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korea is a must country?

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go to korea...

Post by yurrie » Apr 29th, '06, 22:31

if you think south korea is a must see...post the place you think interesting in south korea

Place: (e.g. restaurant name, palace name, department store, etc.)
Things to do: (e.g. eat, scenery, shopping, etc)
Special: (e.g. foods name that you ate and taste yummy, etc.)
How to get there: (e.g. get off from the subway line 5 on the ***area, etc.)
Price range: (won or us dollar is fine--> 10000won means 10dollars)

u can attach some pics of it if you have :P or other information

if you dont think south korea is a must see... post the reason why ..
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Re: go to korea...

Post by OvertheRainbow » Apr 29th, '06, 22:43

yurrie wrote:
if you dont think korea is a must see... post the reason why ..
well I don't think north korea is a must-see place :P

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Re: go to korea...

Post by koulen » Apr 29th, '06, 22:49

yurrie wrote:if you think korea is a must see...post the place you think interesting in korea

Place: (e.g. restaurant name, palace name, department store, etc.)
Things to do: (e.g. eat, scenery, shopping, etc)
Special: (e.g. foods name that you ate and taste yummy, etc.)
How to get there: (e.g. get off from the subway line 5 on the ***area, etc.)
Price range: (won or us dollar is fine--> 10000won means 10dollars)

u can attach some pics of it if you have :P or other information

if you dont think korea is a must see... post the reason why ..

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Post by Childhoodless » Apr 30th, '06, 02:42

I'm with Koulen on this one. :blink

Also, shouldn't you also post a reason why you think Korea is a "must-see" country? Just because a country has "interesting places" doesn't make it a "must-see."

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Post by tdkyo » Apr 30th, '06, 03:41

I love Korea because:
1) Korea is my "twin-country" (USA being my other twin)
2) Korea has cheap but good food in the market
3) Korea has one of the world's highest speed network (FAST internet)
4) Korea has great public transportation (You can go anywhere in Seoul with the subway)
5) Korea has one of the best high-tech gadgets (Thanks to LG and Samsung) in its market.
6) Clean Airport :whistling:

I really can't tell which places are special and such, because the country to pretty pretty big and all. If you have the opportunity (business trip, meetings, summer college programs, etc...) I recommend visiting there.

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Post by yurrie » Apr 30th, '06, 06:40

if someone thinks its interesting place .. then he or she tends to have an urge to go to that place ...
everyone have their own thought ... so sorry if mine doesnt suit yours :P

en .. i mean south korea not north =P sorry bout that hehe

hem ... for me... i never go to south korea myself... thats why im curious if people thing korea is a place that you have to go at least once in ur life ... =P

but .. i like searchin thru webs ..and .. i found this...

seoul city tour bus

its a bus that stops at many attraction places: Palaces such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeonghuigung Palace, Unhyeongung ; attractions such as Seoul Tower, The Blue House, Namsangol Hanok (traditional Korean house) Village, Insa-dong, Daehangno ; and abundant shopping areas such as Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market, and Myeong-dong are all just a short ride away!

you can buy one day ticket ... so u can get on and off anytime you want... and you can get discount from places... for 10,000 won = $10
or you can get the single ride ticket... if you dont have much time ... for 5000won = $5

the tour begin at Dong Wha Duty Free Shop at Gwanghwamun
(Take subway line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station (Exit no . 6))

if you want more info, you can go to http://www.visitseoul.net/english_new/c ... _intro.htm

i want to go there and try hanbok too (korean dress) hehe .. i wanna know how its feel
:P

well .. thats it for now ..

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Post by yurrie » Apr 30th, '06, 06:42

5) Korea has one of the best high-tech gadgets (Thanks to LG and Samsung) in its market.
yeah ...
tech in korea is very nice ..
their cellphone if i saw it at movies ..
they are pretty unique =P

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Post by yurrie » Apr 30th, '06, 07:54

and uhm ..
actually...
i found this site..
that north korea has beautiful scenery ... and tourism site...
i thought north korea is not open for public .. i guess i was wrong?
http://english.tour2korea.com/03Sightse ... _6&konum=2

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Post by 306VieTPrincE » Apr 30th, '06, 08:05

when i was at the koreon airport last summer of 2005, it was super nice, it seemed like a lounge/shopping mall/ arcade all in one, but it was so far from the city, i saw Seoul from the airplane view, looks neat :)

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Post by KoreanMania » Apr 30th, '06, 08:15

