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Daytrips from Seoul

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Daytrips from Seoul
As rewarding a destination as Seoul is, it has equally as much to offer those travellers willing to go beyond its borders. Whether you are looking for a bucolic escape, exquisite ceramics, or to delve into history, these day trips offer something for everyone.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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DMZ
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DMZ
Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Hwaseong Fortress
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Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress in the town of Suwon is just a 30-minute train ride from Seoul. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Korea’s most important historical treasures and is the only remaining walled fortress in the country.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Icheon World Ceramics Center
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Icheon World Ceramics Center

One of Korea’s oldest and most prized art forms is ceramics and at Icheon World Ceramics Center (about an hour from Seoul) you can see more than 500 different creations. It is a great place to buy ceramics at heavily discounted prices and there are even classes teaching visitors how to make their own work of art.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Bukhansan National Park
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Bukhansan National Park

One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local favorite. Aside from a variety of hiking trails for every skill level, you’ll also see lots of flora and fauna, temples and ancient fortresses.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Chuncheon
Chuncheon

The bucolic town of Chuncheon is only 45 miles from Seoul and has lots to offer a visitor looking to explore Korea’s more scenic side. Take a ferry to popular Nami island, which was the site of the Korean hit drama Winter Sonata.

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