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Seoul Itinerary (3-7 May 2011) 3 May 2011 0620H Arrival at Incheon Int’l Airport Check in: Seoul Backpackers Myeongdong

Address: 205-125 Namchang-Dong, Junggu, Seoul What’s Near: − Myeongdong − City Hall − Lotte Hotel − Subway − Deoksugung Palace − Cheonggyecheon Stream − Namdaemun Market − 5-10mins walk to Jongno Area, Insadong, etc − 15mins walk to Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdaekgung UNESCO World Heritage

1. Take a airport limousine bus at the 5B and
12A bus stop bound for Ibis ambassador Myeong-dong. 2. Please get off at IBIS ambassador Myeongdong in front of Hanabank. 3. Walk forward to Euljirosubway station and crossing the intersection then you will see a Seoul backpacker’s signboard. Option 2: 1. Take a KAL limousine bus 4B and 11A bound for lottehotel seoul 2. Please get off at lottehotel Seoul Walk forward to Euljirosubway station and crossing the intersection then you will see a Seoul backpackers signboard Subway: Exit #4 of Myeongdong Station (Subway Line 4)>> Go straight for 200m.

(Fair 10,000 KRW / one way)

(Fair 14,000 KRW / one way)

Deoksugung Palace

Address: Seoul-si Jung-gu Jeong-dong 5-1 Operating Hours: 09:00 - 21:00 (Ticketing til 20:00) - Junghwajeon (Junghwa Hall) is open to the public every Saturday from 09:00 to 16:00, starting from May 1, 2010. Tel +82-2-771-9955, Online Reservations ( English , Korean ) Notice: − The Jongmyo Shrine tour will be offered only at specific times during the day, except on Saturdays, when visitors may tour at their leisure. The passage connecting Jongmyo Shrine and Changgyeonggung will be closed to public access.

1. Get off at City Hall Subway Station.
2. At either Exit #2 (Subway Line 1) or Exit #12 (Subway Line 12) walk for about 2 - 5 minutes.

Daeksugung Palace: 1,000 won 4 Major Palaces: 10,000 won − An all-inclusive ticket (10,000, KRW, valid for 1 month) for 4 major palaces (Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, & Deoksugung Palace) and Jongmyo Shrine will be available

Namsangol Hanok Village

Address: Seoul-si Jung-gu Pildong 2(i)-ga 84-1 About: The village is quite large, and requires about 1 to 2 hours to tour the entire village and the Time Capsule Plaza. The ideal final stop in the village is the 'Mangboklu' pavilion located on the hill behind Time Capsule Plaza, which provides an overall view of Namsangol Hanok Village and downtown Seoul. Activity Information: Standing Programs 1) Five-colored Experience 2) Traditional Culture Experience Program for International Visitors 3) Learning Korean Traditional Dance and Music 4) Kite Flying (Nov-Feb) 5) Art Stage for Citizen 6) Namsangol Open Stage 7) Seoul Exhibition of Intangible Cultural Asset 8) Hanok Village Characters Evening Program 1) Pungryubang at Sulsi 2) Namsangol Seodang (village school) 3) Once upon a time 4) Namsangol Sullakkun (town police) 5) Traditional Cultural Lecture

Subway - At Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 or 4) Exit #3 or 4, walk for 5 minutes. (Behind Chungang Univ. Affiliated Hospital) Bus - Take Bus #0013, 0211, 104, 105, 263, 371, 400, 604, or 7011. Get off in front of Geukdong Building at Twegye 3 (sam)-ga Yellow Bus No.02 stops near Exit No.4 of Chungmuro Station.

