The Han River slices through Seoul. I live on the southern side, but travel north of the Han almost daily. Seoul has done a great job in featuring the Han as part of it’s city. The banks are lined with parks, trails, and restaurants.
The fish market has long been on my list of things to do in Seoul. I’m a sucker for markets, and this is one of the most famous in Seoul. It is used by thousands of Koreans supplying their restaurants and homes with fresh food. There’s just one problem; I don’t like fish.
I mentioned in my previous post that Jared and I have made a goal of visiting all of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Korea. Ganghwa Island was the first on our list!
Did you know that the Republic of Korea has 10 designated UNESCO World Heritage sites? Did you know that the Korea Tourism Organization gives free passports to collect stamps for these sites? (Do you already see where this is going?)
Holidays are a little funny over here. We will have the day off for American holidays like President’s Day, Memorial Day, or Independence Day, but the Koreans will still be bustling around with every day life. This makes it a perfect time to visit tourists sites in the country, because there are far fewer people present.