Seoul, technically known as the Seoul Special City, is the capital of South Korea and the 16th largest metropolis in the world. It is also one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. It is a truly modern city with impeccable infrastructure and facilities. It is a fascinating place to visit, particularly for its nature and rich history that is still pretty well preserved despite its modernization. Seoul has a history that dates back more than 2000 years. The Seoul Capital Area is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong, and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Mountains surround Seoul, the tallest of them being Mt. Bukhan, which is also the world’s most visited national park. There are also many modern landmarks that travelers can visit such as theme parks, modern buildings and shopping hubs. The diversity and rich culture and history is one of the main reasons why thousands of tourists flock to the capital city of South Korea every year....more

Andong, South Korea



Seoul, technically known as the Seoul Special City, is the capital of South Korea and the 16th largest metropolis in the world. It is also one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. It is a truly modern city with impeccable infrastructure and facilities.

It is a fascinating place to visit, particularly for its nature and rich history that is still pretty well preserved despite its modernization. Seoul has a history that dates back more than 2000 years. The Seoul Capital Area is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong, and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.

Mountains surround Seoul, the tallest of them being Mt. Bukhan, which is also the world’s most visited national park. There are also many modern landmarks that travelers can visit such as theme parks, modern buildings and shopping hubs. The diversity and rich culture and history is one of the main reasons why thousands of tourists flock to the capital city of South Korea every year.

Nearby Airports

Incheon International Airport (IIA), is the main airport for International flights in the city. It is one of the busiest airports in the world, while being the largest in South Korea. It has also been voted the best and cleanest international airport by Airports Council International several times since 2005, and has one of the best records for efficiency of operations. Prayer facilities and Halal food restaurants are also available in the airport.

Halal Restaurants

Although Muslims in Seoul are a minority, Halal food in Seoul is getting easier to find as the day goes on. Many grocery stores and restaurants now provide Halal-friendly facilities in Seoul, some of them even providing prayer facilities. Muslim travelers can also opt for vegetarian options if they find it necessary.


There are around 8 major mosques scattered around the country, the largest and most notable of which is the Seoul Central Mosque, which was constructed in 1976 in Itaeweon, Seoul. It holds Friday (Jum’uah) prayers, regularly attended by large numbers of people. Lectures are also conducted in the mosque in English, Korean, and Arabic. This is the only mosque in Seoul, and a community of Muslims and Muslim-friendly facilities have erupted around it. The area around the mosque is also one of the easiest places to find Halal foods in Seoul. Prayer facilities can also be found in quite a few places such as shopping malls, airports, universities, and restaurants.

Things to Do and See in Andong

  • Changdeokgung
  • Myeong-dong
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • N Seoul Tower
  • Bukhansan National Park
  • Lotte World
  • War Memorial of Korea
  • Nam Sam (Nam Mountain Peak)
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  • Things to Do In Yogyakarta After Pandemic

