7 Days in Seoul Budget : Verified!


Pictures courtesy of Akma / Idatul from Facebook

One of this blog readers; Akma/Idatul is kind enough to share with us their 7 days itinerary in Seoul! They just returned from Seoul, fresh from the oven yeay..^^ Thanks to them that  we are now assured that it is actually NOT IMPOSSIBLE to spend RM2,000 for accommodation, transportation, food and admission (including shopping) for the 7 days itinerary in Seoul.

Warning: Itinerary may suit budget traveler ideally - 2 pax

Lodging for 6 days @ Hostel Korea (room with toilet)

KRW 35,000 x 6 days = KRW 210,000
KRW 105 000/per person

Day 1

Visiting shopping malls around Dongdaemun
Strolling along the Cheonggyecheon Stream till night (best view)

Day 2

Itaewon
Perform Solat @ Seoul Mosque
Lunch @ Mr.Kebab
Gyeongbok Palace
National Musem of Korea

Day 3

Shopping @ Myeongdong
Shopping @ Namdaemun Market

Day 4

Nami Island
Dinner @ Istanbul Kebab at Dongdaemun

Day 5

Chandeok Palace
Namsangol Hanok Village
Namsan Tower @ Seoul Tower
Insa-dong (buy cheap souvenirs)

Day 6

Visit Insa-dong Tourist Centre (wear hanbok for free)
Itaewon (Seoul Mosque again+Namdaemun market (last shopping)
Yoeinaru-experiencing a night cruise along the Han River (fee= krw 15 000)
Hangang Park (strolling along the river till bored)

Day 7

Visit Hongik University
Walking along the Ewha University
Visit King Sejong & Jeneral Park statues @ Gwanghamun

Day 8

Sleeping @ Incheon airport
Flight to Malaysia


Her verdict: Total budget: RM 2,000 (I bought lots of souvenirs for family, officemates and friends). I just returned from Seoul. Only one word can I describe Seoul : Fantastic!! Akak, thank you for your backpacking tips & advices. I did follow your 7 days itinerary but with a little change. I skipped Lotte World and Apgujeong. Seoul is very safe and totally clean! I do love the people there. They're so helpful. Only sometimes, I feel uncomfortable when they glanced awkwardly to us just because we're wearing tudung. :)

In a nutshell, I love Seoul and will return next year. Insya-Allah. Lots of thanx to your blog. Kamsa hamnida :)