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Great subway system.

We found the easiest way to get a T card, and later to add extra money to it, was to use the local convenience store. Once you have the T-card you're well on your way to mastering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

We found the easiest way to get a T card, and later to add extra money to it, was to use the local convenience store. Once you have the T-card you're well on your way to mastering the subway. There are signs in English and English announcements on the subway car itself you just have to pay attention. It can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Bought a T-money Card from a automat at the first station. Instructions in English and international CC accepted. Used this the whole stay and will use it next visit and in Busan also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I downloaded a Seoul subway app before we left the States. This app truly helped us so we knew where to transfer. If not, it would have taken us long time to figure it out. There were signs in English,however. Also lots of stairs or escalators to negotiate going up and down to the subway or for transfers. Maybe there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I took the subway on a Sunday, and I found it easy to purchase tickets, and get to my destination. Just be sure you know which direction you are headed and you'll be fine. You'll get to see a bit of local culture too, as the train was filled with "k-pop" youth the time I rode.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Thought there a lot of different lines but the subway directory was easy to read, There English and Chinese words on in. With the "subway"app, it make it more easy to take the train. Most the the interchange has underpass shopping mall. Just to buy a metro "T money/ Cash Bee" and top up it will save the cost of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The metro in Seoul is very user-friendly and people are extremely polite and honest. It is also inexpensive in comparison with equivalent European underground systems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I cant believe that a week in Seoul took my soul. Im so in love with the efficiency of transportation compared to my own country's. Fast, reliable, predictable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Seoul public transport is pretty unbeatable -- basic price is $1, with a bus/subway/train network that reaches nearly everywhere. The metro is unfailingly clean and safe and reliable. Signage is quite good, though I have sometimes taken the wrong-direction train when I'm not careful! Tip: exit-numbers are very helpful as meeting-place indicators. Also, be aware of the few seats reserved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Easy to use and clean. bear in mind that peak hours start at 8pm until 10 pm as opposed to other countries

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Clean, fast and very cheap. Best subway system yet to be seen by me. Recently they have expanded line 9, unfortunately no map at info center shows that, no mobile app either (at least android ones). We were able to go to Bongeunsa directly with the subway now. Lots of eye-candy too :-)

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Staying in 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.