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Car Camping, A Safe Way to Get Away in Seoul

Published Date : Oct. 05, 2020 / Edited Date : Oct. 13, 2020


Image of people traveling in a car

This year hit us with the unanticipated shock of the pandemic, spurring on changes in lifestyle that witnessed people staying at home rather than going out and choosing domestic traveling Korean Flag over going abroad. The demand for owning a car over the use of public transportation naturally grew, as well. Seoul has always been in the spotlight for its affordable and well-structured public transportation infrastructure. Many would also find themselves heading out for a drive Red Car outside of the city to escape the bustling downtown area. Surprisingly, though, Seoul offers a slew of places to head out for that drive you might be craving for. Gather your family, friends, or that special someone, load the trunk, and let's head on out!

Haven’t Gone Car Camping Yet?!

Car camping has really taken off this year as one of the biggest social trends, taking the social distance camping trend of “home camping” House a step further! Most people typically think of car camping as an activity taking place outside of the city along some river or beachside, but the opportunity to go car camping is all around if you just know where to look! Break free of the shackles of “Corona blue,” and venture out to enjoy some safe travels as you camp in your car!

Joongrang Camping Site

People enjoying themselves at the Joongrang Camping Site with a picture of a panoramic view of the site and an empty campming space

Joongrang Camping Site is a hot spot among camp-goers out there! The affordable and convenient facilities already currently draw crowds of campers. From the frequent camp-goer to the casual camper, Joongrang Camping Site provides easy-to-use campgrounds with a spacious parking spot for any and every one to park and enjoy. What’s more, it’s a popular area for some “after-work camping” Suitcase before heading home after a long day! Isn’t it something that Seoul even has these kind of camping facilities so readily available?! The campground set-up is so well done that it’s even hard to reserve a spot, so be sure to make your reservation in advance! In fact, why not make a reservation for 2 this upcoming weekend?! :)

Tip! Campfires are prohibited on campgrounds!

Tag #CampingInYourCar #SeoulCarCamping #SeoulCamping #CarCamping

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HiCompany Camping Equipment & Accessory Rental

A camping car decorated with some of the rental accessories from HiCompany

HiCompany provides a range of equipment and accessories available for rental from recorded background noise with chirping insects and cushiony air mats to lightbulb lighting fixtures! Seeking out to purchase each piece of equipment and accessory one by one can make for a hefty expense, especially when you’re not even able to go camping every week on the regular. With that in mind, HiCompany offers beginner and casual campers Tent equipment and accessory rental services to make things easier on you! Simply use the company website to select the items you need and they’ll be delivered right to your doorstep! All the items available for rental fit a subtle yet stylish design in white and wood-color tones to help make for a memorable Seoul car camping experience with some unforgettable photos to boot! All it takes is some great natural scenery as the backdrop with a few simple accessories, and before you know it, you’re car camping in style!

Tag #EquipmentRental #CampingAccessories #CampingInStyle #UntactTraveling #SocialDistanceCamping #PhotoToRemember #BestPhotoEver

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Romantic Drive through the Heart of Seoul

Seoul may be a bustling concrete jungle with crowds and vehicles galore, but if you know where to look, you’re sure to run into some gorgeous scenery! Especially since the awe-inspiring nightscape Nightscape of the city can be readily enjoyed in so many corners of the city! Are you feeling like a drive under the towering blue autumn sky? Fallen Leaf Well, here are some courses you can venture out on to enjoy city life during the quiet Chuseok holiday season!

Hwarangro Course

Seokgye Station → Gyeongchun Line Forest Park → Sahmyook University

Hwarangro Road lined with sycamores with a picture of Gyeongchun Line Forest Park

Stretching from Seokgye Station to Gyeongchun Line Forest Park and running up through to Sahmyook University, the Hwarangro course offers a wide 6-lane road so you can get the most out of your drive. And the huge, beautiful sycamore trees Tree lining the road make for some breathtaking natural scenery to accompany you! Cradled by the sycamores, the quaint road resembles that of a scene out of a painting Painting. If you happen to be on a drive along the course, be sure to ease up on the accelerator and take in the scenery around you to heart’s content. During your drive, if you feel the need to make a short pitstop for a breather, Gyeongchun Line Forest Park will not disappoint! The old railroad Train Tracks may not be operational anymore, but the park area in its place sure provides some healing comfort for those that have been cooked up at home for the last several months.

Tag #GyeongchunLineForestPark #Hwarangro #SeoulDriveCourse

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  • Address
    Address [Vicinity of] 272-2, Gongneung-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul

Gwangjin Forest Naru Course

Walkerhill Hotel → Achasan Mountain Ecological Park → Gwangjin Forest Naru

A part of the stretching from Walkerhill Hotel to Gwangjin Forest with a panoramic of the forest park

If you take the road from the Walkerhill Hotel and follow it up a ways, you’ll see Gwangjin Forest Naru, a forest park running alongside the Hangang River 강 이모티콘 located at the northern end of the Cheonho-daero Tunnel. Once you arrive at the Gwangjin Forest Naru, you’ll have earned the chance to take a beautiful stroll around the park. The spacious park is home various facilities amid a quiet atmosphere that offers both an observatory for viewing the city, as well as a small concert arena. As you embark and travel along this course from Walkerhill Hotel and Achasan Mountain Ecological Park to arrive at your park destination, you might find yourself thinking you’ve left Seoul and entered some eco-friendly city embraced by the surrounding nature. Invite that special someone out along for a memorable drive and digest the scenery around you, be it during the day for a casual drive, or at night Nightscape for a more romantic vibe!

