South Korea Things to Do

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  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    by jckim

South Korea Things to Do

  • 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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  • 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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  • South Floodgate

    Suwon Things to Do

    Suwon's South Floodgate is called Namsumun, and it sits astride a stream called Suwoncheon. The original gate was constructed from 1794 to 1796, and it had nine arches for the water to flow underneath. The bridge is topped by a guard tower, to observe enemies attempting to enter in the water. The floodgate was destroyed by a flood in 1846,...

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  • Saemanguem Art Hall

    Kunsan Things to Do

    I saw the musical with my friends from Japan, China, Philippines, Turkey so on... It was really great time !! what i want to say is Non-verbal performance so we don't need to afraid to watching it it's the best and they can understand what they are doing unless they read the leaflet!! I want to share all of foreigners to get Korean style of...

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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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  • Bulguksa Temple

    Kyongju Things to Do

    Visit the Bulguksa Temple, originally built in the 6. and 7. century and destroyed by the Japanese in 1593, then slowly rebuild. Go there with bus # 10 and 11, 1200 or 1500 Won, a bit over 1 hour from the town. From there you can go with bus # 12 to the Seokguram Grotto also a UNESCO World Heritage Site constructed in the 8. century. Both have a...

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  • Namsan (South Mountain) and Seoul Tower

    Seoul Things to Do

    We took a ride on the ropeway up to the top of the mountain, and then went up the tower to have a look around. It gives you a good idea of the scale of Seoul/Incheon. My favourite thing was though, that in the building that houses the ropeway entrance, there is a restaurant where I had some excellent bulgogi! Update May 2016 We revisited Seoul...

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  • Taejongdae

    Busan Things to Do

    Taejongdae is located at the tip of Yeongdo-gu Island which is connected to the Nampodong/ Jagalchi area by bridge. When we arrived at the park ,we saw many people lining up to take the miniture train round the park. We decided just to walk. You can go off the main path to the right and take a boat round to the lighthouse, cliffs and rock...

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  • Hwaseong Fortress

    Suwon Things to Do

    The ancient Suwon City Wall, called Hwaseong, surround the Suwon downtown area. The wall forms an almost continuous 5km loop, and it stands 10-15 meters tall. There are many impressive gates and towers along its circumference. No entrance fee.

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  • Udo Island

    Jeju (city) Things to Do

    Udo, is located on the northeast of Seongsan-ri, 3.5 kilometres off the coast of Jeju, South Korea. This is the largest of the islands included in Jeju-si. Udo, literally "Cow Island" in Chinese, has this name because it looks like a cow lying down. (Wikipedia)

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  • Geongju National Museum

    Kyongju Things to Do

    A really good museum, mostly about the Silla period, free entry. Opening times: Regular Hours (Tuesday-Friday) - 09:00 - 18:00 Saturdays (March through December): 09:00 - 21:00 Saturdays (January/February) and Holidays: 09:00 - 19:00 Mondays and January 1 - Closed If Monday is an official holiday, the museum is open. The museum will then be closed...

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  • DMZ - DeMilitarized Zone - Tours

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    I came here with my friend, it's a hour and half driving far from Seoul. Anyway it's plenty of bus tour leaving from the capital. Ticket price for 3 hours tour is 8700 wong. You are suposed to have your passport with you, bt if you ignored that as I did and you have a Korean friend with you, then he/she can guarantee for you, she will guarantee...

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  • Boat Trips

    Busan Things to Do

    We took an hour long cruise to the Oryukdo Islets from Haeundae beach. The trip is at 18000 won per person but it's fun. As the boat sets sail, it is surrounded by hungry seagulls as passengers frequently feed these birds. Some parts of the trip were a bit like starring in a Hitchcock movie. On the trip you'll get good views across Haeundae...

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  • Yeongdong Market

    Suwon Things to Do

    Yeongdong Market is a busy traditional market located right next to Paldalmun, or the main southern gate, of Hwaseong. The market opened in 1917 and has undergone significant modernization efforts in recent years. This market specializes in textiles, and traditional Korean hanbok stores make up about one third of the shops here. The market...

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  • Seogwipo

    Jeju (city) Things to Do

    Excellent place, full of nature scenes, with beach very near to Worldcup stadium, amazing view, lush green with lots of fruit orange farms, transport system supports efficiently, nothing to worry about just cheer and chill :)

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  • Korea House & Namsan Hanok Folk Village

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    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. You can see everything inside the house. The traditional craft hall here exhibits souvenirs and a variety of works by master craftsmen, designated as...