Definitely a must-go country :lol Few years back, my family & I happened to transit in Korea for a couple of days during a trip back, and during that time, I was not into any koreanic stuffs yet, so the place seemed pretty usual to me and I spent most of the time just sleeping in the hotel :pale: Before that, I spent a couple days on Korean Air too... all I could remember then was the food+service was great and as all the stewardess was speaking in Korean, so I had a difficult encounter in trying to communicate with them, but thanks to some body language plus a lil English-effect, got the message over to them :lol Thinking back, I wish I could turn back time, then things would be different then :D But now, Korea is one of my target destinations for travel, hopefully could make it there in the future :wub: Korea Aja!!! :cheers:

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Visit Korea

Post by dragonmaster » Apr 30th, '06, 08:32

I was lucky enough to spend many years in Korea, but unluckily, I didn't get to see enough of the country.

For the most existential tour, find Yoju. East of the city is a temple maintained by the priests in remembrance of the invention of Hangul, the written language of Korea. It is buried at the back of the rice paddies and is a beautiful place to visit. The village dogs could be sold anywhere in the world as beautiful specimens of temple dogs. The cuckoos call all day long across the valley. If you could find a place to stay a few overnights in the countryside, you would see the life of the paddies as a glow over the entire countryside. It looks like a green fog, lit from the inside. A romantic setting for anyone.

The tours of Seoul are fun and educational, but purely for the tourist. I recommend them anyway. Visit the palaces, parks, and the zoo. Eat in a sidewalk tent, and drink the rice wine (Soju or Mokoli)

Ask a taxi driver to show you the wall around the North side of the city, not the gates in the photographs. You can find it in Saudemon, winding over the highest mountain to the East of the main highway. A specific address to stop at to see the wall is "Saudemon, Munachon, Chongno E Ga." There is a bridge there, and if you are adventurous, you get out and walk a few miles through the city there, up the mountain to the ancient wall.

Visit the shopping in Seoul. Myongdong makes Hollywood Boulevard look like a shadow world.

South of Incheon is a beach park. A beautiful place to swim in the ocean. A restaurant there on an island can only be reached at low tide by walking through the water. I'm sure they have a pedestrian bridge by now, but the walk through the ocean to enjoy good food appeals to the surreal in me.

The temples in the South of the country are unbelievable, with the National museum displays from the Bronze Age till now. The oldest observatory in the world. Grave mounds 100 feet high. Ancient treasure. Gold Buddha.

Why Korea instead of other countries? Even the Mongols were not able to subjugate Korea. Korea was the pivot point of the Asian world, and still is. Their science, arts, and skills have influenced all of East Asia for over 1500 years.

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Post by yurrie » Apr 30th, '06, 11:22

dragonmaster, thanx for the info...

hix .. u seem to have a great time at korea
i wanna go there toooo =)



and .. what divide south korea and north korea btw? hehe never know that ><
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Post by groink » Apr 30th, '06, 11:47

yurrie wrote:and .. what divide south korea and north korea btw? hehe never know that ><
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Demilitarized_Zone

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What divides Korea

Post by dragonmaster » Apr 30th, '06, 13:43

On 23 April, 1947, the US and the USSR had an argument about what political organizations were to be included in the decions about elections. The US wanted several groups that the USSR did not want included. The USSR finally insisted that the Boy Scouts should be included if the US wanted their selected groups. The US refused the suggestion about the Scouts and the USSR walked out. The situation got worse from that point and finally ended in the war in 1951. The war was stopped, not concluded, and a division was finally agreed upon at the 38th parallel, where the division was originally, with the USSR setting up a government in the North and the US doing the same in the South. The war actually continues to this day. I have been caught in crossfire between Northern infiltrators and Southern forces as well as witnessing several landings of Northern infiltrators in the Incheon area. An American officer was killed by North Korean guards at the truce village in Panmunjam while I was there. That argument was settled by a show of American force and an American officer with a chainsaw. All over a tree growing in front of a North Korean guard post tower. Today, there are business ties between the two sides, The Soviets were kicked out around 1968 or so, China supports the North as much as possible but there is continuous famine there. There are vacation trips to Northern resorts available for approved tourists, and the Incheonto Pyongyang section of the Orient Express has been rebuilt and will someday be available for use, as well as a highway across the border that I think has been completed.
As for my time there, Yes, I had the best time of my life there. I would have stayed there for the rest of my life, but I was not a match for the Korean abilities in business and technology. I knew several Americans that stayed there with jobs as interpreters and teachers, but I could not take a job like that because it was patronage and therefore very undependable. Looking back, however, those jobs were more stable than the American job market.

