How far will your $10 go in South Korea?
Trip to Korea doesn’t have to be a pain in the pocket, you can do a lot of things with your $10. Let me enumerate the things you can have or do with your $10.
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1. A ticket to 4 Korean palaces and a shrine
You can buy a combination ticket for Gyeongbukgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace & Secret Garden, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine. It is much cheaper than buying individual tickets which will cost a total of 14,000 Korean won.
2. An entrance fee to a Korean Sauna
Korean Sauna (한증막) is really recommended if you want to take out toxins from your body. They have different kinds of rooms to choose from like charcoal room, jade room, salt room, oxygen room, loess room, and many more. They also have other facilities like game room, pc room, and even a gym. You can even sleep there overnight if you’re on a budget.
3. An admission fee to an animal themed cafe
If you’re shopping around Myeongdong, you can visit the Dog Cafe or the Cat Cafe. If you’re near Hongdae, you can visit the Sheep Cafe. They even have a Raccoon Cafe! The admission fee is less than $10 and it includes a free drink.
4. A cable car ride to Namsan Seoul Tower
Beside the amusement parks like Everland, Lotte World, and Seoul Land, Namsan Seoul Tower is also a famous place for tourists. It became famous because it is the filming location of Boys Over Flowers and My Love from the Star. It’s a perfect place for couples.
5. A ferry boat ride to Nami Island
Nami Island is the filming location of Stairway to Heaven. There are two options to go there: take the ferry boat or the zip wire. It is a perfect place for soul searching.
6. Assorted Korean streetfoods
You can spend an hour trying streetfoods in Myeongdong and still not able to try it all. There are tons of tasty streetfoods around that you can buy for as low as 2,000 won.
7. A dozen of cute socks
There are lots of cute socks in Korea. It has been one of the famous souvenirs.
8. A serving of Samgyeopsal or Galbi
Samgyeopsal consists of slices of pork belly meat grilled on the table while Galbi consists of marinated beef short ribs. Koreans usually eat these at dinner.
9. A serving of Bibimbap
If you’re a rice person or a vegetarian, bibimbap is the most suitable food for you.
10. An hour of hanbok rental
Going to Korea won’t be complete without wearing a hanbok. In some tourist spots, you can rent it for as low as 3,000 won. In fact, there are places where you can borrow it for free.
PS. Would you spend $10 if you could see a lot of places for free? On my next article, I’ll make a list of places you can visit for free.
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About the Writer
Karla Obispo, She’s a solo traveler who finds happiness in getting lost. Originally from the Philippines and a graduate of Development Communication, she left her teaching job in an international school to travel and teach around the world. She lives curious, dreams plenty, and loves whole. She’s fond of taking selfies and OOTD’s in tourist spots. She visits one tourist spot every week. Follow her blog and adventures on Travel with Karla.
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