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Seoul (Lonely Planet City Guide)

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Experience Seoul, Asia's most intriguing city. Tour the grand royal palaces. Sing yourself hoarse in a noraebang (karaoke room). Stuff yourself with hearty beef and vegetable bibimbap. Indulge in exquisite traditional tea shops. This authoritative, bestselling guidebook will take you to the heart of Korea's captivating capital.
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Paperback, 218 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published May 1993)
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Adam
Aug 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Hagwon Teachers, Seoul Travelers
Shelves: guidebook, korea, travel
As a companion to living in Seoul for a year this book proved to be invaluable! The customs, food and background sections are interesting, yes, but they couldn't stand up to actually learning about these subjects through experience.

However, the Seoul City Guide did manage to get me up and out of the apartment whenever I had a chance! From mountain climbing to amusement park-ing, this LP covered Seoul in its entirety. After a year of trying out it's recommend adventures, I feel like I have truly
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Maria
Jul 25, 2007 rated it liked it
overall it was very useful. would've been nice if it had more korean characters, particularly on the subway map. i felt it could've gone a bit more in depth on the food section and good neighborhoods to go for it (gangnam has good food mmmm). Also, there are some cool neighborhoods with great art scenes that I thought would've been good to include in the book (samcheondong). also would've liked for some recommendations for places to take good night shots.

not bad to take if you want to look arou
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Sori
Feb 24, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Some of the directions were insanely wrong, and I got lost a few times. And a lot of the restaurants listed were no longer in business. Not really the guide's fault, but when you're hungry, hot, and pissed that you're lost again, you have to blame someone.
Erica
May 13, 2009 rated it it was ok
This guidebook was actually quite useless. I'll probably never buy lonely planet again. It literally directed us to an opium den...
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