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Post by DITA » Apr 30th, '06, 18:45

i would like to visit korea someday... scenery seem so scenic and diff from msia though.the food seems delicious. but i heard everything quite expensive there.

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Post by yurrie » Apr 30th, '06, 19:27

do people in korea like on market or street vendor or small restaurant speak english?
or korean only?
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Post by Chidori-Chan » Apr 30th, '06, 19:44

been there, it was all rite, i wouldn't say it's a must see ...thought it would be nicer after seeing so many kdrama .. it's so so. i felt that they shouldn't put posters ...well... not so many posters...maybe one or two..of the kdrama ... on that locations they hv shot ... i would prefer to see that place as it is not with all those posters all around ... too much promoting ...
didn't see any good looking guys at all ..haha... my sister went to tokyo and saw some cuties..hehe
though it was fun when i saw MY GIRL and said to myself... ahh... I've been there too .. in jeju island..haha
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Post by marvelous » May 1st, '06, 03:00

I would say goto Japan and Korea at the same time...

Korea is really not a tourist place but a pivotal landmark to East Asia...If you do go there... Goto JeJu island..and shop in Dong Dai Moon...You can find nice stuff for cheap...

Korea has been beaten up to death because of Japan and China attacking from both sides and has been rebuilt many times... Most of historical landmarks has been destroyed.. But still some palaces to see...
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Post by yurrie » May 5th, '06, 09:10

do u think december is a bad time to go to korea with the winter comin and all?
which is better ... early dec .. or late feb?
thanx =)
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Post by Chidori-Chan » May 5th, '06, 09:55

unless you like winter holiday / sceneries... i heard fr the tour guide it was very nice in summer time ..??:.^^

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Post by yurrie » May 5th, '06, 10:07

i really dun like winter....
but .. thats the only time i can travel to korea .. early dec - late feb :cry:

oo and i heard that club day is a really nice day in korea ? :P
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Re: go to korea...

Post by altair » May 9th, '06, 10:42

OvertheRainbow wrote:
yurrie wrote:
if you dont think korea is a must see... post the reason why ..
well I don't think north korea is a must-see place :P

On the contrary, there is a waiting list for the tours to 금강산 Keumgangsan resort in North Korea.

A lot of Koreans also go to 백두산 Baekdusan via China (The lake on top of this mountain is sacred to Koreans and it straddles the border between North Korea and China)

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Post by altair » May 9th, '06, 11:03

yurrie wrote:do u think december is a bad time to go to korea with the winter comin and all?
which is better ... early dec .. or late feb?
thanx =)

December is not a good time.
It is cold and very dry.

Fall would be best.

Places to go:

Panmunjeom, the setting of the movie JSA
Soraksan National Park -> Sokcho city in the east sea. The number one National Park
Hwasong Fortress in Suwon City -> just an hour away by subway from Central Seoul. It is a mini Great Wall

For further guidance, try to read blogs by Korea-based expats too

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Post by shiny plastic » May 9th, '06, 18:57

I'd love to go to Korea but I heard the natives are really bitter to foreigners. Especially ones coming from the west.

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Post by Childhoodless » May 10th, '06, 00:09

shiny plastic wrote:I'd love to go to Korea but I heard the natives are really bitter to foreigners. Especially ones coming from the west.
Well, with such a negative attitude like that, I'd doubt if anyone wasn't bitter towards you.

Sweeping generalizations like that aren't going to win you points in a foreign country. I don't think it'll win you too many friends around here either.

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Post by shiny plastic » May 10th, '06, 00:25

Childhoodless wrote:
shiny plastic wrote:I'd love to go to Korea but I heard the natives are really bitter to foreigners. Especially ones coming from the west.
Well, with such a negative attitude like that, I'd doubt if anyone wasn't bitter towards you.

Sweeping generalizations like that aren't going to win you points in a foreign country. I don't think it'll win you too many friends around here either.
Don't take it so harshly. Besides, it's just a comment I've heard from most of my friends who travel. If I didn't like them, I wouldn't even bother wanting to go to Korea in the first place.
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Post by yurrie » May 10th, '06, 00:29

anyone know which club in seoul that is great?
and which club in seoul has many celebs..?
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Post by bearhugs_00 » May 10th, '06, 04:06

i really want to go to south korea!!!!! :D

i want to go there anywhere!!!

