Thursday, October 11, 2012

8 Days of Seoul & Jeju Island, South Korea Itinerary (2011)

For this 8 days of Seoul & Jeju Island trip, it took me more than 4 months to come out with total of 4 pages of itinerary including the estimated budget for accommodation, meals, transportation and admission fee throughout the trip. My friends didn't assign me to in charge of handling and drafting the itinerary and programme but I just love the feelings of doing so. At that moment, I still remembered I was more motivated to search for all the information regarding Seoul & Jeju Island trip instead of focusing on my professional accounting papers where I did research until 3 o'clock in the morning.

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This South Korea's pamphlet, tourist guide, tourist map were not from South Korea but were actually I brought all of them to South Korea with me. I prefer to read these instead of boring Lonely Planet. It's too dull for me. Most of these I took for free from Matta Fair which I went August last year (click here) and not forgetting, thanks to my close friend for pass the info above once he returned from his South Korea trip.

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UPDATED:
As I found out my Seoul & Jeju Island's itinerary has been misused and transmitted without my permission, hence I am NO LONGER able to share my itinerary. Hope you guys will understand this. But anyway, most of information such as direction, admission, opening hours and more are being share here. If you still have any doubts and queries, you are welcome to email me. And because most of you don't have the time to read through all my blog, hence I had simplified all my South Korea travelogue for you guys in this post.

Here is my complete itinerary throughout the 8 days in Seoul & Jeju Island of South Korea:

Day 1 (8 September 2011)

First Footsteps In Seoul 
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T-Money card - 2,500 won deposit and it's non-refundable. You can purchase at any convenience stores; such as 7-Eleven, Family Mart or any subway stations. This card is very useful especially for the travellers and foreigners to pay transportation fares on public buses and subways around Seoul and Gyeonggi area and helps to prevent from all the long queue and hassle.

Accommodation in Seoul: Namsan Guest House 
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Out from the airport, heading to the gate 5B to wait for the airport limousine bus to arrive. The bus number we're taking is 6015 and we'll get off at the last station, Sejong. Namsan Guest House is divided into 3 different guest houses -1,2 and 3 and we prefer to stay in Namsan 2 and 3. This guesthouse is highly recommended especially for its excellent and great location.

Day 2 (9 September 2011) 

MyeongDong, Seoul's Shopping Haven
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How to get to Myeong-Dong: Subway line 4, Myeong-Dong Station, Exit 8

Dongdaemun, 24 Hours Shopping of Seoul 
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How to get to Dongdaemun: Subway Line 1 or 4, Dongdaemun Station 

Namdaemun, My Favourite Souvenirs Market
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How to get to Naedaemun: Hoehyeon Station, Subway Line 4 – Exit 5, 6 or 7 (You can get off either one of these exit to the market)

Cheonggyecheon Stream
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How to get to Cheonggyecheon Stream: It is just located at the center of Dongdaemun area, therefore take subway Line 1 or 4 to Dongdaemun Station and exit 1. 

Day 3 (10 September 2011)

How To Get To Everland Resort?

Overview of Everland Resort & 5 Different Theme Areas
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Gangnam Station, The Stopby Station
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Day 4 (11 September 2011)

Nami Island, The Winter Sonata Island
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How To Get To Nami Island (By Subway & Cabs)
Start from Myeongdong Station, Subway Line 4 and we have to interchange the following stations:
  1. Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, Subway Line 4
  2. Gunja Station, Subway Line 5
  3. Sangbong Station, Subway Line 7
  4. Gapyeong Station, Subway Line Gyeongchun.
  5. Upon arrive at Gapyeong Station, can opt either to take bus or taxi. But the local recommended taxi cause it cost less than 3,000 won for a trip. You can walk if you want but I warn you, it is so far away.
The admission fee for Nami Island is 8,000 won which included 5,000 won for entrance fee and 3,000 won for round trip ferry. 
MyeongDong After Dark
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Day 5 (12 September 2011)

Gyeongbokgung Palace
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How to get to Gyeongbokgung Palace: Gyeongbokgung Station, Subway Line 3 - Exit 5
Admission Fee: 3,000 won per person but because the time we visited here, it was Thanksgiving day in South Korea and it's free admission. This is where my friends and I got to experience wearing hanbok for free.
 
Insadong Street
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How to get to Insadong Street:  
1. Anguk Station, Subway Line 3 - Exit 6; or
2. Jonggak Station, Subway Line 1 - Exit 3; or  
3. Jongno 3 (sam)-ga Station, Subway Line 1,3 or 5 - Exit 1

Lotte World
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How To Get To The Lotte World: Jamsil Station on Line 2 or 8 - Exit 3

Day 6 (13 September 2011)

Arrived Jeju Island
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All flights to Jeju Island depart from Gimpo International Airport. Because our flight was in early morning and the train and subway hadn't operated yet, we had to take the shuttle service from our guest house that costs 30,000 won for a trip and it can fits up to 4 pax and the journey took less than half an hour.

List of Airlines To Jeju Island From Seoul 
Jeju Airlines
We flew with Air Busan and Eastar Jet for our trip to Jeju Island. If you want to know more information about airlines to Jeju Island from Seoul, you can check out here

Accommodation in Jeju: Jeju Hiking Inn 
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How To Get To Jeju Hiking Inn: Take limousine bus from Jeju International Airport (Line 600) and get off at Seogwipo Bus Stop which located opposite of Sunbeach Hotel. Walk ahead in the direction of Cheonjiyeon Falls and it's on the right hand-side. The journey from airport by bus took 1 hour and 10 minutes and the fare is 5,000 won. Not recommended to stay in this inn.

Cheonjiyeon Falls, The God's Pond
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Situated just 10-15 minutes away from our lodging in Jeju Island. The admission fee for Cheonjiyeon Falls is 2,000 won for adult and 1,000 won for children. If for group of 10 or more, you might get discount.

Teddy Bear Museum
Teddy Bear Museum @ Jeju-do
Admission fee for adult is 7,000 won whereas for children, senior and disabled person is 5,000 won per person. We took taxi ride that cost us more than 10,000 won (approx. RM30) from our lodging cause there's no any sign of the bus coming.

Day 7 (14 September 2011)
We hired a local driver around Jeju Island which he charged us for 120,000 won for 9 hours drive. We also need to pay for his lunch as well.

Seopjikoji & Seongsan Ilchulbong
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The admission fee for Seongsan Ilchulbong is 2,000 won for the adult where as for children and youth is 1,000 won.

Seongeup Folk Village & Yongduam
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Jeju Love Land
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The admission fee for Jeju Love Land is 9,000 won and this park is strictly for adult from 18 years old and above to enter.

Day 8 (15 September 2011)
- Last Day In South Korea & See You Someday

Extra Features
UPDATED:
If you plan to hire a local tour guide/driver in Jeju Island, here is the detail and contact: 
Mr Won - Email: maarooii@yahoo.co.kr
He charged 120,000 won for 9 hours drive and this included petrol and parking fee. 
    8 Days of Seoul & Jeju Island, South Korea (2011)
      Before I completely ended my South Korea posts, hereby I would like to thanks to Tommy Ooi (a luxe traveller which I met online) for the advise given and he even willing to share his whole South Korea's itinerary with me and Siti Nurbaya for helping me and answering all my doubts and enquiries towards my South Korea trip. Thanks so much to both of you. Not forgetting to Biqque for your informative South Korea posts which I did referred to when preparing the above itinerary. So, that's conclude the end of my South Korea travelogue. An-nyoung-hee-ga-seyo!!!

      NOTE: I have tons of travelogue in pending status - Singapore, Jakarta & Bandung, Phuket, Brunei, Philippines, Ho Chi Minh, Bali, Hong Kong & Macau and the latest one Melbourne, Australia. Deng!

      60 comments:

      1. can you adopt me and bring me around to help you carry bags or something? xD

        jeles oh hari-HARI mengembara xD

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      2. I fit into luggage bags quite easily...bring me along?

        Looking at your list, I have yet to cover Taiwan and South Korea.

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      3. Hi, do you still keep the 4 pages of itinerary for this Korea trip? If yes, is it possible to share with us? We are planning a trip to Korea and came across upon your blog...it will be a great help if you could share with us :)

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        1. Hi Joeyn! Thanks for stumbled across my blog. I would appreciate if you could email to me at dianateodt@gmail.com if you would like me to share my Korea travel itinerary to you. Cheers ;D

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        2. Hi Diana,

          Sent you an email. Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks! ;)

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        3. Hi Joeyn! I did saw your email but unfortunately, something went wrong and I couldn't reply you. Probably cause I was reading using smartphone and accidentally press some wrong button. Could you send your email once again? I am truly sorry for that and I will reply to you as soon as possible.

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        4. Thanks Diana, you're a gem! ;)

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        5. Hi! Can I also request a copy of your itinerary? :)

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        6. Here's my email ad: iamynel@gmail.com

          Thank you so much! :D

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      4. Hi Diana! Really love your blog entry for your korea trip! Very detailed and I think it will definitely help me, when M'm visiting Korea next year. I was just wondering whether you know of, any Malay/Muslims links/bloggers who went to Korea before? I kind of need, more info on looking for Halal Food, or more seafood restaurants, other than in Itaweon, you see. :)

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      5. what a great experience traveling to south korea. Planning to visit this country soon. Thanks for sharing your blog.

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      6. Hi,
        it's really enjoyable to read your blog. I'm planning to go Korea in September this year. Is it possible to share your 4 pages itinerary? I'm still in the process of planning the trip. :)

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      7. Hi Diana, I came across your blog and find it very helpful... :) me and my friends are planning to Korea this year.. is it ok if you share your 4 pages of itinerary with me? Thank you very much! :)

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      8. Hi

        i enjoyed reading your blog. I am planning to go Korea in October this year. Can you share your itinerary with me? my email is carinapoh245@hotmail.com. thanks

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      9. Hi,

        I am going to Seoul in December this year, and would like to have the itenary. Would you please forward to me? My email is mincfashion@gmail.com. Thanks a lot! Btw, do you have any recommendation on how to go to Jeju island from Seoul? And how many days in Jeju island would be recommended?

        Thanks!

        Jane

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      10. Hi! I saw the collage photo of you in hanbok above. Can you share with us where is that place to try on the hanbok? Thanks! :)

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      11. Hi,
        it's really enjoyable to read your blog. I'm planning to go Korea too. Is it possible to share your 4 pages itinerary? My email is tanweijun07@gmail.com.
        Really appreciative of that

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      12. Very informative blog on your Korea trip.
        Can you share your itinerary with me? my email is ordedjames@yahoo.com.sg

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      13. Hi,
        My family and I are planning a visit to Korea and Jeju in December, would appreciate if can you share your itineary, my email aiwei64@yahoo.com.sg. Many thanks

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      14. Hi, thank you for sharing your experience. Is it possible to share your itinerary with me. my email is goh_gogogsh@yahoo.com

        Also, did you engage Mr Won for your 2 days in Jeju? if not, how do you move around on the day you did not engage Mr Won?

        thanks.

        goh

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      15. Hi, do you still have the 4 pages of itinerary for this Korea trip? If yes, is it possible to share with me? Iam planning a trip to Korea and came across upon your blog...it contains useful and helpful information. :) my email address: peizhenl547@hotmail.com

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      16. Hello there,

        Could you share with me your itinerary?
        I’m looking forward for your reply.
        Thanks in advance. my email address: jennygan82@gmail.com

        Best Regards,
        Jenny

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      17. Hi ,

        Can you share with me your itinerary? I'm planning to go to Korea next year.
        Thanks!
        my email add is - anne_p18@yahoo.com

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      18. Hi.can you share with me ur itinerary.
        I m planning to go next yr.
        pls email me
        jayho28@gmail.com
        thanks

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      19. Hi. This is so good. Can you share your itinerary with me. We are planning to visit Korea on October. My email ad is krnlzrt@gmail.com

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      20. Hi, thanks for sharing wonderful experience in Korea. Could you share with me your itinerary?
        Pls email me at estee_gst@yahoo.com...Thank you very much!

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      21. Hi Diana, I came across your blog, and the information is very useful. would you mind to share your itinerary with me? Please email me at teopilus@ymail.com. Thanks a bunch.

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      22. Hi Diana,
        Thanks for sharing. I am planning to go korean on october this year by backpack. would you mind to share your wonderful itinerary with me? my email is bengkelvin@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your kindness

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      23. Hi Diana, I came across your blog, and the information is very useful. Would you mind to share your itinerary with me? My email is iraindropi@gmail.com. Thanks so much :)

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      24. Hi Diana, I am enjoying reading your blog , love your details information, would you mind to share your itinerary with me ;) my e mail is siow.annie66.@gmail.com. Thank you for sharing your travel blog.

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      25. Hi Diana, love ya travel details for seoul trip. mind sharing with me on ya itinerary? devilicious205@gmail.com
        thanks.

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      26. hi, I found your travel details very useful, mind to share your itinerary? my email is kklee520@gmail.com

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      27. Hi diana,
        Im planning to go to korea this september by backpack. Would you mind to share your itternary with me. Email : jazza_linaaiza@yahoo.com

        Thank you for ur kindness :)

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      28. Hi Diana,

        Please share your korea itinerary with me. Im gg seoul in early Jun 14.

