A week in the Republic of South Korea With Only USD 152

Traveling in South Korea With Usd 152 Only.

You know what, in fact, you can travel in the Republic of South Korea with a budget of USD 152 only! Outside the plane ticket and spending money, just by USD 152 alone, you can enjoy a holiday in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of South Korea and its surroundings for a week! How can we do that?

The first day

ewha (trinitylaban.wordpress.com)

hongdae (socoolkorea.com)
To save costs, you can stay in a hostel or a cheap guesthouse, which cost about USD 11 - 12 per night. Most of them are located in the Hongdae area, so in the day, you can gather around in a crowded area full of young children. You can walk to Sinchon and Ewha while also enjoying the crowded atmosphere and delicious street foods.

The second day

Gwanjang market (flickr.com)

Nami Island (seoulsearching.com)
You can take the subway and bus to Nami Island, a romantic island where the filming of 'Winter Sonata' is. To save money, look for lunch before boarding the small boat to the island, to buy food outside would be cheaper than buying in. After having fun and taking pictures in Nami Island, return to Seoul and visit Gwangjang Market. There you can taste a variety of Korean food with taste and price that fits in the pocket.

The third day

house of JYP (trazy.com)

SM building (immaeverlastingstories.wordpress.com)

Myeondong street food (flickr.com)
Are you also lovers of K-Pop? Then do not forget to stop by the house of SM, JYP or YG and hang out there, who knows, your favorite artist will be sticking through.

If You are Shopping lovers (or window shopping) can walk to Myeongdong, which is one of the largest shopping centers in South Korea. Otherwise, you can enjoy a variety of nice street foods in there.

The fourth day


Come to Seoul in the last week in any month, because all the castles and museums in Seoul can be visited for free every last Wednesday of each month! So that day, you can be visited the museum of Korean history, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, and others, free of charge! It's nice, isn't it?

The Fifth day

water show (seoulistic.com)

reeds park (pheurontay.com)
Today you can enjoy the natural beauty of Seoul. Visit Haneul Park which is famous for the photogenic reeds park. Then you can walk along the Hangang River or the small Cheonggyecheon river while enjoying views of the city. At night, you can see the beautiful water show in Banpo Bridge, on the Hangang River.

The sixth day

Gwanaksan (groovybowsequence.com)
If the weather is good, why do not you try to climb the mountain in the city of Seoul? There are many mountains you can climb, one of them is Gwanaksan (suitable for beginners). While climbing the mountain, you can see a lot of grandparents who are kindly offering food to visitors and young people who are trying conquer the mountain. Do not forget to say "kamsahabnida" ;)

The Seventh day

padlock of love's promise (wedding.com)

Seoul n Tower (travel.fanpiece.com)
It's been a week you are in the Republic of Korea. When you have time for sightseeing, you can drop in to the Seoul N Tower. You do not have to pay if you do not go up. You can take pictures with its tower from the bottom and then put the padlock of love's promise in fences. If you are singles, maybe you can make an appointment with someone to go back to Korea at the next opportunity.

Happy traveling! Do not forget to take home a souvenir. Cheers :)
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