7 Days Itinerary in South Korea (Seoul & Busan)


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Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Before You Go: Tips & Discount Vouchers
Morning-Arrival 6.15 a.m.
(Seoul Transportation Guide)
-Breakfast @ Lotteria
-Cheonggyecheon Stream
-Deoksugung Palace
(changing of guard ceremony, 11 a.m.)
-Tapgol Park
-Nami Island
-Changdeokgung + Huwon Tour- Ewha Women University

- Shopping @ Sinchon Area
-6 a.m. KTX train to Busan
-Busan Station
-Taejongdae Recreational Park
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
LunchLotte Mart, Seoul StationSamgyetang (Chic Ginseng Soup)@TosokchonNami IslandMyeongdong GyozaChuncheon Dak Galbi @ Chuncheonjip, SinchonJagalchi Fish MarketKTX Lunch Bento
AfternoonShopping @ Myeongdong-Cheongwadae (President's House)
-Bukchon Hanok Village
-Nami IslandShopping @ MyeongdongShopping @ Hongik AreaCherry Blossom @ Dalmaji Hill=)
TeaMyeongdong Street FoodWaffle + Coffee @ Samcheongdong=)=)=)Angel in Us Cafe, Dalmaji Hill=)
EveningNanta Cookin' Show @ Myeongdong Nanta Theatre-Patbingsu @ Cafe Bene
-Insadong Tea House
-Mid Night Shopping @ Dongdaemun

-Insadong + Ssamziegil
FREE Hanbok Experience @ Myeongdong Tourist Information CentreN Seoul Tower
-Haeunde Beach
-Gwangali Beach & Diamond Bridge
-Hangang Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival
-Shopping @ Lotte Mart, Seoul Station
DinnerBongchu Jjimdak @ MyeongdongBBQ @ Wangbijib, MyeongdongExperience Local Food @ Gwangjang MarketBibimbap @ Jeonju Jungang Hoekwan, MyeongdongBonjuk @ Myeongdong
Kukbap Alley
Lotte Mart, Seoul Station
StayS.A. Seoul StationS.A. Seoul StationToyoko Inn DongdaemunToyoko Inn DongdaemunToyoko Inn DongdaemunToyoko Inn Busan IToyoko Inn Dongdaemun

Can’t wait for our Seoul itinerary and Busan Itinerary? It was a very fruitful and challenging trip. We did a lot more research beforehand as KampungBoy’s parents were tagging along. We can neither make the elderlies walk too much nor to have a hectic schedule. There were also some minor changes to our planned itinerary due to the “adverse” weather condition in South Korea. It snowed in Seoul two days before we were there (yes, in April!) so the cherry blossom schedule was delayed by a week. We also canceled our trip to Jinhae (supposingly the BEST place to go for cherry blossom in South Korea) as it was raining heavily that particular morning.

Nonetheless, we had great fun exploring Seoul and Busan. Koreans are generally nice and friendly; they have been very helpful in giving us directions using a combination of Korean words and sign languages. iPhone apps like i Tour Seoul & Jihachulhave proven to be very useful (must download!). We have also tried most of the restaurants which falls under a “Best Eats” list provided by my Korean friend. The list is here –seoul’s best eat by kampungboycitygal. Click to download.

Day 1

From the airport, we took bus 6050 as it stops right in front of our service apartment at Seoul Station (fare: 15000 won per person). There are two types of airport buses: deluxe and standard. Deluxe buses are KAL limousines that go straight to major hotels in Seoul. These buses make less stops and have more spacious seats. Standard limousine buses stop at more locations along their route. We’ll be elaborating more in our subsequent posts. There’s also a 1000 won discount voucher for airport buses.

Our first meal in Seoul – Lotteria Burgers
T-Money Card : 2500 won deposit (non refundable). You may buy a T-Money Card at any of the following convenience stores (GS 25, Family Mart, Mini Stop, Buy The Way) or subway stations.
Cheongyecheon Stream

Getting Here:

City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 4. Walk 250 m north to Cheonggye Plaza.
Cheongyecheon has been restored from a road into a 5.8 km stream flowing in the heart of Seoul. We were only at the beginning of the stream, just look out for Chongye Plaza or an upside down ice cream cone sculpture.
Deoksugung. The Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony is a highly recommended event for tourists. It is held three times a day (11:00 / 14:00 / 15:30) in front of Daehanmun Gate at Deoksugung Palace.

Getting Here:

City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 2. Go straight 100m to arrive at Daehanmun Gate on the right.
5 minutes walk from Cheongyecheon Stream.
Lunch at Lotte Mart’s Food Court.
We also did some groceries shopping at Lotte Mart as our service apartment does not provide breakfast. Korean strawberries is <3!

Getting Here:

Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4), Exit 1.
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Our loft unit for the first two nights. It costs us about USD 150 per night (4 pax, peak season rate). It has great location, MUJI style interior but we are not very happy with the toilet. Will elaborate more in our subsequent reviews.

S.A. Seoul Station
Poong-Lim I-One ,Seoul Station 219-17 Segea Dong,Young-San Gu ,Seoul
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Getting Here:

Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1,4), Exit 1. Directly opposite Lotte Mart Seoul Station.
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Myeongdong for shopping & street food! From top left, clock wise: bun with egg on top (2000 won), flat bread (1000 won), tteokboki (3000 won), sausages and ham with rice cake (2000 won).

Getting Here:

Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6.
First things first – change for won as we were running low on cash. There are many such kinds of money changer in Myeongdong area, just look out for the logo above. The rates here were so much better as these bureaus usually mark to market their rates instead of earning a wider spread. However, they’ll only accept major currencies such as RMB, USD, Yen but not RM. So we changed for USD in Malaysia and when in Seoul, we traded in USD for won. All in all, we saved about 5%.
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Dinner at my favourite restaurant – Bongchu Jjimdak.

Bongchu Jjimdak, Myeongdong
Address: 25-2, 2-ga Myeong-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: 02-318-6891
Website: http://www.bongchu.co.kr
Operating Hours: opens daily from 1100 to 2300

Getting Here:

Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 8. Walk the one-way road on the left side, go for 150meters and you will see it on your left.
Cookin’ Nanta Show – ticket price from 40,000 – 60,000 won. It was a great show; hilarious with a lot of action! Ticket booking – http://www.nanta.co.kr/

Myeongdong Theatre

Getting Here:

Euljiro 1 Ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 4). Go out exit 6 and walk for about 10 min.
Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4). Go out exit 6 and walk for about 10 min.

Day 2:

Breakfast at S.A. Seoul Station – my favourite Korean strawberries and banana milk (must try!)
Gyeongbukgung Palace
Admission Fee:
Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won / Youths (ages 7-18) 1,500 won
Operating Hours:
March to October 09:00-18:00 / November to February 09:00-17:00, closed on Tuesday
Interpretation Services (1 hour):
* English: 11:00, 13:30, 15:30
* Japanese: 10:00, 12:30, 14:30
* Chinese: 10:30, 13:00, 15:00

Getting Here:

Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line 3), exit 5.
Ganghwamun Station (Subway Line 5), exit 2 and walk 400 meters.
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Samgyetang (chicken ginseng soup) @ Tosokchon. It is a very popular restaurant amongst the locals and tourists; so be prepare to queue.

Address: 85-1 Chebu-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Tel: 02-737-7444
Operating Hours: opens daily from 1000 to 2200.

Getting Here:

Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), exit 2/from Gyeongbokgung Yeongchumun Gate
Go 120 meters towards Hyoja-dong direction. You will past “popoyes”, then look for GS25 convenience store, turn into the small lane at the corner of this store. Turn left onto Jihamun-ro 5-gil and go straight for 10m.
Cheongwadae (Blue House). The signature markings of the Presidential Residence of Cheong Wa Dae are these blue tiles.

Getting Here:

Gyeongbokgung Palace Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), exit 5 and walk 10 minutes.
Exit from the back door of Gyeongbukgong.
From Cheongwadae, we walked to Bukchon Hanok Village. Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called ‘hanok’ that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Today, these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses.

Getting Here:

Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), exit 2. Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.
Look out for these photo spots at Bukchon Hanok Village. There’s 8 in total!
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The downhill of Bukchon Hanok Village is Samcheongdong; a very artsy area with a lot of unique cafes and boutiques. If you realise, day 2 is all about walking. We walked from Gyeongbokgung to Tosokchon to Cheongwadae to Bukchon to Samcheongdong!

Getting Here:

Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), exit 2. Walk straight for approx. 700 m.
Gyeongbokgung Palace Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), exit 5. Walk 10-15 min along the stone wall of Gyeongbokgung Palace to the starting point of Samcheongdong Walkway.
Waffle and coffee at some random cafe in Samcheongdong. It was so delicious!
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Dinner was galbi at Wangbijib, Myeongdong. It is a very popular restaurant amongst the local.

Address: 26-2, 8-ga Myeong-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Tel: 02-3789-1945
Website: http://www.wangbijib.com/

Getting Here:

Myeongdong Station (Subway Line #4), exit #8.
my lovely Korean friends
Patbingsu (Korean Red Bean Ice Dessert) at Cafe Bene, everywhere in Korea.
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After dinner drinks at a beautiful tea house in Insadong.

Day 3:

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Tapgol Park. The park is of great historical value and national spirit as it was the starting point of the March 1, 1919 Independence Protest.

