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Traveling Seoul by Train

Traveling Seoul by Train

People are visiting Korea from all around the world, and most all of them start their journeys in Seoul. While the rest of the world thinks of South Korea, one thing that you should know is that it is the most congested city in the world. Seoul is the busiest urban area in the world with a population of more than 40 million people, and traffic jams occur every day. In 2008, the average daily traffic jam lasted 19 hours, and the average time you spend stuck in the jams is almost 60 hours a year! When traveling through this congested place, you will find that the way to get around is via trains.

The train is the only way to travel in Seoul. It is highly advised to be armed with maps of the city, and know where the stations are at all times. You will also need to know the routes to take to reach each station, and it’s best to know the times and the day of the week that the trains operate most frequently.


When planning to travel around the city by train, it is advised to get the tickets and schedules beforehand. The only ticket you’ll need is the regular ticket, and then you can use the red, blue and brown tickets for traveling in the peak time. Most trains will charge you an additional fare, and it may be best to avoid the morning and evening train commutes, as these are the busiest times.

The trains in Seoul are world class, and you’ll have a great time traveling through the city. You may even find yourself liking the way they ride, as you will have a great time listening to contemporary music being piped into the train from the stage, and the conductor will be playing on the loudspeakers. You will have an option to turn the sound down, but many people don’t do this because they don’t want to miss a single moment of the performance.

When it comes to food and accommodation, this is the best option you can choose when traveling around the city. The train has a canteen where you can eat, buy various food items and get a room for the night. The canteen is also where you can go to get information about all the trains, the location of which is displayed on a board at the entrance.


The trains also have a bar area that you may go to as well. There are different types of drinks that you can choose from, including wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. There are also meals you can choose to eat while traveling, the option you will have to choose from is either a meal at the canteen, or a meal at the bar.

The train has 24 bathrooms around the station, with 6 of them being female bathrooms. You may choose to get a massage from any of the female bathrooms, with the massage usually starting at 100 for 15 minutes. If you prefer, you may choose to pay only 50 for the massage. You will also be given the option to choose a specific type of massage as well, and you will be given the chance to chose between the following styles of massage: traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology and electro-acupuncture.


There are also different types of massage tables that you may go to, with the tables usually being of different shapes and sizes. There are also different types of energy pads that you may choose to use and how you will do it depending on your preferences. There are also different types of energy pads with different functions and benefits, the most popular being the ‘energy pad with screen’ that is used in schools.

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