To celebrate #IWD21, we’ve invited Wonji Lee to share with us her solo travel story. To get to know her a little bit, she is a travel blogger from Korea and she delivers her travel experience and stories through various forms of content - Youtube, Blog (Wonji Daily Life/원지의 하루). She is also the writer behind the inspirational travel book 제 마음대로 살아보겠습니다 (I will live my own way).
There are many things to do in Seoul like visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, exploring Hongik University Street, and more. A good plan for exploring and experiencing this city is very necessary. Here is a suggested guide for an amazing 5-day tour that will help you discover and enjoy Seoul to the fullest.
Sapporo: One of the Most Snowiest Cities
Sapporo in Hokkaido is a northern city known for the snow. The snowflake-shaped city emblem expresses the citizens' love for snowflakes.
All of Japan revels in the Sapporo Snow Festival, held every winter in Odori Park. Snow sculpture contestants use their imaginations to the fullest to bring the winter scenery to life, on display for tourists from all over the world!
As South Korea's second-largest city and largest port city, Busan attracts a huge number of tourists. There are many hotels available to accommodate every kind of demand. Here we run down the top 9 most popular hotels in Busan, so you can see where other visitors to the city like to stay.
Innovative dessert shops in Seoul seem to endlessly emerge, and often lead to new trend of desserts. Here we have recommended several delicious and interesting dessert shops so that you can keep up with the Korean dessert craze!
Reason for recommendation: Near two famous department stores
The Golden Tulip M Hotel Myeong-dong is located in the Myeong-dong area of Seoul, close to the Myeong-dong Shopping Street and New World Department Store. In addition to shopping, there are countless delicatessens, with Myeong-dong dumplings, RED SUN, etc. satisfying all food cravings.
After coming to the shopping paradise of Seoul, how can you not go to malls and duty-free shops? So, where are the shopping places in Seoul? I will share some good shopping places selling high-quality goods!
In Asia, street food is a way of living and for many their breakfast, lunch and dinner is straight off the Asian street food list and is all about Asian street food and more street food from Asian street food restaurants! No matter where in Asia you travel, the food is full of flavour and reflects the culture of the country. Day in and day out the street vendors dish out the perfect dish always freshly sourced, done simply and quickly, costing less perhaps than buying groceries and cooking your own meals in your own kitchen. Why then not just eat the street food?
South Korea has had a very long and rich history with multiple outside cultures influencing and merging with the native culture to create a new dynamic. Nowhere is this more evident than in the food of Korea. Rich, nuanced, layered, and outright delicious, anyone who visits Korea must absolutely indulge in some of Korea’s delicacies. Incredible Korean foods are not restricted to the high-end restaurants but are also a great unifier of people from all social milieus. With a strong work culture, most people of Korea prefer to eat out. This has resulted in a vibrant culture surrounding Korean street food that is not just delicious and pocket-friendly but is also healthy.
Eight best must-do things for you to enjoy in Busan
Busan, the second largest city in South Korea, is a port city with charming scenery. It has South Korea’s largest seafood market and many urban beaches. Busan’s annual film festival attracts many movie stars. Busan can be reached by a 1 hour flight from Seoul. It is recommended that you leave time for a 2-3 day trip.
Changbai Mountain Wanda Resort
Primordial forest scenery and a snow field that wouldn’t look out of place in northern Europe make for the ultimate in holiday enjoyment! Changbai Mountain Wanda Ski Resort is hugely popular among domestic skiers. The resort not only boasts every kind of international standard skiing and snowboarding trail, it also has many five-star hotels. And apart from skiing and luxuriating in the hotel, you can also enjoy the superb natural scenery. For China, this place also has a particularly long ski season. From November to April, the depth of the snow can reach more than 1 meter. The snow is loose and fluffy, similar in kind to what is found in northern Europe. Every trail has ski patrol out and about watching for guests' safety.
Sokcho-si is a beautiful coastal city located in the northeast of the Gangwon-Do province of South Korea. The city was the part of North Korea from 1945 till the end of the Korean War. The city is surrounded by a water body from two sides, that enhances the beauty of the Sokcho city. The city is a major tourist hub, famous all around the world for its history, culture, national parks, natural beauty, and local cuisine. The city is a popular gateway to the famous Seoraksan National Park and Sokcho Beach. Other than beaches and parks, there are a lot of things to do in Korea which you can explore on your trip.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea brimming with sumptuous food, spectacular skyscrapers, and exciting shopping squares. Seoul attracts millions of tourists worldwide as the city has something exciting in every corner. This incredible city has bustling city life and endearing scenic beauty that makes it an ideal pick for family vacations. Excitement awaits you on every corner of Seoul, Korea with unique experiences to cherish. Be it Seoul’s art museums or its surreal and picturesque nature, everything in the city is alluring. On the other hand, there are Buddhists temples, Pagodas, and Palaces that add to the beauty of the city. As you can see, the hi-fi squares and glitzy nightlife prominent in Seoul, there are various family-friendly attractions in the city to make it an enjoyable family destination.
Jeju is a scenic Island and province in Korea. It is located in the Korea Strait. The island is known for its volcanic landscapes, cavelike lava tubes, and beach resorts. Some of the prominent attractions of Jeju include Mount Hallasan, Gwaneumsa temple, Manjanggul cave, Seongsan Ilchulbong, Udo, Jeongbang Waterfall, Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls, Jeju Love Land, Hamdeok Beach, Jeju Folk Village, Yongmeori Coast, Sanbangsan, Aqua Planet Jeju and Marado.
South Korea is an East Asian state that forms the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and shares a land border with North Korea. Seoul is operating from 43 cities with populations of over a million people within three hours. The location of Korea between China and Japan was a significant geographical advantage for the country. People of Seoul enjoy shopping in trendy boutiques and drinking in cool cafes and welcoming bars. The people of Seoul are friendly and stylish. The Korean language is the main language of Seoul. The best time to visit Seoul is from March-May, and September–November. Take a look down on this sprawling metropolis of about 10 million people from the top of any of the four guardian mountains in Seoul, and you'll feel the strong pungsu-Jiri (Feng Shui) that has long nurtured and preserved the city.