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Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

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Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

Is it easy to travel from Itaewon to:

Renaissance Seoul Hotel

.676 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-915

How late do tains / underground work?

How much would a taxi cost if travelling back late ?

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Rayleigh, United...
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1. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

three trains needed. Trains till after midnight. But I'd not rely on that as there's so many changes.

Taxi abt 20,000 won

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2. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

ok, thank you, sounds a bit fiddly :)

How long woudl the journey by taxi be? Seems quite cheap.

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3. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

bump for taxi time please:)

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4. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

It depends what time of day you're travelling! It's taken me an hour to get from Gangnam to Hongdae (never done your route, but roughly comparable) by car during the day, but only about 15 mins late at night!

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5. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

Thank you,

I can get a good deal at the Renaissance hOtel but from research , most nightlife is in Itaewon,

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6. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

That's not true, actually. Itaewon is the place where US soldiers and some westerners go for western type entertainment.

Gangnam is the sophisticated entertainment area, and Hongik is the student entertainment area.

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7. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

oh ok, i was misinformed! i was worried about staying in an oasis of nothingness!

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8. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

Very much the reverse, I'd say. The Apgujeong area, a few blocks north of Nonhyeon is a hub of clubs restaurants etc. Itaewon is still a bit edgy- US soldiers on a night out, the odd fight and so on ,but not as "bad" as it used to be.

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9. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

It depends where you go in Itaewon, many of the bars and restaurants are frequented by expats (and soldiers) and not at all edgy, but I'd you venture away from the main area, it can become pretty seedy!

Itaewon is a great place to go if you are craving non Korean food and beers! More for expats than tourists!

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10. Re: Travelling between Gangnam and Itaewon .....please advise

so maybe a bit like wanchai or lan kwai fong in hong kong !