    COVID-19 is still a big problem for several countries in the Southeast Asia region. Some of the countries are able to flatten the curve, yet some of them are still facing difficulty to slow down the transmission. For example, Indonesia is still combating COVID-19 transmission. Currently, there are 59 countries have banned Indonesian travelers to visit their country. This scenario has forced Indonesians to stay inside their country and could not fly overseas. Surely foreign tourist is still not allowed to visit Indonesia. However, look at the bright side, Indonesians can travel domestically when the pandemic blows over. Of course, foreign travelers are also welcome to visit this biggest country in the region. So when this pandemic has vanished from Indonesia, there are nice places to look for in Yogyakarta, the southern part of Java Island, a province with magnificent cultures and social life. Yogyakarta is a province where lots of tourist spots that worth to be visited.  Here I would like to recommend you spectacular attractions in Yogyakarta you must see after the pandemic.   Desa Wisata Tinalah - Keeping Traces of the History and Natural Exoticism of Kulon Progo Image Credit: twitter Kulon Progo regency as part of Yogyakarta province has a natural attraction that will pamper our eyes, body, and mind. This spot invites you to get closer to mother nature. Desa Wisata Tinalah is located in Samigaluh District. We will enjoy the fresh air and some breeze from Menoreh Mountains surrounding this village. With many attractions that can be seen here, Desa Wisata Tinalah is a perfect place to spend your vacation time. In this village, the visitor can learn many things like walking down Tinalah River, educational outbound activities, and even visiting Joglo house - a Javanese traditional house. There is another fantastic spot near Desa Wisata Tinalah. Tourists could take a walk to Sriti Cave with 70 meters depth. This cave is famous before Desa Wisata Tinalah gained more traction recently. This village is a silent witness of Diponegoro Prince's battle against the Netherland where he stayed in a Talun Miri hill to set a war strategy. He also practicing horse riding on this hill. Currently, Talun Miri hill is used a camping ground. Desa Wisata Tinalah locates 25 kilometers from Yogyakarta. We can drive by any vehicle like a car, motorcycle, or taking a bus to visit this wonderful spot. Address: Jalan Persandian Kilometer 5, Sendang Sari, Purwoharo, Samigaluh, Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta. Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm. Thursday: 8.30 am to 4 pm. Friday: 8.30 am to 11 am, 1 pm to 3.30 pm. Saturday: 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. Sunday: 8.30 am to 4 pm. Phone: +62 852 005 2054   Glagah Beach - The Best Wave Breaker Beach in Yogyakarta Image Credit: 10travlr Discussing about Glagah Beach, the local people mostly will very proud of its beautiful lagoon. Commonly, beach lagoons have a barrier like sand or rock as it is usually located in relatively shallow and quiet locations. Yet, a lagoon in Glagah Beach is different as it is shaped from a slightly concave-shaped part of the land that contains high tide. Time goes by, this basin forms a broad lake with calm waters, lush edges, and overgrown with wild grass. Glagah Beach Lagoon is also used as a water tourism spot, such as paddle boats, canoes, and small boats that you can use to get around in the lagoon. Due to its quiet location and far from the crashing waves, this lagoon is quite crowded with children. For adults, there are fishing spots in this lagoon. Glagah Beach is known as one of the beaches in Jogja which has quite large waves. Therefore, in the coastal area, a tetrapod was built. It is made of a four-legged concrete structure that functions as a wave breaker so that it doesn't enter the shoreline further. In the middle of the tetrapods, a long concrete path was built that led out to sea. This path also functions like access to the pier. Many tourists could sue this tetrapod area for fishing while enjoying the sea breeze and the waves. The presence of a path surrounded by tetrapods is the hallmark of Glagah Beach. Most of the visitors take pictures of the landscape of the waves that break after hitting the tetrapod. Glagah Beach is located in Glagah Village, Temon District, Kulon Progo Regency where it is 15 kilometers from Yogyakarta. If you want to feel like a backpacker, you can follow this route - take a bus from Giwangan Bus Terminal with Jogja - Wates route. From Wates Terminal you can continue the journey by taking a bus Glagah Beach - Congot - Trisik route. You can ask the driver to stop in Glagah Beach entrance gate. To enter Glagah Beach, you have to pay an entrance ticket of IDR 4,000 per person. This ticket is a form of retribution to the local community that has preserved Glagah Beach. For vehicle parking, motorbikes will be charged a rate of IDR 3,000 per unit, and IDR 10,000 cars will be charged per unit. You also have to bring more money if you intend to enjoy various tourist rides on Glagah Beach. If you want to get around the lagoon by boat, you will be charged a fee of IDR 5,000 per person. Meanwhile, if you want to ride a canoe, you will pay a rate of IDR 20,000 per person. Lastly, don't forget to bring your camera.   