Seoul is a massive city. It has one of the most populated metropolitan areas in the world. There’s a lot to see and do in Seoul but thankfully, the city has an efficient and extensive metro system that makes sightseeing a breeze.
Food experiences in South Korea
A lot of people know about Nami Island and the DMZ but there are many other day trip destinations in South Korea that aren’t as well known. If you need help putting together your Seoul itinerary, then listed in this article are 18 of the best day trips you can make from the city.
We’ve been to Korea three times in over four years and have tried many tasty dishes, the best and most interesting of which are listed in this Korean food guide. If you’re visiting Korea and want to experience as wide a range of Korean food as possible, then this article will be of use to you.
The second edition of our Seoul restaurant guide has expanded to 25 eateries to give travelers as complete a Korean food experience as possible. If you’re visiting Seoul and want to eat like a local, then this guide will be very useful to you.
Korean brands like Samsung and Hyundai are globally recognized brands. People worldwide watch K-dramas and listen to K-pop. Myeongdong has become a hotbed for cosmetics and nearly everyone I know loves Korean food! Needless to say, South Korea is booming, and at the center of all that excitement, is Seoul.
Beginning 1 July 2018, applications for Korea tourist visas will need to be coursed through a designated travel agency. The requirements are essentially the same but applications can no longer be coursed through the Korea Embassy.
Nami Island is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Seoul. Aside from being storybook beautiful, it’s a curious place that’s unlike anything we’ve ever visited. There’s a child-like quality to the island reminiscent of faeries, elves, and other playful spirits. We relegate them to fantasy as adults but here, they may still exist.
Everland Resort is a Korean theme park located about 36 km from Seoul in Yongin City. It’s South Korea’s biggest theme park, receiving around 7.3 million visitors annually. Its most popular attractions include T Express, the world’s steepest wooden rollercoaster, and Panda World, which is home to a pair of giant pandas.
Inside the DMZ, near the western coast of the peninsula, is the former village of Panmunjom which is now home to a small area known as the JSA or Joint Security Area. The JSA is the only portion of the DMZ where North and South Korean soldiers stand face-to-face. It’s been called “the most dangerous place in the Korean peninsula.”
Oak Valley Snow Park is a ski resort in Gangwon province, about one-and-a-half hours away from Seoul. It has 3 ski lifts and is home to 9 slopes – 2 green, 5 blue, and 2 black lines. There’s a small bunny hill for people who want to go sledding as well.