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    • Living in Mungyeong, near Sangju, what can I expect?

      Sangju 12 hours ago

      I will be teaching at a school in Mungyeong, which is near Sangju, what can I expect in terms of the weather for August to January?

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      South Korea trip during Chuseok holidays

      South Korea Jul 20, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      Hello everybody!

      I booked my flight and stay in South Korea and unfortunately did not consider the major holiday, Chuseok, on September 8 this year. At this time I will be in Seoul but want to start my roun trip on September 9 already, via Andong, Gwangzu, Busan and Mokpo.

      Can anybody tell me what is the safest way to have a reliable and fast public transport at this time? I guess everything will be crowded. How can I book bus tickets in advance, or is it advisable to buy a KR Rail Pass so that I don´t have to worry and get a fixed reserved seat immediately?

      If locals can help me with information, that would be great. Thank you.

    • Looking for friends

      Busan Jul 20, 2014 at 4:38 AM

      Hey :) I am planning to go to Busan for few days and will be there alone. It will be my first trip to Korean and I have no idea what to do in Busan. I dont speak or read Korean at all... Maybe someboy can keep me company or be a guide? It would be very nice to make friends :)


    • Jeju Island inquiries

      Jeju-do Jul 20, 2014 at 4:04 AM

      Is there a direct way to travel from Jeonju to Jeju? And what are the common modes of transportation within Jeju island during the day tours?

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      22 hour layover a few questions...

      Incheon Jul 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM

      1. I can leave my checked bags at one of the storage places from when i arrive, 11am, until i get back the next day around 7am. Is that correct?

      2. I'm going back to america and since I'm in seoul for just 22 hours am wondering if I can just stay out all night (not getting plastered) and just come back early to the airport. Any suggestions on what i can do during the wee morning hours? Thanks!

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      transportation around South Korea - pass?

      South Korea Jul 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM


      I forgot to ask about the cheapest way of transportation between the cities in South Korea? I will be there for about 12 days, should I buy a tour pass which includes all bus fares ? is there anything like this and should I use it? Or does this only exist for the trains and are trains a better / cheaper option ?

      I will go from Seoul - Independence Hall and back - Andong - Guangzu - Busan - Mokpo - Seoul.

      Please let me know the best option!
      Thank you.

    • Shopping Eelskin Walllets, Shoes + Ladies clothes

      Seoul Jul 9, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      I will be in Seoul on 27/8 July and on 23 August, each for 1 day.
      My friend and I are interested in purchasing Eelskin Wallets, Bags and Shoes.
      + western clothes (ladies). We would be size 14/16 in Aussie. clothes, so that
      would be XXL in Korean sizes, I think.Which area(s) would be the best places
      to find ready-made clothes is our sizes.
      Where would we find quality Eelskin Ladies/Gents Wallets? Many years ago I
      visited Seoul and was able to order Eelskin shoes....I am hoping it would be possible
      to order shoes and collect when we return end August? If I have the design of a
      special Ladies wallet, where do u suggest I go to order these products.
      This is a great website, I hope u will be able to help us. We will stay one o/night
      near airport, believe it is possible to come to city by train. Any tips appreciated,
      also best currency if not using CC. T/u, Mary

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      all nighter in seoul, what to do after midnight? where to see sunrise?

      Seoul Jul 16, 2014 at 8:12 AM

      I'm going back to america and figure I can get an early start on defeating jet lag by staying up all night, my flight back is at 9am. I got until midnight covered but after midnight is it possible to go to some kind of all night arcade(like they have in japan) or some other options? Would also like to see the sunrise if anyone could recommend a place.

      Any help is appreciated thanks!

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      Need help with area's of Seoul to stay for September, 2014.

      Seoul Jul 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      I'm looking to travel to Seoul in September, 2014 for the first time!! I'm traveling alone and would like some advice on good areas of the city for a solo American female traveler to stay. I plan on airbnb-ing it but need recommendations of neighborhoods that isn't too touristy but allows me access to things I'll need. THANK YOU!!!!!


    • Kimchee Sinchon guesthouse to Nami Island/Lotte World. How to get there?

      Seoul Jul 8, 2014 at 11:10 PM

      Hey, i'm going to stay at Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse this August.

      I was planning to go to the Nami Island from the guesthouse for the 2nd day.

      3rd day i was planning to go to the Lotte world from the guesthouse.

