Shooting Magical Seoul With Oppo F3

by - 12:06 PM

If you wish to experience a futuristic city with fashionable people but yet traditionally inclined to live with some palaces and temples situated in the center of the metro, then you should go to Seoul. Together with five other officemates and friends of Timex Philippines, we enjoyed a short yet sweet and cold stay last weekend in Seoul, South Korea. It was then very memorable with the help of Oppo F3 Smartphone which lasted very strong even in a negative temperature weather.

Magical Seoul Cover taken by Oppo F3 Smartphone
Magical Seoul Cover taken by Oppo F3 Smartphone



For me, Seoul is more than just k-pop. Aside from the world-famous Korean Pop fever, South Korea has a lot to offer to all Tourists and Locals most especially in the 5th most populous city in the world, Seoul. For the first time, I was thrilled to witness a number or thousands of ice crystals as they fell down in the warm soil of the earth. Snow is different from rain for some various reasons. I agree with Kahlil Gibran, "Snow beautifies everything it covers". And that's how Seoul became magical to me.
Our subway ride deserved a selfie
Our subway ride deserved a selfie

With our 3-day stay in Seoul, It seemed that I lived there for a week already. We stayed at DH Myeongdong Guesthouse which is by the way very hospital and accommodating. They got free breakfast and can assist you to wherever you're planning to visit. The hostel is just a 10-15 minute walk going to Myeongdong Subway station so the commute is not a problem. And of course, a picture paints a thousand words so I'm presenting to you some amazing and magical photos of Seoul.

Loves Locked in Namsan Tower
Loves Locked in Namsan Tower
While my friends' smartphones went dead during our cold stay in Seoul, my very own Oppo F3 did a very good job. It was our source of selfies, groufies and even panorama and landscape photos. It is indeed a recommended phone. So, here are some Magical shots taken by Oppo F3 in all our Seoul Destinations.


1. Incheon International Airport
Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport
Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport

2. Constitutional Court of Korea

Trying my Blogger pose at Constitutional Court of Korea
Trying my Blogger pose at Constitutional Court of Korea

First Group picture with the team at Constitutional Court of Korea
First Group picture with the team at Constitutional Court of Korea
3. Bukchon Hanok Village Tourist Information Centre

At Bukchon Hanok Village Tourist Information Centre
At Bukchon Hanok Village Tourist Information Centre

Another wide group picture at Bukchon Hanok Village Tourist Information Centre
Another wide group picture at Bukchon Hanok Village Tourist Information Centre
4.  Bukchon Hanok Village

Selfie At Bukchon Village
Selfie At Bukchon Village
Eating Kimchi after a short round at Bukchon Village
Eating Kimchi after a short round at Bukchon Village
5.  National Folk Museum of Korea

The royal family at National Folk Museum of Korea
The royal family at National Folk Museum of Korea

The Prince's selfie at National Folk Museum of Korea
The Prince's selfie at National Folk Museum of Korea

6.  Nami Island

Eating lunch before catching up the ferry going to Nami Island
Eating lunch before catching up the ferry going to Nami Island


A mirror shot of the island
A mirror shot of the island

My OOTD for Nami
My OOTD for Nami

Loving the cold snow in Nami Island
Loving the cold snow in Nami Island

Travel Blogger pose again, sorry!
Travel Blogger pose again, sorry!

Group picture wuth the "laagans" at the coffee shop situated in the center of Nami Island
Group picture wuth the "laagans" at the coffee shop situated in the center of Nami Island
That picturesque hall of trees at night
That picturesque hall of trees at night



Such a nice Restaurant in Nami island
Such a nice Restaurant in Nami island
 7. Myeong-dong Street Market

This clean and romantic street market deserves a group pic
This clean and romantic street market deserves a group pic

Choose your street food!
Choose your street food!
8. Namsan Park

Trekking to N. Tower
Trekking to N. Tower

Such a nice view from Namsan Park
Such a nice view from Namsan Park
 9.  N. Tower (Namsan Tower)

Such a nice view at the top of the N. Tower
Such a nice view at the top of the N. Tower

Group picture at the top of the N. Tower
Group picture at the top of the N. Tower

Another Loves locked!
Another Loves locked!

A group picture inside the mall with Digital ceiling
A group picture inside the mall with Digital ceiling

A group picture inside the mall with Digital ceiling
A group picture inside the mall with Digital ceiling

A group picture inside the mall with Digital ceiling
A group picture inside the mall with Digital ceiling
WHERE TO STAY? DH Myeongdong Guesthouse

Address: 24-1 Namhak-dong, Jung-gu, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-2277-8088
SERVICES:
Free Breakfast
Free Shared Kitchen
Free wifi in all rooms
Free Laundry Service
Available Towel, slippers, toiletries, hairdryer and heater (during winter)

Outside DH Myeong-dong
Outside DH Myeong-dong
Check-in Time:
Check-out Time: 11 AM
Book at AGODA or BOOKING

HOW TO GO TO NAMI ISLAND FROM MYEONGDONG (src: myeongdong.org)

The journey from Myeongdong Station to Gapyeong Station where Nami Island is located will take about 1 hour 30 minutes. As you need to change train line 3 times for this trip, it is not advisable to sleep or take a nap during this trip or you may miss the stations to change line.

With that said, let's get started with the journey to Nami Island:

  1. From Myeong-dong Station, take LINE 4 train heading to the direction of Chungmuro Station to get to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station.
  2. When arriving at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, change to LINE 2 and take the train heading towards Sindang Station to get to Wangsimni Station.
  3. When arriving at Wangsimni Station, change to JUNGANG LINE and take the train heading towards Cheong-nyangni to get to Mangu Station.
  4. When arriving at Mangu Station, change to KYEONGCHUN LINE and take the train heading towards Galmae Station to get to Gapyeong Station, which is our destination.

Train Route from Myeong-dong Station to Gapyeong Station (Nami Island).
This train journey from Myeongdong to Gapyeong will cost you KRW 2250 (T-Money Card) or KRW2350 (Cash) one way.


Blogger pose again fella!
Blogger pose again fella!

From Gapyeong Station to Nami Island


  1. Taxi - Once you are at Gapyeong Station, you need to take a short taxi trip (costs about KRW2500-3000) to get to the ferry wharf to Nami Island. 
  2. Walk - You could also walk but it will take you 20-30 minutes and the direction to the ferry wharf is not straight forward. 
  3. BUS - At Gapyeong Station, you can take the Shuttle Bus for Gapyeong Tourist Resort (Course A) to go to Nami Island. The bus ticket can be bought from the bus driver at costs KRW6,000. This ticket can be used UNLIMITED time for the whole day to go to all popular destinations on the bus route as below:  Gapyeong Intercity Bus Terminal <-> Gapyeong Station (Train Station) <-> Jarasum <-> Gapyeong Rail Park <-> Nami Island <-> Petite France <-> Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal <-> Cheongpyeong Station <-> The Garden of Morning Calm
Once arriving at the ferry wharf, proceed to the ticket booth to buy your "Entry Visa" to Nami Island which costs KRW8,000, which includes a ferry to and from Nami Island and, of course, entry to Nami Island.

How to get connected while in Seoul?

Seoul Travel with Flytpack support
Seoul Travel with Flytpack support
Our #FaceCebuTravels won't be special without the help of FlytPack, our global travel buddy. They are now open in their Cebu branch. Book at flytpack.com or visit at Unit 10E, Avenir Building, Archbishop Avenue, Cebu City.

Seoul Travel with Flytpack support
Seoul Travel with Flytpack support

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