Getting Here:

Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Subway Line 1, 3, 5), Exit 1. Walk 5 minutes toward Jonggak. IMG_0487-001
Shuttle Bus to Nami Island (23.000 won per person, inclusive of return bus ticket, entry visa and ferry ticket)

Getting Here:

Shuttle Bus (From Seoul to Namiseom Island)
* Bus Stop
1) Insa-dong (Jonggak Station, Subway Line 1, Exit 3): Next to Tapgol Park
2) Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, Exit 4): In front of Lotte Mart

* Shuttle Bus Schedule:
Insa-dong, Jamsil Station → Namiseom Island: 09:30
Namiseom Island → Insa-dong, Jamsil Station: 16:00
※ Advanced reservation required. (Inquiries +82-2-753-1247)
It is a perfect tourist spot for Winter Sonata fanatics.
One of the most important photo spot here; though not as beautiful as winter and autumn.
Ssamziegil Mall, Insadong. Just walk along those spiral-like stairway and do some window shopping.

Getting Here:

Anguk Station (Seoul Subway line 3),  Exit 6 (towards Jongno Police Station). Enter the Insa-dong one-way street of Crown Bakery & GS25, and go staright 100m
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway line 1), Exit 3. Go towards Jogyesagil (pass 2 signals) and enter the alley next to the 7th Day Sabbath Church
Gwangjang Market, where the local have their daily dose of bindaettok (mung bean pancake), sundae (pork blood sausage) and kimbap (korean sushi).

Getting Here:

Jongno 5(oh)-ga Station (Subway Line 1), Exit 10. Make a U-turn and enter through the North 2nd Gate.
Euljiro 4(sa)-ga Station (Subway Line 2, 5)– take a bus and get off at Euljiro 5(oh)-ga Station
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Mid night shopping at Dongdaemun, stocking up for The Patbingsu. There’s Doota Mall (most expensive), Hello APM (cheapest) , Migliore (medium pricing) and many other malls which open till wee hours.

Getting Here:

Dongdaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 8. Cross the street, and walk 130m forward to arrive at Doota.
Toyoko Inn Dongdaemun, where we stayed for the next three nights. It is a no frills Japanese chain hotel (~RM200 per night with member card). Will highly recommend it to anyone who’s heading to Seoul.

Toyoko Inn Dongdaemun
Address: 73, 2Ga Gwanghui-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-412 South Korea
Tel: +82-(0)2-2267-1045 FAX: +82-(0)2-2267-1046
Website: http://www.toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00208/index.html

Getting Here:

1 minute walk from exit No.3 or 4 of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (formally known as Dongdaemun Stadium Station) on the No.2,4 or 5 Subway Lines.
No. 6001 airport limousine bus stops right in front of the lobby too.

Day 4:

Changdeokgung Palace
Admission Fee:
Regular Tour (Changdeokgung Palace)-Adults 3,000 won/Children 1,500 won
Huwon Tour (Secret Garden area)
Adults 5,000 won/Children 2,500 won
Interpretation Services-Changdeokgung Palace:
Korean: 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30
English: 10:30, 14:30/Japanese: 12:30/Chinese: 16:00

Interpretation Services-Huwon:
Korean: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30
English: 11:30, 14:30/Japanese: 10:30, 13:30/Chinese: 12:30

Getting Here:

Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 3. Go straight for 5min.
Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Subway Line 1, 3 or 5), Exit 7. Go straight along Donhwamun-ro Street for 10min.
It’s spring time!
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Lunch @ Myeongdong Gyoza. There’s only three items available in the menu: mandu dumplings, bibimguksu, and kongguksu.

Myeongdong Gyoza
Address: 25-2, 2-ga Myoung-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: 02-776-5348
Operating Hours: opens daily from 1030 to 2130

Getting Here:

Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 7. It is located near Watson.
Shopping @ Myeongdong
FREE hanbok experience @ Korea Tourism Info Center in M Plaza, Myeongdong. M Plaza houses Forever 21, Zara and Kosney so it’s hard to miss it. Take a lift to level 5, registered yourself at the counter (English/Chinese/Japanese language options available) and wait for your time slot. Awesome right? There’s also FREE wifi and locker services available.
Superb bibimbap at Jeonju Jungang Hoekwan, a very old and traditional restaurant with long history.

Jeonju Jungang Hoekwan
Address: 24-11 Chungmuro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Getting Here:

Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6. Look for Uniqlo, there’s a smoothie king next to it. Walk into the alley.

Day 5:

Ewha Women University

Getting Here:

Ewha Woman’s Univ. Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 2 or 3.
Ewha Shopping Area
Authentic chuncheon dak galbi at Sinchon area. So much better compared to Uncle Jang’s!

Address: 57-8 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu Seoul South Korea.
Operating hours: Opens from 10am to 6am the next day.

Getting Here:

Sinchon Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 1. Turn right onto the first side street (Hyundai Department Store). Go straight for 130m and cross the street. The restaurant is next to Changcheon Children’s Park.
Hongik University
Hongik Shopping Area

Getting here:

Hongik Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 5.
N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower Observatory Admission fee:

Children (Ages 4-12): 3,000 won/ Teens and Adults (Ages 13-64): 8,000 won / Senior (Ages 65+): 5,000 won

Getting Here:

(1) By Cable Car
Subway Line 4, Myeongdong Station, Exit 3. Take road to right of Pacific Hotel and walk 10 minutes.
Fare: Round-trip: 6,300 won, One-way: 4,800 won
Hours: 10:00~22:30
At hoehyeon intersectiom between Myeongdong and Hoehyeon stations on subway line 4, walk towards Namsan Tunnel #3 and take the Namsan Oreumi.

(2) By Bus
“Take Subway Line 3 or 4 at Chungmuro Station, and go out of Exit 2 to the right of Daehan Multiplex entrance -Take the yellow bus 2 at the bus stop in front of the subway station- Get off at the N Seoul Tower bus stop
Day View
Night View
Dinner @ Bonjuk, everywhere in Seoul.

Day 6:

Took KTX to Busan, South Korea’s second largest metropolis after Seoul (journey 2 hour 45 minutes, fare ~RM200 return)
Busan station and our hotel Toyoko Inn Busan I is located right next to it.
Breakfast @ Paris Baguette, everywhere in South Korea.
Taejongdae, a natural park with magnificent cliffs facing the open sea on the southernmost tip of island of Yeongdo-gu.

Getting Here:

From Busan Station, take city bus # 88 or 101 and get off at Taejongdae Park (10 min interval / 40 min ride).
Jagalchi Fish Market

Getting Here:

Jagalchi Station (Busan subway line 1), Exit 10. Turn right onto Jagalchi 3(sam)-gil Street. Walk for 5min, then turn left to arrive at Jagalchi Market.
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We had nakji (dancing octopus), jeonbok (abalone), gwangor (some flat fish) and some other seafood here.
Cherry Blossom @ Dalmaji Hills. It boasts beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees, which are located just beyond Haeundae Beach, on the slope of Mt.Wausan.

Getting Here:

From Busan Station, take city bus No. 139 or 140 / city experss bus (jwaseok bus) No. 239 or 240 and get off at Mido Apt. Then walk 10-15 min along the sign (totally takes 1 hour).
In front of exit 1 of Haeundae station (Busan Subway Line 2), take city bus No. 100 and get of at Yeongnam Apt. Then walk 10-15 min along the sign (totally takes 50 min).
So beautiful!
Afternoon tea @ Angel in Us Cafe, everywhere in South Korea.

Haeunde Beach, probably the most famous beach in the country.

Getting Here:

From Busan station walk 172m straight and take bus(# 1003) (31 min travel time). Get off at Haeundae Beach stop and walk 169m to Haeundae Beach
Dinner @ Gukbap Alley, near Haeunde Beach.
Gwangali Beach and Diamond Bridge view.

Getting Here:

From Busan Station, take city bus No. 41, 42, 140, 239, 240, 139 and get off at Gwanganlli Beach (runs frequently)
From Express Bus Terminal, take city bus No. 131, 131-1
Take subway line no. 1 from Busan Subway Station and transfer from subway line no. 1 to Seomyeon Station. Get off at Gwangan Station(subway line no. 2, exit 3 or 5) and walk 5 minutes.
Nampodong (shopping area) & PIFF Square

Getting Here:

Nampo-dong Station (Busan Subway Line 1).

Day 7:

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Getting Here:

Take bus 181 from exit 7 of Haeundae Station. Get off at the Yonggungsa Temple stop.
So beautiful!
KTX Bento (10,000 won)
Back to Seoul, just in time for Hangang Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening ceremony!

Getting Here:

National Assembly Station Exit 1
Yeouido Station Exit 4
Yeouinaru Station exit 2/3
A perfect ending to our trip!

Stay tune to our detailed Seoul Itinerary and Busan Itinerary!

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  • farouk says:

    nice posting.

    quick question, is it better if i travel with travel agency package or on my own to south korea. planning to bring my wife and 5 yr old son this november for a short holiday

  • cutebun says:

    Very cool! I would love to go to Korea one day!

  • Michelle says:

    So you guys went without a tour eh? I was planning to do this but my parents are not convinced. Generally, I am super adventurous but my dad, less so…

    Reading this helps give me the confidence. 😀

    Maybe the fact that my sister speaks Korean can help?

  • never follow a tour! you’ll miss out alot! I don’t think they will take you to all these good food places. Plus tourism korea has done a very good job, there are a lot of informations and discounts for tourists.

    kb’s parents were quite sporting fortunately. they did walk alot eventually, and they also bear with us while we lost our way. its a GREAT plus point that your sis can speak korean, so much easier!!!!

