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Along with the popularity of their songs, movies, and drama, the tourism in South Korea (from hereafter will be called Korea) is also increasing. Annually, there are a million tourists come here by tour package to explore some exciting spots in several cities, like Seoul.
As the capital of Korea, Seoul is not only about skyscrapers and shopping center but also the heart of the entertainment industry. This city has various exotic destinations, ranging from natural beauty to historical buildings that often appear in movies and dramas.
Seoul is also a great place for a culinary trip. Various foods from street food to the main dish are presented perfectly. You can try it in markets or along Seoul’s crowded and lively streets.
There are several ways to reach Seoul from Incheon Airport quickly. The first way is using the train from the airport. It has two types of train: express (AREX) and regular train (Seoul Metropolitan Train). For a regular train, the fare is about ₩4,250 while the fast train is ₩14.800. If you are on a backpacking trip, it is recommended to use the regular one.
The second way is using the bus that available at several exits. The fare prices vary depending on the distance and area. The standard bus only charged around ₩9.000, while deluxe type can reach ₩16.000 due to the complete facilities they have.
The last way to reach Seoul is using a taxi. Even taxi is fast and not confusing; the taxi fare in Korea is quite expensive. For the first 2 km, you will be charged ₩3.000, and it will keep increasing per 1 km. For your information, the distance from Incheon Airport to Seoul is about 48 km and after 12:00 AM, there is a 20% additional charge for the taxi.
Seoul has a lot of beautiful tourist destinations. Here are some famous goals in Seoul.
Gyeongbokgung is one of the royal palaces in Korea. It is known for the beautiful design and long history. In the past, this building was the home of the kings before demolished by Japan in the 16th century. King Gojong then restored all of the building in the complex including 7,700 rooms that remain until now. To enter Gyeongbokgung, you will be charged for entrance fee around ₩3.000 and ₩2.400 if you are in a group of more than 10 people.
N Seoul Tower or Seoul Tower is a must-visit landmark in Korea. While exploring this spot, try to enjoy the beautiful night view from the tower. Opened for the public in 1980, N Seoul Tower also has Teddy Bear museum and observatory. This tower opens from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily with the entrance fee of ₩4.800 to ₩6.300.
One of the most exciting places for shopaholics is Myeongdong. This spot is a shopping paradise and has hundreds of shops ready to be explored. You can easily find famous and local brands here. The stuff there also sold at low prices and available to buy. Myeongdong also has many Korean cosmetic shops with great quality and reasonable price.
If Bali has Kuta and Seminyak, Korea has Hongdae with a lively nightlife. This area has many numerous cafés, bar, pub, and karaoke places that make Seoul night always lively even the sky is already dark.
That’s it. Hopefully, it can help you to plan the itinerary for your Korea trip.
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