Backpacking To South Korea

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noo pu @noopuSeptember 2019 · 3 min read

South Korea is a country that I've always wanted to visit. I’ve planned to go to South Korea many times with my friends but always ended up not being able to go because we couldn't coordinate our schedules. So, I decided to be brave and go explore Korea alone. However, one thing worried me before arriving in South Korea - the Immigration Department. I heard many Thai people have had their visa applications rejected and had to go back to Thailand. So I was praying everything would be OK.

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I departed from Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan to Inchon airport in Seoul, South Korea on Jeju air. Jeju is a budjet airline and has about 3 direct flights per day, and it's quite cheap. I was able to get my round tripticket for about 170 dollars US, which included 15 kilograms of luggage but no meal.

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I arrived in Seoul in just 1 and a half hours and passed through immigration without any problems. Lucky!!

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Your trip will be easy if you have a T Money card. It is a rechargeable card to pay for transportation and convenience stores in South Korea. It will help make your trip comfortable. You can purchase T Money at machines in front of the station. The price is 4,000 won or 4 Dollars US. I charged mine up with 20,000 won for my 3 day trip. I'm ready to explore Seoul. Are you?

## Bukchon Hanok Village

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This is a traditional Korean village which it has a long history, and a popular sightseeing spot for tourists. You can read more at the below link.

https://steemit.com/tripsteem/@noopu/tt20190728t134257933z

## Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace was built in 1395 by the first royal Joseon Dynasty. It is the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty and it is located in the capital of Soeul, then known as Hanyang. It is the largest of 5 grand places. Strolling around the grand palace you can watch the the changing of the royal guard ceremony. It takes place twice a day in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (except on Tuesdays). You can see it at my video link below.

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https://steemit.com/dtube/@noopu/ujdg0ukuxar

## Myeongdong Shopping Street

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This is a famous shopping center in Seoul, well-known amongst tourist. There is a big shopping area that has various restaurants, street foods, cosmetics, etc. There are two main streets starting at Myeong-dong Subway Station and Lotte Department Store at Euljiro. If you like shopping, I think you will have fun here. Goods are cheap, especially cosmetics. Same brands but different branches, and the prices and promotions are also different.

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## Ihwa-dong Mural Village

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Ihwa-dong mural village is located on the hill near Naksan Park. In 2006, there were 60 artists who participated in the Naksan Public Art project, painting the walls and streets of the artwork area, including cafes and houses too.

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Some spots have been used in scenes in Korean TV series.

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Because Ihwa-dong Mural Village is located on a hill you can take in a beautiful panoramic view of Seoul.

South Korea has so many interesting places that I want to visit. Hopefully I'll have a chance to go back and check out more in the future.

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Thank you for stopping by my post. If you enjoyed reading it, please upvote & follow me for more posts and photos about life in Japan and Thailand.

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noopu
noo pu @noopuSeptember 2019

Thank you.


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gtg
Gandalf the Grey @gtgSeptember 2019

South Korea is still on my TODO list.

By the way,
Why there's #steemfest4 tag here?

Also, there's something wrong with photos posted included in your post, it might be result of switching between editors, for example this:

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Have extra \ characters before [ and ], that's why filenames are displayed before each of photograph. Removing those \ there should help.


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noopu
noo pu @noopuSeptember 2019

Thank you for your comment.
I use tag #steemfest4 because I want to participate in the event of traveled that will giveaway steemfest ticket.

When I use partiko, it looks everything fine.
Nothing has a problem with my pictures post.
Where did you see the problem?


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gtg
Gandalf the Grey @gtgSeptember 2019

Oh, I wasn't aware that they require adding tags to non-steemfest posts for steemfest tickets :-) Anyway, good luck with that and maybe see you there :-)

Before each image a filename of a file is displayed, which should be part of the code (visible at least on Steemit site and clearly on steemd.com as wrong source format), in the end not that big deal, but without those extra "random" characters above each photo it would look prettier :-)


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noopu
noo pu @noopuSeptember 2019

Maybe I miss understanding about the tag. 😆
Thank you again for the suggestion.


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tangmo
tangmo @tangmoSeptember 2019

South Korea is a beautiful country with many interesting things to see! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope to visit there someday! ;)


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You are a brave girl and you bought us lovely South Korea and looks like you enjoyed yourself well done my friend 👍


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noopu
noo pu @noopuSeptember 2019

Thank you for you comment, I love South Korea I will be back again.


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Your welcome and hope you can make another trip there it does look beautiful 👍


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