Saturday, November 23, 2013

The list of places to visit are categorized here. The list will get bigger with time. Although there are more than 100 places of visit, I could manage to cover around 20 odd in 6 months time frame, I will add the remaining posts shortly.


Bongeunsa Temple

Waujeongsa Temple

Yongjusa Temple

Amusement parks and general parks






Shopping and landmark buildings

63 building

Namsan Seoul Tower


COEX mall

Mountains, forts and beaches



Jebudo island


Indian events

Indian Embassy


First step

Links about Korea

Travel Tips


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Korean War Memorial

The grounds of the War Memorial of Korea were once the headquarters of the Korean Infantry. Many experts from different fields were consulted numerous times and exhaustive research was done in order to complete the exhibits. This memorial is the largest of its kind in the world.

There are 8 main exhibits at the War Memorial: the Hogukchumo Exhibit, War History Exhibit, June 25th War Exhibit, Overseas Dispatched Troops Exhibits, Military Development Exhibit, Large Equipment Exhibit, and the Outdoor Exhibit. The Hogukchumo Exhibit honors the spirit of those who perished fighting on the battlefield. Visitors can learn all about Korea’s war history by visiting the War History Exhibit, June 25 War Exhibit, Overseas Dispatched Troops Exhibits, and the Military Development Exhibit, as well as witness how the Korean military developed over the years. Different kinds of weapons and military equipment are exhibited as well, inside and outside the building.

Exhibits inside the building display equipment used during the Korean War in such a way as to invite comparison between the items. Large weapontry and equipment used by different countries during World War II and the Vietnam War are also on display. In the Large Equipment Exhibit on the second floor, many kinds of defense industry equipment and both real and model weapons are displayed. In the Bangsan Equipment Exhibit, you can look at weapons and war equipment produced in Korea. In the War Memorial’s Storage Room, 17,800 files and artifacts of war are preserved. Modern damage control and prevention devices have been installed to keep these materials safe from harm. For more information read : War Memorial of Korea

  • Ease of transportation: /5
  • Value for money: /5
  • Recommended group size: 4 or more
Here are some pictures

Friday, January 4, 2013

Toilet Park

This post is contributed by Rahul Iyer. Another SISO employee. Many thanks to him. "Mr. Toilet House" is a toilet shaped house build by Ex-Mayor of Suwon Mr. Sim Jae-duck. After his demise, his family has donated this house and a park has been built around this house. This park is the only and first toilet park in the world. Mr. Sim Jae-duck was born in a toilet at its maternal place. He went on to become mayor of Suwon city. His vision was to make toilet across Suwon to world class. So, he constructed beautiful toilets across Suwon. He became first president of Korea Toilet association. He even nick-named himself as Mr.Toilet. Mr.Sim Jae-duck or Mr.Toilet destroyed his house where he lived for 30 years and build a house that looked like a toilet to celebrate the birth of the World Toilet Association. This house is very near from Suwon city. By sub-way have to take Line-1 from Suwon city and get down at Sunggyungwan Station. From Sunggyungwan Station it just costs 3000 Wons by taxi. Or can take bus number 64 and get down in Dongwon High school stop. It is just 5 min walk from Dongwon High school stop.

For more information read : Toilet Park

Admission fee - Free Visiting House - March ~ October 1000 hrs ~ 1800 hrs November ~ February 1000 hrs ~ 1700 hrs Closing date - Closing day Mondays of each week

  • Ease of transportation: 5/5
  • Value for money: 3/5
  • Recommended group size: 2 or more