seoul or from Busan. Most frequent and express connections are through Daegu. Therefore I have to say, it is not really that convenient from either.By bus:To/From Seoul - you can find a direct bus between Andong and Seoul (I believe from Dong-Seoul station). It goes...

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Sokch'o

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  • cheap buses...

    Sokch'o Transportation

    You can take number 7 for seorak mountain.There is a bus from sokcho-city to seorak mountain. It takes 20min to Mt,seorak.

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  • Sokcho City

    Sokch'o Things to Do

    Sokcho City is the nearest city to Mount Sorak National park and is usually the starting point for a tour of the Park. Sockho is actually above the 38th parallel and was part of North Korea before (after the war, North Korea Captured kaesong and Onjin peninsula from the south and the South captured Sokcho and the Surrounding areas). It is also the...

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  • Go to the beach!

    Sokch'o Things to Do

    The beaches in Sokcho are nice. Great for lounging on... Lots of convenience stores and restaurants nearby.

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Yongin

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  • Get a Discount for the Admission Fee

    Yongin Things to Do

    Now if you're going to Everland on your own, do yourself a favour and visit the theme park website to print yourself a discount voucher. You'll save 2,000 won on the usual 33,000 won entrance fee. For kids below 13, you pay 22,000 ( after a discount). I've provided the weblink, haha. Alternatively, visit the Korean National Tourism Office in your...

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  • Everland 6 (European Adventure)

    Yongin Things to Do

    this one is in the European Adventure Part of Everland, we were lounging around and taking pictures, afterwards we took the cable car to the Global Fair Main Street and go back to Seoul.

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  • Everland 5 (Magic Land)

    Yongin Things to Do

    this in Magic Land part of Everland. We had a 4d ride with a korean monkey hero and into a jungle river cruise (similar to disneyland) and the waiting time was 1 hour and the ride was about 6 minutes and I was also soaked there.

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Gwangju

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  • Gwangju Lake

    Gwangju Things to Do

    Heard its known for fishing and water sports. But, I didnt see any since I was there in winters. Restaurants along the lake. Gasa Literature Museum and Hwanbyeokdang pavilion are just nearby. I took a walk along the lake before it started snowing.

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  • Ramada Plaza Gwangju

    Gwangju Hotels

    1238 3 Chi Pyeong Dong Seo Gu, Gwangju, South Korea

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • May 18 National Cemetery

    Gwangju Things to Do

    This cemetery is the newly founded resting place for the hundreds of people who lost their lives during the May 18, 1980 "Democratic Uprising".The people of Gwangju rose to challenge due to oppression of the military's effort to establish a power hold and totalitarian control of Korea.During a 9-day period, hundreds of locals were killed and...

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Chonju

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  • the only place to go...

    Chonju Nightlife

    The infamous JukeBox... You Either love it or hate it... I love it. It's one of the few places that you can dance in Jeonju where you arn't subjucted to dance to really bad Korean night club dance music. The atmosphere is really energetic. Many of the Korean university students tell us that JukeBox is an escape from reality. They dance like crazy...

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  • Martyr Mountain

    Chonju Things to Do

    Martyr Mountain is in the southern part of Jeonju next to one of several rivers that run through the city. The mountain is the final resting place of 6 Catholic missionaries who were killed for their beliefs. The mountain itself has a wonderful trail laden with crosses, biblical statues, and great views of the city below (on a nice day!). Near the...

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  • DeukJin Park

    Chonju Things to Do

    the park lies to the north of Jeonju close to Chonbuk national university. Towards the end of the summer thousands of lotus flowers bloom in Deukjin pond. It's quite beautiful. All through the summer you can see a water shows and rent rowboats and paddle boats.

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