Frommer's South Korea (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Frommer's South Korea (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 111828755X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Frommer's South Korea (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 111828755X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This is the one and only travel guide you need to South Korea.

Frommer's South Korea gives you the complete overview of insider knowledge on where and what to visit in this stunningly beautiful country, all in meticulous detail to point you towards the best that it has to offer.

Packed with detailed, outspoken and honest reviews, this guide gives you the lowdown on what’s worth your time and what’s not, providing extensive listings of accommodation, attractions and restaurants around South Korea’s cities and towns whatever your budget.

  • The best natural wonders from hot springs to limestone caves
  • Advice on how to steer away from the touristy and the inauthentic, and see the real heart of South Korea
  • Eat a Hanjeongsik (full-course meal) in a neighbourhood cafe in Seoul, attend the Busar Film Festival, shop for the country’s best fabrics (ramie fabrics) at the markets in Hansan
  • Hike the Seoraksan Mountains (or just buy the area’s famous mushrooms and honey). Seek out tea houses, Buddhist temples, battlegrounds, and parks throughout the region, as well as all the best activities available around the country from hiking to skiing
  • South Korea’s regions and highlights are broken down by thoughtful chapter sections with itineraries and accompanying maps to help you to plan your way while you stay, according to your timeframe
  • Amongst all of these you’ll find the latest trip-planning advice and money-saving tips, as well as a complete shopper’s guide and directory of useful contacts to ensure you make the most of your stay in this breathtaking country

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www.kfr.or.kr/eng/index.htm). For +70,000, you can choose two dishes to cook from a list of traditional recipes. They require a minimum of two people and reservations at least a week in advance. There are no programs on Sunday. Volunteer & Working Trips Habitat for Humanity (&  02/2267-3702, ext. 402; http://www.habitat.or.kr/ eng_new/index.asp) has special volunteer trips to help build homes for poor South Koreans, from May through early November. No special skills are required, just a

artists from South Korea, Asia, and beyond. Recent shows have included a portrait exchange between Korean and Australian artists, a show on Hyperrealism, and an exhibit on contemporary textbooks. The permanent collection includes Korean and Western paintings, sculptures, prints, calligraphic works, photography, and media art. They have galleries in Gyeonghuigung and in NamSeoul, as well. 37, Seosomun-dong, Jung-gu. & 02/771-9952. http://seoulmoa.org. Free admission, but prices vary for special

line up by the correct platform for your train, as passengers are allowed access to the platform only a few minutes before the train arrives. GETTING AROUND   There is a stand for taxis right in front of the station, as well as less expensive local buses (although the stop names are only in Korean). Express buses (more expensive, but with fewer stops) will have certain tourist destinations written in English. There is also a free shuttle bus from Suwon Station to the Korean Folk Village (Hanguk

lesson, but you will not have to stop at the numerous checkpoints along the way. Some locations you’ll want to visit don’t allow individual visitors anyway. Below is a list of several recommended tours. For information on the sites described in the tour listings, see “Exploring the DMZ,” below. Hopefully, these descriptions will help you decide which tour you’d like to take (although most of them will hit the same major highlights). The Panmunjeom and JSA areas are closed on Sundays, Mondays, and

Airport (CJJ), 50-1, Ipsang-li, Naesu-eup, Cheongwon-gun (&  043/210-6114), about a 35-minute drive north of the city. Buses run from Daejeon’s Dongbu Terminal five times a day. From the Incheon Airport, you can get a limousine bus directly to Daejeon. Catch the bus in front of gate 8. Regular buses cost +14,500 and the deluxe bus costs +23,100. The airport limousine bus stops at the Mokwon Daedeok Cultural Center, the Daejeon Government Complex, the Lotte Hotel in Yuseong, and the Dongbu

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