Public Info Service
1330 is a free service. Callers are charged standard rates for a regular phone call.
☎ How to Dial 1330
From a Landline in Korea: 1330
Calls from Seoul are directed to the KTO 1330 Call Center; calls from other areas are directed to the nearest regional tourist information center.
All calls received after regular business hours will be directed to the 1330 Call Center in Seoul.
From a Mobile Phone: Area code + 1330
(ex. for Seoul: 02-1330)
Connection fees vary by carrier. No additional fees apply.
From Overseas:+82-Area code-1330
(ex. for Seoul: +82-2-1330)
Omit the ‘0’ in front of the area code when dialing from overseas.
DIRECTIONS : when you get off the subway and head towards the Hongdae exit. you’d find yourself entering Hongdae at the T-junction. from there. turn RIGHT. and go allllll the way to the end. to what you think looks like the end. you’d see a convenience store and walk by the right alley, then turn left on the first junction (if not, the 2nd. I forgot!) and you’d see Bauhaus! =D.
If you are on Parking lot street, pass the Buy the Way intersection and make a right on the first alley. Bau Haus is about 50 meters in the alley on the second floor.
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 405-13
Ordering delivery service is very simple; you only need to know your address, the name of the food you want, and one phrase of Korean — and, of course, the phone number of a good place. Lots of places will advertise by leaving magnetic menus on your apartment door, so that within a month you should have phone numbers and menus for at least a pizza place and a Chinese place.
1. First, you need to know your address. Your school should have given you your address, written out in both English and Korean; if they didn’t, ask them to. To order food, you need to know the equivalent of the street address, something like these: Hanyang Setbyeol 620 dong, 108 ho (if you live in an apartment building) Osan dong, 131 beonji, 101 ho (if you don’t, this is more likely) Obviously, you’ll have to say the numbers in Korean; see Counting in Korean.
2. Next, know the name of the food you want. This is where being able to read a menu comes in handy. “Pizza” is “pi-ja” (피자); jjajangmyeon is 짜장면.
3. Finally, know the phrase baedaljusaeyo (베달주세요). This means “for delivery, please”. When you call the place, whether it’s a pizza joint, Chinese place, or anything else, just say your address, then what you want, then 배달주세요. Here are two basic forms, which you can fill in with your own information; the first, for living in an apartment, the other, if your address has a 번지. 1. ___(your address)___에요. ___(the food you want)___배달주세요. 2. _(dong name and beonji number)__번지 다시 _(apartment number)__에요. ___(the food you want)___배달주세요. Note that most Chinese places won’t start delivery until 11 am on weekdays. Pizza will come in a pizza box which you can toss in the trash, but other foods will come shrinkwrapped on real plates. When you finish eating, put all the dishes and bowls outside your door; the delivery guy will come and pick them up about an hour later. If they’re not there when he arrives, he’ll knock on your door and ask for them.
Spa On Air
Price: 15,000 won during the day or 20,000 late at night
Private Sleeping Room Add on: 20,000 (if available first come first served)
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year long
Amenities: hot tub, shower, sauna, massage (Thai, pay per session), lounge
Spa On Air, Incheon International Airport’s first luxury spa, has opened the basement floor of the main terminal.
Traditional Culture Experience
The airports most popular attraction is the cultural experience zone. Here visitors can learn how to make traditional artifacts such as pencil cases, fans, and “lucky bags” from the resident faculty of the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, and then take these items back home with them. There are also traditional performances including masque dances and twelve-stringed Korean harp recitals on stage. Located: Level 3F, near Gate 31 in the west wing and Level 3F, near Gate 24 in the east wing. Fee: free. Hours: 0700-2200
Younggungsa Temple Tour
Enjoy a free (usually US$5) one hour Younggungsa Temple tour located at the foot of Mt. Baegunsan nearby the airport. Built during the Silla Dynasty in 670AD this tour allows an insight into Korean history while you await your onward flight. The free one hour temple tour operates three times per day departing Incheon International Airport at 9am 11am and 3pm.
Interested passengers can simply go to the Incheon International Airport transit tour information desk between gates 3 and 4 on the First Floor of the airport arrivals lobby to join the transit tours. For bookings or enquiries visit the Freedom Travel website http://www.freedomtour.co.kr for full details of a wide range of transit tours available to places like the DMZ zone on the border between North and South Korea and tours to markets and other areas around Seoul.