  • it’s better to go on your own. so easy to move around with subway

  • kewl…
    i always love korean strawberry..
    does it taste sweeter compare to those korean strawberry sell in JJ?
    Cherry Blossom .. i have not seen yet…

  • Lin Young says:

    Love your post. What great timing!! My husband and I will be going to Seoul this Friday. Would appreciate if you could email me your Best Eats list.

  • jean says:

    Great post. Ur previous Bali itinerary are very useful too, I refer them for my two times visit to bali.=)
    Will definitely follow ur Korean post and plan mine soon!

  • evonne39 says:

    Hi, thanks for sharing! I will fly off to seoul on 2May. Still planning the itinerary. It is 5 FULL DAYS. do you think should we go Busan? Is it worth to visit there?

    may i have the best food list?

    Thanks and looking forward to more details post from you!

  • Winnie says:

    Hi, great post. Can you please email me the food list? Thank you.

  • Cingchubby says:

    Hi..always love ur travel blog 😀 i’m planning to korea with my friends on nov
    can i have a copy of “best eats” reastaurants at korea for my reference?
    and what mobile network operator did you use for iphone when u’re in korea?
    looking forward for your reply :)

  • piggy says:

    Nice post, nice pictures, and definitely nice destination! more guides please!

  • Hcc says:

    Hi…your itinerary is great! However may I know how much have you spent for the trip exclude air fare? Thanks!

  • thx piggy. will do 😀

  • thanks cing! will email to you. I’m just using my iphone without roaming, there’s free wifi everywhere. and for jihachul app, you can use it offline.

  • Hi evonne, you can try to do a day trip but it will be very tiring. plan for busan & jeju for ur second visit :)

  • hi we spent about 3k with shopping. 2300-2400 without 😉

  • coolcoolgirl says:

    saw both of u at the LCCT coz we are taking the same plane to seoul and return as well..i some more saw u at this m plaza..

  • haha i think i remember you. you are very tall right? 😉

  • coolcoolgirl says:

    haha….yes correct…

  • coolcoolgirl says:

    by the way,i like your post…so beautiful photos u have..

  • coolcoolgirl says:

    so, where will be your next trip?

  • no $$$$ d. thanks for liking our post dear. hope you had great fun with your bf (i think) too :)

  • kampungboy says:

    the cab fee is cheap too 😀 Just that communication wise might be slightly difficult.

  • It was cheap and taste great! Much fresher and cheaper than the korean straberries sell here for sure.

  • Anonymous says:

    Lol…yes bf but I go with my family too….

  • kampungboy says:

    I miss Jjimdak!!!

  • tanes says:

    Great great great experience you have there~~ I am planning my trip too in 2nd May..mind sharing your must-eat list in korea for reference?? :)

    Anyway do you think it’s worth to join DMZ tour?

    Thank you and hope to see more makan update from you!!

  • sure thing! have fun in seoul, rmb to eat more

  • thx for ur support jean. glad that we are able to help 😀

  • will do dear. i’m not too sure about the DMZ tour as we have never thought of joining one, somwhow. weird i know :)

  • Cingchubby says:

    Ohh i already have that apps on my iphone 😀 Btw nice photos u have :) ohh whats wrong with the toilet at ur service apartments?

  • Burger says:

    Thanks for sharing your experiences here on your blog.

  • LCL says:

    Hallo, thanks so much for your really informative blog on Seoul, am planning a trip to Seoul and wondering what to do. Really appreciate your tips etc!

  • LCL says:

    Oh, could I please have a copy of your best-eats? Am going to Seoul this May. Thanks so much!

  • Yvonne says:

    Hi, can I have a copy of your best-eats? Hehe thanks:) like you post! I have referred your Bali and Taiwan itinerary! Very useful!

  • you are welcome dear

  • sent to u dear. thanks for referring to our guides too 😀

  • farouk says:

    thanks for the tip….ive decided…it’s going to be without package for us :)

  • jaja says:

    May I know how much is the strawberry price there? How about other fruits?

  • It’s about 15000 won for one kg. cheaper one is about 8000 won, depending on size

  • velika says:

    Hello! your post is very helpful 😀
    I’m planning to go to Seoul next year, could I have a copy of your best-eats and the accomodations? thanks a bunch!

  • Leslie says:

    Hi KampungBoyCityGal!
    I have been following your blog even since I stumbled upon it! I especially love your travel postings, so informative and such a good guide! Your itinerary to Korea comes at the right time as my friends and I are going to Seoul in September! Could you send me the best-eat list? I am a good lover! Thank you so very much!

  • Sue says:

    hi, may i know how to apply for the member card for the japanese chain hotel pls? tq

  • Sue says:

    hi, may i know how to apply for the member card for the japanese hotel chain hotel pls? tq

  • hi sue first u need to make a room reservation at their website.for non members the rooms are opened 3 mths before, rmb to book right on the dot. no upfront payment required, then u can apply for ur member card while checking in. you are entitled for the member price immediately.

  • pinnpinn says:

    Hi! im leaving for korea tmr! can i have the makan list? thanks!

  • sure dear. sent to u :)

  • the water pressure was really bad. and the water can seem to flow down at the shower area. however, the apartment was nice with modern design, just don’t ask for room 1507. normally top level rooms have this problem

  • great to hear that farouk!

  • hi leslie, thanks for ur long time support. hope u’ll have fun at seoul :)

  • Jennz says:

    Hi, I’ll be going Seoul and Busan real soon.. Can I have a copy of your food list? Thanks in advance!!

  • Jennz says:

    Sorry for the repost.. Forgot about my mail address. Can I have a copy of your food list? Thanks in advance!!

  • oopiez says:

    Hihi, did you take a Double A or Double B at Toyoko Inn Seoul?
    Is it far from the shopping area? 😀

  • hi there, i took the cheaper room – double a, everything is the same just that it’s smaller. rmb to apply for membercard upon check in. u can use it for any toyoko inn hotels in japan, korea n china

  • Cindy says:

    Hi, chanced about your website and found it very useful for my upcoming F&E korea trip. Great trip! Could i have a copy of your food list?

    Thanks alot!!

  • Sue says:

    Harlow! I love it whenever you already reviewed the places I am going, because you guys are so detailed in explaining! Can I have a copy of the makan list too? Pwetty pleasee?

  • Lita Tedja says:

    Hello, I am Lita from Indonesia. Could you please advise an email address of Toyoko Inn hotel – Seoul? I have tried to email that hotel but still got no reply. I just want to know the capacity of Toyoko Inn’s family room, since I plan to go to Seoul with 2 of my friends (It means 3 altogether).
    Is the regulation of max 2 persons in standard rooms strictly applied in that hotel? Please confirm, thanks.

  • wei says:

    Hi, do you mind to send the makan list to me. I will be heading to Seoul and jeju next week, and also not to forget the Yeosu :)
    Between we are the member of Toyoko Inn as well, and have been using it a lot when travelling in Japan.
    Nice blog you have.

  • hi wei, no problem. thanks for reading our blog too

  • hi lita i think max of two in a double room as the room is very small.

  • hi sue haha what a coincidence! sent to u d :)

  • cows says:


    mind sharing your best-east makan places in seoul with me? As i will be heading over to seoul soon, it will be of a great help to me in planning our trip. please???

  • gem says:

    hello! may i ask how did you all purchase and pay for the KTX tickets? did you purchase it online (in English), like 1 mth in advance? thank you!

  • yan says:

    hi can i have your makan list too … thanks . you spent to 2400 for whole trip is per pax rite ???

  • sure yan. yep, exclude shopping o :S

  • hi ya we bought it online from the kto website. 3 day pass is 77000 won per pax. one month in advance

  • oopiez says:

    Have heard that a lot of the exits at the subway stations do NOT have escalators. For Toyoko Inn, could you advise which exit (#4 or #3) is better? :)

  • yes oopies, its true. those long flights of staircases are scary. exit 3 has escalator so we normally use exit 3

  • Grace KL says:

    Where to sign-up for Toyoko Inn member for discount

  • just sign up when you check in. before that, u need to make a room reservation at their website, no upfront pmt required.

  • just sign up when you check in. before that, u need to make a room reservation at their website, no upfront pmt required.

  • jardness says:

    This post is SOOOOOOOOOOO informative!!! Thumbs up!!!

  • Cheisee says:

    Great post! Your guide is very informative and helpful! I’m going to Seoul at the end of this month and your guide is definitely a nice reference. Can you please email me the makan list too? Thank you :)

  • thanks for ur kind words :)

  • thanks :). sent to u d

  • Fazie says:


    Your posting is very interesting. I and my friends are planning to go to Korea next year. We would like to go to Jeju as well. Do you have any information on Jeju and also halal restaurant?

  • Rin says:

    So love your travel posts!! I’m going korea in June. Can u send me your must-eat list? :DD

  • Beatrice says:

    Hi! Your website is really good! 😀 Do you have any must-go shopping places in mind? So far i only plan myeongdong and COEX Mall. And only any eating places to recommend in myeongdong? :) My friend told me to omit out dongdaemun as there is nothing there already. Thank you so much! ^^

  • hi beatrice, shopping at dongdaemun is good! there’s doota mall, apm, migliore, and they are open till mid night. places to eat i can email u our makan list :)

  • Juztina says:

    Hi, I love your post as it makes life easier for me while I am planning for my trip to Korea this July. However, I have some queries about using the KR Pass. Do you tap it while at the gandry, like the train stations in Singapore, or do you have to approach the ticketing staff?

