COEX aquarium

COEX aquarium Hours to take: 90 minutes Admission fee: 22,000 won Attractions near here:  Gangnam area, Bongeun temple, Han river cruise Story of it: The COEX Aquarium is spread out over a large area and showcases no less than 40,000 sea creatures, which come from 600 different species. The aquarium is unique in Korea because…

Yong pyeong ski resort

Yong pyeong ski resort  Hours to take: Could be a day, or just a half day (3.5 hours to get there from Seoul) Admission fee: Snow slide: KRW 10,000 Ski lift/gear/glove/clothes(necessary to ski) : all for about 80,000 Attractions near here:  Yongpyeong resort's other amenities Story of it: The Yongpyong Resort is situated at the center…

JSA(Panmunjeom) office

JSA(Panmunjeom) office Hours to take: 4 hours (another hour to get there from Seoul) Admission fee: 87,000 won Remark:   Reservation has to be made in advance. Individual cannot go in. Story of it: Panmunjeom is located inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and it is the most forward location in the DMZ that can be visited…

Namdaemun market

Namdaemun market Hours to take: 60 minutes Admission fee: Free Attractions near here:  Myeongdong, Seoul train station Story of it: Most of the goods are made directly by the storeowners. Between 11:00pm and 3:00am, Namdaemun market is crowded with retailers from all over the country. When day breaks, the site of busy Koreans bustling around…

Insadong shopping street

Insadong shopping street  Hours to take: 40 minutes Admission fee: Free Attractions near here:  Bukchon hanok village, Gwanghwamun square, Gyeongbok palace Story of it: Hangang River Ferry Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery around Hangang River that flows through Seoul. On the cruise, you can see the surrounding islands, Jeoldusan…

Taekwondo class

Taekwondo class Hours to take: 2 hours Admission fee: 50,000 won Attractions near here:  Mokdong baseball statium Story of it: Taekwondo is a martial art form and sport that uses the hands and feet for attack and defense. The focus of Taekwondo is on training and disciplining the mind along with the body. For those learning…

Guard changing ceremony

Guard changing ceremony  Hours to take: 15~20 minutes Admission fee: Free Attractions near here:  Palaces, Gwanghwamun square, City hall Story of it: The Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony is a great opportunity to experience a rare traditional scene in Korea. Be sure to bring a camera to take lots of pictures. The guards’ splendid costumes, with their…

Jongmyo Shrine

Jongmyo Shrine Hours to take: 1 hour Admission fee: 1,000 won Attractions near here:  Changdeockgung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace Story of it: Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). According to UNESCO, the shrine is the oldest royal Confucian shrine…