Hi, it's my first time doing a DIY trip to South Korea. We will be staying for a week and we want to hike Mt. Hallasan and Mt. Jirisan on the first few days. As much as we want to see Jeju and Jinju more, we cannot stay until the 14th. Please help me check if there should be any adjustments to our itinerary. I'm also worried we won't find a minbak on the spot. Would it be easier to just book a hotel before going to Jinju and Jungsan-ri?
DAY 1 - Arrival @ SEOUL
8:00AM ETA Incheon International Airport
8:30 - 5:00 Go around Seoul
5:30 – 6:00 Go to Gimpo Airport
6:00 – 7:00 Check In for Jeju Flight via Jeju Air
7:20 – 8:20 ETA Jeju Airport
8:30 – 9:00 Check-in at hotel (booked)
DAY 2 (May 12) – Hallasan Hike
5:00 – 5:30AM Take taxi to Gwaneumsa trail jump off
6:00 AM Start Hallasan hike via Gwaneumsa (5hrs)
11:00 ETA Summit (Baengnokdam Lake)
11:00 -12:00 Lunch @ Summit
12:30 Start descend @ Seongpanak trail (3hrs)
3:30 – 4:00 ETA Seongpanak Bus stop, travel to Jeju (30 min ride)
4:30 – 5:30 Explore Jeju proper, early dinner
5:30-6:00 Check in @ Jeju Airport
6:20 – 7:30 Flight to Gimpo via Eastar Jet
8:00 – 8:30 Transfer to Nambu Bus Terminal
8:30 – 11:00 Travel to Nambu to Jungsanri
11:00 – 11:30 Transfer to hotel or minbak
DAY 3 (May 13) – Jirisan Hike
5:30AM-6:00 AM Start Jirisan hike via Jungsanri jump off (4hrs)
6:00 – 10:00 Reach Jangteomok shelter
10:00 -11:00 Lunch @ Jangteomok
11:30 – 12:30 Hike to Cheonwangbong Summit
12:30 – 1:00 Enjoy summit
1:00 – 2:00 Check out Beopgyesa temple/Rotary Shelter
2:00 – 3:00 Descend to Kalbawi Rock
3:00 – 4:00 Reach Jungsanri Proper
4:00 – 5:00 Freshen up, Explore
5:00 – 6:30 Take Bus to Jinju
6:30 – 9:00 Explore Jinju, dinner
9:00 Sleep (again hotel/minbak)
Day 4 - Day 7 Regroup with friends @ Seoul
Hi...is it convenience to stay near to Busan Station or stay near to Haeundae Station?
I have 2 and a half day to spend at Busan. I plan to go Jalgachi Market, BIFF Square, Gukje Market, Shinsegae Centum City, Busan Cinema Center, Seomyeon, Damalji Hill ...any of these I can skip? Any place that I should add in?
I can't decide to stay at Busan station or Haeundae area..please advice.
Hi..anyone stayed in The Sun Hotel at Busan? is it convenient? Is it close to the subway station? is it good to stay there?
Looking for a climbing store I heard about in Gunsan. Any ideas beside Kovea/Trango?
Where can I find tools and parts for wrist watches in Seoul?
Where do the cruise ships dock?is the cruiseport far from town ,and important tourist sites
I am planning to go to Gangwon-do from Seoul for 3 days 2 night.
First night, I will stay at Daemyung Vivaldi Park Resort and Second night, I will stay at Hanwha Seorak Resort.
I would like to know how to go Hanwha Seorak Resort from Daemyung Vivaldi Park Resort.
And how to go to Nami Island / Daepohang Port / Chuncheon Myeongdong Street from this 2 resort.
Can someone please advice me how to travel to the places mentioned above and is it possible to cover these places in 3 days 2 night before going back to Seoul.
A few clarifications :
1) I will be taking bus from Mokpo to Haenam and thereafter taking a ferry from Haenam to Jeju. Can anyone provide assistance on a convenient accommodation between the bus terminal and ferry terminal ?
2) Can anyone provide details on directions to Haenam Usuyeong Ferry terminal ?
3) Any good sightseeing spots in Haenum?
Am planning to visit Jeju Island, and am staying for 4 days, I done with all basic reservation (hotel & flight tickets), am wondering how much should I have for food and transportation? and also i will appreciate any suggestion and recommended places to visit
Does anyone know where in jeju can i find the jet boat ride? And whats the cost of it.
