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ervinmagic



Joined: 15 Sep 2005

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:24 am    Post subject: Top places to go in Korea................................... Reply with quote

What are considered the top places, both popular and underground, to check out once in South Korea? Also, what is airfare like to China (Beijing) and South East Asia?
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're new to Korea then hit the usual suspects as per the KNTO website, every guidebook on SK, and every Foreigner in Korea blog.
It's a pretty standard list in your first year.
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Veronica



Joined: 29 Aug 2005

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulsajo wrote:
If you're new to Korea then hit the usual suspects as per the KNTO website, every guidebook on SK, and every Foreigner in Korea blog.
It's a pretty standard list in your first year.


I'd agree with that - just don't forget to to go to Pu Sok Sa - easily the nicest temple in Korea.
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gdimension



Joined: 05 Jul 2005
Location: Jeju

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeju Loveland!
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jlb



Joined: 18 Sep 2003

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a Lonely Planet if you don't have one already. It has all the highlights.
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HapKi



Joined: 10 Dec 2004
Location: TALL BUILDING-SEOUL

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DMZ tour, organized through the USO

a large seafood market, (Norangjin in Seoul)(Jagalchi in Pusan)

Everland, for the pandas and lygers (lion/tiger mix)

bus ride from Yeosu to Hyang-ilam (buddist retreat) through country fields ending up with beautiful southern coastal views

temples, temples, temples
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VanIslander



Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Location: Geoje, Hadong, Tongyeong,... now in a small coastal island town outside Gyeongsangnamdo!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gyeongju for the architectural history

Soraksan for the autumn beauty

Jeju
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Free World



Joined: 01 Apr 2005
Location: Drake Hotel

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VanIslander wrote:
Gyeongju for the architectural history

Soraksan for the autumn beauty

Jeju

Did I hear that right? Don't you mean Geoje? Wink
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joe_doufu



Joined: 09 May 2005
Location: Elsewhere

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it was: Gangnam. Itaewon. Kyobo Bookstore. the PC-Bang. the delightfully unknown mountain Gwanak-san. the Department Store. Busan and its beaches. oh, and ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF KOREA asap.
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ervinmagic



Joined: 15 Sep 2005

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How hard is it to find books in english and what are prices like (on average) to get to China and Southeast Asia? Thanks for all the tips to, you guys have been great.
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DRAMA OVERKILL



Joined: 12 Apr 2005

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Seoul???

If you don't live there, it's always fun to go there for a weekend a couple of times a year... Even so, by the end of that weekend, it's always good to get on that plane and get the hell out, too...
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zappadelta



Joined: 31 Aug 2004

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Namiseom is a great place to go for a day. Beautiful, beautiful little place. You get there, and you can bungee jump or take the ferry to this picturesque little island. You can do many things there. You can rent a bike and ride around, which is great fun. They have ostriches, and just big fields to hang out in. It's really kind of a romantic place.
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joe_doufu



Joined: 09 May 2005
Location: Elsewhere

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ervinmagic wrote:
How hard is it to find books in english and what are prices like (on average) to get to China and Southeast Asia? Thanks for all the tips to, you guys have been great.
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Hong Kong, as you would imagine, is outstanding for book selection. I'm certain that Singapore is just as good if not better. Taipei is so-so, about the same as Korea, but I think the prices are better. I am assured that there are great bookstores in Bangkok but I have no first hand experience.
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Babayaga



Joined: 28 May 2005

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeju island is a great tourist attraction.Lots of places to see there,including beaches.


Seoul is a great city with lots to offer:palaces,museums,Korean Folk Village,shopping centers,clubs.


Kyeong-ju with the Buddist temples is also nice.
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Babayaga



Joined: 28 May 2005

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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