South Korea History
Travel Tips for History of South Korea
Seoul, Soul-t'ukpyolsi Province, South Korea
Art galleries are great, along with the restaurants attached to them. A new exhibition opened at 'Gallery Two' by the palace on 1/25. It's very contemporary and has an Alexander Calder sculpture out front. A must see! Also, the palace is a great source of history. I recommend going with locals because they add to the richness of their history because of how proud they are of their heritage.
Naju, Cholla Province, South Korea
Naju is worth a look if you want to find out more about the history of Korea ,there are great sites an buildings to see but it is a bit spaced out an you will have to get taxis or take a local bus plus a fair bit of walking as well.They have culture tourist office of sorts which details the history an sites and the woman who works there is a book of knowledge really but unfortunately she has no english but her younger daughter speaks good english and they gave me a tour of the town free of charge as well .Naju has lots of places for eating as with all places in korea and the people arent as xenophobic as some places but you will get people staring but thats something you have to get used to being from a different country .There is a ktx there which is the korean super train just get a taxi from near the bus staiton but make sure you leave early as tickets maybe booked or you might have to wait a while and bring a book to read or something to amuse you there is nothing at the station or near .You can go to Kwangju from here it takes only 30 mins and could be cheaper(minus comfort though and maybe standing) from the local bus terminal which is across from the express buses ie the big red ones .The bus terminals are easy to find and are near the town center across from dunkin donuts down from lotteria ,its not a big place so easy to find .
Taejon, Taejon Province, South Korea
Actually, there are few places to worth visiting in this city, while there are some heritages and landscape at the next city, Gong-ju (capital of ancient Baekje). The name of city, Taejeon, is derived from "the large rice field." Since the cross-country railway and highway was constructed, this city has developed rapidily as the centre of Korea. It is also well known as the city of Science and Technology which gathers hundreds of research institutes. Major places to visit are Expo park, museums, Yuseong spa and its night life :P Of course, you can feel the history and amazing landscape of Korea at GONG-JU. Don't forget to consult tips of Gongju when you visit Daejeon.
Uijongbu, Kyonggi Province, South Korea
This city is about 18 miles north of Seoul. It can be reached by subway, "Line 1". It host a US Army military base called "Camp Red Cloud. Here you will find the modern next to the more traditional Korean. It is famous for a Korean dish called "Bedok Ji Gie". This is basically ramen noodles with spam and kimchi. It is one of my favorites and has a a history. During a time in Korea when poverty was common, people got spam from the US basis and added to their ramen.
Also, you can find traditional makele houses. makele is a milky rice wine, traditionally drunk from wooden bowls. Be careful, while delicious it sneeks up on you.
Uijungbu is worth a day trip. It is a nice change from the hustle and bustle of Seoul