  • Beatrice says:

    How about namdaemun? :) omg ok thanks!! My email is bbeatricee@ymail.com. Thanks! And one more qns, is the express train from incheon airport to myeongdong convenient? Or the airport bus is better? Thanks!! ^____^

  • Eddie says:

    Daer KBCG, gr8 informative post on Korean travel. Could I get your good eats list please. Your exp does give us more confidence to DIY instead of doing the usual travel group thing. Did you prefer the service apartment or hotel? The toyoko inn look like good value was it clean ? How was the service? How does one go about getting the member card? Did you enjoy Nami island? How was the food?
    Thks for the advice : )

  • Sara says:

    Hiii~~ i really like ur Blog is very intersting and helpful^^, i wanna ask u something , and i hope that u’ll answer me. I’m from Spain and i’m going to Korea in June per a week… i have paid the hotel, only i wanna know, how much money i need to bring with me to spend there for a a week.

    I’ll be grateful if u give me an answer :)


  • Hi you will need about usd 50 per day for food and transport. If you are only staying at Seoul with no shopping I will recommend 500 usd. Bring a credit card just in case.

  • Hi Eddie

    Sent to you. It depends on whether ur traveling in a group of 2 or 4. For a group of 4, the service apartment is a good choice as it offers more space. If you are traveling as a couple, then Toyota inn is perfect. Membership is applied as you check in, they will offer you the discounted rate straight away.

  • Oh nami island is boring. 1.5 hour is all you need. The food inside nami island is decent and cheap.

  • Hi Beatrice, namdaemun is famous for jewellery and accessories wholesale but we have never been there hehe. The arex will stop at Seoul station then there’s a free shuttle bus to myeongdong. If your luggage is not a lot / heavy then it’s alright. Airport bus goes to myeongdong directly but it’s more expensive so it really depends :)

  • Hi faze I’ve been to jeju 5 years back. We charter a mini van to go around. For halal restaurant, there’s a booklet at the tourism office at menara Hap seng. They list down the mosque location too, go it it for free :)

  • Thx rin, sent to u:)

  • Hi juztina, no theres no barricade or ticket checks. It’s all based on trust. So you just But the ktx ticket and hop onto the train. I heard there’s random / occasional ticket check inside the train.

  • Oh sorry misunderstood ur question. So after u purchase the kr pass online right, print the receipt / Rmb your reservation number.bring it to the ktx station and show them the receipt.they will issue the kr pass. to purchase your single journey/return ticket anytime within the 3 days period ( if u buy 3 day pass), u need to show the ticketing office ur kr pass.

  • Leon says:

    This is real cool post! …Can I have ur great great great makan list …plzzzzzz

    ! I m going to Seoul NExt 2 weeks! Ur Post is fantabulous! now I find Korea is a great place ! Thanks a lot!

  • Maxine says:

    Hi, I’ll be going to Seoul in June for 4 days with my husband and 2 year old son, and I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog. This post is really interesting and informative! May I please have your best eats list? As my husband will be busy at a conference, you have given me lots of ideas to explore the city alone with my son. We were planning to hire a guide but with your detailed itinerary here I might just try to brave it on my own. Would you say that Seoul is a child-friendly place? Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

  • Agnes says:

    Hihi, I’m going to Seoul next year. Now start to read all stuffs abt it. Your itinerary really helps alot! Thanks for sharing. Could you also send me or post up the makan list? That would be much appreciated :)

  • Hi agnes, thanks for dropping by. sent as per request :)

  • Hi agnes, thanks for dropping by. sent as per request :)

  • hi maxine, thanks :). day tour is not necessary as it is so easy to move around Seoul. just bring a long an english guide book and ur good to go. yes its definitely child friendly, but not baby stroller friendly. not much escalator around the subway stations. hope it wont bother u

  • L says:

    Can i have a copy of ur food list too:) love your blog!

  • Beatrice says:

    Hihi i haven’t received your makan list yet :)

  • Joanna says:

    Just stumbled on your blog while researching on Korea. What a lovely post! You’re lucky to be there during the cherry blossom season. It looks absolutely gorgeous!

    I’m planning a trip to Seoul and possibly Busan/Jeju in July. Would greatly appreciate if you can email me your best eats list. Thanks in advance!

  • Tinysand says:

    Interesting blog you all having…thumbs up! and can i have a copy of your makan list? hehe..going to seoul tomorrow!! 😀 thks

  • yvonne says:

    i luv ur blog. i refer to ur blog for my HK trip as well.. ehhe.. i’m planning to go korea next yr. dun haf any planning yet thn i saw ur travelogue in korea.. really a gd timing 😀

    would appreciate if you could email me your Best Eats list? thx alot

  • Cheryl says:

    Hi there,
    Very informative blog. Pls share your makan list with me. Thanks! Btw, any ‘Must-Buy’ items from Korea?

    Thanks again.

  • Jasmine says:

    Lovely post. I’m planning a trip to Korea this July. Can you share with me your must-eat list!

    thanks in advance!

  • thanks for ur support dear. sent to u 😉

  • sent dear :)
    must buy skincare

  • Angeline says:

    Hi Citygal,

    Very informative blog, keep it up ..

    Appreciate if you could email me the makan list in Korea…when do you think is the best time to view sakura? Thanks.

  • hi angeline, sent to u :). the best time is mid april

  • Sabrina says:

    Hi there,

    Heading to Seoul on Monday and your blog posts has been super helpful! Could you email me the makan list? My bf and I are absolutely foodies!



  • Lu says:

    Hi, love your blog, please blog more! :)
    Can u send me the makan list too. Thank you!!

  • Sho says:

    Hey, is it possible if you can send me the Must eat list? ^^
    Me and my friend are heading to Seoul for the first time in 2 weeks and it would be great to know what places are good for food!
    Thank you!

  • yvonne says:

    thanks alot dear :)

  • calisc says:

    nice blog~~i bookmarked it~mid if u could email me the makan list in Korea? is busan worth to go? thanks for your replies~~appreciate~

  • sent dear. ya busan is awesome if u have enough time

  • Anonymous says:

    Can u send me the makan and shopping list too

  • ktboy says:

    I knew it is possible to go to S. Korea on your own instead of with a tour despite lots of people saying against it due to communication problems. Great write up guy n girl.

  • Gillian Fan says:

    Hi there,
    Found that ur blog has got many useful travel information. Can email mi ur best Korea makan list?
    Tks!! :)

  • Lindsay says:

    Hi there…thank you for providing such a great travelogue. A very detailed and informative place. Well done! Anyway would like to seek a favour from you to email me the suggestion eateries list. Thank you so much! Will be heading to Seoul next month.

  • Fel says:

    Hello!! I am going to seoul next week! Would love to have the makan list too!
    & btw, your blog post is really helpful in planning my sightseeing in seoul! Love all the details you posted here! Thanks a lot!! 😀

  • V says:


    How do you book your stay in Toyoko Inn Dongdaemun as i try booking through its direct website but it is quite unfriendly and I can’t seem to book at all.

    Any suggestions how do you book??

  • Colin Liew says:

    HI, Thanks for the details, will look at some of them, could you do me a favour and e-mail me list of makan places in Soth korea? Thanks!!

    Colin Liew

  • Hi v we booked from their website, but you can only do it 3 mth b4 if ur non member. U can apply and become member once u check in

  • jamie says:


    What a great blog u have! Really helpful & informative. Will be heading to Seoul this nov with my family so I’m glad to have chanced upon your blog as it helps in my planning. Please email me a copy of the makan list, much appreciated!!

  • Vivien says:

    Great blog. Can you advise if it is better to stay near Myeongdong or Dongdaemun. May I have your makan list too. Thanks

  • chungmilo says:

    Wz, the Wangbijib (王妃家)info need some top up..
    Wangbijib in Myeong-dong is tel# is 02-3789-1946, Chung-gu tel# is 02-3789-1945
    For those come to this shop with taxi, tell the driver Wangbijib in Myeong-dong, most probably they cant understand, ask them call 02-3789-1946 ask for direction from the restaurant, they ok to do that.
    Thanks for recommending this restaurant, the bbq very nice…i love the pancake too…

  • hi ml thanks for the info. i think take subway faster right? haha

  • hi vivien, there’s more eateries around myeongdong. we chose dongdaemun because we want to do some mid night shopping so it is easy for us to walk back to the hotel :)

  • Evo&sky says:

    Hi, we love your blog and the tips you gave. Printed out the vouchers 😀 can you email me the mekan list pls. Thank you very much

  • Evo&sky says:

    Hi there, i like the way you write travel advises and tips. I’ve printed out the voucher for this coming Oct trip to Korea. Can you please send me the mekan list, i am sure it will be a great help for me in korea. Thank you very much.

  • Evo&sky says:

    Hi, i hope i am not repeating reply here. I like your blog guide posts on Korea. It’s very useful for me this coming Oct. Can you kindly send me the mekan list to me . Thank you

  • Mel says:

    Hi! Your post was really informative! saves me a whole lot trouble in planning. Thanks!
    Btw can u send me a copy of the makan list thanks in advance!

  • chungmilo says:

    can send to me too? haha..

  • chungmilo says:

    haha Wz.. i direct take CAB go…. lz to wait train 😛
    silver CAB is starting with 2400 won…. consider cheap…

  • Elaine tan says:

    Great write up on Seoul! I’m going man… Can you please share your list of Makans too? Thanks in advance :)

  • Ivy says:

    I’m planning my Korea trip next year autumn.. Please send me ya best makan list.. N do u mind to breakdown all the cost roughly.. So I could budget how much to bring there.. Thanks alot..

    Love all ya guides..

  • ShuHua says:

    great post and thanks for sharing. its really informative.
    can i have a copy of the makan list as well?
    thank you!

