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Travel Blogs from Suwon
... tour! One of the previous mayors of Suwon Sim Jae-duck was the founder of the World Toilet Association, and was affectionately known as 'Mr Toilet' for his work in promoting improved sanitation around the world. He made it his mission a good few years ago to rejuvenate Suwon's toilet stock. The result was apparently some interesting and quirky rest-rooms dotted across the city, so much so that there is an unofficial toilet-tour map making the ...
... rage with a huge underground network. It's got a few palaces (rebuilt) and an ancient city wall (rebuilt) and some mountains which you can catch a subway to (sorry tube, too many Americans here). You can also drink anywhere until about 5 in the morning, I learnt this the hard way which ended in a South African friend of mine having to carry me to Harriet's flat.
Rob and Marta have been to visit again and we will visit them after ...
... see the history of both the temple and the biography of the Buddha. Our tour guide first took us to the main temple - the Main Dharma Temple, Daewungjeon, where we saw the monks chanting afternoon prayers and followers doing prostrations. There are three Buddhas large, golden Buddhas in this temple - the middle one is the Buddha of history which can be inferred by his hand touching the ground (calling the Earth ...
... Rainbow we headed to Helios, which is some other bar somewhere in Seoul. Helios completely cured any homesickness I had for immensely overcrowded bars with a 5 to 1 guy-to-girl ratio. Thank God, I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to find that kind of thing over here.
I ended up getting home after 5am, because apparently it’s normal to stay out stupid late here. Although it isn’t like Europe where they go out late, then stay out late. Here ...
... up into the sky. On the trail, we met a guy from London who was visiting Seoul by himself. Raakesh wanted us to take pictures for him and we wanted him to take for us, so we agreed to hike up the mountain as a team. It was so great to be on a real trail with rocks, streams, and trees and not be walking up stairs. The air was fresh and the weather cool, which set up for a perfect day. Towards the top, it even started getting slightly dangerous with drop offs ...
Other places to stay in Suwon
132, Gwongwang-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon | 3 star hotelfrom $90
9, Bandal-ro 128beon-gil, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon | 3 star hotelfrom $107
150, Jungbu-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon | 4 star hotelfrom $175
84, Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon | 3 star hotelfrom $85
47 Gucheon-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon | 3 star hotelfrom $106
55, Gyeongsu-daero 446beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon | Hotelfrom $54
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62, Gwongwang-ro 175beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon | 3 star hotelfrom $93
1014-1, Kwonsun-dong, Kwonsun-Ku, Suwon | 3 star hotelfrom $95
27-19, Ingye-ro 94beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon | 3 star hotelfrom $85
12, Gwongwang-ro 123beon-gil, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon | Hotelfrom $106
46-13, Hyowon-ro 235beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon | Hotelfrom $78