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The capital and largest city of South Korea. Almost a quarter of South Koreans live in Seoul along with over 275,000 international residents.

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Why is the subway in Seoul so cheap?

The price for a trip on the Seoul subway starts at about $1. Compared to, for example, the London underground, which starts at about $2.00 (at the time of writing this question) or even Berlin S-Bahn ...
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Vanuatu Passport Holder transit for 21hours in Seoul

Few Vanuatu Passport Holders are transitting in Incheon, Seoul for 21hours going to Israel...do they need to have visas??
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Does Sri Lankan need a transit visa for South Korea

I'm a Sri Lankan passport holder, currently living in china and I'm planing to go back to Sri Lanka. My flight (Korean air) from China to Colombo via South Korea.I have to stay 6h in Seoul Incheon ...
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MINIMUM STAY As a transit passenger

I have a US passport travelling from Guam to London. My first transit is Seoul (Incheon Airport). Lay over for 10hrs before my next flight to Dubai. Is there any minimum days to stay in Seoul before ...
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Visiting Jeju island on single entry visa to South Korea

I'm traveling to South Korea on single entry visa and I'm making plans of visiting Jeju island during my stay from Seoul. As I have my return flight back from Seoul I have to travel back to Seoul ...
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Going from Hongik Univ to Incheon intairport by train: possible with T-money card?

T-money is an all-around transportation card used for public buses, subways, taxis, and convenience stores that accept T-money as a form of transaction (most do). The function of a T-money card is ...
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I wouled like to ask for the flight ticket from lao to canada

I am a Lao citizen. I am planning to buy a one way flight ticket from Vientiane to St. John’s NL (Canada) and I will passed in Seoul incheon (Icn) airport. Do I need a visa? Thanks, Siri
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Seoul Station to Hongdae at 1-2 AM

I will be arriving at around 11:45 PM at Incheon and will need to get to Hongdae afterwards. I looked it up and AREX closes at 10:45 PM but there would be buses that are available at around 12-1:20 AM ...
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Baggage Transfer from Incheon to Gimpo

I arrive at Incheon on Asiana from London and then have a flight from Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda 3.5 hours later, also on Asiana. Is this transfer time enough and will Asiana check my baggage all the way ...
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Would people in Seoul be bothered by a big baggage in the subway/bus?

The box in question is a 55cm cube. Do we also need to buy a ticket for it or something?
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What are the metro prices in Seoul

I am interested in the fares for the metro/bus system in downtown Seoul. I have searched for a website or a proper table but I was not able to find anything. Do I need a travel card? Can someone ...
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Do a Brazilian and a Filipino citizen need an airport transit visa to wait for 2h30m in Seoul to fly to Addis Ababa? [duplicate]

It's hard to find a concrete information because everything is related to having a US visa, coming from or going to the US, which is not the case. We are leaving from Manila to Seoul, then to Addis ...
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What types of entry points for travelers are available at Incheon Airport and what are their respective terms of use? [closed]

For example, there usually are counters for citizens / PR and counters for foreigners. What exactly does Incheon airport have? Per the suggestion by the community, “immigration entry point” could be ...
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Publicly available pools for lap/lane swimming near Itaewon in Seoul, SK? [closed]

We'll be staying in Seoul for the month of January, in the Itaewon district, and i am wondering if there are swimming pools that are open for lane/lap swimming for visitors for a daily fee (no ...
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Incheon Airport Transit Questions

I’m going to Seattle from Cebu via Incheon. I wanted to know, if I land in Incheon, go through security for my connecting flight and go up to the passenger terminal (where the boarding gates are), is ...
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Photographable location from "Gangnam Style" music video

What location, if any, from the music video of Gangnam Style is visitable and photographable by ordinary tourists? Visiting and photographing the place shouldn't be regarded as unacceptable or ...
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Seoul JSA tour dates [closed]

We are looking for a JSA tour on the 4th or 5th July but nowhere seems to have availability. Is the JSA closed on these days or are all the tours just booked? Need to know so I know if I should keep ...
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Need a visa to transit through South Korea?

Reference to this question: Do I need a visa to transit through South Korea? It is not clear that can I spend my time outside the airport? I'm Indian national with valid passport till 2024, valid US ...
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Are there lockers in Gangnam Station?

I will be travelling to Seoul soon and am planning to visit the infamous Gangnam area. I would probably have heavy luggage with me so I am looking for a solution to store them. Are there lockers in ...
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How full are KTX trains between Seoul and Busan usually?

I am visiting South Korea next month (last two weeks of April 2017) and, although I'm mostly staying in Seoul, I wanted to visit Busan for 2-3 days by taking a KTX train. I'm considering buying a ...
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Does a Kazakh need a visa for stopovers in Seoul and walking in the city?

I am Kazakhstani citizen flying from Australia to Kazakhstan with a long - 23 hours- stopover in Seoul Incheon Airport, and the same stopover on my way back. While stopping there I would like to walk ...
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Do tickets for these Korean trains have to be booked in advance?

I'm visiting Korea from 15th till 23rd of October. I want to go to Seoul, Busan and Jeonju. Do I have to buy train tickets in advance for the fast trains (KTX, ITX) or can I buy it just before ...
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Jjimjilbang in Korea

I’m going to South Korea next week. I saw this awesome video on Youtube about a Jjimjilbang (spa/sauna) in South Korea. Unfortunately, it is located in Boryeong. I think I don’t have time to get there....
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Where can I get unscented deodorant spray in South Korea?

I found that my deodorant spray is close to empty so I decided to get it in South Korea before leaving my country. However, it seems that there are only deodorant spray available that smells in South ...
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How to find a restaurant that is open now in South Korea in English?

