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35 Things To Do & Eat in Seoul, South Korea

 

Seoul, Korea is now one of the top 10 most visited cities in the world. And for good reason. Korea is a nation that has risen from a tumultuous, war-torn past to become an influential face on the global scene. I’ve been living in Busan for 4 ½ years and have visited Seoul on a few occasions. I thought it only appropriate that I do a “things to do travel guide” for Seoul while I’m still here. After all, I am Seoul Tee, and these are the Red Dragon Diaries. So without further ado, here are 35 great things to do and EAT in Seoul, South Korea.

Gyeongbokgung Palace


How Koreans Celebrate Lunar New Year

 


5 Reasons Why You Must Visit South Korea in February

In terms of weather, the most favorable times to visit South Korea are March ~May and September~November. However, February can be a fabulous time for travelers to visit South Korea. Here are 5 great reasons why:

1. Save Your Travel Expenses

incheon-international-airport-680402_1920.jpgWant to save travel expenses? We strongly recommend you visit South Korea in February if you’re considering a budget travel because during the winter season, hotels prices and airfare drop as temperature drops! ;)


Where To Get Skin Care, Hair Makeover & Beauty Services in Seoul

allowto_freedownload_goods_862Have you ever wondered where the Korean celebrities and TV stars go to get their gorgeous camera-ready looks? allowto_freedownload_goods_857Here are some great things that you can do to get the Korean beauty look when you visit Seoul. Of course, let’s leave out the big plastic surgery. :p


Travel Review & Tips: Dragon Hill Spa (Korean Sauna)

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A Stroll Through Joseon Era

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On the fourth day of our family trip, Danny and I brought them to Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁), the biggest among 5 of the palaces in Seoul. In English, Gyeongbokgung (Hanja: ) means The Palace of Shining Happiness. Another name they call it is The Northern Palace due to its locality. Moreover, it is one of the most visited tourist spots in the capital. A great place to strengthen those hamstrings, too.

It was built in 1395 during the Joseon dynasty and had been destroyed by fire, but King Gojong was able to restore it during his reign. I won’t elaborate more of its history because it’s quite long, repetitive and probably boring to some. To learn more about the palace, please visit their website. Link is at the bottom part of this post. wink

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Statue of King Sejong (father of Hangeul) at Gwanghwamun Square


WPC : Vibrant

 

Seoul, South Korea — My response to the DP’s weekly photo challenge Vibrant. These photos were taken at Bongeunsa Temple in Gangnam.


5 Best Rides & Attractions You Must Try in Lotte World

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If you are looking for entertainments and fun things to do in Seoul, try a visit to the most popular amusement park in the city, Lotte World Theme Park, or Lotte World.

Located in the eastern part of Seoul, this amusement park consists of the world’s biggest indoor theme park “Adventure” which is open all year around, and an outdoor amusement park called “Magic Island”. Along with its thrilling rides, Lotte World offers a variety of performances and festivals all year around! :)


Part-Time Model Wanted for Trazy’s Promotional Video (Part-time Job)

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Trazy’s Promotional Video Model (Part-time Job)

(for female from Southeast Asia)

Join Korea’s #1 Online Travel Guide Trazy.com to grab the best opportunity to promote South Korea, travel and experience fun activities in Seoul. Recruited model will be promoting a video called “Dating with Seoul“. 


5 Painfully Hot, Spicy Korean Foods You Should Challenge

paprika-671961_1920How much do you know about Koreans’ love for spicy foods? Well, it’s easy to notice if you travel around South Korea, because tons of Korean foods either have chili pepper powder or paste in them. You will feel even more astounded because you’ll witness some Koreans enjoy these tongue-aching spicy foods and often challenge themselves!


The Ultimate Guide To 5 Low Cost Airlines in South Korea

Are you looking for cheap flight tickets from/to South Korea? Well then, we’ve listed all the low cost airlines in South Korea that offer both domestic and international services. So, check them out! Compare and save on South Korean airline tickets!

1. Jeju Air다운로드 (2)

Jeju Air is a representative and the most fastest growing airline in Korea. Currently, it is operating not only the most busiest route, Gimpo-Jeju, but also more than 20 major routes in Asia,such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Guam, including other domestic routes.


