Travel Guide to Seoul
When in Seoul, don’t forget to…
Hike one of the city’s mountains. At 338m high, mystical Mount Inwang is steep but manageable, and rewards you with views across Seoul from its peak.
Exfoliate at a jjimjilbang, Seoul’s ubiquitous saunas where friends and families go weekly to scrub and be scrubbed. Foreigner-friendly Dragon Hill Spa is nice and accessible for the uninitiated.
Hit the town Gangnam style. The swanky district immortalised in K-pop star Psy’s hit song is full of high-end boutiques and bars. Explore the young and hip Rodeo Street for some of the best fashion from local designers.
Learn to make kimchi. The spicy fermented cabbage is more than just a side dish – it’s a matter of national pride. Sign up for a class at Seoul Kimchi Academy House and you’ll make some fast friends.
Book your flight to Seoul at singaporeair.com
Capital city specifics: Seoul
Population: 49,773,145 approx.
Electricity: 220V/60Hz (European plug)
Duty free allowance: USD 400
Timezone (GMT):GMT +9
Average temp (celsius):25 deg celsius
Distance to town (km):55km
Coach/Taxi fare:KRW 14,000 / KRW 60,000 approx.