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Culture National Folk Museum Review

If you are into the history of South Korea (the people, culture, costume) you are at the right place. Here you can see the various cultural changes in society and the current tradisional costumes.

You will have a blast!
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Directions: Located behind Gyeonbokgung. Take Subway Line 3 to Gyeonbokgung Station or Anguk Station.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2006
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Zodiac National Folk Museum Review

A circle of statues depicting the zodiac. You cannot miss this and not take a photo of it. Something to remember.

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Directions: Located behind Gyeonbokgung. Take Subway Line 3 to Gyeonbokgung Station or Anguk Station.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2006
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Largest Underground Mall in Seoul - Seoul
Largest Underground Mall in Seoul COEX Mall Review

Yes, you may get lost in this maze of a shopping centre. But there are so many information booths manned (more like "Womanned") by the helpful ladies, directing and giving you the information you need. Its best to get a map of all the stores in the shopping centre.

A little warning tho' , the prices here are a bit on the high side. Its not as cheap as Dondaemun and the other places and you definitely cannot bargain.

What to look out for :
(1) the Megabox Cinema ~ its huge
(2) the aquarium (cost about 15000 Won per adult but its worth it)
(3) a huge stationery warehouse!
(4) the bookstore (too bad most of the books are in korean)

Well if this is not your cup of tea, there is always the The War Memorial

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Directions: Get on the subway (Line 2 - Green Line) and exit at SamSeong Station (exit 5 & 6)

Website: http://coexmall.com/foreign/english/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2006
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Dongdaemun Market ~ SHOES - Seoul
Dongdaemun Market ~ SHOES Dongdaemoon - Great East Gate Review

The Great East Gate market. So whats really great about this market?
Well, lots ~ like all those who have been here. Its a mind boggling market selling anything from shoes to undergarments.

For me, its the SHOES!
I got my shoes from the shoes market (naturally). The price was soooooo good. A pair for 22000 won (after bargaining like a mad fool) which is about US$22.

You can easily get to this place by Subway

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Address: Exit Dongdaemun Station (Exit 2)

Directions: If you are at the Doosan Tower, there is an underpass originating from the Doosan Tower (aka DOOTA!) which will lead you out at Heungin Stardom.
Cross the Cheonggye Stream and waalla. The Shoes Market.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2006
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War Memorial - Seoul
War Memorial Korean War Memorial Review

To fully appreciate the War Memorial, you have to see visit this place yourself. No words or expressions can fully describe the pain and suffering which the Korean people have endured. Imagine fighting your own brother.

There are many vintage aircraft, armored vehicles, tanks and other military equipment used in the Korean War. For a war buff, its the closes I can get to the real thing. It was an eye opener. However if you want to shop instead..there is Dondaemun....

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Address: The cab driver should know this

Directions: Subway Line 4 or 6 at Samgakji Station.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2006
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Dongdaemun - Heunginjimun Gate Dongdaemoon - Great East Gate Review

A landmark not to be missed.
You will see this upon exiting the Dongdaemun Subway station. You have to use the subway to get here.

You can be like the old couple in the background of this photo, fully appreciating its wonder and awe! And they are sweet!

Address: Dongdaemun Subway Station

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2006
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War Memorial ~ Two Brothers Korean War Memorial Review

This is a statue made to remind that irony of the war. Two opposing sides were fighting each other until both met in the battlefield and found out they were brothers. How can you kill your own brother ?

A really sad reminder of the Korean War

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Directions: Subway Line 4 or 6 at Samgakji Station.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2006
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Famous Photo Gyeongbokgung Palace Review

With all the excitement visiting the palace, there are so many places within the palace. The beautiful palaces in the Gyeongbokgung Palace itself...... makes the trip worth it!
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Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 8, 2006
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Presidential Blue House ~ Cheong Wa Dae - Seoul
Presidential Blue House ~ Cheong Wa Dae Presidential Blue House Review

This more of a Thing NOT TO DO ................. Its a waste of time!
although the view of the hills is "peaceful"

If your guide insist of pasing through this place and to see where the president lives, you are in for a ride! a really long ride!

Too many restrictions
(1) No photos from the bus
(2) dropped at a designated spot
(3) take photos like every bloody tourist.
(4) cannot wander of from the designated zone

and
The best of all
(5) You can only take photo of the guest house and not the presidential Blue House only.

You might as well spend time at the Dondaemun Gate or the Korean War Memorial or even the Cleanest River in Town.

Address: Don't Bother

Directions: Really Don't Bother!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 8, 2006
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