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Seoul's Modern Splendor: Beyond the Neon Lights

Experience the vibrant life in Seoul, South Korea's bustling capital. Lose yourself in the state-of-the-art technology, extensive shopping districts, and mouth-watering local cuisine.

Experience the vibrant life in Seoul, South Korea's bustling capital. Lose yourself in the state-of-the-art technology, extensive shopping districts, and mouth-watering local cuisine.

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Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is a vibrant metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Known for its architectural wonders like the futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza and the grand Gyeongbokgung Palace, the city is a bustling hub of culture and commerce.

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Gyeongju, a city on South Korea's southeast coast, was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla. It's known for its extensive historical remains. The city remains as one of the country's top attractions, housing numerous ancient sites and artefacts. It's packed with temples, pagodas, burial mounds and ruins along with the stunning natural beauty.

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A large port city in South Korea, Busan is known for its beaches, mountains, and temples. Busan's bustling Haeundae Beach district is a popular vacation spot featuring the SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, hosting a plethora of marine life, and a promenade with a range of eateries.

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Arrival
Arrival
Suggested Locations

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Suggested Locations

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Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace

My Places

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Seoul Museum of History

My Places

Washington

Day 1

Air Drive

10,270 km

Seoul

Day 2

5:00 PM

7:15 AM

14h 15m

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Seoul

Day 4

Air Drive

352 km

Gyeongju

Day 4

5:00 PM

9:35 PM

5h 35m

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Gyeongju

Day 6

Air Drive

82 km

Busan

Day 6

5:00 PM

6:07 PM

1h 7m

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Busan

Day 8

Air Drive

10,397 km

Washington

Day 9

5:00 PM

7:26 AM

14h 26m

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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Here are some travel tips for your trip to Seoul, Gyeongju, and Busan:

Best Time to Visit:
Spring (April - June) and autumn (September - November) are the best times to visit South Korea due to its mild and pleasant weather. The cherry blossom season in April is particularly beautiful.

Route and Accessibility:
You can start your journey in Seoul, then take a train (KTX: Korea Train Express) or a bus to Gyeongju, and then to Busan, which are well connected to Seoul. The trains are reliable, comfortable, and offer beautiful scenic routes.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
All three cities have relatively low altitude, so there is little to worry about acclimatization. However, do make sure to rest well after the long journey.

Accommodation and Booking:
There's a wide range of accommodations in these cities, from five-star hotels to guesthouses and Airbnbs. It is recommended to book in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.

Clothing and Essentials:
Korea's weather can be unpredictable, so dress in layers. For daily essentials, include a good-quality face mask as they are mandatory in Korea due to their strict health regulations.

Health and Safety:
The healthcare system in Korea is superb. You could apply for traveler's insurance for unexpected medical expenses. Ensure to maintain proper hygiene and follow the Covid-19 rules laid out by the authorities.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
South Koreans follow a strict code of respect, especially for elders. So be polite and respectful in all your interactions. Always accept offerings with both hands and never leave chopsticks sticking vertically into your bowl - these are considered bad manners.

Remember to learn a few basic Korean phrases, it will be appreciated by locals. Enjoy lots of delicious Korean cuisine and have a safe trip!