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Night Shopping Tour in Seoul
"You will start your night shopping tour when you are picked up at your hotel and go to the Myeongdong Fashion Street. The Myeongdong Fashion Street is one of the busiest places in Seoul and is among Korea’s premier shopping destinations. Over 1 million s Myeong-dong market has been a witness to Korea’s tumultuous modern-day history as a center of city politics economy and culture.After seeing the Myeongdong area you will check out the Dongdaemun Doota Shopping Mall which is a fashion mall full of trendy fashion items. There are 540 stores throughout the 8-story building including designer shops select shops
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Markets of Seoul: Korean Markets and City Sightseeing Tour
"After morning hotel pickup by coach your guide whisks you to attractions and sites that give you a great taste of Seoul’s culture and history. Along the way listen to informative commentary and enjoy the opportunities to purchase snacks or souvenirs. Kick off your full-day tour with a visit to 63 Square (Sky Art & Sea World) which at 866 feet (264 meters) high is Korea’s tallest building. This example of Korea’s modern development overlooks the Han River and offers stunning views of Bugaksan Namsan and Gwanaksan mountains. Its 63 floors house corporations a Sea World an IMAX theater and restaurants frequented by locals.Next
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Han River Evening Cruise and Gwangjang Night Market Tour
"After hotel pickup in the early evening travel by coach to the dock for your first activity a 1-hour cruise on the Han River.Board the large ferry and hear informative commentary from your guide as you watch the city light up for the evening. See landmarks like Jeoldusan Park the 63 City Building N Seoul Tower and the Seoul Olympic Stadium (Jamsil Sports Complex) built for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 10th Asian Games. As your boat passes under some of the city’s 27 bridges note how some of them glow with colorful light displays designed by artists.Once you have seen the city from the river
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More Warnings and Dangers in Seoul

GIs not wanted! This means any American.

I am a big supporter of the US military. The men and women in uniform are providing a service which I really appreciate. that being said, there are always a few bad apples that spoil the whole bunch....
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kdoc13
Jul 03, 2004

Crazy taxi drivers

One of the first things every new person to Korea notices is that there are roughly 10 million cars in and around the general Seoul area. Many of the cars are taxis, and they need drivers to drive...
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schwein
Jan 16, 2008

Watch out for ratcakes!

Seoul is a pretty dirty city. There are very few garbage cans along sidewalks, so people just litter. You will see piles of garbage in the street 3 or 4 or 5 feet high, especially after holidays. This...
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schwein
Apr 15, 2008

The great Hotel ripoff-The Seoul Renaisance

If you go to any of the name hotels, especially those in the Kangnam, Yoksam areas you will pay 2-3 times what you should. Worst among these is the Renaisance Hotel, part of the Mariott chain. We...
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hindu1936
Jan 14, 2006

Look for Toilet Paper!

I needed to use a public restroom in an underground metro station/shopping center. I go into the stall and there are no seat covers. Eh, I can live with that. I'll just put toilet paper down on the...
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GracesTrips
Aug 21, 2014

Noise!

If you are looking to visit a peaceful city, keep looking, and go elsewhere.With roughly 20 million people in and around Seoul, there is constant noise and bustle around the clock. Everything from...
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schwein
Nov 05, 2007
 
 
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Motorcycles on the sidewalk

Be careful of motorcycles and cars on the sidewalk. Make sure you walk in a straight line since the motorcycles will be trying to get by you and you might not hear them. If you step aside suddenly you...
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seoulgirl
Feb 04, 2005

Visa

Make sure that you get your visa before going as once you get there you could find your self back on the plane or waiting for a few days at the airport. It takes a few weeks to get the visa if you do...
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TinKan
Aug 01, 2003

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR FOREIGNERS

1330 Korea Travel PhoneWhen you need English assistance or travel information, just dial 1330, and a bilingual operator will offer you detailed tourism information. For assistance in English or travel...
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ancient_traveler
Mar 27, 2008

Cant Check In

Most "Hotels" or "Motels" wont let you check in till a certain time. So if you show up at 8 am youll be charged for the morning and the night. It usually goes by around a 12 hr period, hence the love...
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cwhit21
Oct 05, 2005

Beatings of Random Foreigners by Groups of Koreans

Foreigners have increasingly become victims of flash mob attacks by gangs of young adult Korean males. While these attacks can happen and do happen in various parts of Seoul, they're most common in...
GabrielBeddingham
Jul 29, 2012

Follow the Rules!

Recently, I visited Seoul on business and, despite a busy schedule, had time for sightseeing on a Friday night. This visit was my first to Seoul - my work usually takes me to Japan. I am embarrassed...
jay_craig
Feb 28, 2011

Stalkers? well..

Someone has written about Korean GIRL (esp) stalkers for foreign WHITE guys (esp white, by the way, why does it has to be WHITE esp, even as a korean girl myself, never could understand that..) It was...
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im_jiyoung
Aug 10, 2005

Taking the inter-city buses

If you are planning to take the inter-city buses from Seoul to other parts of South Korea (e.g. Busan, Kwangju, Sokcho, Suwon etc), it is very important to know which bus terminal you are taking the...
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victorwkf
Dec 22, 2007

Top Hotels in Seoul

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159 Samsung-dong, Kangnam-ku, Seoul, 135-525, South Korea
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1 Songong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-721, South Korea
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199-33 Eulgiro 2-ga, Jung-Gu, Seoul, 100-845, South Korea
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19-3 Banpo-dong Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-040, South Korea
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40-1 Jamsil-dong Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-220, South Korea
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202, 2-Ga Jangchung-Dong Chung-Ku,, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-392, South Korea
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Top Things to Do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung was the main palace of the Chosun Dynasty unil its destruction in 1592 by the Japanese. This made Changdeokgung the main palace until it was decided to restore Gyeongbikgung in 1868...
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Namsan (South Mountain) and Seoul Tower

Namsan Park is located on the top of Namsan Mountain. To get there, you can use the funicular railway or one of the paved hiking paths / steps. One path for example starts close to the Namsan Public...
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Insa-dong

Tourists visit Insadong 인사동 for the traditional fine art and gallery experience but for me it was all about Ssamziegil (쌈지길). This mall is frequent by locals and tourist and it's you can buy a few...
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DMZ - DeMilitarized Zone - Tours

Day trips to the border with North Korea, the so-called „Demilitarized Zone“ are among the most popular things to do when you are in Seoul. There are several tours containing several stops. If you...
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Lotte World

Lotte World, in addition to an outdoor amusement park, a mall, a Korean folk village, an indoor ice rink, and a lake, boasts the largest indoor amusement park in the world. The park opened in 1989...
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Korea House & Namsan Hanok Folk Village

At first there is no "entrance fee" completely open to public for free. In this village displays various household goods and furniture arranged in accordance with the times of which they were a part....
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jburron

"Welcome to The Land of Big Smog"
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Ewingjr98

"Return to Seoul"
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kdoc13

"Seoul - My favorite place on Earth!"
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AKtravelers

"Seoul: Energy in the Land of the Morning Calm"
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schwein

"Organized Chaos --> Seoul, South Korea"
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