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Family holidays with children in South Korea - attractions and entertainment

Many tourists visit South Korea every year, so the country has a well-developed tourist infrastructure. It is easy to notice that local authorities care about children and families. First of all, Koreans love children. Do not worry if someone decides to give a candy to your kid or show any other sign of attention. Such behavior is normal here. It is easy to take a stroll with a small child in South Korea as local streets are adapted for parents with baby carriages.
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You will have no problem walking with a baby carriage on the street, in the metro, or at a crossing. Most restaurants have baby chairs, and toilets have separate areas with baby changing stations and baby toilets. Large shopping centers offer baby carriages for rent. Some centers even have bedrooms for children. However, long travel is impossible without taking food, and some children might have problems with eating Korean food, so it is better if you find suitable food on the first day of your vacation.
Korean food is famous for its spices that are present in almost all dishes. Children and adults who are used to typical European cuisine might find Korean food too spicy. Some restaurants offer special food for children. It is better to specify the list of ingredients to make sure that this food is suitable for your child. Europeans, who have tried Korean food before at restaurants somewhere in Europe, rediscover local cuisine during their vacation in South Korea. For these tourists, local food is not intolerable at all. You have to try it yourself to see if you like it or no. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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If you plan to cook yourself, an apartment with a kitchen is the best choice. Local shops sell quality vegetables, fruit, meat, and fish. However, keep in mind that food is quite expensive in Seoul. That being said, there is a way to save on food in South Korea. Visit local food shops closer to the end of the day – approximately one hour before closing. In this case, you can buy many products such as fish and meat with a 20%-30% discount. Still, do not deny yourself the pleasure of trying authentic Korean food. It is very diverse, and everyone can find something suitable and fitting in it. As many dishes are cooked in front of visitors, specify your preferences – the café or restaurant staff will do their best to satisfy you.
Seoul Koreans enjoy eating attractive food, relaxing in beautiful places, and looking attractive in general. It doesn’t matter if you choose beach recreation, a mountain resort, or a holiday in the capital, you can be sure to have a comfortable stay with your children. Here are some of the largest cities in South Korea: Seoul (the capital), Busan (at the seaside, south), Incheon (at the seaside, north), Gwangju. Jeju-do Island is one of the most popular destinations for beach recreation. Some of the best sea resorts in the country are located here. There are many hotels of different classes here, as well as guesthouses and hostels. Almost all of them offer family rooms. South Korea is one of the safest countries in the world for tourists. Prices are the only thing that can make a stay here less pleasant. Korea is quite an expensive country.
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Don’t forget to visit local amusement parks, water parks, and museums. As a rule, hotels provide their visitors with information about the nearest attractions. Local amusement and theme parks can be crowded on weekends. It is better to visit them on weekdays if you do not want to spend a lot of time in long lines. In Seoul, parents with children enjoy visiting Lotte World, a large amusement park close to Jamsil Station. This venue is suitable for children of different ages. Lotte World works until 10 pm. Parents with small children can rent baby carriages. You can save on tickets if you visit the park closer to the evening – the entry ticket price is significantly lower after 4 pm. Check the park’s website in advance to see if there are any promotions and make a booking online as it is cheaper. There can be promotions for foreign guests too.
Seoul Land Park is smaller and has fewer amusements. However, it is cheaper to enter and is located close to a zoo. It is comfortable to visit these two venues on the same day. The park and the zoo are located close to Seoul Grand Park. In order not to waste your time waiting in long lines, it is better to buy a full ticket that covers the most popular amusements. A simple entry ticket is cheaper but you will have to stand in a queue each time you want to ride a carousel. Tickets are cheaper after 4 pm, children under age 3 are free to enter.
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Everland is the largest amusement park in the country. It is popular with both locals and tourists. The park is open in the town of Giheung approximately 1 hour from Seoul. Children of all ages can find suitable activities in Everland. There are many flowers, a sandpit for babies, dozens of different attractions, restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, and even a zoo. Various concerts, festivals, shows, and events often take place here. Tickets are cheaper after 5 pm but tourists need to keep in mind that it gets dark early in South Korea. The Caribbean bay Water Park is located nearby. It is possible to reach Everland by using the Bundang line until Yongin Station. After that, change to the Everline train and wait until the final stop. A free bus delivers guests to Everland and the water park from the train station.
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There are many places that you can visit with children both in Seoul and very close to it. For example, you can visit Everland Park. The local Disneyland is amazing in size, number of attractions and, unfortunately, queues on weekends. So if you want to have time to ride all the attractions, you should go here in the morning on weekdays. There are various attractions like roller coasters, fear rooms, carousels, and tracks with cars here. You can also visit the cinema, watch animation shows, … Read more

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