Tid  7 timer 45 minutter

Koordinater 849

Uploaded 11. marts 2017

Recorded marts 2017

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131 m
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3,3
6,5
13,02 km

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tæt på Chungnim-dong, Seoul (South Korea)

Track distance includes a subway segment.
We started this walk from an Air-B&B, appropriately 5-minutes to the west of Seoul Station. The track proceeds through the main lobby of Seoul Railway Station, then to the East Plaza by the Old Train Station, then under a wide street, and eastward to the Sungnyemun Gate. Next it explores parts of the Namdaemun Traditional Market, a bustling market featuring clothing. Price bargaining is expected here. There is a food section towards the NE side of the market, with tea houses and simple eating places.

Then proceed by subway (track has strait line segment between stations) from Hoehyeon to Dongsaemun Stations on the Light-blue Subway line. To the west of the Dongsaemun Station there are narrow restaurant lanes, where fresh grilled mackerel (three kinds) is one of the many lunch offerings. We didn't see foreign tourists here. there are picture menus. We ordered at the grill, by pointing.

Proceeding further west there are popular walking paths along both sides of a small, clean, living river (with native fish). These paths pass several well known traditional markets on the way towards Tapcol Park, one Market has a famous indoor food court, Korean style (see way-point with pictures).

In the late afternoon, the alleys north and east of Tapgol Park reveal a food culture, including popular traditional Korean Barbecue restaurants. Local patrons were helpful, and even provide us some coaching on what to order, barbecue eating tradition, and a soju toast. It might be best to get seated early; by 6:30 or 7 PM the most popular places have queues waiting for an empty table. The dark Blue subway (Line 1) is close at hand at the close of the day.
  • Foto af Air B and B
  • Foto af Air B and B
  • Foto af Air B and B
We were very grateful to find such a convenient and pleasant location to stay in Seoul.
  • Foto af Seoul Station (Railway and Subway)
  • Foto af Seoul Station (Railway and Subway)
  • Foto af Seoul Station (Railway and Subway)
  • Foto af Seoul Station (Railway and Subway)
  • Foto af Seoul Station (Railway and Subway)
Long distance trains, the Incheon Airport Express Train Terminal station, also Subway lines 1 and 4. A modern Terminal with a Mall and Lotte Store. There is also an underground mall as part of the subway station.
  • Foto af East Plaza - Seoul Station
The Old Railway Station (now a Museum) is on this plaza.
We went to the north of Lotte, and took an underpass to cross to the east side of a main street. Later we found there is a better underground route going down a double elevator and through the Line 1 and 4 subway station and mall.
  • Foto af Sungnyemun Gate
  • Foto af Sungnyemun Gate
  • Foto af Sungnyemun Gate
  • Foto af Sungnyemun Gate
One of Korea's most important heritage sites. Closed on Mondays.
  • Foto af Namdaemun Market
  • Foto af Namdaemun Market
  • Foto af Namdaemun Market
  • Foto af Namdaemun Market
  • Foto af Namdaemun Market
One of the best known and most popular traditional markets of Seoul. Specializes in clothing, bargaining is expected. An easy walking distance from Seoul Station. Suggest trying the local Korean orange tea instead of coffee. A food section in narrow alleys towards the north east side of Market.
This light-blue subway line goes to the other famous Seoul Market areas to the north east of here.
  • Foto af Dongdaemun Subway Station
Disembark here to start walk to other Seoul traditional markets.There is a restored section of the City wall accessible near the exits at this station.
  • Foto af Food streets and alleys
  • Foto af Food streets and alleys
  • Foto af Food streets and alleys
  • Foto af Food streets and alleys
  • Foto af Food streets and alleys
Small eating stalls along street, some indoor restaurants in alleys, freshly barbecued mackerel (three kinds) is a specialty here.
  • Foto af Food street
  • Foto af Food street
Wandering around this area will surely reveal many interesting food option up lanes and alleys.
  • Foto af Access to river walk
  • Foto af Access to river walk
  • Foto af Access to river walk
  • Foto af Access to river walk
  • Foto af Access to river walk
  • Foto af Access to river walk
The foot paths along both sides of the river extend many kilometers and pass all the major Seoul traditional markets in this area, including the more upscale Insadong Market Street (immediately to the west of this track).
  • Foto af Along the River
  • Foto af Along the River
  • Foto af Along the River
  • Foto af Along the River
  • Foto af Along the River
  • Foto af Along the River
Native fish, clean water and rubbish free.
This is more of an industrial market area, an amazing range of goods on display.
  • Foto af Gwangjiang Market - Famous Food Court
  • Foto af Gwangjiang Market - Famous Food Court
  • Foto af Gwangjiang Market - Famous Food Court
  • Foto af Gwangjiang Market - Famous Food Court
  • Foto af Gwangjiang Market - Famous Food Court
  • Foto af Gwangjiang Market - Famous Food Court
Another of the famous traditional markets, best known for the unique Korean food court area at the east end. This is quite lively at night, with Soju drinking and eating. Local patrons are curious and friendly.
  • Foto af Tapgol Park and alleys to the north-east of Tapgol Park
  • Foto af Tapgol Park and alleys to the north-east of Tapgol Park
  • Foto af Tapgol Park and alleys to the north-east of Tapgol Park
  • Foto af Tapgol Park and alleys to the north-east of Tapgol Park
  • Foto af Tapgol Park and alleys to the north-east of Tapgol Park
Pictures of Buddhist Tower in Tapgol Park, and the alleys to the NE. the NE alleys reveal an authentic Korean barbecue culture, we didn't see many foreigners here.
  • Foto af Evening barbeque and soju
  • Foto af Evening barbeque and soju
  • Foto af Evening barbeque and soju
  • Foto af Evening barbeque and soju
  • Foto af Evening barbeque and soju
  • Foto af Evening barbeque and soju
We were the only foreigners in the barbecue restaurant area, but managed well despite no English. Local patrons helped us with ordering suggestions, helped us understand Korean barbecue eating culture, and offered soju toasts.
Dark Blue line (#1) connection back to Seoul Station

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