When in South Korea

All things South Korea by I am a Frugal Traveler.

Planning to visit South Korea?

You’ll find detailed itineraries, expenses, and travel tips here.

Read my posts below!

I personally recommend booking the following for your pocket wifi, transportation cards, passes, trips, or admission tickets!

Pocket Wifi

T-Money Transportation Card

  • T-Money Card for cashless payments in various public transports, convenience stores, and vending machines (Book Here)

Korea Rail Pass

  • Korea Rail Pass for your hassle-free access to KTX, ITX, and tourist trains which include the O-train, V-Train, S-Train, and DMZ-Train, and if you plan to visit Busan, Damyang, and other places (Book Here)

Budget Accommodations in South Korea

I personally recommend the following budget accommodations for your stay in South Korea. Just click each image for more details.

Namsan Gil House

Namsan Gil House, Myeongdong

Bunk Guesthouse Hostel

Bunk Guesthouse Hostel, Hongdae

Insadong Hostel

Insadong Hostel, Insadong

Hostel Familie Busan

Hostel Familie Busan, Busan

Dono Hotel, Donghae

Dono Hotel, Donghae

Hotel Kenny Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Hotel Kenny Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Blueboat Hostel, Gyeongju

Blueboat Hostel Gyeongju, Gyeongju

Vella Suite Hotel, Suwon

Vella Suite Hotel, Suwon

Smile Guesthouse, Seoraksan, Sokcho

Smile Guesthouse, Seoraksan, Sokcho

South Korea Blog Posts

Gwanbangjerim Forest

Metasequoias, Forests, and Peaks in Damyang, Jeollanam-do

Visit Juknokwon Bamboo Forest, Gwanbangjerim Forest, the Metasequoia-lined Road, and Geumseongsanseong Fortress in Damyang, South Korea!

Jeju Island

Nature Parks and Lava Tubes in Jeju Island

Explore these places to visit and things to do in Jeju Island for natural wonders and UNESCO World heritage sites!

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

National Treasures and Historic Sites in Gyeongju, South Korea

Visit Gyeongju in South Korea for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites and national treasures which date back to as early as the year 400!

Songdo Cloud Walk

Sights to See in Busan, South Korea

Do the Busan Air Cruise and visit the Songdo Cloud Walk, Yeongdodaegyo Bridge, and the 40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street in Busan!

Odaesan National Park

Places to Visit in Gangwon-do, South Korea

Visit Odaesan National Park, Wondae-ri Birch Forest, Soyanggang Skywalk, and Chuncheon Mulle-gil in Gangwon-do when you visit South Korea!


Places to Visit in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Visit the DMZ, Everland, Songam Space Center, and Gapyeong Rail Park in Gyeonggi-do when you visit South Korea!

The Garden of Morning Calm

Landscapes and Gardens to Visit in Gapyeong

Visit these places in Gapyeong which are not just popular tourist spots but also popular filming sites because of the amazing landscapes. See for yourself!

Eungbongsan Mountain Park

Overlooking Seoul and A Good Walk Beside Han River

Visit these accessible scenic spots which are also popular filming sites for an overlooking view of Seoul or a good walk beside Han River.

Pocheon Hantangang River Sky Bridge

Donghae, Suwon, and Pocheon Itinerary from Seoul

Visit Chuam Beach, explore Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, and cross the Pocheon Hantangang Sky Bridge with this itinerary from Seoul.

Seoraksan National Park

Danyang and Seoraksan National Park Itinerary from Seoul

Visit Mancheonha Skywalk, do paragliding in Danyang, and spend a night at Seoraksan National Park with this South Korea itinerary from Seoul.

Han Gang Park South Korea

Fan Girl Tours South Korea in 3 Days

I visited as a fan. I left as an enlightened traveler with a deeper appreciation of South Korea and its culture. Explore Seoul with me on this detailed itinerary with budget.

Lotte Hotel Seoul Myeongdong

Tropical Girl Enjoys Her First Snow in South Korea for Three Days

I visited South Korea in winter for my first snow experience. Read my detailed itinerary and expenses for my winter adventures in different places.

Pyeongchang Trout Festival

Pyeongchang Trout Festival, Ewha Women’s University, and Myeongdong Day Tour from Seoul

I traveled to Jinbu from Seoul for the Pyeongchang Trout Festival for my first snow adventure for this winter trip. With detailed itinerary and expenses.

Vivaldi Park Ski Resort

Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, Strawberry Picking, and Yangpyeong Railbike Day Tour from Seoul

We went skiing at Daemyung Vivaldi Ski Park Resort after picking strawberries and rail biking around Yangpyeong. Check out our itinerary and expenses.

Suwon Korean Archery

Suwon, Hwaseong Fortress, Korean Archery, Insadong Day Tour From Seoul

We visited Suwon to try the Korean archery and walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check out our detailed itinerary and expenses.

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