Top 10 Things To Do In Seoul

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Culture wraps thick around every street, siêu thị và social interactions; for all of Seoul’s explosive sầu growth in recent decades, its strict traditions và national pride shadows every step.

And this all-encompassing Korea-ness isn’t expressed through grand monuments and heritage sites; rather, it seeps through the everyday food markets, trendy spaces and budget entertainments.

Approach Seoul through this các mục of local attractions and characterizing sites for a rounded insight into lớn this evolving đô thị.

Here"s the best things khổng lồ bởi in Seoul:

A refreshing perspective sầu of Seoul


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Keep low under the bridges of Seoul for a cooling stroll along Cheonggyecheon stream.

Spanning between Cheonggyecheon Museum và Seoul City Hall, this kilometers long walk is outfitted with restored bridges, water fountains và observatory decks.

It is also famous for its annual lantern festival & collaborative sầu exhibitions with local artists.

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Touring Gyeongbokgung Palace


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Step inkhổng lồ the airy linen và intricate embroidery of Korea’s traditional hanbok dress and conquer the historical spread of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Wood và stone pillars, pagodas và buildings are well-preserved, retaining the original structure of what was Joseon Dynasty’s main royal palace in late 1300s.

To further illustrate life in Joseon Dynasty, replicas of artifacts are exhibited at the National Folk Museum of Korea within Gyeongbokbokgung Palace grounds.

Gather spiritual calm at Bongeunsa Temple


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Despite the thành phố grown around it & its largely restored properties, Bongeunsa Temple retains a sensitive grace & peaceful ambiance.

Spread out over a forested area, this complex of small temples deliver intricate paint work và wooden detailing.

The quiet life it exudes is further supported by the thousands of paper lanterns strung around the property.

The show-stealer however, is definitely the circular arena that houses the big Buddha statue và its smaller companions.

Bongeunsa Temple also offers a temple stay program for those curious about the daily practices và blessings.

Immerse in culture at a Hanok Village


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Namsangol Hanok Village recreates the slanted tiled roofs và low partitions of traditional Korean architecture to lớn perfect the cultural classroom.

Try your h& at calligraphy và the careful motions of making hanji (traditional paper) và experience the life of past artisans.

A smaller scale Hanok dwelling is located in the neighborhood adjacent to Gyeongbokgung; Bukchon Hanok Village a popular choice for tourists và one of the best things lớn vì chưng in Seoul.

But do be quiet và respectful – there are people living behind these walled residences.

Shop until you drop at Dongdaemun


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You haven’t seen retail heaven until you’ve sầu spent 24 hours in Dongdaemun. Catering lớn huge crowds 24/7, this district proffers bountiful retail and wholesale shopping.

Between Lotte’s general goods, Doota’s eclectic set local brands and adjacent shopping malls stacked with budget clothing stalls, you’ll have to cash out for an extra suitcase of trendy purchases.

Dongdaemun History và Culture Park sits at the center of it all, exhibiting creative sầu và concept brands & housing a LINE store.

It is the venue of Seoul Fashion Week, inviting models, K-stars and designers to lớn the fashion sự kiện of the year. See more things to lớn bởi in Dongdaemum.

Picnic at the Hangang Park


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Cutting through the heart of Seoul is Hangang River & its lengthy bankside park space.

Friendly gatherings are abundant on the patches of grass, fried chicken takeout and the sharp kiông xã of soju the key to lớn exuberant conversations on a chill day out.

You might even spot water-sporting facilities on certain stretches of park, such as kayaks and water-skiing.

Skateboarders casually wheel around scattered squares on emptier days, but short-term visitors may prefer the jogging tracks for some early morning activity.

Hunting down street food


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From deep fried, potato-heavy eats to soupy fish cakes & tangy pomegranate juice, street food in Korea caters khổng lồ every taste.

Cheap, bite-sized và saliva inducing, throw away diet plans for the stall vendors along Myeongdong’s main shopping street.

You can also find these delicious bites at any traditional market.

Experience the university student life


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Ever wonder what it’s lượt thích lớn live sầu in Korea? The university trinity of Yonsei, Hongik & Ehwa Women’s University reveal a tantalizing glimpse of young adult life in Korea – late-night barbecue, cheap partying and some of the best boutique fashion you’ll find across Seoul.

