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Seoul Metro

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Hongdae
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Address: Seoul, South Korea
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You can get lost :D Take care!

When I went there have 9 line in 2016. Be careful and keep your eyes on subway map. Also learn a little bit Korean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I went there have 9 line in 2016. Be careful and keep your eyes on subway map. Also learn a little bit Korean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The metro system is very convenient. Broadcasting the station in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese. However, escalator or elevator is not in each station and exit. Actually, it is not many escalator at entrance or exit. Very hard for people who are not able to claim 2floor at one time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As an occasional user, this is a good way to get around. The network is very extensive. However, underground concourses can be very large so you can walk a long way between the various lines and platforms. Escalators are rather uncommon. Trains are often quite crowded and, if you need a priority seat, be sure they will all be occupied... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seoul has an ever expanding network of subway lines it is amazing to say the least. Very easy to navigate without Korean. Language instructions are usually provided in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English. The only bad thing is that it stops to run early 12:00 ish in the evening probably to help the rude taxi drivers get customers.

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I travel I always use local transportation it cheap and convenient. These speed trains are fast and clean.

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved how easy it is to get around Seoul with such an efficient and easily understandable metro system! Just be wary of older folk who'd push you aside when they get on or off the metro. Don't be too offended and just let it pass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very simple system that will take you all over Seoul. For a non-Korean speaker, this was still very simple!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have single fare cards available in the station that require a (refundable) 500won deposit, but it would better to buy a rechargeable Tmoney card at a convenience store. That way you can take advantage of the transfer discount when switching buses or when going from bus to subway (and vice versa). The Tmoney card can also be used to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled around the city, but moving around taking a different transport got you always in a traffic jam, something that didn't affect the metro! At first was a little bit confusing, but when you get a hold of a t-money card, you just need to recharge it and go anywhere you want!

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Seoul Metro is fast, cheap, clean, safe, and just the best way to get around Seoul. Get yourself a T-money and load it up so you don't have to fuss with paying fare everytime you take it. The T-money card is good on the metro and buses too.

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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.
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