Three Great Day Trips from Seoul

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Despite everything that Seoul has to offer, sometimes you want something new. For those times, I offer these three great day trips from Seoul.

Where and When to See Autumn Color in Korea

A large stone house with light green roof nestled amongst trees with their yellow, red, and orange autumnal leaves.

Autumn in South Korea means it’s possible to find spectacular shows of colorful foliage all across the peninsula. Should you wish to seek them out, here are two charts to help the amateur leaf chaser!

“Around the Block” Bicycle Tour

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Jin’s “Around the Block” bicycle tour of Korea begins with a windy journey from Seoul to Suwon, then south from Suwon to Cheonan and the Onyang Hot Springs.

Climbing Dobongsan Mountain

Dobongsan mountain covered in snow in the background and an ornate building in front.

Climbing Dobongsan mountain in northern Seoul’s gorgeous Bukhansan National Park is something every visitor to Korea should do.

Touring Korea’s DMZ

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DMZ tours are a popular way to explore the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily militarized border just one hour from Seoul that separates South and North Korea.