Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Is this crazy?
  2. 2 Feedback--First Time in Japan, 3 weeks
  3. 3 In Seoul for one day
  4. 4 Trip Report 20 Days In Japan: We survived Sakura!
  5. 5 How to book domestic tickets/hotels in Burma.
  6. 6 Planning for 1 week in Vietnam
  7. 7 6 days itinerary advise - which company to book ?
  8. 8 India help with where to go
  9. 9 Trip Report 6 weeks in Cambodia and Laos with an unplanned itinerary
  10. 10 Hong Kong / Bangkok / Seoul / Tokyo
  11. 11 Taxis in Yangon
  12. 12 Six months in Inchoen / South Korea
  13. 13 Feb 17 Itinenary (Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia)
  14. 14 144 Hour Visa Exception China
  15. 15 Jews in China. Who knew?
  16. 16 Shanghai Tailor?
  17. 17 3 day tours from Bangkok
  18. 18 Best of Koh Tao
  19. 19 Please help with my itinerary for Japan, Part One
  20. 20 Singapore or Hong Kong
  21. 21 Studying yoga in India
  22. 22 Please help with my itinerary for Japan, Part Two (more difficult)
  23. 23 Chiyoda or Shitaya area stay?
  24. 24 Visit Mandalay or not?
  25. 25 Fabric shops in India
View next 25 » Back to the top

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Museums - The Korean War Museum was ok, but surprisingly outdated.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 |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement