10 Things To Do in Korea suggests several exciting things to do while in this destination. Korea has such a rich culture that is reflected in its architecture, fashion and even food ; on top of its modern and progressive upbringing. Here are those things:
- Hanbok Wearing Experience – Hanbok is the traditional attire of Koreans. Worn daily up until just 100 years ago, these days it is only worn on festive occasions or special anniversaries. It is a formal dress and most Koreans keep a hanbok for special times in their life. While the traditional hanbok was beautiful in its own right, the design has changed slowly over the generations. The core of hanbok is its graceful shape and vibrant colors, which have had a major impact on the modern fashion industry.
- Dining – Korea prides itself with unique cuisine that has been handed thru generations. Restaurants and food shops are everywhere. Here are some suggested restos:
- Seoseo Galbi (Korean Beef BBQ) – Seoseo Galbi offers a unique and delicious Korean galbi BBQ experience. It’s a stand-up type of BBQ , there are no tables or seats so don’t expect anything fancy. For the restaurant setting, the amount of beef that t=you get with no side dishes available. Seoseo Galbi is on the expensive side for Korean food however if you are in the area and don’t mind spending a bit more for food then this is definitely worth a try. It is located in 32 Baekbeomro 2-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, opens at 12nn until 8pm. Price range is 15,000 KRW
- Myeongdong Kyoja – a noodle restaurant located near Myeongdong Cathedral that has been in business for about 40 years. The restaurant is known for their knife-cut, handmade kalguksu (noodle soup) which is its main menu item. These lovingly prepared noodles are served in a deep and flavorful broth with meat and vegetables, making for a delicious meal. Also popular are their mandu (dumplings), bibim guksu (spicy noodles), and kongguksu (noodles in cold soybean soup). It is located at 29-1 Myongdeung 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, opens at 10:30am until 9:30pm. Price range is 8,000KRW to 10,000KRW
- Shopping – With malls designed to cater not only for the middle aged but for the young and old, literally for the entire family, shopping should be another exciting thing to do in Korea. Please take note of a few things
- South Korean bills and coins – The Korean Currency or money of South Korea is the Won (KRW). The Won has been in use for thousands of years. Currently the KOrean currency , Won, consists of 4 bank notes (1,000 won, 5,000 won, 10,000 won, and 50,000 won) and 6 coins (1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500). The 1 won and 5won are hard to find in circulation hence prices are rounded to the nearest 10won.
- Skiing – Perched with snow, Korea is also a nearby ski destination for Asians. The following somehow summarizes nearby ski resorts from Seoul:
- Jisan Forest Ski Resort – Jisan Forest Resort opened in December 1996 and has been a perfect day tour from Seoul. Is it located only forty minutes from the capital and is covered with beautiful white pines. The resort is also near Incheon ceramics complex which is 15 minites away, offering a variety of sights to see and ceramic-ware experience programs to enjoy. It is also near Everland Amusement Park and some hot springs complex. Admission is free depending on the season or time. It is located at 267 Jisan-ro, Majang-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do.