Korea Trip Couple Experience

11D10N Air Ticket via SQ: SS$794.80 each
10 Nights Hotel Accommodation: S$839.68 for 2 pax
Busan Train Ticket: S$143.91 for 2 pax
Expenses: S$2,000 for 2 pax

Total Costs: $4,800 for 2 pax, $2,400 per pax for 11D10N Korea Trip.

Where to stay at Seoul? Our first time visiting Seoul and we had a budget of less than S$100 per night. We happened to come across to IBIS Budget Hotel which was just opened in Year 2014. We booked via Expedia and the details of the hotel is below.

Hotel Accommodation at Dongdaemun, Seoul

Cost: S$85 per night for 2 pax
Verdict: Excellent! Convenient & Very Clean & Affordable!
Nearest Station: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (line 2,4&5)
Hotel Website + Reviews: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-9114-ibis-budget-ambassador-seoul-dongdaemun/index.shtml

Highlights of the Trip,

  1. Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun, Seoul

  2. Gwanghwamun Square, Gwanghwamun, Seoul

  3. Petite France, Gapyeong

  4. Busan Fishing Village Folk Museum, Busan

1. Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun, Seoul

Price: 3000 Won for Adult, 1,500 for Youths
Opening Hours: 0900 to 1830 (Mar – Oct) , 0900 to 1700 (Nov to Dec). Closed on Tuesday

Royal Guards Changing Ceremony: 1000, 1300, 1500
Watch Guards Ceremony: 1100, 1400, 1600

Closest Station: Line 3 Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 5. 5 minute walk.



2. Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul

An expansive plaza built facing Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung.

Statutes of the two most respected historical figures in Korea – King Sejong the Great (below) and Admiral Yi Sun-shin – stand in the square.


 3. Petite France, Gapyeong


 4. Fishing Village Museum,  Busan