On my second time to Korea, I tried a few things that I had not done the first time I visited.
After 6 hours flight to Seoul, we landed at Incheon International Airport. We got a Coupon book of Halal restaurants in Korea to support the Halal Restaurant Week in November. This book useful for us who sometimes difficult to get a Halal meal during our travelling.
In this visit, I also want to have an experience living in Hanok, traditional Korean houses. I booked a room at Hanok Guesthouse in the area near Gyeongbok Palace. Using the airport limousine bus, we arrived at the guesthouse. It was gorgeous. You get rooms with futon bedding that held on the floor. We went in autumn, at the room was warm.
After taking some rest, we walk to Insadong area. We saw many groups of teenagers walking around using the Hanbok, Korean Traditional Dress.
Still, in the Insadong area, we tried the Halal food which was mentioned in the Coupon Books and devoured some homemade food of Korea. It is delicious!
During this time I tried some Korean Halal food such as Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), Chuncheon Dakgalbi (spicy grilled chicken), Bulgogi (Korean BBQ), Banchan (appetizers typical of Korea), Tteok (rice cake), Hotteok (Korean-style pancake), and of course drink the famous Banana Milk. All of which were delicious! Thanks to the Korean government who had promoted the Halal Food Week!
From the list of Must Visit Place at Korea, this time I visit:
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
- Namsan Hanok Village
- Nami Island
- N Seoul Tower
- Gwanghwamun Square
- Cheonggyecheon Stream (there’s a Seoul Lantern Festival)
- Dongdaemun area
- Myeongdong area
Beside Seoul, I also visited Jeju island. We took a domestic flight from Gimpo Airport to Jeju International Airport. In 1, five days we visited Seongsang Ilchubong Peak with a bus from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal (bus no 701). We also visited the Teddy Bear Museum, Jungmun resort using Jeju Airport Limousine bus. If you want to explore all Jeju area, you need 2-3 days. I will back here one day to explore more because Jeju has many beautiful landscapes.
I will go back to Korea because there are many places I want to visit, and most importantly, Korea one of the safest place for women to travel alone. Especially now there are many places to eat which are certified halal for Muslims.
See you next time in Korea