In particular, the streets surrounding Sinchon và Ehwa Station are rife with budget bites and cafés, providing fuel between your shopping frenzies.

The campuses of Yonsei University & Ehwa Women’s University also demands attention, decorated with unusual architecture (such as Ehwa’s sunken plaza) và European-styled buildings.

Wander in Seoul Forest


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Royal hunting grounds turned a multi-faceted recreational area; Seoul Forest is a welcome swathe of outdoor classrooms inclusive of the Experiential Learning Park và Marsh Plant Garden.

A collection of botanical gardens và bird observatory, these two quadrants offer a calm và settled atmosphere.

The Ecological Forest is trang chính to lớn comtháng wildlife such as elks, chipmunks, ducks & moorhens with an observatory for closer viewing.

The Cultural Art Park in contrast presents smooth pavement & curated landscaping for skateboards & water play, inviting families out under the ever-changing foliage.

Delve sầu into Changdeokgung Palace’s Secret Gardens


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Just a few blocks away is the exquisitely designed Changdeokgung Palace, built ten years after Gyeongbokgung.

One of the “Five Gr& Palaces” of Joseon Dynasty, it is arguably one of the most beautiful heritage sites in Seoul.

While Changdeokgung shares the same red pillars, elaborated roof edging & paved grounds of its counterparts, its Secret Garden emulates an earthy beauty và hidden serenity.

One of Seoul’s less-explored gems, it is a highly recommended to-visit spot for those who want to step away from conventional attractions.

Reach the skies at Haneul Park


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Surveying the massive sầu World Cup Stadium lượt thích a paradise on clouds is Haneul ‘Sky’ Park.

With lush fields of soft, sweeping grass that bleed from silver lớn a burnished red in autumn, it is one of Seoul’s most beautiful & peaceful nature retreats.

For more diversity, check out its sibling parks within the overarching World Cup Park.

Sunmix Park, Nanji Stream Park, Nanji Han River Park and Peace Park offer up bicycle paths, streams và short hikes as alternatives to Haneul Park’s maze-like grasslands.

Up high at Lotte World Tower


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Standing at 555-meters & a total of 123 floors, Lotte World Tower is among mỏi the tallest buildings in the world và first on Seoul’s danh sách. A solid base shoots up lớn a narrowed top, presenting a modern architecture.

Visitors can traverse through Lotte World Mall for an enjoyable duty không tính tiền spree, or enjoy an astounding stay at its luxury Signiel Seoul hotel.

The highlight of the tower however, is the Seoul Sky observation deck. Positing at 500 meters, it grants clear visuals over the thành phố.

Eat up at a traditional food market


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Gwangjang market located within Dongdaemun is one of the oldest and largest eateries in Korea. Up và running since 1905, it is packed with over 5000 stalls!

Traditionally a textiles market, majority of its second floor vendors is fabric sellers. Still, interspersed are food stalls tempting passerby with classic comfort foods lượt thích sundae (Korean sausage), bibimbap (mixed rice) & mung bean pancakes.

If you’re raring for a smaller food-centric experience, Tonging Market’s narrow streak of stalls will vì.

Connecting with nature at Bukhansan National Park


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Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for a breaking 5 million visitors per year, Bukhansan National Park is surprisingly accessible.

Its multiple entrances are short commutes from Seoul & neighboring cities; plot your trail depending on convenience.

Characterized by its plentiful gorges & clear streams, the national park sets motivating targets such as shelters, temples, old fortresses & peaks that reach 865 meters.

Popular courses include Bukhansanseong Course & Bogukum Course, both featuring waterfalls và shady oak clusters.

mở cửa all year for a multitude of seasonal delights, visitors can enjoy comfortable hikes from dawn lớn right after sunmix.

Seek thrills at an amusement park


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The Big Three of Seoul’s amusement parks come in at Lotte World, Everl& Park và Seoul Lvà.

Lotte World are for those who prefer short commutes as it is located inside of Seoul, whereas Everland Park is a drive out towards Gyeonggi-vì chưng.

It is worth a day trip! Thrill-seekers can catch their adrenaline spikes on world-spinning rides or stay grounded for performances.