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  • Haedong Younggungsa Temple

    Busan Things to Do

    This is a beautiful Buddhist temple located a bus ride away from Songjeong Beach. Apparently most Korean temples are located on mountains so this one is unusual as it is set next to the sea. When you arrive at the temple site, you will see a line of vendors' stalls. Then there is a row of statues leading up to the temple's main gate. Walk...

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  • Seojangdae Command Post

    Suwon Things to Do

    Seojangdae, meaning Western Command Post, was constructed in 1794, and it stands at the peak of Mount Paldal. It offers a commanding view over the old city of Suwon, including the detached palace. While most of the fortress walls are free to visit, there is a entrance fee of around 1,000 Won to visit the command post, depending on which path you...

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  • Insa-dong

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    This was my first visit to South Korea. I did as much research as I possibly could in two weeks (that's when I knew I was going). So, this area looked interesting to me. I expected to see more "art" stuff but it seemed to have more souveniers catering to tourists than I expected to see. My surprise was how many great looking eateries/restaurants...

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  • Jagalachi Fish Market

    Busan Things to Do

    This is the largest fish market in Korea and it's an interesting place to spend a couple of hours. We started at the dried fish market then wandered past a row of fish vendors and had a look at the indoor parts of the market. The most interesting area was just past the indoor market. There is a long line of stalls selling just about every weird...

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  • Haenggung Palace

    Suwon Things to Do

    Hwaseong Haenggung is the name of the large palace within the Hwaseong fortress walls in central Suwon. Haenggung means temporary palace, a place used by kings during war or when traveling in the region. Hwaseong Haenggung, along with the fortress walls of Suwon, was constructed by King Jeongjo next to the tomb of his father, Sadoseja. The...

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  • Deoksugung Palace

    Seoul Things to Do

    It is only about 10mins walk from Fraser Place Central Seoul but if you are coming by subway, just alight at City Hall station, exit no. 2 or 3. It is right outside the exit, so there is no way you will miss it. Is one of interesting palace in Seoul, the architectural structure appearing in a mix of Asian, European historical site. For its elegant...

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  • Beomensa Temple

    Busan Things to Do

    This is a 1300 year old Buddhist temple and it is located on Mount Geumjeongsan. I found the setting of the temple very beautiful. There were lots of forest trails around it. The walk up to the temple from the bus stop takes you past lots of stone pillars, some are longevity pillars with tortoises at the bottom, others are covered with...

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  • Jidong Market

    Suwon Things to Do

    Jidong Market is a traditional Korean market located in Suwon, near Paldalmun, the city's southern gate. The market has a wide variety of Korean foods, fruits, vegetables, and crafts, but we stopped here for the restaurants. The area is known for its sundaeguk, soup made of intestines, blood sausage, and other internal organs.

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  • Itaewon Tourist Zone

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    The Itaewon province looks like a "happening" place. I went during the day but I get the feeling it's hopping at night. Please see my Itaewon travelogue album on my Seoul page for more details and pics.

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  • Paldalmun

    Suwon Things to Do

    Paldalmun, along with Janganmun, was one of two large main gates in the original Hwaseong fortress. Each of gates resemble Namdaemun in Seoul, in both shape and construction. Paldalmun is the southernmost gate, located next to Yeongdong, Paldalmun and Jidong Markets. The area around Paldalmun is the only part of Hwaseong that was not...

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  • Changdeokgung Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Visit Changdeokgung one of the main palaces of Seoul, built in 1405 and used as the main palace between 1619 and 1896. Entrance fee for the palace is 3000 Won (free if over 65, have your passport ready) and 8000 with the secret garden. English tour (free) at 10.30 am, 45 minutes for the palace and at 11.30 for the secret garden.

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  • Lotte World

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Learn more about Korea's culture in the Lotte World historical folk museum. Exhibition includes a minature village, traditional wedding, market street. Opening hours: Weekday: 9.30am - 8om (Entrance till 7pm) Weekend: 9.30am - 9om (Entrance till 8pm)

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  • The National Folk Museum of Korea

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    The National Folk Museum, free entry, has a nice display of the Korean history and way of life in Korea. If you enter from the Gyeogbokgung Palace, don't loose you ticket if you want to go back that way. Leaving the place about 1 pm, there was a drum and dance performance outside.

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  • Namdaemun Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Visit the Namdaemun market, an amazing array of goods and some quite strange food, the closest metro station will be Hoehyeon, line number 1. It is not far from the Seoul train station and from the City Hall.

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  • Everland Resort

    Seoul Things to Do

    final part of my eveland tip with more pictures. Everland is a Huge Amusement Complex located in Yongin City, about 50 kilometers from seoul. Everland is Composed of 3 huge theme areas, the Disney Like Festival World (with 5 sub-areas), the Carribbean Bay, a large water-themed park and Speedway, the race themed area. It is patterned more like...