Kalibiru Image Credit: hargatiket This excellent tourist spot is developed by the local government and supported by the locals. Kalibiru used to be a fertile state forest area, yet the illegal logging has devastated this area so the local government made a call to rejuvenate this forest area. Kalibiru is located at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level which has now become a lush tourist forest. With hills overgrown by various trees, such as cypress, teak, and eucalyptus. This tourist spot is located in the countryside, no wonder you can find many old Javanese architecture houses. These houses functioned as management offices and entrance ticket counters. Thus, visitors must do trekking in the forest to get to the main spot. Here, a path has been provided so that visitors just follow the direction of the road. Kalibiru Nature Tourism provides a viewing tower that visitors can use to enjoy the surrounding scenery. While taking pictures with the background of the hills covered in green trees. This viewing tower is a pine tree that has been fitted with wooden planks and a hanging ladder. From here, visitors can not only see the hills with trees. But also the Menoreh Mountains and the winding Sermo Reservoir. Sermo Reservoir is the largest dam in Jogja. Address: Jalan Waduk Sermo, Kokap, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta. Opening hours: 6.30 am to 5.00 pm every day. Ticket price: IDR 10,000 for domestic tourists, IDR 20,000 for foreign tourists.   Pulepayung Image Credit: WisataMantap Pule Payung is located at an altitude of about 500 meters above sea level. So it is possible to see the beautiful natural panorama below which is full of green trees. Uniquely, this Pule Payung object also combines natural scenery with contemporary photo spots. The combination of green hills, lakes, and blue skies create an exotic natural panorama. Perfect place for looking for a place to unwind after a week's work. For those who want to upload the latest photo collections on Instagram, Pule Payung is the right place to capture vacation moments. There are various models of viewing booths available at this location, ranging from hexagonal, circular, and wooden bridge models. So visitors can take pictures with various models of viewing posts. Access to photo spots is quite easy because tourists don't have to walk uphill. As well as a large spot location so that tourists can enjoy natural scenery freely. Address: Hargotirto Village, Kokak District, Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta Opening hours: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm every day. Ticket price: IDR 5,000 / person.   Nglinggo Tea Plantation Image Credit: Puti Niela Kharisma Trekking through terraced slopes covered in green rugs to enjoy the panoramic view of eight high mountain peaks is a charming treat when visiting Nglinggo Tea Plantation, the only tea plantation in Menoreh Hills, Kulon Progo. You can see Camellia sinensis plants filling the hilly terraces of this area when the fog is not coming down. At first glance, it looks like a step covered with a green carpet. The cold air slowly warms up, changing to the cool mountain air. Trekking among the expanse of tea plants, off-road around the tea garden area, or just enjoying the scenery are alternative options for traveling in this tea garden. Not only the unnamed hilltop on the west side which offers a charming panorama. There are still two other peaks on the north side that offer beautiful views from a height. Both are the peaks of Mount Kukusan which is administratively included in the Magelang region, only a few hundred meters from the Nglinggo Tea Plantation. The first, lower peak is known as Dempok Peak, while the higher peak is known as Kendeng Peak. Just like Nglinggo Village, Kendeng Peak also has a history related to Prince Diponegoro. A sacred place in the form of a stone found at the top is believed by residents to be the tomb of a relative of Prince Diponegoro named Pangeran Kendeng. So that the top name is similar to the name of the prince. In contrast to the panoramic views that are presented by the peaks on the west side, the view from Puncak Kendeng and Puncak Dempok does not offer views of the tea garden, but the panoramic view of the eight mountains in Jogja and Central Java, such as Merapi, Merbabu, Andong, Telomoyo, Ungaran, Sumbing, Sindoro, and Prau. In addition, Dempok Peak and Kendeng Peak are also known as favorite spots for sunrise chasers. Address: Nglinggo, Pagerharjo, Samigaluh, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta Opening hours:  7.00 am to 5.00 pm every day. Ticket price: IDR 5,000 / person. Despite we are unsure whether the pandemic going to end, we need to keep on optimist that we could pass this situation. Reading articles provided by HalalTrip gonna help you to arrange your next itinerary for traveling in the future. Stay safe and healthy!...