  • hi ivy, sent to u :)
    our hotel is average RM 200 per night for two person, and we allocate rm 100 per person per day for meals. so for 7 days, its rm 1400 for hotel and meals. entrance and misc expenses about 500. and shopping can be alot! haha

  • Ivy says:

    Thanks i got ya mail..

    If i wana buy accesories/clothings frm dondaemun wholesale, we have to buy certain amount? Or limit how many pieces (mix-able)?

  • YUQIN says:

    Thanks for ur great Infos. Will be going in October and was planning my itinerary and came across yours. It’s really helpful. Could u pls email me the lists of ‘must eat’ places. Thanks

  • Bread says:

    Appreciate you Must Eat List….going next week.

  • Deniece says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for sharing your holiday in Seoul.
    Very organized information. Very useful too.

    Do you mind sending me the makan list?
    Food is of TOP priority!

    Appreciate it.


  • Rei says:

    Thanks for sharing the detailed itinerary, going in Oct, do you mind sharing the food list? Thanks in advance! :)

  • haha same priorities here

  • carine says:


    thanks for sharing and your post is really useful and informative. I will be visiting Korea this October, so do you mind to send me your makan list? Really appreciate it. Thanks a lot. =)

  • Eddie says:

    Dear KBCG,
    Thanks for the advise wrt Namiseom..guess you have to be a die hard Winter Sonata fan to enjoy the place haha. BTW have you been to Jeju island? Oedo Island looks interesting and is accessible from Busan by ferry.

    Did you manage to try their fried chicken? Any you would like to recommend?

    Best regards!

  • Syuen says:

    Thanks for sharing such informative itinerary and make my planning much more easier:)Million appreciated if you can share/ email me your makan list. thanks in advance 1st!

  • mich says:


    thanks for your informative blogposts about your Korea trip! Do you mind sharing the makan list? I’ll be heading to Korea next month and i can’t wait to get my hands on those authentic Korean food! A big thank you in advance (:

  • poonie says:

    hi! I’ll be leaving for SK on the 1st week of Oct. Thanks for sharing such informative itinerary and make my planning much more easier. Would you be able to share/ email me your makan list. greatly appreciate that and also thanks in advance!

  • Fern says:

    Hi, Thanks for the detailed itinerary. Ur compiled info really helps me in my holiday planning. Can u share ur makan list pls… :) Appreciate it.

  • cy27 says:

    hi there, very detailed iti. Will be heading seoul in oct, can you pls share ur makan list…Thanks!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi hi Love your blog! Can you share where is the best place to stay and any good hotel recommendation? Can send me makan list as well?
    This is our first time travel to korea, 7days 6 nights. We love shopping & good food. Thanks a lot.

  • KC says:

    Hihi, love you blog! Nice!
    Can share with me where is the best place/location to stay? and good hotel recommendation?
    We love shopping n good food.
    Can send me your makan list as well?
    We will be there for 7days n 6 nights.
    Thanks a lot!

  • Vinzzz says:

    Just saying that I’m quite impressed with the detailed blog post and is very useful for people to plan a trip to Korea. =)

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello, thx for Sharing those useful tips on korea. Can i have the makan list?

    Kindly send to Chekseng@gmail.com

    Thanks again!

  • Grace C says:

    Hi there,
    Randomly found your website by chance. So glad i did! Recommended to other friends who are gg to ICN too. It bring back great memories when we travel to Korea. Possible to share your makan and must-buy list?

    Thanks and keep up the great blogging!

  • hi Grace, thanks for reading our blog. sure, sent it to u :)

  • thx vinzzz, glad to know that someone actually appreciates our hard work

  • hi we stayed at toyoko inn, its recommended. u can try namsan guest house, a cheaper option :)

  • Jessie says:

    Hi, thank you so much for sharing your post on Seoul and Busan! I’m planning to stay at SA Seoul too for my upcoming trip in Dec after reading through your blog..
    Can pretty please send the makan list to me too? My email add is jessiejclim@gmail.com
    Thank you so much! :)

  • Louiey says:

    Hi there, I’m going to Seoul & jeju end of this yr.. Kindly send me the makan list..Thks in advance

  • sent to u jess. rmb not to take our room :)

  • Shami Lo says:

    Hi Dear,

    Can I have your makan and shopping list too? I’m planning for Korea trip soon, can I also know roughly how much roughly should I budget for a trip like yours (7D/6N trip?)
    Appreciate your advise.

  • Min2n says:

    Hi, your post was so detailed and i jus wanna know that when did u go Seoul as i can see it’s still looks cold.

  • hi we went in early april. this year the winter lasts till march

  • Penny says:


    Great blog… Very helpful for my planning to Korea next month… Mind to share to me your makan list?

    Oh ya, do you have any email contact if i want to book the tour to Nami Island since you have mentioned need to book in advance?

    Many thanks.

  • Reena says:

    Hello, I came across your site as I was researching about my upcoming Seoul trip this Sept, would you be kind enough to share the best eat list? It’s my very first time having a DIY trip, so I’m rather excited and thoroughly eager to make sure my preparations are enough. =D

  • Edo says:

    Hi .. I am your fan from Indonesia. This october will go to South Korea. Please send me your makan list. Thank you.

  • Ellen says:

    Very impressed of your information about Korea. Thank you for sharing with us, keep up the good work on your blogging.

    I will be on my solo trip to Korea next month, so could you please send me the Makan List to me?

    Many thanks in advance.

  • Yvonne says:

    Hi there….ur blog was mentioned in the favorite food blog section in Aug Female mag issue. Great blog!! A very informative blog indeed with those useful tips. Keep it up!!
    My friends n I will be in Seoul on the 13thSept. We’ll be covering Busan n Jeju as well. Just a question for u on the KR Pass. We’ll train to Busan on 14Sept. Can we exchange the KR Pass(1day super saver) on 13 at the airport or we can only exchange it on the 14?
    Oh..btw, do u mind to share ur best makan list?

  • zuraida says:

    How much is the package price? Can you arrange a muslim packagei.e halal food restaurant? Please email me yr reply. Thx

  • Arey says:

    Hello, i love ur blog… nice pictures as well..i will go to seoul next two weeks, can u send me the Best Eats list as well? Thanks!

  • KKH says:

    I am planning my trip to Korea in Dec. Can share your makan list pls? Tks!

  • Jen says:

    Love your blog! It will be my 1st trip to Korea next month and you have opened my eyes to the possibilities…

    I would be grateful if you could share your best eats and shopping lists and any information you might have on Jeju with me.

    Thanks much! :)

  • Celeste says:

    Hi there,

    Gr8 work and very very impressive on your blog….

    M from Petaling Jaya….my family and i will be backpacking 14 days to South Korea, jeju island etc in late nov 2012…

    Really appreciate if you could email me your makan list…..

    Thanks in advance…

  • Eunice says:

    Hi, I m heading to Korea end of this month, your blog has brighten up our trip.
    I would be so grateful if u could send me the makan and shopping list as nice food hunting and shopping are our main concern in this trip, thank you so much:-)

  • jiaying says:

    Hi! Your post is really great and informative! with pictures and directions to boot! It must have taken alot of time. Thank you for your effort and hard work! Can you kindly send me your must-eat list ? cindy_jiaying87@hotmail.com Thank you!!

  • Leen says:

    Hies! Thank goodness I found ur link to Seoul! (Cuz i reference to yours for my previous HK & TW trip!) hahha! Mind forwarding me your must-try/best-eat list? TQTQ~ :)

  • Serene says:

    Hi,based on your itinerary, you went to Busan for a day. Therefore, shouldn’t you have bought the 1 day pass instead of the 3 day one? Also, it is a must to buy the KTX pass beforehand in order to exchange a ticket to travel to Busan?

  • Teh says:

    Hi, I like your itinerary . Can you email me makan list? Thanks

  • Anjo says:

    Just got lucky stumbling on your blogsite…. very very informative and helpful especially for first timers like us. We’ll be in S.Korea by November and we’ll probably adopt your cool itinerary… c”,)

    Perhaps you could send us too your Makan List? We’ll really appreciate it!
    Keep blogging… we want to hear more from you… c”,)

  • Judy says:

    Hello, nice blog on seoul, can u send me the Best Eats list? Thanks in advance

  • Hi we went to busan for 2D1N, so we gotta buy 3D pass :)
    If will be more expensive for a return ticket if you dont have the pass.

  • mell says:

    Hii…nice blog..as always..can find the great tips here.
    Can I have the copy of that makan list.
    thanks in advance ^^

  • kring says:

    very nice blog!! :)

  • Zoe says:

    Hi, thanks a lot for the informative post – definitely made planning much easier!!

    Please can I have a copy of your makan list? Thank you!

  • ET says:

    Hi, ur website is very useful! :) I will be traveling solo to Seoul and might be doing busan. Just wondering, when you left Seoul for Busan, do you bring your luggage altogether with you or you can leave the heavy lugguages with the hotel you stayed in seoul?

  • Hi ET, thanks :) we left it at seoul and bring along a small hand carry

  • grateful says:

    the effort put in this is amazing! thanks very much for this, you have certainly made planning for a visit to seoul so much easier! <3

  • mike says:

    your posts are really helpful!
    could i also get a copy of your makan list!


  • Jayy says:

    your website is really helpful! I am planning to go korea for 3 weeks this late nov. Can you send me your makan list? very appreciated (:


  • Yin says:

    Hi there, I m going to seoul in 2 weeks. I m planning on my itinerary and come across your blog. Your blog is really informative in helping me plan my trip. So many places I want to visit but I only have 4 full days there. So I have to choose carefully. Do u recommend 63 city? Between Nami island and Seoul Grand Park…which would u recommend? Since these 2 places will take almost one full day, I need to choose one :(

  • thanks for visiting our blog yin. I did not go to 63 city because we went to n seoul tower for night view. did not went to seoul grand park as well. but nami actually takes only like half a day because it’s really small.