      4th day i was planning to go to the Gwanghwamun Gate / Square from the guesthouse.

      Do you have any recommendation of transportation for me to reach all of those places?

      Please advice. Thank you

    • what is the way of seeing many things easily.

      South Korea Jul 7, 2014 at 8:26 PM

      On arrival to seoul how can we look around without much difficulty. I mean is there any round trip
      of interesting places by any agency ?

    • Booking accomodation in advance neccesary?

      South Korea Jul 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM


      We (a dutch couple of 2) are planning a trip around South Korea for about three weeks (mid september till mid october 2014). We want to hire a car and find accomodations ourselves. Will we be facing any trouble booking at the day we arrive in a city/village or must we book in advance (via internet)? We want to book our flight in advance and also some hotels the first and last days. In between we want our freedom of travelling and finding accomodations.
      Thanks for your time and answer!


    • star aveune

      Seoul Jul 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      Theres a place call Star Aveune in Korea is there anything to see or do over there?


    • shore tour from cruise ship

      Jeju-do Jul 6, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      any tips on shore tour from cruise ship arriving oct. 2014 for +4 hrs.?

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      1st time & solo trip to Seoul

      Seoul Jul 18, 2014 at 7:35 PM

      I will be travelling to Seoul early October, this is what i have planned>>1st night stay at mapo-gu(shopping around hongdae & ewha), 2nd & 3rd night at Jongno-gu(palaces, cultural, nami island & shopping) and last 2nights at Myeongdong(shopping & sightseeing), it's feasible? Any VTers care to share with me their itinerary?
      Thank you in advance!

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      Which is the best DMZ tour from Seoul?

      South Korea Jul 6, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      Hello everybody!

      I am traveling to South Korea in September and definitely would like to do a 1 day excursion from Seoul to the border to North Korea, the DMZ.

      I heard there are package tours, but not every tour is as good as it promises to be.

      Please, all those of you who have done it, let me know which is the best and most recommedable tour to the border, what is a reasonable price for what is included and a must-see ?

      Thank you!!

      Kind regards,

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      best places to visit in Korea?

      South Korea Jun 25, 2014 at 2:55 AM

      my friend and I will visit Korea in September for 9 days
      we will stay in Seoul but we aren't sure where to visit, anything recommend?

    • Is there a best place to stay in Gyeongju?

      by Song-Hee_Schumacher Online Now May 25, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      I'm travelling to Gyeongju for 2 days (in between stays in Seoul), and I was just wondering where it would be best to stay?

      I want to be close to easy transport but also able to reach all the beautiful sights reasonably easily.

      Thanks! :)

    • Worth renting a bicycle?

      by Lad_uk Online Now Jun 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM


      I've entertained the idea of renting a bicycle to explore the downtown area of Gyeongju but was wondering if it could just as easily be done by foot. If I can explore the downtown area easily on foot, this would be my preference. This would mean that I won't have the extra hassle of finding a good place to rent a bike from and then finding a place to lock the bike at each site I visit. I also wouldn't be exposed to the traffic on the roads. Is Gyeongju bike friendly?


      2 Answers Jun 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    • Gyeongju City Tour No2 - East Sea area

      by Lad_uk Online Now Jun 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM


      I'm interested in taking Course 2 :

      If I'm unable to go on it, how easy will it be to do by public transport? The visit Korea site mentions buses to these sites so it looks like its possible. However, are the bus stops announced in English so that its obvious where and when to get off? Are the bus services frequent? I'll be interested in:

      Tomb of King Munmu the Great
      Gameunsaji Temple Site
      Golgulsa Temple


      4 Answers Jun 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    • Bus from Gyeongju to Busan

      by cyc_827 Online Now Feb 9, 2012 at 6:43 PM

      We are not sure whether to go to Gyeongju from Busan for a long day visit (this is preferred) or stay overnight at Gyeongju.
      Hope to get some help with our planning:
      1) we would like to take photos of Ch'eomseongdae observatory tower and Anapji pond lit up at after dark. Is the night lighting switch on everynight? And from what time to what time?
      2) we have the bus timings for Busan to Gyeongju, but not the other way round. What time is the last bus from Gyeongju to Busan and from which bus terminal?

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2012 at 5:17 AM
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      Help with amount of time needed for various Gyeongju sights

      by ellyse Online Now Jul 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM

      Here're a few questions that I need help with for Gyeongju sightseeing...

