With the rise in popularity of Korean pop music and dramas, South Korea has undoubtedly become one of the top tourist destinations in Asia. Nami Island in Gapyeong is among the favorites because of its romantic vibe and unparalleled scenery. Busan’s tourism has also developed increasingly, especially after the Visa relaxation to some South East Asian nationals.
However, while more Korean cities and provinces are gaining regard and recognition, Seoul remains a must-see for travelers. Despite it being known as probably one of the most costly cities to visit in Asia, Seoul also boasts of free activities for foreign tourists to enjoy.
8 Free Things that First-Timers Can Do in Seoul
8. Star Park, DMC
I had not intended on coming here when I was in Seoul, so this one’s a bonus; but I couldn’t have been happier when I found the precious handprints of my favorite Korean leading men, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Joon Gi and of course, the Big Boss, Song Joong Ki. We went there in the evening, and unfortunately, there were tents covering the famous blue statues of two men shaking hands in Digital Media City; but I was still glad I saw and ‘felt’ the handprints. :)
7. Ewha Women’s University and Shopping Street
For travelers who want to experience what it’s like to walk around a South Korean university campus, Ewha is a good spot to relax and take in the beauty of European-like buildings and structures. It’s also the best place to scour for good deals on clothing, bags and accessories.
Oh, and if there’s one street food I’d recommend, it’d be the fish cakes. We tried them in Ewha and they’re the best. They don’t look as appetizing as other street food, but they’re good (and also cheap).
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