Tag #GwangjinForestNaru # AchasanMountainEcologicalPark #GrowingForest

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  • Address
    Address 401-14, Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Drive-Through in Seoul

Kiosks, drive-throughs, and other unmanned technology has really advanced leaps and bounds over the last year. Drive-throughs Red Car are especially reliable and popular among travelers thanks to the high level of safety and convenience it provides. Once only thriving at fast food restaurants and other food service establishments, drive-throughs are quickly taking to other areas in step with the changing times, be it markets, museums, or elsewhere! Let’s take a peak at some of the latest places where drive-throughs are starting to come about.

Noryangjin Fisheries Market

A panoramic view of the Noryangjin Market with a picture of the drive-through during business hours

With autumn being the season when seafood Seafood is at its freshest, Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market comes to mind as the place to go for the most delectable seafood ingredients. However, amid the pandemic, people are uncomfortable with going to a crowded market for some food shopping. Thankfully, the powers that be at the Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market picked up on that sensitive issue and opened all-new, drive-through facilities to ensure the convenience and safety of market-goers. Having made its limited debut last spring, the drive-through is back following the strong support of customers alike. The drive-through guarantees a number of benefits for users, including increased safety and discount sales! This time of year is also one that brings autumn seasonal seafood packed with nutrients. So, put those days aside when eating out was only a discomfort and come visit the Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market for some of the best autumn seasonal food available!

Tag #NoryangjinFisheriesMarket #NoryangjinFisheriesWholesaleMarket #DriveThrough #DriveThru #AutumnSeasonalFood #AutumnSeafood

Information

  • Address
    Address 674, Nodeul-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
  • Hours
    Hours Daily 10:00 - 18:00
  • Internet
    Website https://www.susansijang.co.kr
  • Phone
    Tel +82-2-2254-8000
  • ※ As drive-through facilities may close early depending on market business operations, please visit the official market website for further details.

Café Del Tenedor

A panoramic view of Café Del Tenedor with a picture of the drive-through area and customers using the drive-through

Known for its exemplary practice of facility sterilization and social distancing, Café Del Tenedor Coffee is popular among local residents. Especially since it’s one of the few businesses, aside from franchise establishments, that are prepared with a properly-installed drive-through facility. The drive-through is set up on a corner of a sizeable plot of land in the Oryo-dong area and is frequented often by customers looking to enjoy some good coffee and baked goods Pretzel Anything ordered on the expansive menu takes only a few minutes to prepare and serve, making for a very appealing merit among café-goers. Café Del Tenedor is slated to become one of the leaders in this area of service with their advanced drive-through system in step with developing trends. The café is the perfect stopover for some tasty coffee and goodies before embarking on a trip into the more local communities outside of the city!

Tag #OryuStation #BrunchCafe #ParkingFriendly #UntactCafe #SocialDistancingCafe #Bakery

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  • Address
    Address 81, Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul
  • Hours
    Hours Weekdays 08:00 - 22:00 / Saturdays & Holidays 10:00 - 22:00 / Sundays 10:00 - 19:00
  • Phone
    Tel +82-2-2612-5757
Tags

#NoryangjinFisheriesMarket #SeoulDriveCourse #SeoulCarTrip #CarTrip #GyeongchunLineForestPark #DriveThrough #CarCamping #SocialDistancingTravel #SeoulDrive

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예약 전 안내사항

  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
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  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.(최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)

예약 전 안내사항

  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 덕수궁의 경우 복지카드를 지참한 관광객에 한하여 무료입장이 가능합니다.
    ※ 중증(1~3급) 동반인 포함 2명 무료
    ※ 경증(4~6급) 장애인 본인 1인만 무료
  • 본 프로그램은 수화해설 중심으로 진행되며, 수화가 불가능한 경우 이용이 불가합니다.
  • 희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.
    (최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)

예약 전 안내사항

  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 본 코스는 보행약자(거동이 불편한 고령자, 장애인, 유모차 이용자 등)를 위한 코스입니다.
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  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.(최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
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  • Reservation shall be made at least 3 days before the tour day.
  • Reservation for the next month is available after 15th of the previous month.
  • Reservation may be closed early during weekend, holiday, and peak season in spring and fall.
  • Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office and Seoul culture and tourism guide are not liable for the safety accidents during the Seoul Guided Walking Tour.
  • Reservation for unaccompanied tourist under 14 will be canceled on site.
  • All reservations are canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour is unavailable due to Particulate Matter Reduction Measure or other weather conditions (heat wave, typhoon, heavy rain). (As of the date before the tour day)

