2D1N Itinerary for Gyeonggi Province and Seoul

If you are looking for short getaway in a nearby city out of Seoul, I would like to recommend Gyeonggi Province. If you check out Seoul map, Gyeonggi Province (knowns as Gyeonggi-do in Korean) is just right next to Seoul. There are some cities in Gyeonggi Province that is reachable by subway or buses from Seoul. It is really convenient!

During the Incheon Tourism Organization x Wow Korea trip, we visited some places in Gyeonggi Province such as Suwon, Gwangmyeong and Ansan. In this post, I will be introducing 2 days 1 night itinerary for Gyeonggi Province and Seoul whereby you will explore Gyeonggi Province in the first day, and some of the new trendy spots in Seoul on the second day.

2D1N Itinerary in Gyeonggi-do & Seoul :

โ€“ Day 1 :

  • Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
  • LUNCH @ Suwon Roasted Chicken Alley
  • Gwangmyeong Cave
  • Ansan Starlight Cave
  • Accommodation @ Seongsu

โ€“ Day 2 :

  • Seoul Forest
  • Under Stand Avenue
  • Seongsu-dong Cafes
  • LUNCH
  • Seoullo 7017

DAY 1 @ Suwon / Gwangmyeong / Ansan

1) Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site located in Suwon, about 1.5 hours from Seoul. There are 4 main gates – Janganmun (north), Paldalmun (south), Changnyongmun (east), and Hwaseomun (west). It is recommended that you take a walk along the fortress wall to enjoy panoramic view of Suwon city.

Suwon hwaseong

Suwon hwaseong fortress

Suwon hwaseong 2

View of a garden in Suwon Hwaseong

Address

18 Haenggung-ro, Yeonghwa-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do

Getting Here

From Suwon Station Exit 4 (the North Squre), Take a City Bus (Bus No.: 11, 13 or 13-4),
Get off at ‘Hwaseong Haenggung, Suwon Seongji‘ Bus Stop

Website

http://english.swcf.or.kr/ย 


2) Lunch @ Suwon Roasted Chicken Alley

suwon chicken alley

Suwon Roasted chicken alley

Suwon has a famous roasted chicken street (์ˆ˜์›ย ํ†ต๋‹ญ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ). It is located not far from Hwaseong Fortress / Hwaseong Haenggung Palace so you can actually walk to this street. Anyone who is in Suwon or visiting Hwaseong Fortress for the day, this chicken dish shall be your lunch or dinner!

  • Tips: go for the original fried chicken.ย 

Location

Paldallo-1ga, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si


3) Gwangmyeong Cave (๊ด‘๋ช…๋™๊ตด)

Gwangmyeong Cave is one of the biggest cave themed park whereby visitors can experience wine at Wine Cave and visit other themes like Cave Aqua World, Gold Falls, Gold Road, Gold Palace, Horror Experience, Cave Basement World, Underground Lake, the largest dragon sculpture in the nation, LED lights, etc. This place is suitable for children too. We visited Gwangmyeong Cave on Sunday and it was very crowded with Koreans visiting with their family.

Admission fee:

KRW 6,000 (adult)

Opening hours:

(Weekdays) 09:00 ~ 18:00
(August-September) 09:00 ~ 21:00

Address

142, Gahak-ro 85beon-gil, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do

Getting Here

  • Get off at Cheolsan Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2. Cross the road to take Bus No. 17 and get off at Gwangmyeong Cave Bus Stop (last stop).
  • Get off at Cheolsan Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2. Take Bus No. 11-2 and get off at Gwangmyeong Cave


4) Ansan Starlight Cave

Ansan starlight_2Ansan Starlight

Ansan Starlight Village is a romantic place for couples or family. I would not recommend solo traveler to visit this place. The LED lights are really pretty. If you are a fan of lights, don’t miss out Ansan Starlight Village.

Website

http://www.star1723.co.kr/index.php (Kor only)
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=2045027ย 

Admission Fee

KRW 5,000 (Adult)

Opening Hours

15:00 – 23:00

Address

1723 Suin-ro, Bugok-dong, Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do

Getting Here

ย From Jungang Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), take a taxi for approx. 9 min.


DAY 2ย  @ Seoul

1) Seoul Forest

This place is a good place for photo shooting in Autumn. Seoul Forest is a big park that is located in the center of the city. If you want to escape from stress and the crowd in city, come to Seoul Forest!

Seoul forest

I SEOUL U sign at Seoul forest

Admission Fee

FREE

Getting Here

Seoul Forest Station (Bundang Line) Exit 3


2) Under Stand Avenue

Visit this new container area that is similar to Commonground in Konkuk university area. This is located right next to Seoul Forest. If you are visiting Seoul Forest, do come to Under Stand Avenue too!

Admission Fee

Free

Getting Here

Seoul Forest Station (Bundang Line) Exit 3


3) Seongsu-dong Cafes

Recently, there are many pretty cafes in Seongsu-dong area. I have been to 3 cafes in Seongsu-dong (hopefully I have the chance to blog about it later). The cafe that we visited is called Daerom Changgo (๋Œ€๋ฆผ์ฐฝ๊ณ ). You can see many art works display in the cafe. If you come here in the weekend, you have to pay KRW 10,000 for entrance fee (which includes a cup of coffee)

Seongsu cafe 2

Seongsu cafe

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Cafe daerim changgo

Cafe Latte – KRW 6,000 @ ๋Œ€๋ฆผ์ฐฝ๊ณ 

If you can read Korean, you can see their info on naverย ๋Œ€๋ฆผ์ฐฝ๊ณ .

Opening Hours

11:00 – 23:00

Address

78 Seongsui-ro, Seongsu 2(i)-ga 1(il)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Getting Here

Seongsu Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 3.


4) Seoullo 7017

Seoullo 7017 is a pretty new attraction in Seoul that was opened in May 2017.ย ย Seoullo 7017 was an overpass (highway) built in 1970s. Then it was closed and they renovated this overpass into a sky garden in 2017.ย  This is my second time to Seoullo 7017. The first time I brought my malaysian friend to visit this place, and stayed till sunset. You can see beautiful sunset from Seoullo 7017! Getting here is very easy as it is located just right outside Seoul Station.

Seoullo 7017

Seoullo 7017

Getting Here

Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4 & AREX), Exit 2.