You can also make waves at trending Caribbean Bay to lớn offphối summer heat.

Since Everl& Park và Caribbean Bay are adjacent khổng lồ each other, why not make it a full-day excursion for a two-in-one?

Seek a bird’s eye view at N Seoul Tower


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Recognizable by its pointy peak và wrap-around observatory tower, N Seoul Tower has gained further acclayên ổn as a place for romantics.

Not only will you fall in love sầu with the Seoul at your feet, couples can leave behind tangible proof of their love sầu round the tower’s base.

Aptly named Locks of Love sầu, this dedicated area witnesses couples and friendship groups with hopes of lasting relationships.

Visitors can then cozy up at Palgakjeong Pavilion for more stunning views. Marking one of the highest points in Seoul, it is the perfect spot for sunset views.

Explore the slopes of Itaewon


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Home to lớn majority of Seoul’s expats thanks khổng lồ its proximity khổng lồ an American military base, Itaewon is the hub for foodies.

Among the traditional Korean roasts is a throng of international cuisine.

Running from nuttier Mediterranean tastes lớn the lime & avocavì chưng heavy Mexican, the delightful diversity also shares in meatier South African fare và fusion restaurants.

Mixed inlớn the restaurant-dominated slopes are also vintage spoils & crafty trinkets ready lớn be bought trang chủ. See more things to lớn vì chưng in Itaewon.

Scale up at fashionable Apgujeong


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Toting large department shores, top-tier hair salons and in cchiến bại proximity to lớn upper-class Gangphái mạnh, this district is best described as ‘luxurious’.

Rodeo Street and Garosugil Street are familiar names for the fashion-forward, populated by creative concept brands and edgy designers.

More infamously, Apgujeong is recognized as the epicenter of plastic surgery.

But with big entertainment names like SM Entertainment based around the area, you’re more likely to lớn join in the fan-crowd for potential idol sightings.

Hang long enough around Apgujeong and you’re guaranteed lớn meet a K-entertainer or two.

A taste of nostalgia at Insadong


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Insadong’s charm lay in its blend of time stamps; the myriad of wooden cửa hàng fronts offset against the looping walkway of Ssamzigil complex.

Based in Ssamzigil complex alongside boutique shops and homeware are local jewelry artists, và a small rooftop garden.

Out on the streets are restaurants serving traditional foods like stone pot bibimbap & pig trotters.

Minimized skincare và cosmetic stores are featured in the far over, although it is Korea’s beloved pat-bingsu shaved ice dessert & hand-made trinkets that gift Insadong a distinctive local flare.

Experience Seoul’s luxurious Gangphái nam district


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The central business district of Seoul, Gangnam is populated by grand chrome office blocks and residences of the upper class.

Modern và upscale, you can expect skyscrapers and designer brands teaming up for sleek aesthetics.

It is also trang chủ to Starfield COEX Mall, conjoined with a gigantic convention và exhibition center which hosts international expos and conferences.

Daytime entertainment also leads underground khổng lồ Gangnam Underground Shopping Street, a budget parallel lớn the luxury shops up top.

Come night time, the stylish and proper district transforms inlớn one of VIPhường nightclubs featuring the country’s best DJs. See more things khổng lồ bởi vì in Gangphái nam.

Learn about Korea’s modern history at the DMZ


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The DMZ, or formally the demilitarized zone, is a significant marker of South Korea independence.

A divisive sầu buffer between North Korea và South Korea that remains a constant reminder of post-war sentiments, it bisects the Korean Peninsula in a fairly even split.

Military presence is guaranteed lớn guard against border squabbles; it is safe for visitors as long as you keep khổng lồ sanctioned zones and pay attention to your guide.

There are several tours lớn choose from, the most popular being the Panmunjeom area. Recently opened hiking trails now reveal previously forbidden areas.

Visiting the DMZ requires guided tours & fixed itineraries, and there are strict nationality restrictions. Do some retìm kiếm beforehand lớn ensure your access.

Finding uncommon designs at Common Ground


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If you’re on constant look out for hipster hang out spaces và cool urban projects, Common Ground is worth a visit.

Comprised of around 200 popping blue containers stacked to size a recreational complex, Comtháng Ground quickly gained popularity with nearby Konkuk University students.

