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"Seoulful" Savings: Budget-Friendly Adventures in Korea [Part 4]

1. Visit Leeum Art Museum in Yongsan

Leeum Museum by Korea Times
Leeum Museum by Korea Times

A Korean lady once told me, that one of the best ways to enjoy the summer in Korea was to "be inside an art museum drinking an iced Americano". I couldn't agree with her more and think that her words can also apply to any season! Since we're in winter now I guess we can change it to an art museum and a hot latte!

The Leeum Museum is a wonderful place to visit, it's free and has a mix of traditional and modern art, as well as exhibitions that are engaging and interactive.

Check out what's on at the Leeum:

Leeum Official Site:

Leeum Museum by The Korea Times
Leeum Museum by The Korea Times

Of course with any museum, some exhibitions are held temporarily and these usually have a cost so be mindful! Sometimes you may need to make a reservation, the last time we went we didn't need to, but some days are busier than most and need a reservation so please check before going!

Location: 60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

2. Walk around Ihwa Mural Village

We have mentioned Ihwa Mural Village before HERE if you'd like to check it out!

Walking around Ihwa Mural Village is a pleasant and peaceful experience in any season. As mentioned above, the right beverage is seemingly what is making the experience complete. Grab a coffee or a tea, walk around, and admire the art. You can take aesthetic photos along the walls and enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the hill, where you can also see part of the Seoul fortress wall. As you can probably guess - this is also a free experience! Except for the beverage of course.

Location: 49 Naksan 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

3. Bike ride along the Han River

Seoul is filled with bikes, whether you're living here or visiting you will most definitely see some riding past you on a scooter, e-bike, or regular bicycle. Most common are the bicycles which people usually rent or borrow and return or stop riding once they get to their destination. Very Eco-Friendly!

The most common app to use to rent bikes is called 따릉이 (Ddareungi) and looks like this:

Ddaereungi Bike (Wikipedia)
Ddareungi (Wikipedia)

따릉이 is a bike-sharing system that was established in Seoul in 2015. It is also called Seoul Bike in English.

Ddareungi usually takes foreign cards (the last time we tried, it worked)! You first have to download the app and register and then scan the bike that you'd like to use (if you're in front of it).

App Links

Google Play: HERE

Apple App Store: HERE

We're on Part 4 of our Seoulful Savings series! Are these tips helpful? Is there anything you'd like to know more about within this series? Comment below!


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