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South Korea vs. Mongolia

Travel Forums Asia South Korea vs. Mongolia

1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

Which capital city, would you rather visit, Seoul or Ulaanbataar? for atleast a week...

lets just say money is not a major issue, but ofcourse you are on a backpacking mode or shoestring budget.

Well, I heard Mongolia can also be expensive, but I don't how expensive. I just assume that most foreigners that go there are travellers.

as for seoul, i'll try that "couch thing" in the internet.

i prefer seoul, but then Mongolia sounds more exotic and it would probably cheaper. and its now or never.

2. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 6y

Hiya, Ulaanbaatar is expensive to get to and from, accommodation reasonable, cheap food, plenty to see and experience... Seoul cheap and easy to get to, accommodation more expensive, cheap food, heaps to see and experience... Seoul is a place I would definitely go back to... UB not so much...

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 6y

I spent 7 nights in Seoul last year. As joffre says, there is heaps to see and do, food is cheap and the subway system is superb so it's incredibly cheap, quick and easy to get around the city. It's not a particularly pretty city but I liked it. If you're into hiking there are plenty of opportunities in the mountains and national parks surrounding the city. As you would have a week I'd also recommend taking a day tour up to the DMZ; I found this fascinating.

Mongolia might be cheaper but wouldn't it be more expensive to get to?