      1) I wonder how much time we'll need for the usual sights? It would be extremely helpful if people who've visited could let me know roughly how long they spent at each place, so that I can figure out my itinerary plans. We're planning to go to Bulguksa and Seokguram (of course!), and also Gyeongju Museum, Tumuli Park, Cheomseongdae (and the rest of Banwolseong), Anapji Pond and Bonghwang-ro culture street.

      2) Has anyone here taken the Seoul-Gyeongju free KTO bus before? Which of the 3 hotels would be best to stop at if I want to catch a public bus (which one?) to town, or to the university area NW from the town centre? The free bus stops at Hyundai Hotel, Hilton Hotel and the Concord Hotel / Commodore Hotel.

      3) We're also thinking of going to Andong/Hahoe for a day. We'll take the overnight Jeju-Busan ferry which arrives at 0600, then train Busan-Daegu, bus Daegu-Andong and finally bus Andong-Hahoe. I hope to be able to reach Andong by 1030 at the very latest, is that realistic? I hope to make it in time for a bus or train to Gyeongju that evening. Will going to both Hahoe and Andong in 1 day be too rushed? If so, maybe I should start looking for a host in Andong.

      Thanks in advance for any answers! :)

      1 Answer Jul 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    • How to go : from Inchon airport to Kyongju by bus and Seoul to Soraksan ?

      by lilykann Online Now Oct 13, 2007 at 5:17 AM

      Please help me because this is the first time to be a backpacker in Korea.
      Thank you in advance to everyone's reply.
      I have only 7 days (30 oct-5nov)in Korea and want to go to Kyongju /Cheju/beautiful scenery of Autumn (Soraksan may be too far ).
      1.Should I go to Cheju from Seoul or Kyongju and how to go? By bus or fly?
      2.Could you recommend budgeted guest house korean style in Kyongju? Not Sarang Jae because the answer is fully booked. And in Cheju please.
      3.I want to see scenery of autumn. Do I have to go to Soraksan? Any place else?....Kann

      2 Answers Oct 13, 2007 at 7:14 PM
    • Transportation

      by chdrthy Online Now Sep 5, 2007 at 7:48 PM


      I am planning a travel trip for my family of 2 adults and 2 kids, 5 and 7 to Seoul in Dec.

      This is my travel plan. Can u give me some advice. Do u think the schedule is ok?

      16th to 20th Dec - Seoul (Namsan Guest house) checkout on 20th
      20th to 25th Dec - Happy Road Guest house - Gangwon-do
      25th to 28th Dec - Sa Rang Chae Guest house - Gyeongju
      28th to 31st Dec - Seoul (Namsan Guest house) checkout on 31st

      Also is there any bus that goes from Gangwon-do to Gyeongju.

      I tried making a reservation with Happy Road Guest house and Sa Rang Chae but received no reply from them.
      Thank you for all yr assistance and adv.

      7 Answers Sep 12, 2007 at 10:22 PM
    • silla cultural festival/munhawaje festival

      by barong Online Now Aug 10, 2007 at 3:02 AM

      In October 2007, when is the silla cultural festival? What kind of events/activities does it have? Or is it the same experience as the free 1 1/2 hour cultural performance at the Bomun outdoor performance stage happening almost daily?

      2 Answers Aug 11, 2007 at 7:38 AM
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      early morning arrival

      by mitchimitch Online Now Mar 8, 2007 at 4:14 PM

      Hi! I'm taking the overnight train from Seoul and will be arriving in Gyeongju at around 4am! I actually am not sure what to do: sleep for a few hours in a nearby hostel (where exactly?), stay at the station till sunrise (around 6am accdg to wunderground), find a jimjilbang close by (any suggestions where?)...I don't know! What do you guys suggest? Need your advice please!!!
      Thanks in advance!

      4 Answers Mar 9, 2007 at 12:05 AM
    • How to get to Gyeongju from Gimhae Airport after buses stop running

      by jsmfb Online Now Apr 13, 2006 at 4:36 AM

      Hello all,

      My flight from Yangyang to Gimhae was changed so I will land at 8pm and probably not make the last bus to Gyeongju which leaves at 8.25. What are my alternatives and does anyone know how much a taxi would be?


      6 Answers Apr 25, 2006 at 7:40 AM