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It's very easy to use the Seoul Metro and it's also very cheap! Take comfortable shoes when in Korea as there are a lot of stairs and long, long walks in between train changes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

It's very easy to use the Seoul Metro and it's also very cheap! Take comfortable shoes when in Korea as there are a lot of stairs and long, long walks in between train changes. It's like another world down there, we had never seen anything like it. We were surprised with how clean the station and the trains are, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The Seoul Metro has a useful app in both English and Korean, most people are polite and with the exception of the green line and rush hour most times there will be a seat available or at least very few people standing. Buy a T money card from any CU store and top up and go!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Convenient, easy to use, even for someone who has never used a Metro before. Just pay attention to spelling, some locations have very similar names. Clean, inexpensive transportaion.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Seouls metro is easy to use even as a foreigner- good signs about the sights even in english and you can easily access all the necessary places by metro. You can buy a metro card and recharge it depending on your usage. The card is available to buy at the metro stations and you can put some money on it... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I've seen many metros, and Seoul's one is the best i've ever travelled with. Went I went to Korea, there was the MERS crisis (it's nothing to worry about to be honest, just dont go to hospitals because that's where you catch MERS) so not many foreigners, which made the experience better. 90% of korean people will stare at their... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I don't really get how the metro is an attraction that someone would want to see. It's great for getting around Seoul, but that's all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very clean very develop, easy to uses and its in English and Korean, the maps are everywhere and people normally would like to help you even they don't speak English. really cheap way to transport in Seoul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

it almost cover all key locations, there can be better navigation between key locations and train stations name

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Get a Tcard at a convenient store, airport or major station. The card is used for metro and convenient store purchases. Train reaches just about every where, is on time and faster than driving it seems. But it shuts down sometime past midnight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Every metro station has a interaction touch screen console that guides to all the local attractions.

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Address: Seoul, South Korea
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Hongdae

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Hongdae
Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.