  • Wind says:

    Hello can you email me a copy of the foodlist? Thanks!

  • chloe says:

    hello i’m interested on ur makan list.. pls email me thx..

  • Grace says:


    I read your blog and would like to point out that to book for a room at Toyoko Inn was
    horrible. After your blog i immediately went into their website which states if non-member
    can only book 3 mths ahead. But every i check always no room available. How did you manage
    to book yours i wonder?

  • ya they are extremely popular. i wanted my room on 7 april, so i book exactly on 7 january 12 am.

  • hi can i have ur email add?

  • Delphine says:

    Hi, A very detailed seoul itinerary done. Thanks for sharing. Do you mind if I ask for a copy of your makan list as well?

  • Cheryl says:

    Hi there, a very detailed and informative itinerary. Could you email me a copy of your itinerary and food list? Thanks a lot! :)

  • JL says:


    Neat and impressive itinerary! Could you kindly send me your makan recommendation list? Planning to go on Dec but i have not been there before >.< Thanks!!!

  • Jessy says:

    Hi, thanks for posting this up because it is easier for me to plan my trip to Korea! 😀 Can you me a copy of the makan list as well? 😀 seckvoon@live.jp Thanks!!

  • Wyen says:

    Hi nice blog u have there. We’re going to korea next early April for 10days covers seoul jeju and busan. Can u send me your copy of makan list? Wanna ask is 2days enough to cover busan? Any overnight bus from busan to seoul? Cos our plan is like this kl-incheon -jeju 3days-busan-seoul-kl. thanks!

  • yes 2 days is enough. not sure about night bus, but the high speed train runs at night too. it is advisable to take the train :)

  • ML says:

    Thanks for the useful information! Glad to have read this before planning a trip to Korea next year. We’ll be traveling to Seoul-Jeju-Busan-Seoul in 9 days next January, taking internal flights between the cities to save time. And as malaysians… we go around hunting for good and cheap food..Would you be able to share your list of things to do and to eat, please? =)

  • liz says:

    hi! can you send your makan list, must-try/eat list? thanks.

  • Jane says:

    Hi. I came to your blog by random n I find it so informative!! May I hv the foodlist pls? Also, may I know how did you apply for the Toyoko Inn’s membership? It’s website mentioned that application is accepted at the counter only. Did you make a commercial reservation online first n apply for membership only upon arrival? Your guidance is much appreciated. Tks in advance.

  • ulfa says:

    Hi..your blog is soo Great, informatif, n colorful. Wl be my reading tonight. Thank you for sharing it to us. I hope I will hv a great journey like you next March 2013.
    By the way, I wonder what camera were you using on?

  • Carlos says:

    Hi! Just wanted to say u have a great blog with lots of info. Please send me the makan list too. Thanks

  • thanks there! sent to u :)

  • Hi Ulfa, thanks for supporting. We are using old canon eos 450D :)

  • Hi Jane, you can only apply for the membership as u check in, its pretty easy and fast. u need to make a reservation early as the hotel is popular

  • Felis says:

    Wow, great itinerary! This would be OUR guide for our 2013 spring trip! Could I hv your makan list too? Thanks!

  • peng peng says:

    HiHi, I like your itinerary . Can you email me the makan list? Thanks :)

  • Yang Seah says:

    Hi… I really enjoy reading your blog about korea trip.. it’s amazing & thx for sharing too.. can i have the list of good & nice food there in seoul and the location ? Thx again !

  • Faizal says:

    Hi there,i’m planning to go the trip by next year. just worry it’s difficult to find halal food? btw, appreciate if you can sent the makan list to me also 😉

  • Nadia Astari says:

    WOW! you have a nice trip, i wish i have a chance to go to korea too, so would you like to vote my itinerary ?
    This is how to vote –> http://nadiastari.blogspot.com/2012/11/lets-explore-korea-my-dream-trip.html
    thank you so much! XD

  • meska says:

    Hi, it was so nice to found your blog and perfect for my next trip to korean next april. If you dont mind, please send me the makan list. Thanks a lot :-) have a nice day

  • Gar Wen says:

    Hi, I’m going korea next month and doing last minute planning!
    luckily i have found your blog:) I’m interested in your makan list, can you email me please?
    Thanks in advance!

  • jerry says:

    Hi, love your blog, can you email your korea trip makan list? Keep up the good blogging and updating us fellow Malaysians. Thanks! :)

  • Sun says:

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your Korea itinerary. I’m interested in your makan list, can you please send it to me? Thank you! :-)

  • myla says:

    Glad I found you website re:itinerary to Korea, for I will go to Korea next year and it’s so helpful, indeed. Thanks :)

  • Joshua says:

    very detailed and interesting blog. Would U mind give us the list of makan & place to go. We plan to go during the CNY break. What should we expect? Weather must be extremely cold?

    I tried to contact S>A> Seoul Station apartment . However cannot proceed to proceeed further to book. Is there any other website to book through?

  • Hi Joshua, much thanks. CNY period will be extremely cold, great for skiing! I made my reservation via email, what is the reason that they are not proceeding?

  • ZH says:

    Hello to both of you!
    I really like reading about your travelling experiences and would like to point out that i did use some of your recommendations for my Taiwan trip back in 2009. =DD I am thinking of a Korea trip next year and will appreciate it if you can email the makan list to me too. Thanks so much and keep up the good work for your blog!! =D

  • LeAnn says:

    Hi, can I get your advice on which shopping place in Dongdaemun should I visit because I think I dont have enough time to visit all 3 places that you have suggested (Doota, APM, Migliore). Thanks a lot for providing such a informative blog.

  • Ronaldy says:

    Hi, what a great information of south korea, you have inspired me to create my own blog yesterday. please have a look http://yolomates.blogspot.com.au/


    btw, how do you promote your blog?

  • farahinsabri says:

    hi KampungBoy..thnx for the very detailed itinerary!I love it!!..I’ll be going to S.Korea next June 2013 for 8D7N..doing early preparation here XD ..really blurr in arranging our schedule since I didn’t know how much time it’ll take in each places and other good places to put in since it’s 8D..T_T..there’re many places in mind but worried if they can all be done within 5/6 days (when i still have 2 more days)..anyway,can i get a copy of yr makan list?we’ll try hard to find halal’s one but it’s good to know what to try..if possible,I also would like to have yr recommended places too,if u have..thank you!!

  • Gladys says:

    Hi! I chance upon your blog when I was searching seoul. Very Informative! I will be there 2nd week of Jan 2013 and will be a short stopover of 3 days 2 nights. What will you suggest attractions I should not missed? I will be staying at myeongdong, can I have the makan list please? It’s my first time in Seoul and will be travelling alone so all types of information is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  • Puiyee says:

    Hi, may I know does Jihachul (Korea subway app) require data plan? Can I just turn on my wifi and location service with my iPhone to use this app?

  • no dear, it does not require date. :)

  • hi gladys, i will recommend one of the palaces, chengyecheon, myeongdong, n seoul tower and insadong. Have sent you the list. have fun in korea! :)

  • Hi only doota and APM will do. doota is expensive with nice stuff while APM is like platinum mall in bangkok

  • Aminah says:

    Hi will be going to Seoul,Busan & Jeju in early April. Since I’ll be travelling with my non muslim relatives I would appreciate it if you can share your makan list so that I can pass it to them. Wouldnt want them to miss any good food to accomodate me.Thanks.

  • Jean says:

    What is the date you went for Cherry Blossom? I am going Seoul in starting of May, wonder if I can still catch the beautiful cherry blossom (read a lot bout cherry blossom is only in mid-april). >.<

  • Hi jean might be too late but still depends on luck. this year the flower’s full bloom is on 3rd week of April. delayed coz weather too cold. normally its mid April

  • Puiyee says:

    Hi Kampungboycitygal,
    Im glad that i actually went through every single posts about you guys’ itinerary in Seoul. Took all your suggestions and recommendations. I do appreciate your efforts for putting very detailed and useful information here. definitely made my trip more fruitful! Thanks Kampungboy and City Gal! Stay awesome :)

  • Thanks for your kind words pui yee. So glad that you actually went through everything as not all experience = good experience. We hope our readers can read through and make their own judgement just like you. Happy traveling!

  • Winnie says:

    Awesome itinerary! Can email me your makan list? TQTQ!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi:) love your blogs! you guys are amazing!
    Can you help us? our family is going to Seoul this February. Can u suggest additional itinerary for wintertime? Can we do everything you did in the same weather? Please send us your Makan list also- iceteashrine@yahoo.com. Thanks :)

  • Lisa says:

    Thanks for the amazing and thorough information! Currently in Seoul… just had a bad food experience, was wondering if you could send me the makan list? Thank you!

  • Alan says:

    Loved your pics and directions!
    Going in late May, for a week.
    Please send your Makan list

  • Ruth says:

    Hi! I stumbled upon your blog while doing some research to travel to Seoul. Thanks so much for the amazing details and itinerary! I love your photos too! Will try to go most of the place that you recommended. May I trouble you to email me your makan list? Thank you so much for your help. :)

  • Queen S says:

    I am planning my trip to Seoul and Busan in March. I have a few questions to ask you. When you were in Busan, how do you travel? Example you said you went to Dalmaji Hills then after that you went to Haeunde Beach but the travel instructions is to take bus from Busan Station. But you are already at Dalmaji Hill which is near to the beach so its not correct to take it back to the busan station right? How did you manage to travel there? Can you also send me the food places too? Thanks!!