Food trucks are parked in the central square market, but there are restaurants on the third floor terrace for proper meals.

Exhibitions và performances are frequent fixtures, although the main draw lies with the quirky và young brands inhabiting the interior.

If creative market spaces are your jam, you’re going to lớn love sầu it.

More shopping at Myeongdong


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An unmissable tourist district, Myeongdong is the place to go if you get homesick in a matter of days.

Communication has never been easier, shopkeepers chat you up in any combination of Chinese, English và Japanese.

Providing the best exchange rates in the area, you are no doubt phối for a day of commercial fun!

Skincare & clothing brands range between super local khổng lồ international names, & you can piông chồng up dorky hats and accessories at street stalls.

But the best has yet to lớn come.

As evening hits và the bright signage come khổng lồ life, so bởi the street food vendors along the main shopping avenue.

Indulge in spicy rice cakes và greasy cheese-baked goods lớn fuel a second wind of shopping, or hydrate with fresh pomegranate juice. See more things lớn vày in Myeongdong.

Blending nostalgia và chic at Samcheongdong


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Located off-side Gyeongbokgung Palace is the charming neighborhood of Samcheongdong.

The main street is lengthy and lined with baby gingko, setting up a beautiful autumn walkway.

Boutique shops, cafés & restaurants develop from street màn chơi up the gentle slopes on two sides, building a layered texture of quaint food-and-siêu thị stop.

Cultural influences focus on the culinary, with traditional Korean cuisine being majority.

Afternoon tea option are more relaxed, offering both traditional Korean desserts lượt thích red bean topped shaved ice as well as western styled treats such as soufflé pancakes.

Shops however are juxtaposed, older-styled exteriors in direct contrast to lớn xinh tươi designs & modern concepts within.

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Watch live sầu performances at Hongik University


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The streets surrounding Hongik University Station are flooded with trendy youths seeking fast fashion and cheap bargains.

A hub for the hip & cool, edgier fashion pieces spill out onto lớn the streets on metal racks and mannequins.

Restaurants and cafés slide neatly inlớn storied buildings & in-between slots lớn keep the energy high. But it is the young talent that people flochồng here for.

Dancers & musicians alike battle it out for the biggest crowds every night, transforming the area inlớn a pseuvì performance aremãng cầu.

Visit the Sungnyemun Gate


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Sungnyemun Gate – alternatively known as Namdaemun Gate – is one of the Seoul’s four ancient Great Gates, declared as National Treasure no. 1 by Korea in the year 1962.

The gate’s apparent construction started in the 14th century, in 1395, taking three years khổng lồ complete.

It is the largest gate of the four, providing a beautiful stony arched entrance to the đô thị.

The name of the gate means ‘fire’, which is exactly what the writing on the tablet symbolizes since it’s believed that the Chinese character ‘fire’ if written vertically, provides protection.

Sungnyemun Gate, in 2008, was destroyed by a vicious fire but is now stands proudly, having reconstructed lớn its earlier glory.

Grab a bargain at Namdaemun Market


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Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional Korean market in Seoul, successfully established since 1964.

There are around 10,000 vendors and retailers, who sell all kinds of products & items, available in good chất lượng và quite affordable.

Namdaemun market is quite expansive sầu & a pleasant labyrinth of shops, stalls và small restaurants.

Since the Namdaemun gate is nearby, the market was christened with the same title.

The market has almost every type of fashion sản phẩm, jewelry, clothing, carpets as well as luggage, stationery, electronics and whatnot.

In addition lớn this, it also provides some delicious street foods which you can try at a cheaper rate.

Go shopping at COEX Mall


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COEX Mall is an underground mall và also happens to lớn be the largest underground shopping area in Korea & even Asia.

The mall is considered to lớn be the shopping mecca for the people, what with all the fashion stores COEX has to offer.

International brands, food court, cafés & restaurants, retail stores và a movie theatre fill-up the floors of the mall, along with an aquarium, arcade, a concert hall, a massive sầu library và the popular kimđưa ra museum.

The Kimđưa ra Museum is one of the must-visit places, as it gives wholesome, educational information on one of the popular Korean dishes, along with conducting fun activities.

