Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Seoul Trip Report

Jump to last reply

3 Days in Seoul in late April.

Accommodation - An airbnb place for about US $60 per night. It was clean, quiet and comfortable and everything worked properly. It's in a quiet residential neighborhood but still close to everything. Look on airbnb for "btw Seoul Station and Hongdae."

Food - Not easy to find places for breakfast and I never found the good bibimbap that I was hoping for, but there are lots of good dumplings.

Costs - Very low. Food, subways, taxis, museums are all very good value.

Weather - It rained almost the entire time.

People - Not all that much English spoken, but I was able to get by perfectly well. On a few occasions people came over to ask if I needed help finding something.

Sights:
Temples - Saw three of the main ones. I suppose if you are an architecture buff, you will enjoy them. For me, they all looked pretty much the same. I took the Secret Garden Tour which was no big deal. Perhaps in the fall it is better.

Museums - The Korean War Museum was ok, but surprisingly outdated. It was a victory for liberal democracy over communist tyranny? The south was just as tyrannical as the north at that time. The Seodaemun Prison was more interesting. And I found the World Cup museum enjoyable. It was nice to have the stadium entirely to myself.

The Cheonggyecheon stream promenade was a nice walk. And though I don't know which one, one of the mountains was located right near the apt I stayed at. It was an easy climb and with great views. I also liked walking around Insadong and Itaewon.

Jimjilbangs - Went to three. The Silloam was a bit hard to find, but interesting with about a hundred nude Korean bathers. At Itaewonland, there were only about 6 other people there. Both were about US $6 to enter. The Spa on Air at Incheon airport is the most expensive and least clean, but also least crowded and a nice treat before or after a flight.

1 Reply |

Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report rkkwan's Nepal trip Sept 2014 - Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon Hill Trek
  2. 2 Trying To Decide Between These 2 Hotels In Singapore
  3. 3 Trip Report RHKKMKs---Just to be copy cats
  4. 4 Hong Kong Island Hotels - Far From Central
  5. 5 Trip Report My SEA trip : 2 months
  6. 6 Travelling with 3 yr old; please comment on 10 day itinerary
  7. 7 Ryoken recommendation pls either in Tokyo;Hiroshima;Kyoto?
  8. 8 A little help with my Burma plan..
  9. 9 Travel & leisure reports Burma as one of most dangerous countries to visit
  10. 10 Staying 3 nights in Jaisalmer, what attractions we should see
  11. 11 Krabi island tours
  12. 12 beaches in Thailand
  13. 13 Anatara Riverside Bangkok
  14. 14 3 1/2 weeks in Japan. Do I need dinner reservations anywhere?
  15. 15 Planning First Family Trip to Japan - Advice Needed!
  16. 16 Kyushu rail pass
  17. 17 6 full days in Yagoon
  18. 18 Juphal and dunai help needed
  19. 19 Feedback on Thailand/SE Asia initial itinerary w/ kids
  20. 20 2 Weeks Thailand Honeymoon
  21. 21 Plans for Nepal/Bhutan continued: how does this sound??
  22. 22 A question concerning Sri Lanka's rainfall in Jan.
  23. 23 Trip Report Tucan Travel Wonders of India and Nepal Review - Travelers, Beware!
  24. 24 Currency in South Korea
  25. 25 Tipping in Japan
View next 25 » Back to the top