Trick Eye Musuem
The hours are 10am-10pm and the admission fee is 10,000 Won. You can get there by taking subway line 2 to Hongik University Station Exit 9. Walk straight and cross the first major intersection. Then make an immediate left and then a right after the Taco Bell (before Tony Moly). The museum will be on your right hand side shortly after. It’s in a basement. In case my directions aren’t clear enough, here’s a map off the back of the brochure they gave us at the museum.
Mt. Nam Sam “Free Tour”
1. Namsam Hanok Village
Chungmoro Exit #4
2. Donkatseu Restaurant
Chungmonoro Exit #4 –> Yellow 02 Bus Line Stop: Seoul Animation Station
3. Cartoon Musuem
Still at Seoul Animation Station
4. Namsam Tower Observatory + Teddy Bear Musuem
Cable Car Up
Yellow Bus –> Chungmoro Exit #4
By Bus (Fare: 550 won / Hours: 08:00~24:00 / Bus interval: 5~6 min.)
1. Take Subway Line 3 or 4 at Chungmuro Station, and go out of Exit 2 to the right of Daehan Multiplex entrance
2. Take the yellow bus 2 at the bus stop in front of the subway station
3. Get off at the N Seoul Tower bus stop
Terminal Express Bus Station, Seoul Subway line 3, Exit #8 >> 5min walk >> located across the underground path
※ April – June, September – October:
* Mon – Sun : 12:00, 17:00, 18:00 (3 times a day, 20 min)
※ July – August:
* Mon – Fri : 12:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 (4 times a day, 20 min)
* Sat – Sun : 12:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 (6 times a day, 20 min)
Hongdae Quirky Cafes
Dieu Hien Quan
To find the restaurant, take the blue subway line to Ansan station and go out exit 1. Go down the underpass to end up on the other side of the road, and slightly to your left you’ll be able to walk down a street perpendicular to the main road, with lots of cell phone shops and multicultural restaurants. Around 50 metres down this street, there’s the first street to the left. The restaurant is a few shops down and on the right of this street.
Dongdaemun and Namdaemun Stationary/Art/Toy District
Alpha Stationary @ 남대문
From Hoehyeon Station (Namdaemun Gate) on Line 4 go out exit 5 and turn right. Pass two small blocks and turn left. You will see the yellow sign and store on your right hand side. The store is four floors of stationary and art supplies.
Odeng Bar @ Sindorim
Line 1 and 2 Sindorim station exit 2 go straight and cross the street towards the Posville building. Turn left onto the street where there is a Woori Bank, then a right at the first street, and a left at the first street. Walk down the streeet and Odeng House will be on your left.
Some place in Anguk
Fish and Grill
Hand made Food
Go out Sangsu Station exit 2 and turn at the Far East Broadcast company sign and wait
Get out of Green Line, exit 9. Map included in the website.
Would Like To Haves
The Giant Alligator Waffle @ Butterfinger Pancake
궁 @ Insadong
Directions: Line 3 Angok station (안국역) exit 6 walk straight and street turns left to Tourist Information Center. Walk straight and turn left at GS25 onto Insadong-gil. Go straight ~200 meters and turn left at Hana Art Gallery 하나아트캘러리 (second floor with yellow sign), then a left at Antique Danchung. Koong will be on your left next to Kyung-In Art Gallery 경인미슬관
Pizza Fish Bread
I am one week away from my first international trip ever! I am excited to study abroad at Yonsei International Summer School in Seoul, Korea. I will be there between June 19, 2011 to August 7, 2011. Even though this blog started about my recipe reviews, I have decided to also document my time in Korea. I will try my best to update with as many photos/videos during my journey.
My friend, Christina, and I are arriving one day earlier to Korea. We both will be arriving June 20, 2011 but our Jeju Island field trip starts June 21, 2011. Therefore, both of us will be staying at a hotel for one night. I book the hotel one week before the check in date because I completely forgot to do so before. Luckily, there was 1 room left at Hotel Biz Myeong Dong.
I mainly chose this hotel after considering price to distance from Ewha Women’s University (you want to stop here instead of the main gate of Yonsei University, I will explain more later). This hotel just had the best reviews for its price range! One night was only $50.09 including tax and everything. People reviewed and recommended this place. Many said the staff was nice. Although, previous travellers have mentioned the hotel is hard to find, especially if you are arriving at night. But hey, life is an adventure and I love to take risks.
Some things to note are when you are arriving to the Yonsei University dorms, DO NOT STOP AT YONSEI UNIVERSITY MAIN GATE unless you want to lug your suit cases across campus. You want to enter from Yonsei University East Gate because that is where the international part of the campus is located. The East Gate is closer to Ewha’s Women University (the school next door). Therefore, you should stop at Ewha’s Women University.