        Thanks. Yapkatie@gmail.com

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      29. Hi Diana,

        Will you kindly share your Korea and Jeju Island itinerary as I stumbled upon this and it's so matches my trip of 8 days as well this coming September

        My add: danwloong@yahoo.com

        Thanks in advance

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      30. Hi, thanks for sharing. Can i check the direction given for getting to the places originate from namsan house?

        Thanks,
        Wyn

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      31. Hi Diana. Im from Malaysia. My friend and I is planning to go on 7D6N trip to Korea. And we have no idea about the itinerary. I have search some blog, but the place they visited is not the place that we planned to visit. But reading your blog, the place is about the same excludes hiking in Jeju Island. Hehe.

        If you don't mind, would you share with us your itinerary? Thank you ;)

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      32. Hi Diana, could you send me your itinerary at nslconnie@yahoo.com please?

        Thanks!

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      33. Hi Diana,
        Would appreciate if you could share your itineary with me. I am planning for a 12 days family trip to korea this year end.

        My email address is sknov11@gmail.com

        Thanks in advance

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      34. Hi Diana, love your travel details, really enjoy reading it. Im planning a trip to Korea with my wife this coming October. Would you mind to share your itinerary with me?

        My email is davoo8219@gmail.com

        Thank you for ur kindness

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      35. Hi im planning a family trip to seoul this cct. Can u share ur itinerary with me pls? APpreciate the help and thks! Ur blog has helped me a lot in understanding Seoul.
        My email is custardberry@yahoo.com.sg

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      36. Hi Diana! I love your spirit of planning and exploring Korea with your own efforts! Do you mind to share the itinerary with me ? My email is s_zeyin@hotmail.com your blog is truly a great inspiration for me to backpack

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      37. Hi Diana
        Could you pls share with me your itinerary? My email agnestinee@hotmail.com
        Thanks a lot.

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      38. Hi happy to see your blog which matches our Nov trip to Korea ...do you mind share with us ? Appreciate lots....yichiun_0822@live.com

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      39. Hi Diana,

        Me and my husband are going to Korea for honeymoon in this November... do you mind to share with us your itinerary? Thanks a lot ~ classic_ling@yahoo.com.sg

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      40. hi do you mind sharing your itinerary. appreciate it!!! thanks! ongminer89@gmail.com

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      41. Hi could you please share your itinerary with me? eejoy_33@yahoo.com my sister and i are planning to go on our own this may, but ive never planned a trip before,... Your blog is amazing and you sure have gone to a lot of places! I also dream that one day i can visit as many places :))) please help me with taking the first step... Thanks! And happy new year!!!

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      42. Hi Diana,

        Very informative blog! Would you mind to share with me your itinerary? Will be travelling to Seoul by end of this year. My email is wcl.autumn@gmail.com.

        Thanks lot for your kindness.

        Best regards,
        Grace

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      43. Hi, Would you mind to share with me your itinerary? Will be travelling to Seoul in september. My email is wongwailu@hotmail.com
        Thanks for your sharing

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      44. Hi, will it be possible to share your itenery with me? as i'm going on a trip to korea but not very sure where to visit. thank you.

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      46. Hi, can you pls share with me your itinerary too?
        Going in Sept with my family but first time to Korea, totally lost in doing my research
        newblackangel1512@gmail.com

        Thanks!!

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      47. Hi, Im Yoshi. Your blog contains very useful information. It helps a lot for me in planning my itinerary. I will be travelling to Korea in Oct and i'm interested with the places that you have visited. Would it be possible for you to share with me your itinerary with me? My email is shimiyap@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance.

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      48. Hi, I am Sandy. I plan to go korea in end Aug and happened to see your blog. I am overloaded with the info, and hope to get some help from your itinerary. Would appreciate if you can send to sandy.tan@ymail.com. Thanks alot in advance.

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      49. could you share your itinerary with me? libra86.kenneth@gmail.com

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      50. Hi, I am Yvonne. I find your blog really useful and really hope if you can share the itinerary. yippuimun@gmail.com. Many thanks. :)

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      51. Hi Diana, you are truely a good travel blogger, the most detailed one I ever found. As I am going to Korea next month, can you share your itinerary with me? I have sent an email to you yesterday.

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      52. Hi :) korea will be our first out of the country vacay with my family. Could you share me your itinerary? that would be really helpful. Because i want this trip to be very memorable because its our first time.thanks here my email rayarao98@gmail.com.

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