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Post by wujou_mao » May 17th, '06, 12:32

ive been traveling around south korea for 3 weeks now. depends what you like to see. there are tones of temples and palaces. you have the filming locations of drama series like emperor of the sea and dae jung geum.

you cant see a shop to buy dvd's for miles, you can olnt rent them as the koreans dont really have much privacy at home, so they go to a dvd bang (a bang is a room)

drinking is expensive, so just get tankered at gs25 or buy the way or other 24 hour shops and buy cheap beer then at least youre half way there.

plenty of festivals and colourful changing the guard wearing tradional clothing

just cant seem to find a legit hairdressers. ive seen plenty of illegal ones, i mean they are everywhere, and in these a man can get special needs. so pics time eh.

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snacks for beer. one the right are silkworms, yum
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lava cava - jeju-do island
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bulguksa temple, shilla
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suwon fortress gate
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and for any other info, buy lonely planet or rough guides. it has all the info that you want yurrie

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Post by yurrie » May 18th, '06, 21:11

thank you ...
is the silkworm really that good ???
just seeing it ... makes me ... *BRRR* :pale:

since im comin on dec .. anyone know if theres a lot of wind or not in seoul?
just like ohio here.. winter is very cold just because theres lots of wind
so if theres not too many wind .. it should not been to cold for me

:D

the temple seems to be an interesting place too =D
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Post by narushinyak » May 18th, '06, 21:17

Those stuff may look disgusting.. but they are actually really good XD
Seoul looks like this during night.. that's the namsan/seoul tower in the middle.

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Post by mleung87 » May 19th, '06, 03:56

I'm heading to Seoul for a month in July - and I'll be living in Seodaemoon-gu* I was wondering if anyone knows how long it will take for me to get into central seoul from there?

What are some interesting places that I should visit? ^___^

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Post by wujou_mao » May 19th, '06, 09:04

mleung87 wrote:I'm heading to Seoul for a month in July - and I'll be living in Seodaemoon-gu* I was wondering if anyone knows how long it will take for me to get into central seoul from there?

What are some interesting places that I should visit? ^___^
if youre going to be in korea for a month, dont stay in one spot, go on the move and go to other parts of the country. i was in seoul for 10 days, its really got that much to see

oh and yurrie, winter will be dam cold in korea, its next to china right and it was -20 when i was in beijing over xmas

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Post by lilswtangel » May 19th, '06, 09:09

Wow. Seoul is beautiful during the night time~ It looks absolutely amazing...
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Post by yurrie » May 19th, '06, 09:53

man >< i wanna visit during fall hix .. but time wont allowed me .. cryyyyy
guess i need to bring my big fat jacket ><

hey anyone know whats the best way to go from seoul to jeju island? and the price ...
is it really worth goin there?
im interested in teddy bear museum =D looks amazing from goong =P

thanx
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Post by buffyreg » May 19th, '06, 09:57

lilswtangel wrote:
Wow. Seoul is beautiful during the night time~ It looks absolutely amazing...
truly amazing view during night time but anybody have a picture , aerial, during daylight...

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Post by wujou_mao » May 19th, '06, 11:14

yurrie wrote:man >< i wanna visit during fall hix .. but time wont allowed me .. cryyyyy
guess i need to bring my big fat jacket ><

hey anyone know whats the best way to go from seoul to jeju island? and the price ...
is it really worth goin there?
im interested in teddy bear museum =D looks amazing from goong =P

thanx
catch a train from Seoul to Gwanju then take a bus from the over large monilith of a complex express bus terminal to wando, then catch a ferry to Jeju-do island. 3.5 hours from seoul to Gwanju, then 2 hours by bus to wando. then you have a choice of ferry including prices to jeju-do island. 3 hours for 19,800 ₩. traveling by bus and train is near enought the same, just train travel is expensive considering the litle distance youre going

any time of the month is ok, spring summer autum and winter. the landscapes are never the same during four seasons. i'd like to visit during early spring just as the flowers are coming into bloom

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Post by amrayu » May 19th, '06, 11:28

Don't forget to visit Lotte World. :-P

I recently went to Seoul this past January. It was very cold and it wasn't that windy there either.. But I still enjoyed it.

As for being treated badly by Koreans... I didn't meet anyone that was rude. (There's the typical old cranky ladies that work the streets, but you would be cranky too if you had to work that type of job.) Also don't take it personally if you get pushed around at the train/bus stations... it's normal in any big city.