Free Admission

N Seoul Tower and Namsam Park

Address: Seoul-si Jung-gu Hoehyeondong1-ga 100-177 N Seoul Tower Floor Guide: 1. N TOWER T5 : ‘N Grill,’ a revolving restaurant 2. N TOWER T3 : Digital Observatory / Shocking Edge/Digital Telescope Highpowered Telescope 3. N TOWER T2 : Analogue

Hoehyeon Area: Go out exit #4 at Hoehyeon Station on Seoul Subway Line 4, then walk for 20 minutes. Hannam Area: Go out exit #2 at Hangangjin Station on Seoul Subway Line 6, then take bus #0014 and get off at Hyatt Hotel (Botanical Garden)(Bus comes every 10 minutes / takes about 10 minutes)

Namsan Park: Free Cable car: one-way: 6,000won round trip: 7,500won Seoul Tower: 7,000won

Observatory / Down Elevator / Sky Restrooms Souvenir Shop 4. N TOWER T1 : Korean restaurant ‘Hancook’ 5. N PLAZA P2(F2) : Café Swee Tree / Roof Terrace / Multi Stage / Sky Road 6. N PLAZA P1(F1) : Bakery / Characters & Photos / Convenience store / Food Court / Reed of Light Garden / Shower of Light/Glass Terrace / Souvenir Shop / Ticket booth, etc 7. N PLAZA P0(B1) : Pavilion/Children’s Theater/Observatory Elevator Lobby/Bakery You may take a cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path. Other than this path, there are many other walkways to Namdaemun, Hoehyun-dong, Taegyero 3(sam)-ga, Jangchung Park, Itaewon, Huamdong and much more. You will find Bonghwadae (beacon mound) at the top as it was once the center of capital defense. During the Joseon Dynasty (13921910) the capital was changed to Hanyang, (current Seoul) and to protect the city from invasions, castle walls were built on the 4 major mountains like Mt. Bukaksan, Mt. Inwangsan, Mt. Naksan and Mt. Namsan. On Namsan peak, five beacons were built to report the news from local governments to the central government with a five-signal system. Also on the top of Mt. Namsan, there is the Palgakjeong Pavilion, which has a fantastic view. At Seoul Tower (479.7m), you can view the whole landscape of Seoul and the West Sea beyond Incheon. The rotating restaurant in the Seoul Tower also boasts excellent views. With excellent night view, you should try having dinner at the tower. It would be a great experience to visit Namsangol Traditional Korean Village which is a village of 5 traditional Korean houses.

Palgakjeong (Seoul Tower) Area: Go out exit #2 or 3 at Myeong-dong Station on Seoul Subway Line 4. Walk towards Lila Elementary School for approximately 10 minutes, then you will see Palgakjeong (Seoul Tower) and take a Cable Car.

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Tour Course Information Tour by foot Course 1 (Cheonggye Plaza -> Ogansu Bridge): est. 3 hours Course 2 (Cheonggye Cultural Center -> Ogansu Bridge): est. 2 hours 30 minutes Seoul City Tours: 02-3707-9453~4 Gwanghwamun Tourist Information Center: 02-735-8688: ※ Please apply 3 days before the desired date of the tour. Cheongyecheon Stream 2-story bus tour - Departure Location: In front of Gwanghwamun Donghwa Duty Free Shop (Subway Line 5, Gwanghwamun Station Exit#6) - Departure Times: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 19:00 - Tour Lengths: 100min ~ 120min - Admission Fee: adults 5,000 won

Subway Line 1: City Hall Station, Jonggak Station, Jongno 3-ga Station, Jongno 5-ga Station, Dongdaemun Station, Sinseoldong Station Line 2: Euljiro 1-ga Station, Euljiro 3-ga Station, Euljiro 4-ga Station, Sindang Station, Sangwangsibni Station Line 3: Jongno 3-ga Station Line 4: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Line 5: Gwanghwamun Station Exit towards Cheonggyecheon Stream

Hongdae

Hongdae is also the center of Korea's nightlife, and we recommend that you visit the clubs on Friday or Saturday night and enjoy dancing and music. Time & Day: 13:00-16:00, Every Saturday from March to November Place: Hongik Univ. Area (Hongdae) Flea Market

5mins walk from exit # 6 of Hongik University Station (Subway Line2).

