Traveling Seoul 101

Here’s a guideline and a list of where-to-go’s in Seoul, South Korea.

This post is separated into sections, by years. Some of the shops may have been closed down by the time you come to this post so I have separated them into years so you can gauge and see if you’d want to take the risk, or just probably try to look up and see if the place you’d want to go still exist. These are just places I’ve been to and can tell you a story about, hopefully they will be able to help. You can always leave a comment or email me if you have any questions. I will try to answer them in 24 hours!

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Snippet of my photos in Seoul in 2015

FROM 2015

Can’t plan your Seoul itinerary? Here’s help!

I have visited the place again this year and will be making lengthy posts about the places for a 10 Day itinerary in Seoul itself. Please find the itinerary below along with its elaborated details (if we managed to get there!). We skipped some of the places cause we were quite tired, but you can follow my initial planning that I have group according to the vicinity of the areas and places. Hopefully it will help you decide on where to go!

Note : Blogposts may not be what is in the description, but rather how our itinerary has changed or what we decided to to at the end! Those where itinerary has changed will be marked with an asterisk (**)

Day 1: Hongdae > Ehwa Women’s University > Dinner at Sinchon BBQ Buffet || [READ HERE]

Day 2: Daehangro (Inhwa Mural Vullage) > Hyehwa > Naksan Park > Myeongdong || [READ HERE]

Day 3: Insadong >  SamCheongDong > Bukchon Korean Village > Tosokchon Ginseng Chicken || [**STILL WRITING]

Day 4: Nami Island > Petite France > Kyobo Bookstore (Gyeongbokgung)

Day 5: Everland

Day 6: Myeong Dong > Namsan Tower > Andong Jjimdalg

Day 7: Gyeongbokgung > Namdaemun > Dongdaemun > DDP Plaza > Cheonggycheon River

Day 8: Gwangjang Market > COEX Mall > Aquareium 63 Seaworld > Han River > Banpo Rainbow Fountain

Day 9: Gangnam > Garosugil > Gangnam Underground Shopping Centre

Day 10: Shinsegae Departmental Store > Express Bus Terminal Station (Shopping) > Myeongdong

 

FROM 2010

Head-Ups

Coffee Shops


Destinations

Food Highlights

Entertainment/Media

  • Noraebang (Karaoke rooms) |HERE|
  • Mnet Countdown (Directions) |HERE|

25 thoughts on “Traveling Seoul 101

  1. hi,yr guide is a great help coz i’m thinking of travelling to Seoul next yr. Do u think it’s save to travel alone in Seoul? When will be e best time to catch e cherry blossom? =)
    Thank you

  2. Hi, Do you know what is the weather like in Seoul during early october as compared to M’sia? What type of clothings to wear? Is it chilly? Does most of them wear long sleeves, or can we still wear tank top and shorts? Thanks. Was intending to go next year.

  3. By October it usually gets quite chilly alrady, maybe long sleeved thin top will do. Bring a coat too just incase

  4. Thanks for the reply, jus one more question, will they sell summer clothes then in early october? cos, i won’t wan to buy long sleeve clothes back to such a temperate weather here.

  5. Summer clothes, i doubt. Maybe there will be some thin quality long sleeved tops for you to wear around, but you can try your luck 🙂 If you’re from Malaysia, the quality is fine as long as its not scorching hot!

  6. Rie : Cherry Blossoms usually come during April. They are only around for a week or two so be you need to really capture the timing. My advise is to look out for travel packages. The tour guides know best!

  7. I’m guessing its going to either be hot or entering autumn. This year I’m not sure because everythin has been pushed back. But NORMALLY it should be autumn 🙂

  8. hi, i understand tt u rented a phone in korea! how does it go about? do you have internet access? and how are the pricings? thanks!

  9. Hello. Yes I rented a phone in Korea but it didn’t have internet access. Basically you have to have a credit card just for deposit’s sake. You can pay with cash too but it’ll be quite inconvenient. They don’t charge you anything initially, and only charge the days that you have lent the phone. Well, that – and the texting/call charges 🙂 It’s quite reasonable. I lent mine for about 20 days and had to pay only like $35 I guess? Well, that is if I still remember clearly.

  10. Hi, what about prepaid SIM cards in Korea? How much do they cost and is it compatible with Singapore cellphones? Thanks!

  11. Hello Pearlyn,

    That I can’t be too sure but most of the phones in Seoul are embedded with a simcard (not like how we can take the sim cards in and out). So I can’t be too sure how the prepaid card works? 🙁

    Personally I would suggest you to just rent the phone 😉

  12. Hello! May I know if there are phones for rent in Korea with internet access? If so, how much will they be around? Thanks!

  13. Hello G,

    I haven’t tried renting a phone with internet access yet 🙁
    Sorry!

  14. Hi, I really like your travel guide.
    I was wondering what it would be like to travel to Korea in late November-early December. Cold? I want to go for about a month, I’ll probably meet up with friends for two weeks.
    Also I will only be 17 and I’m thinking of travelling alone, is there going to be any restrictions on what I can and can’t do?
    Thanks 🙂

  15. Hi Natalie, do you happen to know what the weather in seoul is like in end april compared to KL? Do you need long jackets or is a cardigan sufficient? 🙂 thanks a zillion!

  16. Hmm, weather’s changing lately. But at the end of april it should be spring so probably still chilly. But definitely not cold. But it’s been years since I came back, not sure if climate has changed.

  17. Hi Nat, would like to know the weather in seoul during late March to early April.. Is it cold? TQ.. 🙂

  18. Hi…I will be visiting Seoul on the 1st of June.. How’s the weather then ? What to wear?thk. U

  19. I am gonna refer to this page if I am going to Seoul. Wait for you to update on ‘study in Korea’ so I could have some clues on it. =D
    Thanks.

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