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Seoul actually has pretty good air quality for a large metropolitan area in a valley. In general, you shouldn't worry about air pollution there aside from specific local events or occurrences - standing in central Gangnam in rush hour isn't recommended but I guess you wouldn't stand in Manhattan rush hour traffic either. There are occasionally issues with ...


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Generally, the most popular tourist destination for beaches are located on East and South coast of Korea. With some minor exceptions, I'd avoid West coast in general because most of their beaches look like this: I know one of your primary concerns is proximity of the destination via public transportation, but what you must know is that Korea has one of ...


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While I couldn't locate any permanent shops online, there's one event where you can certainly get a lantern: Seoul Lantern Festival. It's an annual festival held every November in Seoul. The official website lists prices for many different kinds of lanterns: Rectangular lanterns: KRW 15,000 / Hanji lantern (3 types): KRW 10,000 / Color lanterns: KRW ...


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Yes, it is usual, at least in Japan. Note that even in Europe you can't book too early. Although regular airlines such as JAL and ANA operate on a similar schedule than other international airlines (i.e., tickets go on sale about a year in advance) for international routes, low-cost airlines operate on a tighter schedule. For example, Summer 2015 tickets at ...


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No one here can tell you if it's safe for you or not. What can be done is to highlight published facts on air quality, in Seoul, for the middle of the year. I was able to find air quality index data (a snapshot) for Seoul taken in June, 2015. The measurements ranged between the measurement bands of "moderate" and "unhealthy for sensitive groups". This ...


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The first AREX airport express from Seoul station leaves at 6:00 AM, arriving at 6:43. The service is reliable and ICN is a very efficient airport, so this should be plenty of time to check in for your flight and go through security. Your issue will be getting from Yeoksam to Seoul station, because this is too early for the subway. Google Maps suggests ...


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I think this is the best way, limousine bus #6020 Pretty cheap and direct from where I need to the airport. http://www.seoulbus.co.kr/eng/index/airportbus_01_1.php?val=11


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You can probably look at Visit Korea site to determine what's within a reachable distance from where you will be staying in Sinchon But on a quick look: Eurwangni beach - if one is to believe the accuracy of Google Maps Publich Transport information it is reachable in an hour and a half Geojampo beach - Also reachable in an hour and a half Along with ...



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