Hongdae Flea Market

1. Take subway line 2 to Hongik Univ.
Station, and go out exit 6 → Walk ahead onto the wide street on the left 2. Turn right at the second small intersection → Walk past some shopping centers → When you get to a driveway, turn left→Walk ahead in the direction of Hongik University → 3. Continue to walk ahead and cross the street to the right at the three-way intersection → Walk ahead and go up the uphill road to the right → Hongdae Playground will be on the left-hand side. Alt:

Get off at Hongik Univ. Station (line 2) and take Exit 6, walk straight to the four-way intersection, make a left, continue until the end of the street, make a right, follow the uphill road on the right. 4 May 2011 Everland Mania Address: Gyeonggi-do Yongin-si Cheoin-gu Pogok-eup Jeondae-ri 310

1. take subway Line 2 to Gangnam
station, leave by Exit 6 and walk to the Everland bus stop; take bus 5002 (W1400, one hour, every 15 minutes). Other buses go to Everland from outside Suwon’s train station – take bus 66 or 6000 (W1400, one hour, every 30 minutes)

KRW 37, 000 KRW 1200 – Bus 5002 KRW 1400 – Bus 66 or 6000

2. Express Bus
From Seoul Nambu Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an express bus bound for Everyland (1 hour ride)

3. City Bus: From Suwon Intercity Bus
Terminal, Suwon Station, Singal, Yongin City Hall, and Yongin University, take city bus No. 66 or city express bus (jwaseok bus) No. 600 (40 min ride).

4. Subway + Bus − At Exit 6 of Gangnam Subway Station

(Seoul Subway Line 2), take City Express Bus (jwaseok bus) No. 5002 (50 min ride). − At Exit 13 of Gyodae Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), take City Express Bus (jwaseok bus) No. 1500 or 1500-1 (80 min ride) − At Exit 2 (Seoul Subway Line 2) or Exit 3 (Seoul Subway Line 4) of Sadang Station, take City Express Bus (jwaseok bus) No. 1500-2 (80 min ride). 3,000 won

5 May 2011 Gyeongbokgung Palace

Address: Seoul-si Jongno-gu Sejong-ro 1-1

1. Use exit #5 of Gyeongbokgung Station
(Subway Line #3),

Interpretation Services: − In front of information center, Hongryemun Gate (main gate) − Tours depart in front of the Information Office inside Heungnyemun Gate. Tour takes approximately one hour. − English: 11:00, 13:30, 15:30 Changdeokgung Palace Address: Seoul-si Jongno-gu Waryong-dong 2-1 Operating Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Weekdays) 09:00 - 19:00 (Weekends, Holi) Interpretation Services Offered English - 11:30, 16:00 Gwanghwamun Square Address: Seoul-si Jongno-gu Sejong-ro Sections: 1. “Recovering the History of Gwanghwamun Gate Plaza” section is at the entrance of the plaza, where a stone base called Woldae and a statue of Haetae, a mythical unicorn-lion that is said to protect palaces from fire, have been restored. 2. “Reenacting Yukjo Street Plaza” where Yukjo Street, the main street of old Seoul (Formally known as Hanyang) was recreated. 3. “Korea Main Plaza” where the Statue of King Sejong the Great has been relocated and where Hangeul, the Korean alphabet, is projected on a fountain water screen. 4. “Civil Participation Urban Culture Plaza” Between the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts and the Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin 5. “Downtown Plaza”, located near the Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, symbolizes

2. From Exit #1 of Ganghwamun Station
(Subway Line #5), walk 400 meters

At Exit #4 of Haehwa Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 4), pass through Seoul National University Hospital (10 minute walk).

1,000 won

Take subway (Line #5) to Gwanghwamun Station >> use exit of #2 and 3 min walk straight

Sejong-ro.