If you go to the market places, some of the sellers can speak japanese because there's a lot of japanese tourists. Finding english speakers? Good luck with that... :|
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Post by lennonmanson » May 19th, '06, 11:29

I heard the train fees really cheap there...want to try it then...and the life cost there is not as expensive as japan...maybe I can buy many stuff there rather than japan....
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Post by wujou_mao » May 19th, '06, 13:07

lennonmanson wrote:I heard the train fees really cheap there...want to try it then...and the life cost there is not as expensive as japan...maybe I can buy many stuff there rather than japan....
only if you buy bog standard tickets, which you dont have a seat, you stand up, and it goes slowly. the trains still stravel slower than the ydo in england, but they do have bullet trains, which means bloody expensive in my book. thought going from cambridge to london was bad enough :crazy:

bus is cheaper on all accounts

i still get rather annoyed when you patinety queue for a bus, and the old folks will jump the queue, barge in front of you, dig their elbows in and rush for a seat. maybe they are thinking gotta get a seat before this white guy gets one. sitting on a seat isnt my intention. and thats includes everyone else thats younger than 50. always giving up their seats. that sort of respect doesnt happen in UK, shame really

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Post by Childhoodless » May 20th, '06, 00:40

wujou_mao wrote:i still get rather annoyed when you patinety queue for a bus, and the old folks will jump the queue, barge in front of you, dig their elbows in and rush for a seat. maybe they are thinking gotta get a seat before this white guy gets one. sitting on a seat isnt my intention. and thats includes everyone else thats younger than 50. always giving up their seats. that sort of respect doesnt happen in UK, shame really
Seats are almost always filled up in buses. And the drivers are usually pretty bad at keeping things smooth. It's only natural for those older people to try and get a seat, sometimes disregarding the people in front of them. When those buses fill up tighter than sardine cans (and they often do), getting a seat means getting some extra breathing room to yourself (but not too much, because people will be crowding into your space as well).

I remember on my morning commute on the bus, which has two schools on its route, I would get surrounded by junior high and high schoolers. There was literally no room to even sway as the bus turned. On the days when it was cool enough, the windows would fog up entirely because there was just so much body heat inside the bus. Regardless of the weather outside, I would routinely start to sweat inside the bus.

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Post by ChristinePak » Jun 27th, '06, 20:34

I am half korean so I go there every year to visit my family, and I studied abroad there! IT IS A MUST!!!~ :thumleft:

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Post by rumstocker » Jun 28th, '06, 16:00

I went there for a week-- awesome

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Post by missnari » Jul 1st, '06, 22:55

ahhhh i love korea <33333333333333
i love seoul and busan i just can't get enough of it!!!
i just love the city life and the best thing i love about it is the transportation!!!
you can get anywhere in the city by subway, bus, or taxi!!!! ^___^

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Post by tresarai » Aug 28th, '06, 21:12

I lived in Singapore for 15 years before moving to the US and I'm planning on going back to Singapore this december. On route, I want to pass by Korea :clap: and maybe spend a few days there. Seeing as how it's going to be winter, I think i ought to be doubly prepared since I am not a very 'cold-loving' kinda person. :pale:

One question I wanted to ask was, how much is sufficent for about 3 days korea touring? :nuts: I'm intending on going to Seoul. I've already been to Busan in 2002 and I stayed for about 2 weeks. However, I simply cannot remember how much SG dollars I had with me at that time. I only remember feeling a little lost and short on cash.. hahha.. I was 15 and on my own, so it is no surprise that I panicked a little.. :P .I know for sure that with about US$1000, I can spend weeks in Singapore. But maybe that's cos I know where to go to get the best value for my money.

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Post by elsiey » Aug 30th, '06, 17:29

*shrugs* Haha, if I get a chance to go to Korea, I'd go... But Korea isn't exactly my top place to go visit... x.x Scratch that, it's not. ^^; I dunno, I guess Korea doesn't fascinate me that much... Though, I adore their food. XD

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Post by Romance » Sep 1st, '06, 15:08

ive been to korea and japan and i would say that i prefer tokyo over seoul, seoul is alot dirtier and not as faschinating as tokyo, looks like london or something, and the korean people were not as nice to me as the japanaese. so i vote for japan if i would get the question :P

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Post by dima » Dec 29th, '06, 17:35

My 20 Won worth :P

Korea is definitely worth seeing once.