Dear Korea #139: It's Not the Size That Counts

 

The situation in the comic actually happened when I went to visit Seoul sometime last year. The only difference was that the last few panels totally didn’t happen, because I’m a coward who’s too scared to yell at people I know. Instead, I prefer to wait some time and then draw passive aggressive comics. Go me.


Travel Review & Tips: Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2016

IMG_1205Hello, readers! Greetings from a member of Trazy crew!

Recently, I went to Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2016, where you can visit by signing up on from our website, Trazy.com. For more details and directions, click here.


Mullae Art Village

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2 Popular Weekend Getaways Near Seoul To Visit Right Now

winter_04“Take vacations. Go as many as places as you can. You can always make money. You can’t always make memories.”


A First-Time Traveler’s Guide To Seoul

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“You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart


10 Must-Try Korean Convenience Store Foods

 


The First Sunrise of 2016

Yangyang, Gangwon-do, South Korea —

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The Ultimate Guide to South Korea’s Best Ski Resort

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3 Unique Indoor Activities You Must Try In Seoul

 

bored-16811_1280When winter comes around, you might easily feel blue and bored. So, for those of you who don’t want to go outdoors, here’s the ultimate selection of indoor activities you can try in South Korea and beat the winter boredom!! ;)


Travel Review & Tips: Gangchon, Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm

Christmas Trains at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel

 

Hooray! It’s 2016. How was your Christmas holiday, by the way? I hope it was festive and fabulous. Danny and I had a terrific time despite our simplified merry makings and Christmas eve dinner. We didn’t have the fabled white Christmas but, we experienced a Christmas-y spirit in a Korean way. I enjoyed the decors at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel (밀레니엄 서울힐튼호텔). Every Christmas season, they set up their gigantic and dazzling tree along with some miniature Christmas trains.


Where and How Koreans Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Getting excited about the New Year 2016? In case you are wondering where and how to celebrate the New Year’s Eve, we’ve selected the best of the best spots only, and the ways Koreans celebrate this wonderful day as well! So take a look, try visiting the actual places we’ve recommended here, and welcome in 2016 with your loved ones around you!


Trazy’s 5-Day Countdown Sale: Spend Less. Travel More in Korea

Hey, travelers! Want to spend less and travel more? Then, check this out. Here, we’ve shared the easiest way to save money on your travel expenses when traveling to South Korea!countdown salePsst, have you heard? Right now, Korea’s #1 travel guide, Trazy.com, is offering their Biggest-Sale-Ever ‘Trazy’s 5 Day Countdown Sale till 2016′ as a End-of-Year sale. Kicked off on Trazy’s Facebook page on December 27th, this Countdown Sale features Daily Deals with a limited time and will run until 31st!


15 Best Sunrise and Sunset Photography Locations in Korea

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“Everything starts with a sunrise, and it’s what we do before it sets that matters.”

With the year coming to an end, we’ve put together the ultimate list of the best places in South Korea to catch amazing sunrises and sunsets that every traveler should know.

Here’s our pick of 15 best spots to seize sunrise and sunset across South Korea!


8 Best 2015 Christmas Highlights in South Korea (Photos)


South Korea’s 10 Best Winter Activities & Festivals (Videos)

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“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”

-John Burroughs, Winter Sunshine

Temperature is dropping, but you know it’s the time to explore the whole new world of winter activities and scenes in South Korea. So, don’t hibernate at home! Explore all the fun out there.


10 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To South Korea in Winter

 

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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharal Nehru

Dancing snow flakes above Korean traditional palaces, the white rolling hills of snow and the snow-capped mountains. Yes, this beautiful winter wonderland we’re speaking here is South Korea.

Here are 10 inspiring photos that’ll make you yearn to travel to South Korea this winter.


WINTER SPECIAL : HOW TO WIN $500 TRAVEL BUDGET TO KOREA

Ready to kick off winter? Here’s how you can crush it & Win $500 travel budget!

Winter holidays are just around the corner, and for the first time, Korea’s #1 Travel Guide, Trazy.com, has begun ‘WHITE KOREA’! Why White Korea? Well, Trazy got inspired by the beautiful snowfall and landscapes that turn the country into a white winter wonderland every winter, so there it goes. POP! White Korea! 

Anyways, if you are planning to take a winter trip to Korea, you better hurry up and take a look at this promo! Trust me, it’ll make your holidays more special than ever ;)


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