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  • Mary B
    Landaff, NH6 contributions
    This is must stop place. We rented hanboks for the day, so admission was free. The ground were lovely and expansive. Rent an audio tour or just peacefully enjoy the palace.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • mel7155
    Singapore, Singapore826 contributions
    We decided to hike up this 830m granite hill from the west and ending off at the eastern entrance . The trail is very marked out and you can’t get lost . The trail has all the guardrails and steps at various points to guide and protect hikers so you will feel safe as you hike up the hill .

    The mast part of the hill before the leak was really a killer climb and not for the faint hearted or those who fear heights . However, upon reaching the top - the views are simply breathtaking and rewarding .

    We used this hill as a preparatory climb before hiking up Mt Hallasan in Jeju Island the following weak - it was a difficult climb but very rewarding climb .
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • mel7155
    Singapore, Singapore826 contributions
    Great place to shop for cosmetics, fun socks, hair products and even Korean fashion . Yes many shops have closed but it is slowly being revived .

    What was interesting was trying the various type of street food along this area - who does not love eating skewered meats as you stroll along the streets or try Dalgona candy or eat fried chicken and beer and thereafter try your hand on Myeongdong ice cream , dumplings etc….

    Business is slowly being revived here . Good to come down and support the local businesses .
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,237 contributions
    Stunning palace. I have a lot of time in Seoul and Korea so going to see all the palaces. If your time is limited, definitely do this one. Time your visit accordingly with the mandatory guided tour of the Secret Garden. Annoyingly they appear to change timings so check online the day before your visit. I got there at 09:00 when they opened. I was the first person inside. I walked around the palace grounds myself for just over an hour and then did the English guided Secret Garden tour at 10:30 which finished around noon. Lasts about one and a half hours. You can leave the tour after fifty minutes as the last part is quite a bit of walking including uphill. For most of us it is fine but others were struggling with the heat even though it was early and parts of it are uphill so be mindful. I spent in total three hours there. Separate ticket for the palace and Secret Garden. They do have guided tours of the palace itself but to be honest, you can easily do this yourself. They give you a booklet plus there are information boards. Suggest going early as soon as it opens. It was beautiful and peaceful and you could freely walk around and enjoy the setting, also getting some good photographs. When I left at noon, it was much busier. Grounds are clean and well laid out. The palace was stunning. I loved the details of the doors and the architecture. There is a cafe and what appeared to be an art or souvenir shop on the premises. I didn't bother with it. Take water with especially if you are there for three hours like me. There are restrooms too. My thoughts. The Secret Garden is apparently the highlight. Whilst this was nice, I think the weather will contribute towards your experience. We had a lovely day and the sun shining with the reflection on the water and the colours of the leaves made the gardens look very pretty. However, we can't control the weather and I would suggest thinking about this if you have a day with bad weather. Parts of the garden were nice but other parts started to look the same. I started to get bored as did a lot of the group. I was glad I went though. The guide was difficult to understand (although the tour was in English) but there are information boards as well along the route which also provide useful facts. They limit the number of people on the tour so purchase a ticket as soon as you arrive.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Gombung
    Seoul, South Korea10 contributions
    It was a huge museum.
    I thought it only focused on Korean wor in 1950 but it actually shows all kinds of war records throught korean history.
    Huge aircrafts and tanks are exhibited oitside the museum.
    If you are a military geek, you would love it.
    And there was a special exhibition.
    you can see Eva Armisen's art in the museum, too.
    It was a very impressive and heart warming experience.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Gombung
    Seoul, South Korea10 contributions
    very impressive!
    it shows the 5000 year old korean history with various subjects!
    so sad that i didn't have enough time to see special exhibitions
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Cpwee
    573 contributions
    Touristy street with some interesting handicrafts and souvenirs. There is a relatively new shopping block nestled within the street - it has a huge Kakao & Friends store at its entrance. The 4-storey building with graffiti is also interesting.
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • Maurits
    Munich, Germany10 contributions
    Magnificent views across Seoul. Currently, still being influenced by Covid, there were no waiting times at all. Elevators bring you in lightning speed to the 119th(?) floor. From there a video show starts and ends after ~1 minute with a breathtaking view over Seoul. Afterwards you can stroll around freely on all 5 levels above, including a small cafe with reasonably priced coffee and other drinks. Even a small shop with gifts / souvenirs is available, if you are into those kind of things.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,237 contributions
    Departs on the dot! Very punctual. Give yourself enough time to locate your train carriage and seat. Reasonably clean. Super fast wifi. Toilets and apparently vending machines on the train (didn't see the latter). Just get food prior to getting on. Loads of options in the stations. Staff will check tickets so have them ready. Very friendly. Super efficient. Fast trains go quick! Reasonably priced. Book in advance online as it is cheaper. The closer you book to departure, the more pricier the ticket! Only small negative which I knew when booking the ticket but didn't expect it to be this bad. If you have a big suitcase like me, there is very little room for luggage. I couldn't find anywhere! Get on the train early. In the end, as I didn't want to leave it somewhere, I sat on a seat in between carriages near the toilets. I had no choice so I could keep my bag near me. I booked a standard class seat with 2x2 seats and limited legroom like a plane. There is a business class option which will obviously be pricier but there is more space. To be honest, I think this is the main difference.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Ana Santos
    9 contributions
    The metro integrates the entire city of seoul, making it easy to get around quickly! With the help of the metro app, you can trace the route you need to use to get where you want!
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,237 contributions
    Lovely walk. We went early on a Saturday morning and it was already a little busy. Guessing it must be packed in the day. Although it was still peaceful and we had a lovely walk. Nice views. Fresh air. Lot's of things for children and places to picnic. Clean. Use metro station Yeouinaru. As it was early, vendors had not set up yet but there appeared to be stalls selling food and drinks amongst other items. There were also activities for children and what looked like a mini pool as well as a ferry ride. Good place to ride a bike.
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • bagelavender
    Seoul, South Korea15 contributions
    Such a nice place for a walk and has a beautiful view! My husband and I went up by walking since I love hiking, but you can also decide to go up there using the cable car. They were also filming some kind of a K-drama at the top so we had to be quiet. Also, we used an app called Dealightme to get a discount for the tower entrance fee. I’m sure it would be a great experience where you can see beautiful sights of the whole city. Lastly, don’t forget to leave your “Lock of love” if you’re going there with your significant other!! xD
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • thelonious22
    Seongnam4,374 contributions
    This was a great alternative to taking the Namsan Cable Car. We enjoyed walking along the Seoul City Walls while checking out the great view of the city. Museum and displays along the way made it a worthwhile visit.
    Written 31 January 2021
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  • Jolyn
    Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
    hilarious! Non verbal performance. Exaggerating gestures and comical facial expressions make the show suitable for both young kids and adults. The cast was able to respond quickly to the audience reactions to various parts of the skit. Great work!
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • sleeperdoc
    Del Mar, CA87 contributions
    Renovated stream through downtown Seoul with walkways, sitting areas, nice lighting. Popular with tourists and locals, couples on dates and office workers wanting a "nature break." Easy access from several downtown subway stops and worth and hour stroll.
    Written 30 May 2022
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