Saranghaeyo (I Love You) – Journey of Love!

Do you want to experience the mesmerizing beauty of South Korea? Or immerse in their traditional lifestyle and learn more about the people, language and culture first-hand? Amidst the romantic ambience, a honeymoon trip will be even more meaningful if you and your significant other can go on an enriching journey of discovering the bountiful things you never knew about the country. Even if you’re not a fan of Korean popular culture, our recommendations will surely get you excited and ready to embark on a Journey of Love to South Korea!

1. Han River

Picture from seoulistic.com

Picture from seoulistic.com

Head down to Han River for a range of activities to engage in as a couple! If you’re a sporty couple, rent a tandem bike and tuck in comfortably for a leisure and lovey-dovey ride. There are quite a number of bike rental stations located along the river, with prices ranging from around ₩3,000 (S$3.50) for an hour. Do prepare some food so that you and your significant other can relax along the river for a picnic after biking (or you can also opt for chicken and beer delivery!).

You can then take a ferry river cruise for a wonderful panoramic view of the river under the setting sun. Watch the city lights start coming alive at night, as you tuck into a romantic dinner with your significant other on the cruise. Cruises range in prices from just W12,000 – W65,000 (S$14 – 76), so you can surely find one that is within your budget!

Picture from worldofdesigners.com

Picture from worldofdesigners.com

After a satisfying dinner, have a quiet saunter along the Han River, which gives you an amazing vista of the world’s longest bridge fountain. The Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain plays different shows during the day and night. After the sun sets, rainbow-coloured lights illuminate the fountain in the air in synchronization with music. An absolutely magical and enchanting moment to savour with your loved one!

2. Jeonju Hanok Village

Picture from koreanfilm.or.kr

Picture from koreanfilm.or.kr

What is a trip to South Korea without trying on their traditional Hanbok? You and your significant other can visit the Jeonju Hanok Village known for its lovely, traditional hanoks that still line the streets. There are many hanbok rental shops there, where you can rent a hanbok to wear while exploring this picturesque village, with prices ranging from ₩5,000 – 10,000 (S$5 – 10) for 1 – 3 hours. There are so many different styles and colour combinations for the hanboks; you can even choose to wear a traditional Queen costume, while your significant other wears a King costume. Don’t forget to take pictures to boast of your royalty love as you walk down the vibrant streets in Jeonju! You can also enjoy a first-hand cultural experience living in a hanok guesthouse and eating traditional Korean cuisine, just like locals in the olden times. This will definitely be a pleasing and refreshing honeymoon!

3. Ssamziegil Experience Workshop

Picture from seoulistic.com

Picture from seoulistic.com

Personalized and do-it-yourself crafts are the best to show your sincerity, or when you want to give your significant other a memorable gift. At Ssamziegil Experience Workshop, an art and craft specialty store situated in a shopping mall in Insadong, you can get your hands on making many lovely crafts. You and your significant other can learn how to design various Korean crafts such as drawings/ paintings on ceramics (plates/cups/vases etc.), mother-of-pearl rings, handphone accessories, hand mirrors, business card holders and hanji (Korean paper) crafts like jewel boxes and paper lamps. This is definitely a great opportunity for you to express your creativity and love. You can even make your craft a customized one-and-only piece by inscribing each other’s names on it. Exchange your love mementos with one another. How sweet is that! Your completed ceramics can be collected two weeks later or have it delivered to you at a fee of ₩2,500 (S$3). Other crafts can be collected on the spot.

If you are considering South Korea for your honeymoon, do check out the Chan Brothers Group of Companies booth at Wedding & Travel Fair @ Hougang Mall Level 1 Atrium, for exclusive travel offers! There will be up to 50% OFF 2nd pax for any selected Korea package tour*! ONLY from 13 – 19 May!

*Conditions apply

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