I wanted to know about some online sites that may do a ferry reservation from wando to jeju for me and I wanna take my car along..
anyone might help??
I am going to Korean on May25-29 and I just want to know if there are still cherry blossoms by that week and what will be the weather there? What kind of clothes should I bring?
I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me with information on the Lotte Marts at Seoul Station and Jamsil and the EMS courier services available at its store(s):
1) I know there is an EMS counter at the Seoul Station branch. What about the one in Jamsil?
2) I would like to buy Korean snacks and food to send home. Does one branch offer more variety than the other?
3) What days are the Lotte Mart at Seoul Station and Jamsil closed?
4) What time does the EMS counter close everyday at the Seoul Station branch (and Jamsil branch if they have it)? Are EMS counters open on Sundays?
This is my first trip to Korea so any additional information you feel I need to know about Lotte Mart and the EMS service would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
I will be in Seoul the weekend of April 5-6, I think I'll go to the DMZ one of the days and would appreciate recommendations on tour groups . I would also appreciate recommendations on what to do on the other day. Thank you in advance for your help.
Hi! I am planning to go to Jinhae Festival on April 6 (Saturday) and wonder if someone could help me with my questions:
1. Is it advisable to stay in Jinhae for one night? Or is one day of tour enough?
2. Where can I get a hotel/hostel/inn that is near the festival?
3. Are there buses that leave Jinhae going to Changwon at around 19:00? I will need to catch a train in Changwon going to Seoul at 19:54, but the trains from Jinhae to Changwon have a different schedule.
Thanks and appreciate your response. :)
I am travelling from Busan to Jeju then from Jeju to Seoul, will travel back to Busan by train from Seoul. I try to buy the ticket online (Jeju Air) one way but don't know how to do it. Can anyone advice?
I need to get from the Mercure Ambassador Hotel in Seoul (Yeoksam Station area) to the Luxury Hotel (765-27 One-dong, Osan-city, Gyeonggi-do) in Osan and need to know the best way to get there with the fewest changes in transit (taxi to bus, bus to taxi, taxi to train, etc.). I would like to use my credit card, too, and need it to not be too expensive. Any ideas?
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HI..we are in a group of 6. Any recommendation where to stay which will be most convenient to go around seoul? Myeongdong area? Hongdae area?
my new LG G2 display is broken and it's too expensive to let it be repaired here in Germany.
But I'll be in Seoul in May.
How much would it be in Seoul, Korea?
Are there any good repair centers?
How long will it take? (I'll be there for only 5 days)
Hi there, i'll be going to Seoul on 3rd - 7th April 2014. Are the cherry blossoms blooming yet? Can I see it at that time?
I'm gonna visit Seoul for the first time from 15th to 21st May. Any suggestions on places to visit, things to do and what kind of clothing to be packed please? Thank you! :)
Im planning on taking a trip to Juju Island and im currently stationed in Pyeongtaek and I was wondering what the average cost would be for transportation, a hotel for a week, and a lot of the activities that are there?
For my forthcoming trip to S. Korea, I plan to take buses for following route:
I can easily google on which bus terminals, price, timetable, etc. but do I need to book in advance to have a guaranteed seat? If I go straight to the bus terminal and pay there on the date of travel, is there a risk that the places are sold out? And vice-versa: if I should reserve in advance, is there any way to do so, online in English in a secure way...
I plan my trip for the second half of April.
Any one know how to book a car with driver in jeju island? How much for one day?
My friends and i will go to korea next month and will be staying in Casaville Sinchon Hotel. It seems that there are a lot of good places to visit near this Hotel, but i would like to go Insadong from there and i don't know how ? Also, are there any good places to shop and have some good coffee ? thank you so much for your help.
If you have any good and useful tips please let me now :)
Does anyone know anything of the club under Shilla? Private but open on Fridays to public i believe.
Hi..We are in a group of 6. Our Flight will arrive at Busan and we plan to take flight from Busan to Jeju immediately once we touch down and from Jeju to Seoul then take KTX from Seoul back to Busan for last 2 days stay before back to my home country.
Is it ok? Or better to take flight back to Busan?
I'll be in Seoul for a couple of days in April and I'm looking for a reasonable hotel for one person:
- up to US$130.00 a night
- in Gangnam
- near a bus stop that is on a direct route from Incheon airport
Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you!