  • Hi we took cab and subway most of the time. from haeunde beach we took a cab to dalmaji hill as it is the easiest way. have sent u the list :)

  • Queen S says:

    How come you stopped your Korea blogs?

  • reena_V (@reena86) says:

    Seriously ! ! u guys are daebak ! ! im planning my trip to Seoul this May. ANd it would be my deepest gratitude if u can email me ur makan list and your itinerary. i will be there for 7 days. and can i know how much u spend for ur trip to seoul/Busan – all include ur transportation around seoul/Busan, food and shopping :) thank you

  • Hi Queen, we blogged alot about korea over the pass few days. U can check on the hyperlink on the table above :)

  • Queen S says:

    Do they understand English-Dalmaji Hill?

  • not really. i actually load all the photos of places we wana go in my ipad and show it to the cab driver

  • Maya says:


    Love ur blog.. I’m planning to go there in May.. Can you send me the ‘makan list’…
    Really appreciate it..

  • June says:

    Can i know about the EAT LIST? (:

  • reena says:

    My email reena86_kc@yahoo.com.sg

    feel free to spam my email with anything relate to Seoul :)

    thank you

  • Bluey Bluey says:

    Hi there,

    I came across your blog when I’m searching for information for our travel to Seoul this coming September. Your blog is amazing! Before this, I’m wondering if we need to sign up for tour package to bring us around as we have not been to Seoul. Your blog has lots of information. And now I’m considering do I need a tour guide to bring us around or we walk around based on your itenerary. Do you have any trouble looking for places since the Koreans may not be speaking English? Do you mind to let us know the estimate for your cost for our comparison? And also the Makan List? My email is hkyan@hotmail.com

    Thank you very much.


  • Hi you don’t need to hire a tour guide as long as you did enought research beforehand. Koreans in Seoul can speak simple English, even if they cant speak they will still try their best to assist. We spent abotu 3.5k per person for the trp – all in :)

    Sent to you.

  • Catherine says:

    Hi kampungboy and city gal,

    u both r daebak!!! Really luv ur blog and it gives me a lots of information that i need for my dec trip.

    Can u send me the makan list?

    Kamsahamnida :)

  • Carol Lim says:

    Hi, i happen to chance your blog while searching for tips on our coming seoul trip next month. very amazing of your detailed info and so much helpful to us for our planning. Would like to thank you so much for sharing all those info. may i request for a copy of the makan list sent to my email address :- carollim_68@hotmail.com

    thank you so much.
    Carol Lim

  • Chris says:

    Great pics, especially of the food! haha. I love the contrast of seeing the palaces during the day and walking around the neon lit streets at night.

  • Joyce Ong says:

    Thank you for sharing so detailedly your itin, so un-selfishly!

    I would like to request for a list of the places to eat in Seoul and Busan. Please email me at jansze.ong@gmail.com .

    Also, I understand you cancelled your trip to Jinhae because of the weather, can I ask :-
    1. If you managed to get back your refund for the rail ticket since you cancelled last minute?
    2. What was your original itin/plan which included Jinhae? Was it a day trip to Jinhae, followed by staying overnight in Busan?

    I am planning for my Korea trip in 3 weeks time and I’m thinking of going to Jinhae and Busan. My thoughts it that I will go to Jinhae from Seoul and then depart for Busan that very night from Jinhae, stay the night at Busan and do sightseeing in Busan and stay a second night and leave for Seoul the next morning.

    Any advice that you can provide?

    Many thanks!

  • Hi Joyce, we don’t have to get a refund because we bought the 3 days rail pass, we will only buy the train ticket when in Korea.
    We are suppose to go there for cherry blossom, that’s the best place to view cherry blossom in mid April, however theres ntg much to see other time.

    Yes you should stay overnight at Busan. check the train schedule, think they increase the frequency to JInhae when there’s a full blossom.

  • Cheery says:

    Hi~I’m going Korea on this yr nov , I got plan like u stay at Seoul and go to busan but I wanna ask for if I didn’t stay at busan is’t can work? And what time the train r closing?

  • Hi cheery yes its doable but u will be very tired. it is best to stay one night still

  • Puri says:

    Hi was just wondering how much is the budget in USD to have a 7-day trip in South Korea? I’m planning to go there soon..

  • about 1000-1200 usd

  • sheatyee says:

    Hi there,

    Your Blog is really nice and share out a lot of info in details on travelling to Seoul.
    Do you mind to share to me the Makan List also for Seoul and Busan? My email is sheatyee@gmail.com

    Thank you :)

  • Sean says:

    Wow! ! u guys sure are detail and are a godsend ! ! im planning my trip to Seoul this May thus greatly appreciate if u can email me ur makan list and your itinerary. Tks!!

  • Alex Tan says:

    Hey Kampung Boy & City Gal,
    Both of you are really amazing, Thanks for sharing with all your wonderful trips and pictures. I enjoyed so much reading your blog. My wife, my in-laws and myself be going to Seoul and Busan in this coming late May for 9 days. We are kinda lost. We hope that you could help us out in providing your itinerary ? Where to eat and where to go in Seoul and Busan. We will be very much appreciated if you could email us your Itinerary to help us out.

    Thanks You.

    Alex Tan & Family.

  • Alex Tan says:

    By the way this is my E-Mail add: alextan78@yahoo.com

  • Bell says:

    Hi I’m heading to seoul in may, mind sharing your makan list pls??

  • Susan says:

    Hi Kampungboy, planned a trip in May therefore was browsing through your blog and felt that your itinery was quite comprehensive compared to other bloggers. would appreciate if you could share your makan list and as for transportation wise it seems alittle confusing…… how you manage to travel from the incheon Airport out to the city area??

    Email: tsltraveller@gmail.com

  • Hi Susan, we took the airport bus, u need to check which bus to check with ur hotel/homestay. or u can take the airport express

  • Cathy says:

    Hi, thanks for sharing the trip itinerary. Would appreciate it if you could email the makan list.


  • SELINA Neo says:

    Hi I happen to see ur holiday posts while google info for my upcoming SK trip. May I ask if busan is worth visiting in a daytrip? If onlY time for 1 which do you recommend – Taejongdae or Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

  • saw says:

    Thanks for the travel tips. Would appreciate it greatly if you can email me your makan trip list. thanks!

  • Hi selina I’m afraid one day is a bit too rush, best to stay overnight. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is really beautiful.

  • SELINA Neo says:

    Thanks for the info! Can’t wait to go south korea again for exploring n more makan!

  • AngelaK says:


    I would appreciate the makan list too! Thnx.


  • edwin says:

    Would appreciate if you can share the makan list and can i get the excel form of the itinerary as well?

  • cathy says:

    Your itinerary is very useful and I’m planning to travel to Seoul in June. Could you kindly send me a copy of the makan list?thanks and Please send it to my email at ca11thy12@yahoo.com

  • Sally says:


    Would you be able to share your iternary and “makan” list with me as Im planning to go Korea in June. Thank you very much for all the recommendation!



  • Sally says:


    Would you be able to share your iternary and “makan” list with me as Im planning to go Korea in June. Thank you very much for all the recommendation! My email is liu_xe@yahoo.com.sg



  • Justina says:

    Hi, I’m going Korea this coming July; luv your post. Pls email me your makan list. TQ

  • Jasmine Leo says:

    hihi. i love ur blog. super detailed la. can u send me ur itinerary esp the accomodation and foodie? thanks.

  • Chui Wen says:

    Hi! Awesome posts on your Korea trip. Could I trouble you to email me the makan list? I am heading there next week! =)

  • Chui Wen says:

    Email add is chuiwen@live.com

    Appreciate it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi there, I am planning to visit Seoul in September and trying to search for itinerary and found your itinerary is great n detailed. Could you please email me your itinerary and eating list as well for reference? Did you travel to Jeju island? Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you very much for your assistance and sharing.

    Email Address: hiiyienghee@hotmail.com

  • Carline says:

    Hihi! I am Carline and I will be heading over to Seoul next week! I stumbled upon your blog and it is really informative! Can I have your makan list please?? :) Thank you very much! carlinetan@gmail.com

  • irene says:

    Intend to visit Busan/ Seoul in mid Oct 2013. Can u send me yr itinerary, makan list & accommodation. TQ

  • Irene says:

    My email address

  • Irene says:

    My email address is: irene5217@yahoo.com. Thanks

  • teresa says:

    Hi, I am planning my korea trip in december. would appreciate it if you could send me your itineary and makan list. your blog has been very informative, thank you. (:

  • melissa says:


    I am planning a 7 day Busan+Seoul trip in December with a group of 10 people. Your blog is very informative and useful for our planning. Do you know whether is it possible to charter a MPV or van to travel from Busan to Seoul and vice versa? Can you email me your makan list as well please :)

    Thank you.

  • melissa says:

    Very fast response, thank you! :)

  • Hi melissa, I’m not too sure about the chartering part. But are you sure? It is very convenient to take the KTX :)

  • eric says:

    Hi Kampung Boy / City Gal
    Thanks for your wonderful sharing. Will be there for a week with my wife next week.
    As we love to eat, will much appreciate if you could send the makan list to eric_hui_@hotmail.com
    Thanks and God bless!

