Do you remember the 1st time you fell in love? When you feel like you’re in the state of euphoria the moment you saw him, when every fiber of your body shivers by just thinking of him and when you already know that he is the right one for you. For me, that’s KOREA.
I fell in love instantly the first time I went there. It was last year March 2017 when I first set foot to this beautiful country all by myself and since then I made a pledge that I’ll be visiting this country as often as I can.
Here is my 5-day guide:
Day 1 : NAIA to Incheon Airport; Myeongdong, Dongdaemun Plaza
05:00 AM - NAIA - Tax : Php 1,620 07:00 AM -Departure in Manila 12:00 NN - Arrival in Incheon Airport 01:00 PM - Take a train 📍 Incheon Airport ⇒ Seoul Station ⇒ Myeong-dong Station - 1 hour, 18 mins (credits to the owner ↑) (my first time riding a subway train, hoping that I wont get lost) Recommended App: SUBWAY KOREA
02:00 PM - Check-in at Hotel 📍 I recommend hotels located in Myeongdong area* - super accessible! (beautiful window view!) 04:00 PM - Stroll around Myeongdong - everything you need is here (makeup, clothes, food, etc) 07:00 PM - Dongdaemun Plaza 📍 Myeong-dong Station ⇒ Dongdaemun History Culture Park, Exit 1 - LED Rose garden 🕒 Opening hours: 05:30 pm to 12 midnight
Day 2 : Nami Island, Petite France, Garden of the Morning Calm
- For a hassle-free trip, I always book Ktourstory whenever I go to these places 📍 Meetup points: Hongik Univ. Station, Exit 4 Myeongdong Station, Exit 2 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, Exit 10 🕒 Meetup time: Depends on the place you'll gonna visit 09:00 AM - Depart from Myeongdong Station, Exit 2 10:30 AM - Arrival at Petite France 12:00 AM - Leave for Nami 12:30 PM - Arrival at Nami Island 04:00 PM - Leave for Garden of the Morning Calm 05:00 PM - Arrival at Garden of the Morning Calm 06:30 PM - Leave for Seoul (Myeongdong) 08:00 PM - Arrival at Myeongdong
Day 3 : Namsan Tower, Bukchon Hanok Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace
10:00 AM - Take a bus to Namsan Tower 📍 Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 5 📍 Closest Subway Station: Myeongdong Station Exit 3 Chungmuro Station Exit 2 - ₩ 1,200 in cash/ ₩ 1,100 with T-Money 10:30 AM - Namsan Seoul Tower 🕒 [Observatory] Sunday-Friday: 10:00-23:00 Saturday: 10:00-24:00 * Last admission 30 minutes before closing. * Operating hours are subject to change depending on weather or business schedules. - Individual Admission Ticket - Observatory: Adults 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won - Ssentoy Museum & Showroom: Adults 8,000 won / Children 8,000 won - Hello Kitty Island: Adults 8,000 won / Children 7,000 won 🕒 [Namsan Cable Car] Operating hours: 10:00-23:00 Fare: Round-trip (Adults 8,500 won / Children 5,500 won) / One-way (Adults 6,000 won / Children 3,500 won) During Daytime: Take a photo everywhere! or if you love KPOP, you can take a photo with him or her too.. During Night time: Don't leave N-Seoul Tower without doing love locks! Its a must! and drop it on the key-drop section 01:00 PM - Rent a Hanbok (One Day Hanbok) - 18,000 Korean Won for 4 hours - See this video of me and #TravelWithKArla (credits to Karla) *Tip: its better to rent first a Hanbok before touring Palaces for a free entrance* 01:30 PM - Bukchon Hanok Village 📍 Anguk Station Exit 1 02:30 PM - Gyeongbokgung Palace 📍 walking distance from Bukchon Hanok Village - Entrance : free when you wear Hanbok 3:30 PM - National Folk Museum of Korea
06:00 PM - Dinner (there's a lot of delicious and cheap restos near Gyeongbukgung)
Day 4 : Everland
-Again for a hassle-free trip like mine, just book Ktourstory 📍 Meetup points: Hongik Univ. Station, Exit 4 Myeongdong Station, Exit 2 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, Exit 10 🕒 Meetup time: Depends on the place you'll gonna visit 09:00 AM - Departure from Myeongdong Station, Exit 2 10:10 AM - Arrival at Everland Breath-taking views! OF COURSE THIS IS A MUST RIDE~ T-EXPRESS & COLUMBUS ADVENTURE You can also spot your favorite animals here... and wait for the fireworks here. 9:15 PM - Departure from Everland 10:30 PM - Arrival at Myeongdong
Day 5 : Namdaemun, Airport
08:00 AM - Namdaemun Market 📍 Hoehyeon Station Exit 6 - They sell a lot of cheap souvenirs here ! Silkworm Larva. ugh (if you watched The Legend of the Blue Sea, this place must be familiar to you - just outside Shinsegae Department Store) 11:00 AM - Departure from Myeongdong 📍 Myeongdong Station ⇒ Seoul Station ⇒ Incheon Airport (Airport Railroad Line) - 1hr and 1 min 12:15 PM - Incheon Int'l Airport (the hardest part!!!) 02:00 PM - Departure from Incheon Airport See you soon Korea!