Learn about history at the The National Folk Museum of Korea


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Korea boasts a long danh sách of museums, thanks khổng lồ its rich and expansive history. One of them is the National Folk Museum of Korea, which rests inside the Gyeongbokgung Palace.

The museum is a beautiful prehệ thống of not only the native cultural beliefs but also showcases the Korean domestic và agricultural lifestyles.

The count of the artifacts in the museum is over 4,000, all of them giving a detailed overview of Korean history.

Regular exhibits are conducted in this place, with three permanent exhibitions và two exhibitions displaying special items around the year.

Along with it, the museum is also equipped with a little library, a souvenir siêu thị và other important facilities.

Relax at Seonyubởi Park


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Seonyuvày Park is a peaceful park on Seonyubởi island, one of the beautiful islands on Hangang river.

The name is absolutely suitable to lớn the park, as the meaning of ‘Seonyu’ is, quite literally, ‘a place of scenic beauty’.

It was a filtration plant, before being transformed inlớn an ecological park.

There are four parks, filled with a lot of pleasant walking trails. The park also provides other facilities, including a wholesome botanical garden & a Seoul Design Gallery, to name a few.

One of the hidden gems of Seoul, Seonyudo Park is where you can genuinely relax amidst the calming natural atmosphere.

War Memorial of Korea


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The War Memorial of Korea stands tall in Yongsan-gu, Seoul & as the name suggests, exhibits artifacts và materials that were actually used in the Korean War.

Established in 1994 by the War Memorial Service Korea Society, it has become a national educational venue now.

There are more than 10,000 artifacts distributed ahy vọng six spacious indoor halls và the outdoor exhibition hall.

The indoor halls include Expeditionary Forces Room, Patriotic Memorial Room, Development Hall, Large Machinery Room, War History Room & 6-25 Korean War Room, whereas the outdoor hall has life-sized weapons on display.

A beautiful garden surrounds the sprawling structure, complete with a lake and an artificial waterfall.

Cheông chồng out the view at the 63 Building

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63 building, situated on Yeouivì isl&, spans an unbelievable height of 264 metres. It is, in fact, recognized as the tallest landmark skyscraper of Korea.

One can gaze down at the picturesque views of Hangang river as well as the mountains Bugaksan Namsan and Gwanaksan.

The building offers an Aqua Planet, a Wax Museum, a Sky Art Gallery, an aquarium and a number of restaurants, including the famous ‘Buffet Pavilion’.

The Sky Art Gallery offers art exhibitions, along with a 360-degree view of the entire Seoul area.

Couples usually make use of the ‘love elevator’, where they get a min ride in the evening.

You can recognize the building from ‘The Legend of the Blue Sea’, a popular Korean drama.

Seoul Grand Park


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Seoul Gr& Park is the largest theme & amusement park in Korea, complete with a quaint botanical garden & a zoo.

Located at the foot of the Cheonggye Mountain, it was first opened in the year 1984 when the animals from the Changgyeong Palace were moved here.

There are a lot of neat sections in the grand park, quite literally, namely Seoul Zoo, Botanical Garden, Healing Place, Healing Forest Walkway, Theme Garden & a Campsite.

The Seoul Zoo adoringly take care of the animals và is a certified member of both ISIS & IUSZG.

Honestly, Seoul Grand Park is a Korean paradise for locals & foreigners alike.

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art


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The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is the place where the Korean and international art co-exists comfortably.

Many of the artworks displayed are provided by the late Lee Byeong-Cheol, one of the former presidents of the Samsung Group và the founder of this museum.

In fact, the name ‘Leeum’ is an acronym for ‘Lee’, the founder’s family name & ‘um’ taken from ‘museum’.

The structure consists of three separate buildings, forming a complex.

Museum 1, displays traditional Korean arts and crafts masterpieces, whereas Museum 2 showcases contemporary & modern art by local và global artists.

The museum in the basement has an artistically rich sunken garden and Gabion wall.

Take a walk through Seoullo 7017


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Seoullo 7017 is one of the places where Korea has shown its abundant creativity. It was formerly ‘Seoul Station Overpass’, constructed as a flyover for cards; however, in 2006, because of the safety issue, it was closed.

Now it serves as a mesmerizing sky garden above sầu the cars-filled streets below.

