Sunday, June 16, 2013

Travel to South Korea: YongSeo Story! ^^

YongSeo! My favorite virtual couple!

You can read my previous post about this couple here.

I managed to visit some of YongSeo memorable places around Seoul and Busan during my trip. Here we go:

1. Sindang Tteokbokki restaurant
YongSeo couple visited this restaurant on their first and last meeting. The restaurant is located in Sindang.
Directions: Sindang Station exit 7, walk for 2 blocks then turn right and you'll see a big sign on your left, turn left and the restaurant will be on your left. It's easy to recognize since they put a YongSeo banner in front of the restaurant.

looked up for this big sign

YongSeo tteokbokki restaurant

YongSeo table! :D

tteokbokki set for two

neomu massisseoyo :9

The best tteokbokki in town! 

2. Sindang Mini Store
The store is located near tteokbokki restaurant. The couple visited this store on their first meeting. They bought their first 2.000 won couple ring ^^, couple cups, couple socks. They visited the store again on their last meeting and spend their money that have been saved for a year. What a cute couple! 
Directions: just across tteokbokki resto

ttekobokki resto on your right, mini store on your left

I also bought some silly things in this shop: yonghwa & cnblue student name tag and ribbon hair band :)

3. Jass Cafe
Jass Cafe is located in Hongdae next to FNC Academy. The couple had their third and fifth date on this cafe. This cafe is well known as YongSeo Cafe until now. YongSeo International (YongSeo fanbase) set up a corner full of YongSeo stuff inside this cafe. I visited this cafe on a rainy day to grab a hot cup of coffee while waiting for the rain to stop. It felt so warm inside :)
Directions: Hongdae exit 2, turn left, walk 2 blocks, cross the street, go to your right, turn left the road between Pourtoi Bakery and Hana Bank. On the next block you'll see FNC Academy on your right side with Jass Cafe next to grocery store.

YongSeo corner with Yong and Seo signature on their CDs

A funny part is.. while I'm enjoying my coffee, the owner gave me 2 album full of yongseo art from YSI.. Haha.. I didn't say anything to him but he seemed to know the reason I visited his cafe :)

4. FNC Academy
Located near Jass Cafe. The couple frequently visited this building on their several meetings at the beginning. FNC Academy is the place where FNC artists (incl. CNBLUE) are practicing. They also visited this building again on their last meeting :)
There's a new FNC Academy building at Apgujeong, it's opened since last January. 

5. MissLee Cafe
The couple had their lunch at Miss Lee Cafe on their 3rd date. They ordered two sets of lunch box along with jujuba latte (Seo recommendation for Yong) & schisandra latte (Yong recommendation for Seo). They also wrote their feeling after heard the news that they got a new house and hung it on a paper tree inside the cafe.
Directions: Anguk Station exit 6, turn right, walk towards Insadong area until you see the crown bakery on the beginning of Insadong path way, the cafe is located in front of Insadong Information Center, above G25 convenience store (2nd floor). 


paper tree

YongSeo couple sat on that table, there's a signage too ^^ 

lunch box set and a glass of goguma latte!

6. Haeunde Beach
Haeunde Beach is the most famous beach in Busan. The couple went to this beach when they visited Busan (Yong's hometown) to meet Yong's mom and friends. The beach is sooo beautiful! Clean air, sand, and water :) There are lots of seagulls flying around too!
Directions: Haeunde Station, walk towards the beach (exit #3 or #5 is closer)

I also met "Yong" & "Seo" ;p

Aside of tried to visit YS trail on Seoul, I also managed to visit several agencies building, Gary's restaurant, and Taeyeon's Appa (father) eyeglasses store, Eyebis, in Jeonju.

SM Entertainment Old Building
Located in Apgujeong, Seoul.
Directions: Apgujeong Rodeo Station, exit #2, walk to your left along the main road around 5 mins (passed through Galleries East and Kia Motors building), you'll find SM Ent building on your left.

YG Entertainment Building
Located in Hapjeong, Seoul.
Directions: Hapjeong Station exit #8, go straight, you'll find gas station on your right, keep walking until you see Hotel Circle on your right then another gas station, walk along until you see a junction and cross it. You'll see Coffee&Beer Cafe then a huge statue on your left, turn to your right, walk along the path. YG building is already visible from that point. Cross the road, walk pass "Prouod" apartment. There's G25 convenience store next to YG building and 12pm Cafe across it.

the statue I mentioned earlier

Pal Ja Mak Chang (Gary's restaurant)
There are two branches, Gangnam and Konkuk Univ. I visited the last one.
Directions: Konkuk University Station exit #1. Follow this map.

Located at Seodo Plaza 1st floor in Jeonju. There's a Taeyeon gallery inside this store. Read my Jeonju story here.
Directions: take a cab from Jeonju Hanok Village to Seodo Plaza, it'll costs around 5000 won (15 mins).

Taeyeon's Appa gave me this drink :)

On my next trip to Seoul, I would like to visit FNC new building at Cheongdam and another SM building (which located just 53 steps away from FNC^^), also Kang Min Hyuk's Appa Restaurant! 

Check this link for another clue for YS Trail.
(I dare myself to take a trip to Kawagoe, Japan, this November!)


  1. wow thank you so much for "YongSeo memoriable place" information chingo ^o^ love this article so much <3

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