6. “Cheonggyecheon Stream
Connector” functions as a connecting walking path between Cheonggyecheon Stream and Gyeongbokgung Palace. 7. “Memorial Waterway”, flowing underground water, which goes from both Gyeongbokgung and Gwanghwamun subway stations to Cheonggyecheon Stream. 8. “Sunken Square” behind the Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin which connects Gwanghwamun subway station and the ground allowing people to access the Square more easily. Jongmyo Shrine Tour Course Information • Tour Course No.1 (for less than 200 people) Jeongmun – King Gongmin Sindang (shrine) – Mangmyoru – Hyangdaecheong (Jegi observation) – Jaegung – Jeongjeon – Yeongnyeongjeon – Akgongcheong (short film) – Jeongmun • Tour Course No.1 (for over 200 people) Jeongmun – Jaegung – Jeongjeon – Yeongnyeongjeon – Akgongcheong (short film) - Hyangdaecheong (Jegi observation) – Mangmyoru - King Gongmin Sindang (shrine) – Jeongmun Nearby Tourist Attractions − Changdeokgung palace − Changgyeonggung palace − Daehangno (University Street) − Tapgol Park − Unhyeongung (small palace) Hello Kitty Café Opening Hours : 11:00~24:00 (Friday & Saturday)~2:00 1. Alight at Subway Line 2 Hongik Univ. Station 2. Exit from No.5 exit and walk straight. 3. After walking for about 100m, after crossing the pedestrian crossing, turn to the left and walk straight. 4. As you walk along, on your right side, there would be a TONYMOLY shop at the 1. From Exit 11 of Jongno 3(sam)-ga Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), walk 10 minutes. 2. From Exit 8 of Jongno 3(sam)-ga Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 and 5), walk 10 minutes. 1,000 won

1st Shop of Coffee Prince café

Opening Hours: 12.30 ~ 23.30

corner. 5. Turn right and walk straight along the main street. 6. On the left side of the main street, enter the first turn in you see and you should be able to see the shop. 1. Take Subway Line 2 to Hongik University 2. Exit for exit 5 3. Walk 5 minutes toward the university 4. Behind the Sanulim Theater Subway • Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (connected directly to B1 of the department store) • Line 4 Myeongdong Station (10~15min walk) • Line 1 City Hall Station (10min walk) • Line 1 Jongno 1(il)-ga Station (10min walk) Nearby Transfer Stations • City Hall Station: Line 1 – Line 2 (2min : City Hall – Euljiro 1(il)-ga) • Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Station : Line 3 – Line 2 (2min: Euljiro 3(sam)-ga – Euljiro 1(il)-ga) • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station : Line 4 – Line 2 (5min : Dongdaemun History & Culture Park – Euljiro 4(sa)-ga – Euljrio 3(sam)-ga – Euljiro 1(il)-ga) • Chungjeongno Station : Line 5 – Line 2 (4min : Chungjeongno – City Hall – Euljiro 1(il)-ga) Bus • Blue: # 103, 143, 151, 152, 163, 261, 262, 500, 701, 702, 105, 300, 401, 406, 501 • Green: # 0014, 0015, 7015, 7017, 7020, 7021, 7023 • Red: # 9701, 9705, 9301, 9400, 9401, 9402, 9710 • Yellow : # 01, 02

6 May 2011 Lotte Department Store

Address: Seoul-si Jung-gu Sogong-dong Lotte Shopping Center Building Filming site of Secret Garden

Myeongdong

From Exit #5 of Euljiro-Ipgu / Euljiro Il-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line # 2) 10 min walk

