7 Best Day Trips From Seoul You Will Regret Not Visiting

Day Trips From Seoul

A trip to Seoul is always refreshing—for the soul, for the wardrobe and beauty cabinet, for the tummy. However, the city can get a little too bustling and crazy, so much so that it is overwhelming.

If shopping all day every day is not your thing, or even if you are just looking for a little more sightseeing outside of the city, day trips might just be what your itinerary needs.

Take a look at these 7 Most Fulfilling Day Trips From Seoul, and set off for an adventure that does not just involve facial masks and day-to-night retail therapy.

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Day Trip To Yuen Long And Tai Po In New Territories, Hong Kong

yuen long tai po

As one of the world’s most densely populated cities, Hong Kong is often pictured by outsiders as an incredibly cramped place.

But if you are willing to venture out from the heart of the city and explore the under-the-radar New Territories, you would be surprised by the vast number of non-urban alternative attractions and activities. Yes, a whole new world awaits!

From the world’s very first Hello Kitty-themed organic farm, making a wish at Lam Tsuen Tree in a 700-year-old village to stuffing your faces at award-winning Kei Kee Dessert, here is a brief guide on what to do and what to eat on a day trip to Yuen Long and Tai Po in New Territories.

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Yongkang Street Food Guide – 29 Cafes, Restaurants & Shops To Visit

Yong Kang Street Guide

The busy Yongkang Street is a one-stop destination for all travellers visiting Taipei. You can easily spend half or day—or even more—exploring the bustling street and its adjoining alleyways. Oh and don’t worry if you are travelling in a group with differing palates; Yongkang Street’s vast variety of dining options will definitely cater to the group’s varying preferences.

There are seriously ample options to choose from – think roadside vendors, Melbourne-inspired speciality coffee cafes, dim sum restaurants, French patisseries and more. From the original Din Tai Fung to CNN-recommended dessert store Smoothie House, here is our Guide To Taipei’s Yongkang Street and the cafes, restaurants & shops to visit.

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Guide To Singapore’s Chinatown – 14 Tips On What To Eat And What To See

Guide to Chinatown

Chinatown is an ethnic neighbourhood in Singapore that was once home to the early Chinese migrants.

Today, the cultural enclave has evolved into an eclectic mix of old and new, where visitors can visit modern establishments housed in restored heritage shophouses. Interestingly, the district has a few long-standing attractions that still serve the local communities today.

From visiting national monument Sri Mariamman Temple, attending tea appreciation classes, eating local delicacies at Chinatown Complex Food Centre to savouring traditional bakery Tong Heng’s famous egg tarts, here is our Guide to Singapore’s Chinatown. There is so much to see, so much to eat and one would have to explore the vicinity to understand what we mean.

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Okonomiyaki – A Popular Street Food In Osaka And Where To Eat It

Okonomiyaki

Osaka is the birthplace of Okonomiyaki, an all-time favourite street snack in Japan. Okonomiyaki is a savoury pancake that is mostly made out of the pancake batter and cabbage as the base. Sometimes meats or seafood are also added to finish it off, such as slices of pork or octopus. Then, some sweet sauce will be brushed on top, together with mayonnaise.

This popular street snack is synonymous with Osaka’s cuisine and having a piping hot Okonomiyaki on a chilly night in Osaka is one of the best things to do if you ever visit the prefecture.

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7 Food Places In Shinjuku (Tokyo) That Open Till Late

Shinjuku at night

Tokyo generally experiences early sunsets all year round. During the summer, daylight lasts until about 7pm in the evening. But during the colder months such as November and December, the country will already be blanketed in darkness once it hits 4pm. This definitely makes the days in Tokyo much shorter, especially when shops would close earlier too.

Step out of your hotel at 8pm, and you will probably have a hard time finding restaurants or stores that are still open. Shinjuku, however, never sleeps.

If you are one for a good late-night drink or if you just need a late night snack, here are 7 Food Places in Shinjuku (Tokyo) that open till late.

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Stinky Tofu and What It Really Is

Stinky Tofu

Take a whiff in the bustling night markets—in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan—and you would detect an unbearable odour permeating through the bazaar.

The cringe-worthy stench comes from a traditional Chinese delicacy called Stinky Tofu and it is actually an all-time favourite delicacy. The Stinky Tofu is akin to Singaporeans’ beloved durian, where an acquired taste is required to enjoy this snack.

So what exactly is a Stinky Tofu? Well, this street snack is essentially a fermented bean curd that is available in a variety of cooking methods and it can be served raw, deep-fried or steamed. For foreigners and first-timers, this dish could be an episode of Fear Factor. But should you be daring enough to overcome the overwhelming redolence, a culinary treat awaits.

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