The road stretches for 983-metres, housing around 228 species và sub-species of plants, trees, flowers và shrubs.

There are, in total, 17 different pathways to walk on this former-highway.

Try to get this amazing walkway experience after the sunphối, when the entire sky garden lights up in pretty neon-xanh lights.

Starfield Library


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Starfield Library is one of the main things you see after entering the COEX mall. It extends two storeys, spread over 2800 square-metres of expanse.

There are more than 50,000 books from a variety of genres, including humanities, fiction, economics, romance, non-fiction, to lớn name a few.

Books và magazines are available in physical as well as digital formats.

The library provides a cosy seating space as well as is seen conducting different book-related events, from poetry reading, book concerts và book talks to authors’ meet & other cultural events & performances.

Naksan Park


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Naksan Park also called as Nakta Park, got its name from its camel-hump-shaped expanse. Since ‘nakta’ means camel in Korean và ‘san’ means mountain, the name stuông chồng around for the park.

The park, located at a 5 mins walk from Dongdaemun, has lent its beautiful setting as a backdrop lớn many Korean TV dramas.

The Joseon royal clan owned the park, enjoying the spectacular view & overall calming vibes of the place.

However, the clumsy urban planning tore down most parts of the mountain, with some green patches intact.

To save them, it was only a decade ago that Naksan was declared as a Park for the people.

People can stroll along the Seoul City Wall & continue towards the artistic Ihwa Mural Village.

Go Shopping in Hongdae


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Hongdae Shopping area is located near Hongik University. This area offers everything - from fashion shops, cafés & restaurants, but also clubs, art book shops và art galleries. Since it is cđại bại lớn the University, the shopping area primarily sees young visitors.

The street is an ultimate shopping paradise, with the rarely experienced blkết thúc of romance, youthfulness, nightlife và freedom.

The shopping area has special streets, including the Ateliers’ street, Picasso’s Street & Club Street and the Hongdae Walking Street with an outdoor stage, where visitors can enjoy indie bvà performances.

Cultural & fun activities take place here frequently, proving that it’s something more than just some random shopping area.

Eat Korean BBQ


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Korean Barbecue is a big deal – in fact, it is an internationally popular dish và people from all over the world crowd in Seoul to taste this special BBQ.

While this has resulted in a variety of BBQ restaurants being established, some of them provide the tastiest and most versatile Korean BBQ experience.

First is Wangbijib, where not only vì chưng they provide perfect ventilation systems, but also that kind of the meat which is guaranteed to lớn melt in your mouth as soon as you put it in.

Next is Palsaik Samgyupsal, perfect for large groups, is known khổng lồ provide its visitors with the thickest, fattiest và juiciest slices of meat, coated with eight types of sauces.

Other equally amazing restaurants include Mapo Sutbul Galbi, Seomang đến Myeonok and Baetjang.

Yeouibởi Park


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It seems that Hangang River is blessed with a lot of parks in its vicinity. This one right here – Yeouibởi Park – is a vast public park, frequented for sporting or leisure purposes.

The park is divided inkhổng lồ four neat sections, including a traditional Korean forest, a cultural square, an ecological forest và a nifty grassl&.

There are cute cherry blossom trees lining up the walkways, where one can walk on, as well as bicycling pathways for excited bicyclers.

Few bicycle rental kiosks are situated near the park, where you can rent bicycles with your loved ones và go on quite an eco-friendly tour of this beautiful place.

Deoksugung Palace


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Deoksugung Palace, one of Seoul’s five important palaces, is located in the busiest downtown area of Seoul.

It was possessed by Gr& Prince Wolsan, who was the older brother of King Seongjong of the Joseon dynasty.

Deoksugung earned its place in palaces when Gwanghaegun sat on the throne and declared it as his palace.

It is different from other palaces because of the modern seal engraving & a western-style fountain & garden.

Visitors usually come around when the Changing of the Royal Guard is conducted in front of Daehanmun Gate.

The Geumcheongyo Bridge, Hamnyeongjeon Hall, Jeonggwanheon Pavilion are only some of the many attractions of the Palace.

Banpo Bridge


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Banpo Bridge, the two-tiered bridge over the Han River, is a man-made architectural masterpiece.

The bridge is well known for its Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, a dazzling show of colours, accomplished by 380 water jets & multicoloured lights.