  • Get Your Dream Floating Breakfast And Feel Like Royalty For A Day At These 5 Resorts in Bali!

    In October of this year, American socialite and TV personality Kim Kardashian and her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, had a vacation in one of the world’s most beautiful islands in Indonesia. During their stay in Bali, they shared their experience at the luxurious Soori Hotel on Instagram. This hotel is one of the top 50 best beach hotels in the world! One of their posts showed them starting off their day with a floating breakfast accompanied by the sound of crashing waves. Unsurprisingly, the post blew up and now people across the globe are eager to try it for themselves. Soori Hotel might just be the most expensive hotel in Bali so here are 5 other places where you can also enjoy a fancy floating breakfast. Read more about Bali 1. AYANA Resort and Spa Picture: Kiwi Collection Only 10 kilometers from Ngurah Rai International Airport, AYANA Resort and Spa is a world-class resort in Badung Regency. Located on 90 hectares of cliff-top land above Jimbaran Bay, it offers an ocean-front view and a white-sand beach. You can start your day in style with an unforgettable breakfast served on a floating tray in your private plunge pool. A butler will set sail to this three-course gourmet brunch accompanied by coffee and tea when you request for no champagne. Adress: Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten BadungContact: (+62) 361 702 222Website: Ayana 2. Kamandalu Ubud Picture: The Bali Bible This five-star hotel resort has existed since 1992. It is located on the hills of Ubud, an area famous for its rice terraces, ancient temples and traditional arts. This resort is beautifully built on curving ridges above the flowing Petanu River. It takes an hour to reach this resort from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Kamandalu resort has a facility called Awana Pool and Lounge where you can begin your day with a floating breakfast. You can have a relaxing swim while feasting on healthy and delicious dishes with exotic drinks on a large floating tray. As you are enjoying this unique experience in the pool, you can appreciate the view of Ubud’s magnificent tropical forest and terraced landscape. Do remember to inform their staff if you have dietary requirements so that they can make necessary adjustments. Address: Jalan Andong, Banjar Nagi, UbudContact: +62 361 975825Website: KamandaluResort 3. Aksari Villa Picture: Aksari Villa Combining the enchanting culture, fascinating traditions and beautiful natural scenery of Bali, Aksari Villa is a perfect place for a romantic honeymoon on the Island of Gods. It is a luxury private villa where you can get a private pool and Jacuzzi. When you wake up seeing floating breakfast waiting for your arrival on your personal pool, you will definitely feel like royalty for a day. It is strategically located close to Legian and Seminyak which is just a 10 minutes drive from Seminyak Square and Padma Beach Legian. Address: Jl. Sunset Road Gang Baik Baik 2 No. 8, Seminyak, KutaContact: +6281238504678Website: AksariVilla 4. W Bali Picture: EatAndTreats The winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017 is located around 15 kilometers from Ngurah Rai International Airport.  It is a perfect choice if you would like to enjoy Bali's fascinating culture and nearby eclectic boutiques, famous art galleries and concept restaurants in Seminyak. Offering spacious rooms with sea views, W Bali is just a one-minute walk from Seminyak Beach. It has classy restaurants where you can taste the world’s exquisite flavors from finest meats, seafood, and spices. To start your day in the morning, you can order a floating breakfast with the freshest selection of dishes on a colorful tray. Do note that they also serve champagne but you can definitely request for your serving to be alcohol-free. Address: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak BaliContact: +62 361 3000106Website: Marriott 5. Royal Purnama Picture: TheRoyalPurnama Around 15km from Sanur and 16km from Ubud, The Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas is located alongside the beautiful Purnama Beach on the southeast coast of Bali, in Sukawati, Gianyar. Locals believe that Purnama(full moon) is a sacred day when Gods descend to the earth and give their blessing. The Purnama Beach itself has glittering volcanic black crystal sand that people like to use for therapy due to its mineral content. When you arrive, you will see lush plantations and rice fields on one side and the glittering black crystal sands of the beach on the other. Picture: TheRoyalPurnama One of the restaurants that they have is the luxurious Standing Stones Restaurant, an open-air beach lounge with a meandering freeform swimming pool. While swimming and relaxing, you can experience a floating pool breakfast and enjoy their food all day long. Their impressive menu merges western classics with Asian favorites. Address: Jl. Pantai Purnama, Sukawati, Gianyar, BaliContact: +62361 8493706Website: TheRoyalPurnama Get travel inspirations for 2019...

