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Last year when flying back from Thailand to the US for 5 months I did a 14-hour layover in Seoul, South Korea. If you do your research right you’ll find that there are many things to do during a layover.
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Today I want to give you a list of things that you can do and that I did to make your layover more enjoyable.
- The airport puts on traditional costumed shows in the airport to educate the Flyers
- There is a lounge area on the second floor that you can go to and sleep.
- For a small fee, you can go into a wash facility and take a shower
- They’re in the same area is a cubicle hotel, where you can sleep in a little cubicle bed during your layover. Not very cheap though, was 60 USD for 8 hrs or so.
- For an hour at a time, you can use their computers for free or watch TV
- Now I don’t know if this is just for Western countries, but you can apply for a free transit Visa while you’re in South Korea for the 12 or 14 hours. This will allow you to wander around the country or just around Seoul.
- There are free and discounted tours you can take during your layover specifically for people on layovers
- If you would like to go in the city during your layover there is a train station directly across from the airport that will take you downtown.
Remember that it’s more expensive in Seoul than in a lot of Southeast Asian and Asian countries because it is a first world country. Be prepared to pay New York Quality prices. And with a 12-hour layover, you have a limited window of opportunity to do things so please plan accordingly.
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