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Address: Seoul, South Korea
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Prior to travelling to Korea, we went to Hong Kong. So I couldn't help but compare their Metro system. Though both very convenient, I find Seoul's metro a bit confusing due to... read more

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Manila, Philippines
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Prior to travelling to Korea, we went to Hong Kong. So I couldn't help but compare their Metro system. Though both very convenient, I find Seoul's metro a bit confusing due to lack of English signs or odd placing of signs. Unlike in Hong Kong, everything is right in front of you and its impossible to get lost. Nevertheless, it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

During my year of living in Seoul, I used the Seoul Metro multiple times a week. It is extremely easy to use and navigate. You can purchase a metro card in any convenient store and easily load/reload the card at any station kiosk. They have English available while loading your card to make it easy to understand. The prices are... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just like any other big cities with subways. If u did not buy the T-card, it is easy to buy ticket at the vending kiosk. ( no queues even at peak times) but each time u buy a ticket, there is a deposit of 500 won which is redeemable when u exit station at the deposit refund kiosk. Example,if train... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is convenient to go different places by the train however the indication of exit and transfer train is sometime misleading. It would be better indicate to facilitate traveller especially for new tourist like me. The elevator is extremely slow motion when closing which my friend and I thought it has error. It might be adapted by local Korea but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can only praise the subway service in South Korea. Despite it being my first time in Korea, I felt like a pro. My main savour was an app called Subway Korea. You have to get this. With this app it plans your whole journey easily just by telling it where you're going to be departing from and where you... More 

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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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Although navigating the train system was a challenge, the service was efficient and convenient for passengers.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The train service is really cheap and convenient to use. Recommend downloading subway Korea which works offline for easy navigation of the city.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think Seoul Metro is okay, pretty cheap and fast. If you are visitors, try to get T money and get krw 100 discount for each trip. Or get a one, two or three days pass (around krw 35K for 3 days if I am not mistaken) for unlimited ride on bus or metro. Not really wort imho. Actually I... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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159 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Seoul Metro is an excellent way to get around. It is easy to find the correct stations even for those, who do not speak Korean as all stations are also have signs in English. It is also a very cheap way to travel. I can truly recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Need to read both the metro map and each station maps (for exit points) carefully. Generally an efficient transport system.

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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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