Read before Reservation

  • Reservation shall be made at least 1 week before the tour day.
  • The course is for tourists with mobility problems (Senior, people with disability, stroller user).
  • You may not use the course without an assistant (or companion)
    ※ At least one assistant shall accompany a tourist with mobility problem
    ※ In case of electric assisting device users (electric wheelchair, electric scooter users), one assistant may accompany up to 4 tourists with mobility problem
  • Reservation may be canceled when a guide is unavailable on the desired date and course.
  • Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office (02-6925-0777) will contact you to confirm reservation.
    (At least 5 days~1 month before tour day) Reservation may be canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office cannot reach you for more than 3 times.
  • Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office and Seoul culture and tourism guide are not liable for the safety accidents during the Seoul Guided Walking Tour.
  • All reservations are canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour is unavailable due to Particulate Matter Reduction Measure or other weather conditions (heat wave, typhoon, heavy rain). (As of the date before the tour day)

予約前の案内事項

  • 予約は観光日を基準として少なくとも3日前まで可能です。
  • 翌月の予約は、前月の15日から可能です。
  • 週末及び祝日、春秋シーズンには予約が早めに締め切られる場合があります。
  • 解説を進行する時に発生する安全事故に対し、徒歩観光事務局と
    ソウル文化観光解説士は責任を負いません。
  • 保護者を伴わない万14歳未満の児童観光客の場合、現場でキャンセルされます。
  • PM 2.5(ピーエムにてんご)の非常低減措置発令及びその他の気象悪化(猛暑、台風、暴雨など)によって徒歩観光の運営が困難な場合、すべての予約は一括キャンセルされます。
    観光日前日基準)

予約前の案内事項

  • 予約は観光日を基準として少なくとも1週間前まで可能です。
  • 本コースは、移動弱者(移動が不自由な高齢者、障害者、ベビーカー利用者など)のためのコースです。
  • 補助人(或いは同行人)を伴わない場合は利用できません。
      ※歩行弱者1人当たり少なくとも1人以上の補助人を伴う
      ※電動補助具(電動車椅子、電動スクーターなど)使用者の場合、補助人1当たり歩行弱者最大4人まで同伴可能
  • ご希望の日付及びコースに活動可能な解説士がいない場合、予約はキャンセルされることがあります。
  • 予約を確認するため、徒歩観光事務局(02-6925-0777)で確認のための連絡が行われます。
    (少なくとも5日~1ヶ月前)3回以上電話が通じない場合、予約が取り消されることがあります。
  • 解説を進行する時に発生する安全事故に対し、徒歩観光事務局とソウル文化観光解説士は
    責任を負いません。
  • PM 2.5(ピーエムにてんご)の非常低減措置発令及びその他の気象悪化(猛暑、台風、暴雨など)によって
      徒歩観光の運営が困難な場合、すべての予約は一括キャンセルされます。
     (観光日前日基準)

预约前说明事项

  • 观光日基准最少3日前方可进行预约。
  • 下个月的预约可从前月15日开始。
  • 周末及公休日、春秋旺季的预约可早期结束。
  • 进行解说时,对于有可能发生的安全事故,徒步观光事务局和首尔文化观光
    解说员概不负责。
  • 未伴随保护者的未满14岁儿童游客,会在现场取消观光。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等),无法运营 徒步观光时,所有预约会批量取消。
    (观光前日基准)

预约前说明事项

  • 观光日基准最少1日前方可进行预约。
  • 本线路是为了行动不便者(行动不便的高龄者、残疾人、婴儿车利用者等)的路线。
  • 无辅助人员(或同行人)伴随时,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的辅助人员陪同。
    ※ 电动辅助器具(电动轮椅、电动独轮车等)使用者时,每一位辅助人员最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 为了确认预约,徒步观光事务局(02-6925-0777)会致电进行确认。
    (最少5日~一个月前) 3次以上无法连接时,预约将被取消。
  • 进行解说时,对于有可能发生的安全事故,徒步观光事务局和首尔文化观光解说员概不负责。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等),无法运营 徒步观光时,所有预约会批量取消。
    (观光前日基准)

預約前說明事項

  • 觀光日基準最少3日前方可進行預約。
  • 下個月的預約可從前月15日開始。
  • 周末及公休日、春秋旺季的預約可早期結束。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光解說員概不負責。
  • 未伴隨保護者的未滿14歲兒童遊客,會在現場取消觀光。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。(觀光前日基準)

預約前說明事項

  • 觀光日基準最少1日前方可進行預約。
  • 本線路是為了行動不便者(行動不便的高齡者、殘疾人、嬰兒車利用者等)的路線。
  • 無輔助人員(或同行人)伴隨時,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的輔助人員陪同。
    ※ 電動輔助器具(電動輪椅、電動獨輪車等)使用者時,每壹位輔助人員最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望觀光的日期及線路上無解說員時,預約有可能被取消。
  • 為了確認預約,徒步觀光事務局(02-6925-0777)會致電進行確認。
    (最少5日~壹個月前) 3次以上無法連接時,預約將被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光 解說員概不負責。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。 (觀光前日基準)