South Korea is probably one of the most popular travel destinations for millennials and older generations alike this 2017. Most people visit the country because of it's beautiful tourist spots while some go on a Korean holiday for the food, the fashion, and to check out their favorite Korean Drama spots.
This December, The Crawl went on a South Korean adventure and we would like to give you a sneak peak of our Seoul take over--by sharing with you some of the places we visited during our trip.
First up, food! There are a lot of establishments to check out for delicious food in South Korea but we’re giving you our top three picks from the trip:
If you’re looking for organic and authentic Korean cuisines, then Chaegundaam is perfect for you. We were served a 3-course meal where we tried the Pine Nut Soup, Fresh Ginseng with Lotus Root, Wild Ginseng with Honey Dip, Japchae, Kelp, Pumpkin and Shiitake Pancakes, the Korean Fire Pot with Sesame, and Grilled Zucchini Rolls.
The Gwangjang Market is actually the first permanent market in Korea and is also a well-known textile market in Seoul. But if you’re looking for traditional street food, you’ll also be able to find it here. Some of the street food we tried are the Tteokbokki (spicy stir-fried rice cake), Kimbap, and Fish Cakes.
The Korean food experience won’t be complete without Korean BBQ. Make sure to visit Hanam Dweji-jib for their delicious Korean BBQ or Samgyeopsal!
Aside from food, we also enjoyed visiting the different tourist spots in Seoul. Here are our top three must-visit spots:
If you’re into history and want to learn more about the Korean culture, try visiting the Gyeongbokgung Palace. The palace, known as the Northern Palace, is actually the largest among the five palaces in Korea. Outside the palace is a Hanbok rental shop where you can rent the traditional Korean dress which allows you to enter the palace for free.
Lotte World Tower
The Lotte World Tower is the tallest tower in Korea with a total of 123 floors and is also the fifth tallest building in the world. The glass bottomed observation deck at the top will give you the perfect view of the city. It’s probably best to avoid this attraction if you’re afraid of heights.
Lastly, the K-Style Hub is a one-stop complex filled with Korean food and culture. Going through the different floors is an experience on its own since each floor has a different attraction. Here you can get all the tourist information you need, eat all the Korean food you want, take photos with your favorite Hallyu stars, and even experience Korea through virtual reality.
The different food establishments and tourist spots around Seoul can be very overwhelming but our travels were made easier with the help of our go-to travel buddy, BDO Credit Cards!
BDO made sure we got to enjoy our trip by helping us conveniently pay for our purchases with just one swipe. From enjoying hassle-free shopping in Seoul’s famous shopping districts to getting a taste of their delicious cuisine, BDO Credit Cards made sure that our payment transactions were quick and worry free.
And if you’re wondering what the best part was about using our BDO Credit Card, aside from not having to worry about running out of cash, well, it’s the special offers that came with it! We got instant discounts, freebies, rebates, and more!