From Exits #5, 6, 7, or 8 of Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line # 4), 5 min walk. Insadong In Insadong visitors can purchase a variety of items from traditional ceramics, household goods, and other specialist goods to Hanji (traditional Korean paper) craftwork, key rings with traditional patterns, cellular phone accessories. For a unique personal souvenir, visit one of the shops where you can have your name carved into one of Korea’s traditional stamps. Itaewon Address: Seoul-si Yongsan-gu Itaewon-dong Near the Subway Line 6 Noksapyeong Station~Hangangjin Station area Nearby Tourism Attractions: − Yongsan Family Park − National Museum of Korea − The War Memorial of Korea − Namsan Seoul Tower − Yongsan Electronics District Hangang Shimin Gong-won (Han River Citizens' Park) Address: Seoul-si Seongdong-gu Seongsu1-ga 1-dong Yeouido District – area of major TV Studios; countless dramas use this park for their shoots. Here you can also observe the birds of Bam Isle, a designated ecological preservation area. Ttukseom district – windsurfing and waterskiing mecca, and you can experience all sorts of leisure sports here. It is a sports heaven. Hangang Park is beautiful in the evenings as well. The sound of the river waves blend well with the city’s nightscape. It is especially good to use the ferry cruise in the Subway – Line 6 (Noksapyeong Station, Itaewon Station, Hangangjin Station) Bus - (Green) 0013, 0015 / (Blue) 110, 730 Airport Bus, Seoul City Tour Shuttle Bus (hours of operation 9:00am-9:00pm / departs every 30min)

Ttukseom district: Exit #2 or 3 of Ttukseom Resort station (Seoul Subway Line 7). Gwangnaru district: From exit #1 of Cheonho station (Seoul Subway Line 5 & 8), walk 20 min. Yeouido District: Exit #2 or 3 of Yeouinaru station (Seoul Subway Line 5). Yanghwa district: From exit #4 of Dangsan station (Seoul Subway Line 2), walk 10 min.

evening as well, viewing the river area and scenery in the pleasant river breeze. 63 building (wax museum and observation deck) Address: Seoul-si Yeongdeungpo-gu Yeoido-dong 63 Korean Life Insurance Building Activity Information • 63 Sea World (10:00 - 22:00) • 63 Sky Deck (10:00 - 22:00) • 63 IMAX theater (10:00 - 17:30 (Tue Sun) • 63 Wax Museum (10:00 - 22:00) Local Transportation By Subway + Shuttle Bus ① Go to Daebang station, subway line no. 1 and take the Free Shuttle or bus no.62 40m away from exit no. 6 towards Yeoido ② From subway line no. 5 Yeouinaru Station, take the Free Shuttle across from Sambu APT, 80m away from exit no. 4 ③ From subway line no. 5 Yeoido station, take the Free Shuttle or bus no.62 in front of St. Mary’s Hospital Platform from exit no. 5 By Bus Take bus no. 362, 7611, 5534, 62, 9409 By Airport Bus ① Incheon International Airport ↔ 63 Building ② Gimpo Airport, Incheon International Airport ↔ 63 Building ↔ Jeongju Iksan * Service Hours : 05:20 – 23:10 (20-minute intervals) Free Shuttle Bus: Daebang Subway Station(in front of exit no.4), Yeouinaru Subway Station (in front of ext no.4), Yeouido Subway Station (in front of exit no.5), 63 Building (East lobby) Banpo Bridge Address: Seoul-si Seocho-gu Banpo-dong “Rainbow fountain” because of its gorgeous night view where over 200 lightings feature a beautiful rainbow. Operating Hours: April - June, September - October: Mon - Sun : 12:00, 17:00, 18:00 7 May 2011 World Cup Stadium Address: Subway 1,000 won Terminal Express Bus Station, Seoul Subway line 3, Exit #8 >> 5min walk >> located across the underground path 12,000 won