  • ST says:

    Hi Kampongboycitygal! I would love to have a copy of your itinerary and makan list. Many thanks! :)

  • Enid Teo says:

    I love your blog. Awesome! You said you spent about 3.5k per person for your 7 days Korea Tour. Can you please tell me does it include your return air tickets from KL to Seoul? My email address is enidteo@hotmail.com


  • Enid Teo says:


    Can I also have a copy of your itinerary & makan list please?


  • AuntyRozyt says:

    Please send your makan list.

  • Sheila says:

    Hi ,
    Thank you for sharing this fantastic experience of yours in South Korea.
    My husband and I will be there for 8 days from end of Sept to beginning of October.

    Like everyone else, we would love to your your itinerary and the makan list. My email is : shelrind@gmail.com

    thanking you in advance :)

  • yvonne says:

    Hi! I’m going to Seoul soon for a 5 day trip, could i have a copy of the makan list? Thank you so much (:

  • Steve says:


    Your blog is great. I am so enjoying reading all the places you when, and is very informative. May I know how much is your air ticket to Seoul as we are planning for a trip next year? Also could I have the makan list? Thank you so much in advance.

    My email add: cash140373@yahoo.com

  • WANDA says:

    This is just perfect for my trip to Busan/Seoul in October, would greatly appreciate your makan list to my email address wongwanda@yahoo.com.

  • melissa says:

    Hi, we are trying to compare the total cost between chartering a van and using KTX as we are travelling in a relatively large group of 10. No doubt KTX is convenient and also save a lot of travelling time.
    Anyway, thanks for your help, will check the chartering part once we touch down in Korea. Can’t wait for our winter trip to Korea XD


  • Indry says:

    Love your blog with details of itinerary, and will use your info for our trip in this 3 days.
    Do you mind to send me your makan list to philwyburn@gmail.com? Terima kasih ….

  • Christine says:

    Great information. Your explanation is very clear with lots of pictures. BTW, what camera are you using ?

  • steph says:

    Hope to meet u there.. I will be at Busan and Seoul mid oct 2013 too 😀

  • Vena says:

    Please share your makan list in korea and email to ambvena@yahoo.com Thanks in advance.

  • Kelvin says:

    Hi, I will be going to Seoul for a week end of November. Could you share your itinerary with me?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Annie H says:

    Hello! Nice entry you have there! I am going to continue reading your other Korea entries.

    Can you send me the makan list, please? Thank you!

  • Hi Kelvin the itinerary is in this blog post. will send u the makan list if u wish :)

  • Pearlyn says:

    Hi, I’m visiting Korea in August and I’m so glad to have chanced upon your blog! It’s really informative :) If you don’t mind, could you kindly send me your detailed itinerary and makan list? Thank you so much!!

  • hi christine we are using canon eos 450d its a really old camera :)

  • we got it for rm 750 return during the 0 fare promotion :)

  • Sona says:

    Can you recommend places to stay?

  • leest says:

    very good and informative blog, can i know how do you purchase the KTX ticket, need to prebook, one way is RM100?

  • Jey says:

    Hi Sis, I’m going to Korea in September (Busan). Can u give some advise for transportation, how I’m going to Seoul from Busan ? (By Bus or By Train) Your advice is highly appreciated. :)

  • Melissa says:

    This is sooo good and informative! Good to know that you took your parents into the planning as we will be bringing ours too (and a baby!).

    I’m just wondering since we will be travelling with a baby – does the transportation in Seoul disable friendly (i.e. lift + escalators for prams?)

    Also, by any chance you’d make your trip timetable downloadable?

    Thanks for sharing your trip experience :)

  • Hi melissa, actually most metro station in town do not have escalators :S however theres 1 or two lift where you can look for :)

  • It is best to take the KTX (2.5 hr)

  • No need :) theres train every 20 min

  • Mdm Chong says:

    Hi, I need your advice about 7days 6nite in Busan on Oct.We plan go go free and easy,we are
    retired woman.We are budget trveller.

  • Jazzy says:

    Hi there….

    Nice blog! 😀
    We are planning to visit Seoul and Busan in Dec… mind to send me your Itinerary and Makan List please…. very much appreciated !!!!

    thanks in advance

  • Mr BK Ong, says:

    I had search your web for Korea trip many times and know that you are great in searching the material preparation for this trip. Awesome !! I like your blog so much!

    I am going to Korea, Busan + Seoul for 7 days on 25th Oct, 13 too and this is first time to Korea. As I am staying in Penang, I wish to know if you can get some visit korea travel magazines from Menara Hup Seng for me?? I can pay for the courier fees and your fuel cost by money transfer. Hope you can help me. Thank you very much.

  • Joan says:

    Thanks for the really detailed itinerary! I am going end of Oct and am really excited now after reading your post. Will be staying in Seoul for 8 days 😀

  • Alixxy says:

    My family (2 adult, 1 teen, 1 kid) is going to Busan end of this month till early Nov. Is it better to stay near Nampodong or Haeundae ?

    May I have your itinerary and places to eat in Seoul and Busan.

    Thank you.

  • Hi nampodong is more sentral as compared to haeundae but it is a beautiful beach area, depends on what your family prefers.
    we do not have a copy of that as we upload everything into table format in the blog post, the eating places file is uploaded to the blog post, you just need to click download. Hope the table helps :)

  • hi mr bk ong, i’m sorry as we are currently bz with wedding prep. you can actually email them and request for soft copies

  • Hi dear, we do not have a copy of that as we upload everything into table format in the blog post. Hope the table helps :)

  • Shasha says:

    Hi do u have any idea what is the station in busan for the ktx ride from busan to seoul?


  • its the busan station

  • maysia says:

    Hi, thanks for the detailed itinerary.
    I’m going there for xmas and I think I will be copying most of it if you don’t mind :)


  • Jin Sebastian says:

    This was really helpful! Thank you for posting such a detailed iterenary.

  • miguel vargas says:

    your timetable gave me an idea and glimpse of what we will expect on our trip since we will also go there by march next year. thank you for sharing your adventure with us.

  • Lee says:

    Followed your Seoul itinerary exactly! and my parents love the entire trip. Thanks for all recommendation and useful information to get to all destinations. Definitely will go back!

  • karen says:

    What camera did you use in this trip?

  • st says:

    very nice trip. may i know when is the good time go see cherry blossom? Thanks

  • andy says:

    Hi there. Nice post and informative! May i know based on your experience, how much should i bring if i were ti stay in korea for 14 days with little shopping ofcourse.i will bring in my credit card but just wonderong.

    Is there any accomodation that you would suggest for a group of 10 at a cheaper price? And send me the must go and eatery places.

  • Hi andy for 14 days, 800 usd should be sufficient. eatery places you can download from the excel file. for 10 pax, can look for apartments.

  • Arial says:

    Hi, would like to check with you whether u book the first class or Standard Class KTX busan -seoul? Do you book in the counter before departure? I saw there is online booking, just thought whether need to book in advance. Thanks

  • Alicia says:

    Hi your blog is great! Can i have the makan list?

  • Su says:


    Such a detailed blog. love it and thank you so much for the advice and glossy photos.
    Do you find any difficulities in switching hotels?
    I was thinking about switching about 2 hotels based on shopping locations. HAHA.
    Is it easy to take taxi at night time?

  • Su says:


    Such a detailed blog. love it and thank you so much for the advice and glossy photos.
    Did you find any difficulties in switching hotels?
    I was thinking about switching hotels too based on shopping locations. HAHA but a little scared later it will become fussy.

    Is it easy to take taxi at night time as well? Planning to go bar hopping and stuff.

  • Charlotte says:

    Hello! Loved your Seoul travel blog! I will be heading there in 2 weeks and would love to request for a copy of your itinerary and best eats in Seoul. Directions offered would be very helpful!! Thanks heaps!

  • Hi all the itinerary is in this blog post already, you can print screen the table. the makan list is available for download here too :)

  • ivan says:


    How much would you suggest a couple to bring for a 6D5N trip to korea?

  • Judy says:

    Hi… any recommendations for places of interest to visit for dec? Or is there any web u can recommend for me to research on? Tks.

  • Amanda Musa says:

    may i know the details location dak galbi, shincon? tq :)

  • JANA says:


  • Kimmy says:

    Hi! This blog post was really useful. It helped me fill in my itinerary for my korean trip next year to Seoul. Also, I love that there are so many pictures. 😀 Thanks for posting!

  • Amie jj says:

    Nice post! Thanks for the info : )

  • Korea Trip on October says:

    Nice post! Very useful Info. I just wondering is it okay to stay in just one single hotel throughout my one week trip?

  • Mandy says:

    hi kampungboycitygal,

    Could you please advise… i am planning to go Busan & Seoul next year April 2016. Shall i go to Busan from KL then return from Seoul to KL? Or can follow as per your itinerary? Appreciate your advice. Thanks.

  • LH says:

    thanks for your detailed information about the your south korea trip, i am gonna use it as a main guide or reference for where to go and change it slightly to add places that we ourselves want to go or omit the places we’re not interested

    so just to say a big thank you!

  • CT says:


    I am very thrilled to find such a detailed trips described by you. It is indeed very informative and helpful to us. I plan for DIY trip for my family of 4 to save cost. Your blog indeed help us a lot in terms of saving, planning & guidance. Thank you so lot.

  • Wow, what a complete guidelines and travel itinerary. Thanks for sharing :)


  • blurgal says:

    Read your blog and it’s indeed very useful. Was at first planning to engage with a tour agent but now thinking twice. Am planning a trip to Seoul n busan next year. Can you share with me your full itinerary and must eat lists??

  • blurgal says:

    Sorry, please sent to my email ya. Tq so much…

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