Most things in Korea are considerably cheaper than western countries (transportation, food, tourist attractions). The only exception would be accommodations; while still not as expensive as as the west, the cheapest hotel I've been able to find (which will be called a love motel) is about $70 a night.
To get out of Incheon Airport take the airport express train or AREX. I think it will cost you about $3 to take the 20 minute trip to Seoul Station in the center of Seoul. From there you can transfer to the normal subway system, catch a bus or just start walking. There's a great website for the subway system: http://www.seoulmetro.co.kr/eng/ Click on the green 'Cyber Station' button in the lower left hand corner to use the interactive map.
Once your in Seoul it's up to you. Here' some suggestions on how to spend your day:
If you're into history and culture here's some sightseeing in Seoul
1. Gyeongbok Palace & National Folk Museum
2. Changdeok Palace & Secret Garden
3. Bongwong-Sa Temple
4. Namsam Tower
Or if you want to do some shopping in Seoul:
1. Insadong - traditional area of Seoul with lots of artists and handmade crafts
2. Namdaemun - huge traditional market with all kinds of souvenirs
3. Dongdaemun - another huge market and the best place to go for clothes
I would also recommend that you do some research on Korean food and find what you might like. Then ask around for the best restaurant in the area. Korean barbecue is amazing and my favorite thing to order is samgyeopsal. You can also try some soups like kimchi jiggae, seollongtang or doenjang guk.
Have fun. over 7 years ago
I can't top the first answer- its solid advice. almost 7 years agoAnswered by Andy via WorldNomads.com