• Jason Collier

"In the know" Seoul South Korea

For many the first thing they think of when they hear the word 'Korea' is K - pop, trust me Korea has so much more to offer than K-pop, although you can't escape it... it's every where.


Seoul, the capital of South oKorea is a buzzing and dizzing paced city that has much to offer and has lifted it self up of a worn tour country from as recently as the 1950s and is a modern thriving city with a with a deep rooted history and world heritage sites as well as some alternative travel experiences .


The alternative Trip



SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Yongma Land


This is a small abandoned theme park in Seoul which is the perfect place for those alternative IG snaps. The decaying theme park with its faded colour empty surroundings leaves you feeling empty and lost, not what we come to expect from a theme park.


For as little as 5000 won, you can enter the park and spend a good hour snapping away.

The theme park is not the easiest place to find: Mangu Station is the closest train station to Yongma Land. From there, you can take a bus most of the way. Once arriving at the destination, be prepare to go off the path and through some of the green land, its off the beaten track and follow the mud path up the hillside, if in doubt ask the locals.



DMZ Tour


A visit to South Korea is never complete without a day trip to DMZ, It is a great way to learn more about the history of both North and South Korea and get as close as possible to the border separating these two countries.During the tour, the guide will tell you more about how and why the two countries separated, The tour has a few different options so its best to check how long the tour takes and what you would like to see, one of the highlights was the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel (1 635 m long, 2 m wide). This is one of the four underground tunnels built by North Korea to invade South Korea.


Bukchon Hanok Village


Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, 'Bukchon,' which literally translates to 'northern village,' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks,  this is a real must see its truly breath taking. Just remember this is still people home, so be quite!






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