I’ve traveled to many countries in the past prior to COVID19 and I would have to stay Seoul’s subway system is unparalleled as it brings convenience at a very affordable price.
Navigating Seoul has never been this easy with the T-Money Card. You can buy them at any major convenient stores(GS25, CU, 7-Eleven, Ministop, etc.). There’s 500 won non-refundable fee for the card. You’ll be glad to know that any unused balance in your T-Money Card is still valid for another 5 years. Here are the top 3 subway stations you must visit in Seoul. If you have a plan for Korea in 2022, now most of the restrictions in Korea are gone, quarantine is lifted, this blog will guide you how to visit Korea easily.
1. Hongik University Station
Once you get off this station, you’ll be dazzled by what they have to offer. They have trendy cafes, bars, stores, karaoke bars and much more. You’ll be surrounded by young fashionable people and they even have a stage for buskers.
A visit to the Thanks Nature Café aka sheep café is a must. Nature Thanks Cafe also serves some of the most flavorful desserts in Seoul such as their ice-cream waffle collection ranging from 6,000 won to 15,000 won. Another popular dessert on the menu also includes the Korean dessert- bingsu, a mountain goodness of shaved ice layered with toppings like fruits, chocolate and sweeter treats for approximately 10,000 won.
Another good place to visit is the Hongik Shopping District located just beside the university. You can bet that this shopping paradise offer prices perfect for student budgets. Hongik Shopping District is a little world on its own, peppered with its fair share of quirks such as street performances, stylish store outlets for those looking for bold fashion styles and rock bottom price tags eager to please anyone with a tight budget.
2. Samseong Station
COEX Mall is connected to the Samseong station so it’s very convenient regardless of what the weather is like. They have all the major brand name clothes like Zara, Uniqlo, Moncler and etc… But what’s intriguing the most is the Starfield Library located in the mall. It’s a great place to take a photo and enjoy a cup of coffee while watching busy Koreans passing by you.
If you are a fan of K-pop and especially artists from SM entertainment, you should definitely visit the SMTOWN Museum. You can reignite your fangirl/fanboy moments as you take a trip down memory lane to your favorite singers’ hall of fame and even step into a recording studio. Don’t forget to drop by at their souvenir store to stock up on since some souvenirs are only offered at that store.
3. Anguk Station
This station is for those who want to see traditional side of Korea. Gyeongbokgung Palace is a must visit and there are hanbok(Korean traditional clothes) rental places nearby when you get off the station. Gyeongbokgung Palace offers discounts for those who wear hanbok to the palace. So it’s like killing two birds with one stone!
Bukchon Hanok Village is another great place to visit by subway. The area of Bukchon was once a residential area of high-ranking nobles before the war. Today, you can explore traditional houses, art and museums. It’s a memorable place to take awesome photos.