  • 6 Best Halal Chinese Restaurants in Singapore

    There are many Halal Chinese food outlets in Singapore where you can try a variety of Chinese cuisine. Chinese food is possibly one of the most popular non-native cuisines that people eat all over the world. The cooking style varies in spiciness and flavour, according to the provinces and areas of China. As such there are eight Culinary Cuisines of China based on the region the originated; Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan, and Zhejiang. Some such as Cantonese, Jiangsu, Shandong and Sichuan are well known, while the others not so much. Singapore is place where many cultures meet. As part of East Asian culture, Chinese restaurants form a large part of Singapore’s eateries. There are many Halal Chinese restaurants amongst this number. Read HalalTrip's guide to get more information on the best of them.   1. Straits Kitchen @ Grand Hyatt Credit: Straits Kitchen website Straits Kitchen is a restaurant at the Grand Hyatt hotel. It hosts buffets daily, which includes a section of purely Chinese cuisine. The buffet is slightly more expensive than it would cost at street stalls. However, it more than makes up for it with the food’s variety and flavor and also the additional factors like comfort, ambience and service.  The Chinese kitchen area is managed by native Chinese chefs, who produce perfectly executed dishes that display the best aspects of the cuisine. Enjoy the Halal Chinese food of Singapore at Straits Kitchen with your whole family. Food to Try: Fried Kuey Teow, Chicken Rice, Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles Soup, Chinese Popiah, Buddha Jump Over The Wall Soup (Fujian cuisine), Chinese drinks. More information on Straits Kitchen @ Grand Hyatt here!   2. Tang Tea House Hong Kong Café Credit: Tang Tea House Facebook Tang Tea House has some of the most amazing Halal Chinese food in Singapore. Their Dim Sums and Baos are especially famed. One definite thing to order while at Tang Tea House is their signature drink - the Super Cooler. It is a wheat grass drink which is the all-time favourite of the entire menu. Tang Tea House has attractive food, good ambience with alfresco dining and great service. It is also one of the most affordable Chinese restaurants of Singapore. But that isn’t all they offer - they also offer some delicious western dishes too. So just head over when you are passing by Tang Tea House.  Food to Try: Everything, but especially the Chicken rice, Golden Sand bun, Super Cooler, Fried Fish Soup, Dim Sums, Zi Char. More information on Tang Tea House here!   3. Puncak Muslim Food @ Far East Plaza Credit: Wikimedia Commons Puncak Muslim Food is a halal restaurant that has been around for ages. They have some really good Singapore Halal Chinese dishes, including wontons and Zi Char dishes. They are quite affordable, popular and great for a quick stop while shopping at town. Food to try: Honeydew Chicken Noodles, Fried Wontons More information on Puncak Muslim Food here!   4. Evertop Hainanese Boneless Chicken, Clementi Credit: Wikimedia Commons Evertop has really good chicken rice with a huge dish of boneless chicken. Their dishes are prepared in the Hainanese method. It’s just a small street stall but definitely not to be missed for Halal Chinese food in Singapore. Food to Try: Hainanese Chicken Rice. More information on Evertop Hainanese Boneless Chicken here!   5. West Co'z Café @ West Coast Plaza Credit: West Co'z West Co’z Café does Singapore Halal Chinese dishes and Halal Thai dishes. They are known for the affordable and delicious meal choices that they offer for the whole family. West Co’z Café is also one of the very few places that do Halal Chinese Steamboat dishes in Singapore.  Food to try: Golden Claypot Chicken, Sambal Kangkong and many more. More information on West Co'z Cafe here!   5. Razack’s Seafood Kitchen, Changi Street (Closed) Credit: Wikimedia Commons Razack’s is managed by a native Chinese Muslim couple. This means all those who wish they had a chance to eat proper Chinese get a chance for authentic and affordable Halal Chinese food in Singapore. Razack’s is a family oriented Halal Chinese Seafood restaurant in Singapore which serves delicious dishes from the Chinese culinary cuisines Cantonese and Sichuan. Their Dim Sums, in particular, are hailed as the best Halal Dim Sum in Singapore.  Food to Try: Baby Kailan, Sliced Fish Fried Rice, Hor Fun, Cantonese Fried Noodles, Chicken Char Siew, Beef Cereal Sichuan. More information on Razack's Seafood Kitchen here! These are just the most popular and well reviewed Halal Chinese restaurants in Singapore. The list does not include unknown secretive restaurants with elite clientele who would die for their food. So if you do get to know of any, please go ahead and enjoy; and do tell us about your experiences too. Click here for more Muslim-friendly guides about Singapore! ...

