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“Great metro system” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seoul Metro

Seoul Metro
Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #4 of 384 Attractions in Seoul
Type: Transportation, Other
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Plano, Texas
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“Great metro system”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The metro system in Seoul is very clean and the bathrooms are maintained on a regular basis. People are extremely helpful, and my only complaint is that the cards we bought would sometimes not work when trying to get through the gate. People would always help out, but it was a little annoying. There are some stops too, where if you need to change lines, you aren't supposed to swipe your card again, but you are to go to a gate and push the green button. It seemed very odd, but it may have been at stations that didn't originally have connecting lines. So if you accidentally swipe your card at one of these stops to change lines, it might deplete your card. Regardless, it is a great way to travel under most circumstances in Seoul, especially since many taxi drivers don't want to leave their part of town or take you across the river.

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“The best train system I've used”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

This train system is clean and efficient. One thing I noticed right away was all the foreigners on the trains. On a previous visit years before, most avoided the trains/subways. Public transportation is good in Korea.

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Singapore, Singapore
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“easy easy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

it's pretty much the same as anywhere else. i mean how complicating can taking a subway get right?
but i do believe over here some of the stations actually separate the station for the same line going in opposite directions. the places i've visited always have the trains in opposite directions at the same place and it's less confusing that way. i sure hope nobody has to walk extra like me :(
it's so much of walking and stairs climbing at seoul and then i realised i was at the right station but the train only goes in one direction. in the end i figured i have to walk back to where i came from and go a big round to get to the side i actually want to go.
other than that, buying of tickets and all are very easy and self explanatory. you can select the preferred language on the machine and all is well. hope that helps!

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Kajang , Selangor, Malaysia
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“staircases~”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

metro is a good way to travel in seoul if you are going around by yourself.it is convenient and always near with the attractions,but the lack of escalator or lift is one thing that you need to take note and get ready your stamina.sometimes you will get to climb up more than 100 steps for you to get out from the metro station.

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“what a steal... puts NYC subway to shame”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

gets you everywhere, pretty quickly too. Easily the cheapest subway system I have experienced, new and super clean.

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