True foodies can wake up early and head to the popular Noryangin Fish Market. The busy market is open 24 hours a day, but curious spectators should get there at 3am to see the exciting wholesale auction where vendors sell everything from shrimp and crab to oysters and eel, and where the most daring can taste Korean delicacies like live octopus. For a quick bite during the day, take a break from shopping and choose from the many options at the Lotte Department Store Food Court. Here you can sample traditional Korean plates, such as roasted corn and steamed dumplings.
Food lovers and theatre aficionados alike will appreciate Seoul's oldest and most famous live theatre show, Nanta, which is an exciting comedy about four cooks preparing a wedding banquet in only one hour. Get your tickets early, as they sell out quickly. For your own Korean banquet, try the acclaimed Yongsusan restaurant, which offers a tantalizing and traditional Korean tasting menu.
To learn more about Korean cuisine consider taking a market tour or cooking class.
Seoul Airport (ICN)
Flights from Australia to Seoul will disembark at Incheon International Airport.
Incheon International Airport (ICN) is Seoul's primary airport and one of the busiest airports in the world. Spanning six floors, the airport also operates domestic flights and is the main hub for Asiana Airlines and Korean Air.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Incheon International Airport. Book your Seoul Airport accommodation.
Getting to Seoul
There are many airlines that offer flights to Seoul from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take 10 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Melbourne and Brisbane via Sydney take 13 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Perth via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore take between 13 and 14 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Seoul
Some other airlines fly with one or two stopovers, including:
For more information on Seoul holidays check out our Seoul travel guide.
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