Since the water jets are dynamic, the water moves in sync with the music.

Banpo Bridge’s fountain is so spectacular that it is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s longest bridge fountain.

A cluster of parks lines up the banks of the river, providing additional attractions and fun activities.

National Museum of Korea


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The National Museum of Korea is where you can learn everything about Korean history, right from the prehistoric period khổng lồ the Korean Empire period.

Spanning up khổng lồ six storeys, the contemporary building is a proud house of traditional artifacts, which can be counted up lớn more than 140,000.

There’s a Children Museum too, along with beautiful pagodas và stone artworks standing tall in picturesque outdoor grounds.

The Museum also conducts a lot of cultural activities, based on the collection, preservation, social training, intercultural exchange programs and a lot more.

Namsan Hanok Village


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Namsan Hanok Village, established in 1998, is a collection of five sầu Hanok, which are traditional Korean Houses, preserved from the Joseon Dynasty.

Along with the houses, there is a pavilion, performance arts stage, a garden và a time capsule plaza.

Admission to lớn this place is không lấy phí, where you can not only absorb in the rich Korean history but also take part in traditional Korean activities and enjoy traditional performances.

You can enjoy some nice lunch in cafés và take something back with you from the Hanok Souvenir Shop.

Wash away your toils and găng at a Korean bath house


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Definitely round off your trip with a visit khổng lồ a jjimjilbang! This Korean bath house is the solution to lớn all your cumulated aches và exhaustion.

Slide inkhổng lồ the colorful garb và knot up your towels lượt thích goat horns before opening up your pores at the saumãng cầu room.

If you’re drowsy, grab a cold drink at the refreshment corner before settling in for a nap. Dare the full body toàn thân scrub under the rough but professional hands of the “scrub masters” and shed the dead skin.

You’ll emerge feeling fresh & beautiful – và ready khổng lồ vày it all over again.

Relaxing at a café


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Coffee và sweets culture run abundant in Seoul; you’ll find at least one café per street. Tom và Toms Coffee, Ediya Coffee, A Twosome Place và Café Benne are just few of the chain coffee that also serves waffles và conventional pastry.

Snazzy cafés take over the streets of business districts, whilst cozy, hipster và uniquely themed cafés tover toward university districts.

For a well-deserved afternoon tea, Yeonnam-dong is the ultimate café provider.

Located just beyond Hongik University’s main street, Instagram worthy shops are right around the corner.

Noraebang the night away


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Head bang to the lakiểm tra indie rochồng, or show off your groove sầu to your favorite K-pop hits. Noraebang, Korea’s nightly pastime, presents a version of karaoke that’ll have sầu you shimmying until dawn breaks.

For the most budget-friendly venues, look toward the university area of Sinchon.

If you appeal lớn the aunties or uncles managing these humble establishments, you may even receive “service” – up lớn two or three hours of extra singing time.

Meet the mermaids at COEX Aquarium


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Dive sầu lớn the depths of COEX Aquarium’s fourteen discovery zones, all displaying an array of vibrant corals and marine life.

The highlight of Gangnam’s mall-and-exhibition-center combined, it brings childhood dreams lớn life with its daily mermaid shows.

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Get cheeky at the Trick-Eye Museum

Scramble around for the perfect angle lớn capture the cheeky paintings và interactive displays of Seoul’s infamous Trick-Eye Museum.

You’ll find yourself hanging above sầu the snapping jaws of a shark, & hanging off a steep cliff-side.

Few steps forward; you’re dining on the balcony of a thắm thiết European đô thị. Evoke your camera smarts – it’s important to lớn catch the right angle!

Visit Seoul Arts Center

Lastly on our các mục of the best things to lớn do in Seoul is the Seoul Arts Center.

Established with the ayên of fostering ties between the Korean và international art scene, Seoul Arts Center has become a leading Arts Academy.

The complex houses an Opera House, Music Hall, the Hangaram Art Museum, the Hangaram Design Museum & the Seoul Calligraphy Museum.

As the museum titles might suggest, emphasis is put on promoting traditional art forms.

This dedication to lớn local art và culture is exemplified by the kiến thiết of the Opera House, shaped in the rounded size of a traditional Korean hat, the gat.