However there's so little to do there! IMHO 1 week is enough on average - perhaps 2 weeks if you are really into Korean wave, have friends there already or have money to spend.

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Post by Chewyr » Jan 1st, '07, 13:44

Korea is a place u must visit because of all the scenery, shopping, eating etc
if ya lucky u could see an actor or singer :P

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Post by eternalstar » Jan 1st, '07, 14:09

I absolutely love Korea, but I guess I'm a bit biased because it's my birthplace and my motherland. hehe

If you go to Korea, the one place that I think everyone should visit if cash and time permit is Jeju Island. It's so beautiful and there are so many pretty things to see. Waterfalls, beaches, caves, moutains, craters, mini-mini land, and the TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM (which many of you probably saw in goong), etc...

If you're stuck on the mainland, that I suggest going to Busan. It's nice to see the shore and fun to listen to the Busan dialect.
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Post by Lipsofpoison » Jan 1st, '07, 15:09

I have good and bad to say about Korea.

If you are okay with sticking out like a sore thumb and being stared at all the time then you will be fine. Old women give you mean looks and old men give you perverted looks.

I was in South Korea for two months with my fiancee and I met the worst woman in the world....his mother. She was nice to my face but then behind my back, she sent him on an arranged date. To get even with her, he was very rude on the arranged date, then came home and got me and left the house in front of her. I guess I lived my own Korean drama while I was there.

If you like spicy food, then south Korea is the place for you, there is plenty of it, and it is lacking of non spicy food. I found the only thing I could eat was pork cutlets and kalbi.

Be careful of some restaurants that look like they serve meat, because some of those restaurants mean is dog. It's not like they lie to you, it says the food is dog in Korean on the sign outside, as long as you know how to read the sign.

Karaoke bars are fun and they are all over the place. Make sure you have lots of Soju, it's delicious and it does it's job. ^_^ So let me see, the places I liked the most in Seoul were:

LotteWorld (Jamsil Station)
Everland (no subway runs there, you have to take a bus, but the 6900 bus from Jamsil should do it I think. You can check the Everland website to get the bus numbers and schedules. Going to the themeparks you can get a discount if you are a foreigner, but bring your passport.
InsaDong
Seoul Tower
Han River Tour (never got to ride the boat since I was there during three typhoons)
Coex Mall and Coex Aquarium

In Busan:

Haeundae Beach
Beomeosa Temple
Check out the Fortress to, I forgot the name of it

in Jeju:

The Teddy Bear Museum in Seogwipo-si
Pacific Land in Seogwipo-si
Cheonjeon Waterfalls in Seogwipo-si (not sure if I spelled this one right) These three are all in the same area, walking distance
Hallyu National Park
Loveland

I hope some of this helps. South Korea was a must see for me, but when I came back, I didn't feel it was a must see. Most of my times were fun, but I had a really hard culture shock which made my trip difficult.

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Post by amberch0 » Jan 2nd, '07, 03:54

i've been trying to find something out. i've asked some of my friends, but they don't know =[does anyone know how to be an audience member of gasoo shows like inkigayo?

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Post by Misa » Jan 3rd, '07, 22:41

I visited Korea last November.
I'm a Korean drama addict and I love Korea. I only visited Seoul and Sewon fortress because I spent only a week there.

I'm Italian and the Korean culture is totally different form mine, but I spent wonderful days. I met some friends (Koreans and from other countries, we were there also for a meeting), I ate very good food, I went shopping etc...
Seoul is a wonderful city in my opinion. The life is not expensive for Italians, especially for the foods and the public transport.

I hope to come back in Seoul in April...I want to know better the Korean wave
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Post by danty » Mar 21st, '07, 23:56

i like Korea very much I want see baby vox :wub: :wub: :wub:

I am from Dubai. :thumright:

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Post by sn0flake » Mar 26th, '07, 07:05

i'm gonna be in korea this july for an exchange program at korea university in seoul. really looking forward to it.

can someone tell me the MUST-SEE and MUST-DO things at korea?? heex

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Post by fatmouse » Feb 2nd, '09, 08:48

Korea has some beautiful sceneries but I am not used to the way the Koreans like to push and shove as they hurry along.

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Post by taniyama_mai » Feb 14th, '09, 10:07

i really want to go to KOREA some day.......

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Post by sharangeo » Feb 18th, '09, 04:19

PEACE for NORTH AND SOUTH :cussing:

I like Korea coz I watched a lot of Kdrama. even my sense of humor is all abot Korea :mrgreen:

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