Seoul-si Mapo-gu Seongsan-dong 549 Operating Hours: 9:00 - 18:00

World Cup Stadium Station, Subway Line 6, Exit #1 or #2 Bus Take bus # 171, 271, 571 >> Get off at the Seoul World Cup Stadium Take bus # 6715, 7011, 7012, 7013, 7714, 7715 >> Get off at the Seoul World Cup Stadium Anguk Station, Seoul Subway line 3, Exit #1 >> Turn left at Pungmun Women's High School >> Walk towards Jeongdok Library >> Walk along the Silkroad Museum Gyeongbokgung Station, Seoul Subway line 3, Exit #5 >> Take the local bus #11 >> Get off at Samcheong-dong Office Gwanghwamun Station, Seoul Subway line 5, Exit #2 >> Take the local bus #11 >> Get off at Samcheong-dong Office Subway – Anguk Station (Line 3), Exit #3 Bus - Red #9710, Get off at Anguk Station 5,000 won

Bukchon Museum Old Fragrance

Address: Seoul-si Jongno-gu Samcheong-dong 35-177 Nearby Attractions: − Bukchon Hanok Village − Samcheong Park − The Owl Museum − ToyKino Museum − World Jewelry Museum − Palace Museum of Korea − Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Address: Seoul-si Jongno-gu Gahoe-dong Bukchon Hanok Village was once a village of aristocrats long ago, and its luxury tileroofed houses called giwas have been preserved since the Joseon Dynasty.

Seocho’s Saturday Flea Market

Time & Day: 09:30-15:30 every Saturday (The market starts to shut down around 2 p.m.) Place: Seocho District Office plaza and the nearby area Nearby Places: − Gangnam − Coex Mall

Take subway line 3 to Yangjae Station, and go out exit 8 → The flea market is on the left

Sauna 1800H Transfer to Airport

2135H Departure at Incheon Int’l Airport http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/

Hi Seoul Festival Period 05.05.2011 ~ 05.10.2011 Address Seoul-si Yeongdeungpo-gu Yeouido-dong Yeouido Hangang Park Location Hangang Park (Yeoui, Banpo, Ttukseom, Nanji), Gwanghwmun Square, and downtown Seoul Telephone • 1330 tt Call Center: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) Programs * Opening Performance: Opening Gala * Closing Performance: Jamsugyo without Cars * Eve of the Festival: Art Fireworks * Nonverbal Performances: performances by invited Korean and international artists * Special Programs: Oh! Nonverbal (2010 Nonverbal Contest and 2010 Nonverbal Experience Program), Jazz in Seonyudo, and more Event Schedule 5.1 - 5.4 Yeouido Hangang Park Gwanghwamun Square Cheonggyecheo n Seoul Square (City hall plaza) 5.5 - 5.10 Rainbow Drops, Nonverbal Performances, Sharing Campaign, Regular Experience Programs, etc. World Street Theater Performances Cheonggyecheon Festival – Mocheonhoegwi (Installation art exhibition), World Street Theater Performances Great Wall of Books World Street Theater Parade (5/5), World Street Theater Performances, Great Wall of Books

Lotus Lantern Festival Period: 05.06.2011 ~ 05.08.2011 Address: Seoul-si Jongno-gu Gyeonji-dong Location: from Dongdaemun to Jogyesa Temply, along Jongno Street Telephone: 1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330 Transportation: − Jogyesa Temple: Take Subway Line 1 to Jonggak Stn. Exit #2/ Take Line 3 to Anguk Stn. Exit #6 − Jongno: Take Subway Line 1 to Jonggak Stn. − Bongeunsa Temple: Take Subway Line 2 to Samseong Stn Events: 1. Seoul Plaza - lighting of the mega-sized Jangeomdeung (Grand Light) 2. Insa-dong to Jogyesa Temple – Lantern Parade 3. Buddhist Cultural Festival 4. Cheer-up Buddhist Festival 5. Grand Harmony Festival 6. Samseong-dong Streets - “Traditional Lantern Exhibition” One of the favorites among international visitors is the hands-on experience program where visitors can participate in making lotusshaped lanterns or paint a Buddhist picture. Event Map

Transportation: Located just outside of Exit #2 and 3 of Yeoinaru Station (Subway Line 5).