  • Qingzang Railway in China | Qinghai to Tibet

    One of the high-altitude railways in the world, the Qingzang Railway connects Lhasa, Tibet with Golmud in Qinghai. The Qingzang Railway runs through a series of mountains and beautiful lakes. Inaugurated in the year 2006, the train travels a total distance of 1,957 km. The first 815 km between Xining to Golmud was opened in 1984, however the 1,142 kilometers section from Golmud to Lhasa was built after the economic growth of China. For most of its track, the rail line travels at an altitude of 4000 meters above the sea level. Throughout the 1,957 km journey, there are 45 stations and visitors get ample opportunities to enjoy the stunning beauty of nature. On the way there are nine view platforms built at nine stations. These stations include Yuzhu Peak Station, Chumaer River, Tuotuo River, Buqiangge, Tanggula Mountain, Lake Namtso, Nagqu, Damshung and Yambajan. Visitors can stand on these platforms to get the best views of nature. Trains along the Qingzang Railway have been scheduled in a way that visitors get enough time to enjoy the views.Yuzhu Peak Station: It is the first lookout point located at 4159 meters above sea level. From this point visitors can enjoy views of the Yuzhu Peak and the Kunlun Mountains. Chu'erma River Station: It is located at an important point on the Qingzang Railway. The bridge is almost 2,565 meters long and has over 78 arch bridges. This point is at an elevation of 4,495 meters. Tuotuo River Station: The Tuotuo River is the source of the longest river of China, the Yangtze River. The Tuotuo River Station is located at an elevation of 4,547 meters. Buqiangge Station: This is from where visitors can enjoy amazing views of vast meadow, prairie and snow-capped mountains. This station is located at 4,823 meters Tanggula Station: This is believed to be the highest station in the world at an altitude of 5,068 meters. The Geladandong Peak, which is the highest peak of the Tangula Mountain, can be seen from this viewpoint. CoNag Station: The CoNag Lake is sacred to the locals. This alpine lake is set amidst beautiful grassland and offers a scenic view. The station is located 4,594 meters above sea level. Nagqu Station: This is the place from where visitors can get excellent views of the Changtang prairie. Enjoy amazing scenes of white clouds, crystal lakes and flock of sheep grazing on the grassland. This viewpoint is located at an elevation of 4,513 meters. Damshung Station: The lovely grassland that spreads from from Nagqu to Damshung offers a beautiful sight. In this area, the rail line runs parallel to the Qinghai-Tibet highway. Yambajan Station: From this viewpoint visitors can see the hot springs located along the roads. The Qingzang Railway is possibly one of the quickest and the most efficient ways to enjoy the natural beauty of China.  ...

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