I want to eat something in Seoul, South Korea, at midnight (mostly 23:00 to 6:00). In other cities of other countries, you can use Yelp to find a list of restaurants that are open right now, or at ...
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Flight plan with multiple airlines [closed]

Is it possible to plan a travel with combination of multiple airlines? For example I want a round travel from Seoul to Dhaka. For that I want to book a trip(round) for Seoul to Bangkok (date: 2016-...
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traveling with no visa [duplicate]

Filipino citizen traveling from Saipan via Korea with 13 hours lay over going to manila with NO either U.S. visa or Korean visa can take Korea airport city tour?
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Can I use T-Money on AREX Express from Seoul Station to Incheon Airport?

I want to go back to Incheon from Seoul Station. When I came here, I used a bus from Incheon to Gangnam Station, but now I want to use AREX Express to return to the airport. Can I purchase the ...
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How far do taxis from Incheon Airport go?

I have an event in Yeoncheon, South Korea (near the North / South border). My flight takes me to Incheon Airport, then I need to somehow get from there to Yeoncheon. I've researched and there doesn't ...
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Is the Han River in Seoul clean enough for kayaking?

I'm looking into activities to do in Seoul and I see a kayaking tour in the Han River that looks interesting. A friend has mentioned to me that the Han River is almost as bad as the East River in NYC ...
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How common are credit cards in Seoul? What types?

Do most stores in Seoul accept credit card payments? If so, what types? VISA, Mastercard, American Express?
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Where in Seoul can I rent a laptop?

I am traveling in Seoul and my laptop died. Is there anywhere in Seoul where I could rent a laptop for a few weeks (Microsoft Windows or no OS)?
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Is there an active nightlife in Seoul on weekdays?

I'll be traveling to Seoul on a Monday in the near future and I want to experience the nightlife culture. My concern is that I leave Seoul on a Friday afternoon and unable to experience the nightlife. ...
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Will I Have Problems with July Air Quality in Seoul?

I an American student from the East San Francisco Bay Area and I now attend college in San Diego. This summer, I have the opportunity to spend the entire month of July studying abroad in Seoul. I have ...
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How to get to ICN airport in Seoul for 0830 flight at Saturday?

As I understand the trains start riding in around 05:00, and if leaving yeoksam station, it would take 1.5 hours to get to the airport, meaning I will arrive one hour before my flight. Is that too ...
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Where can I buy authentic cheongsachorong (청사초롱) - traditional lanterns - in Seoul?

Cheongsachorong (청사초롱) are traditional lanterns, originally used for weddings in Korea. They are made of red and blue silk. Cheongsachorong By Minseong Kim (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://...
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Date Limitation of Low Fares in Far East

I'm looking to travel from Tokyo to Seoul and have found a number of airlines that fly the route (or similar) and offer reasonable prices. However, these prices do not extend to my desired travel date....
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Is it possible to make a day-trip to a beach, from Seoul?

I will have to spend some time in Seoul for my job, in late August, early September and my wife and my 2 kids will join me. Now I would like to know if it is possible to make a day-trip to a beach ...
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Transiting through Incheon (Seoul), South Korea

I'm planning to fly from Ulaanbaatar to Melbourne via Seoul (and Kuala Lumpur). There seems to be a policy for allowing passengers destined for some countries (Australia included) to transit through ...
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Travel from Incheon International Airport (Seoul) to Daejeon?

What is the cheapest way of transport to get from the Incheon International Airport (Seoul) to Daejeon?
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Korea: Visa required to go to the city while in transit in Seoul for a Philippine citizen?

Hi I'm traveling to Uzbekistan and have 12 hours layover in Seoul via Korean Airlines. Do I need a visa to go out of the airport for sightseeing? I'm a Philippine passport holder.
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Chinatown in Seoul

Is there any kind of Chinatown in Seoul, or at least a place with many authentic Chinese restaurants? According to Wikipedia the only official Chinatown is in Incheon, which is further than I'd like.
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Checking in a new bag during a layover

I will have a 10 hour layover in Seoul (ICN) and I want to go out and do some shopping. Is it possible to check in a bag during my layover? I will be traveling on Korean Air. I will only have 1 ...
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Places to drink (party) at Songnae Korea [closed]

I'm visiting Songnae South Korea, and I wanted to know (since I didn't find any) if there are bars or places to go and have a couple of drinks.
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Is 6 hours transit time enough to see something of Seoul?

I am flying to Tokyo in November, and I have the choice to go direct (paying extra) or transit via Seoul. Is 6 hours transit time enough to leave Incheon airport for a bit to see something of Seoul? ...
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Booking a JR Shinkansen train ticket in Seoul

I want to book a Kyoto-Tokyo Shinkansen ticket for a trip in 10 days, because Shinkansen will be very crowded and probably impossible to board without a reservation. How can I book it from Seoul? ...
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What were the loud sirens I heard in South Korea?

So I was in South Korea on March 14, by the War Memorial of Korea and the Yongsan Garrison and heard what sounded like an air raid siren. I did a Google search. Apparently I wasn't the only one that ...
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Buying extreme cold weather "mickey mouse boots" (Bunny boots) in Seoul

Is there any place in Seoul where I can buy the extreme cold weather boots that go by the nickname "mickey mouse boot"? In case you haven't heard of these and their nickname makes them sound ...
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Are there tours available from Seoul to the Korean Demilitarized Zone?

I am planning to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone while staying in Seoul and would like to get tour options. Anyone has done this? Prices, schedule and tips are most welcome.
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Which part of Seoul's ancient city walls is closest to Hongdae by foot?

On a previous trip to Seoul I became very interested in the old city gates and city walls. A couple of the largest gates are famous and are close to the city centre. But the smaller gates and ...