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  • Biwon - Secret Garden

    Seoul Things to Do

    We went here on our first visit to Seoul. It was necessary to go round on a guided tour - unfortunately. It was pretty, but winter is not the best time to visit a garden. I did, however, like the frozen pond. I would go back here in a different season. Spring or autumn would definitely be lovely.The gardens are the grounds of Changdeokgung Palace....

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  • Han River & Hangang Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    It was really not a weather to walked up here, the fountain was frozen at that time, but still people didn't mind the freezing temperature. The views down here is excellent, if you standing below the bridge, you'll have the views of skyscraper. Chongyecheon is a re-created river that runs through downtown Seoul. It had been covered over by roads...

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  • Coex Mall

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    COEX Mall (코엑스몰) is an underground shopping in Gangnam, Seoul. The cinema, the aquarium and the Kimchi Field Museum are famous. The open air area are often use for promotional events.

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  • Changgyeonggung Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Changgyeonggung (창경궁) was originally built in 1483, destroyed in 1592 during the Japanese occupation, then rebuilt in 1616. It typically housed former kings and princes. Many of the main buildings in the center of the palace were rebuilt as recently as the 1980s. Honghwamun is the main gate which faces east. Beyond this gate...

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  • War Memorial of Korea

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    When you first hear the name 'War Memorial', you can't help but think it's all about the Korean War. Actually the place is a museum dedicated to warfare and weaponry. It showcases all the important battles in Korea's history plus the people, weapons and equipment through the ages. The Korean War of course is the sort of centerpiece of it all....

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  • Dongdaemun Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    I visited this night market during my last night in Seoul. I was not impresed as it was mainly a clothes market. The area though is great to walk around in the evening as it is surrounded by the big building lights of the city. It is actually the busiest street scene I found in the city.

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  • Cheong Gye Cheon - Man Made Stream

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Cheonggyecheon steam is a nice place to escape a busy Seoul lifestyle. In fact, steam is located just in the centre but somehow you don't feel like you are in the centre. Magic There are many small bridges and every bridge have it own name! Like Gwanggyo, Supyogyo, Naraegyo, Baeogaedari .... During summer time you can even go into the water ,...

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  • Jogyesa - Buddhist Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Jogye Temple is chief temple of the Jogye order which represents the Korean Buddhism. Jogye Temple was originally built in 1910 and bore the name of Gakhwangsa Temple by the monks longing for independence of the Korean Buddhism and recovery of Koreans' self esteem. Temple locates within the heart of Seoul, where the public can enjoy rest and...

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  • Namdaemun - Great South Gate

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Namdaemun, also known as Sungnyemun, is the largest gate ever constructed in Korea and is Korean National Treasure Number 1. Namdaemun, or the "Great South Gate" sits in the center of a major intersection in Seoul near Seoul Station. This gate was part of the fortress wall that surrounded the city of Seoul since the Joseon Dynasty in the 1390s....

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  • Bukchon Hanok Village

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Hanok is the name of the traditional houses placed in this area of Seoul. Area which is surrounded by Changdeokung palace, Gyeongbokgung palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The houses date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Today many of the houses have been transformed in tea houses, guesthouses or cultural centers. I wanted to visit this area after sunset...

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  • 63 Building, Yook-Sam

    Seoul Things to Do

    This building has despite its name only 60 floors. They just counted the 3 floors in the basement as well. It used to be Korea's tallest building with its 249 metres. It was built 1985. You can go up to the observatory desk and have a great view over Hanriver and Seoul Tower.

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  • Olympic Park

    Seoul Things to Do

    Created for the 88 Olympics, this park is massive. There are wide spaces; the Olympic cycling bowl, swimming pool, tennis courts (all covered) and other stadiums as well as outdoor tennis and miles of jogging tracks. Korea University of Physical Education is close (as well as the speedskating stadium) so you'l see many athletes as well as...

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  • National Museum of Korea

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Firstly, National Museum of Korea is FREE :-) It i still strange for me as in Europe you will not find any free palaces/museum. This is a 3 floor musem and time to spend: about 2 hours. Here you can find: pottery, Korean porcelain, celadon, traditional furniture, calligraphy, paintings, sculptures and other. But also there are Chinese ,...

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  • Heunginjimun Dongdaemoon - Great East...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Dongdaemun is known for its shopping area, a place for a cheap clothing items in Korea. But actually means Great East Gate. This is more commonly called Dongdaemun Gate, first built in 1398. This was the eastern gate in the walls that surrounded the city during the Joseon Dynasty, just like the Namdaemun gate was the southern entrance. This gate is...

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