Two and a Half Day in Seoul, South Korea

Two and a Half Day in Seoul, South Korea, Seoul, South Korea (B)

On our way home from the Philippines, we had to connect through Seoul, South Korea. Neither Rootie nor I had been, so we decided on a 2.5 day layover, mostly in order to go to the DMZ which we heard was a must see.

The flights from Cebu weren’t ideal. We left at midnight and landed at 6am. We grabbed a cab at the airport and with the help of the lady operating the cab system and google translate, our driver took us to Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun about one hour away. I knew nothing about this hotel chain, so I was a little nervous until we were told it was famous. I’m unsure why it would be famous except that is conveniently located next to a few emabassies, including the heavily guarded US Embassy.

The hotel let us check in early at 8am for an extra $60 that was worth every penny. We dropped our bags, freshened up, and headed for Gyeongbokgung Palace a very short walk from our accommodations. Our guide book suggested this palace was the grandest and most beautiful of the five in Seoul, so naturally we made this our first stop. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Two and a Half Day in Seoul, South Korea
Guide Location: South Korea » Seoul
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • National Folk Museum
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Jogyesa Temple
  • Changdeokgung Palace
  • Gwangjang market
  • Dongdaemun market
  • Tapgol Park
  • Cheonggyecheon Creek
  • Gwanjang Market
  • Changdeokgung Palace

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