Top 8 Places To Visit In Seoul, South Korea

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Seoul, South Korea skyline

Seoul, South Korea skyline

For an eclectic experience abroad, Seoul, South Korea, one of the most cosmopolitan and hip cities in Asia, is the perfect location to visit. With its mix of contemporary themes and historical gems, you can experience a traditional and trendy trip in one visit.

Han River, Seoul, South Korea

Han River, Seoul, South Korea

Getting to Seoul

South Korea largest airport is Incheaon International airport(ICN) which is sometimes called Seoul-Incheaon International airport which serves the Seoul Capital area.

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

The airport has received several commendations over the years for being the best airport in the world and the world’s cleanest airport. It’s conveniently located by one of the subway stops and offers a variety of amenities while you wait.

The N Seoul Tower (Namsan Tower), Seoul, South Korea

The N Seoul Tower (Namsan Tower), Seoul, South Korea

There are several other airports including Gimpso or Seoul-Gimpso, Yangyang, Jeju, Ulsan, Muan, Yeosu in South Korea.

Sunset over Seoul, South Korea

Sunset over Seoul, South Korea

Getting Around Seoul

Getting around Seoul is very efficient with its world-renowned subway system. The extensive network traverses across Seoul, and payment is simple when you use a T-money card. There’s also no shortage of taxis or buses.

Traffic in Seoul, South Korea

Traffic in Seoul, South Korea

Where to Stay in Seoul

Some of the best places to stay provide convenient shuttles to and from Incheaon International airport(ICN). These accommodations are conveniently located and vary from, luxury five star hotels to low budget accommodation.

Seoul, South Korea at night

Seoul, South Korea at night

Attractions and Things to Do in Seoul

Each of Seoul’s distinct neighborhoods offers interesting activities.

Dongdaemun

If you’re looking for authentic Korean fashion, visit the district of Dongdaemun where Korean boutiques abound and stores run until dawn.

Namdaemun Market, Seoul, South Korea

Namdaemun Market, Seoul, South Korea

The city offers a variety of cuisines suitable for anyone’s palate and is the perfect place to try authentic Korean food.

South Korean cuisine in Seoul, South Korea

South Korean cuisine in Seoul, South Korea

Gwangjang Market

On your visit, While strolling down the Gwangjang Market, grab a bite from one of the many vendors offering delicious Korean dishes, like seafood pancakes.

Chueo-tang or loach soup, Seoul, South Korea

Chueo-tang or loach soup, Seoul, South Korea

Get a variety of authentic Korean famous dishes such as the Gomtang, a type of beef soup and some of the best Korean barbecue from Seoul’s top restaurants.

Bukchon Hanok Village

Take a step beyond the contemporary skyscrapers and check out the traditional Korean houses in Bukchon Hanok Village.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

To catch a glimpse of the past, visit Gyeongbokgung Palace where the Joseon dynasty resided.

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Namsan Bongsudae Traditional Culture Concert

Seoul also hosts an annual cultural event called the Namsan Bongsudae Traditional Culture Concert where you can watch martial arts demonstration.

The Hangang Bridge (literally Han River bridge), Seoul, South Korea

The Hangang Bridge (literally Han River bridge), Seoul, South Korea

National Museum of Korea

Take a visit to the National Museum of Korea to view one of the biggest collections of Korean art.

Namdaemun (South Great Gate), Seoul, South Korea

Namdaemun (South Great Gate), Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World

If you’re looking for some simple entertainment, the whimsical, indoor theme park Lotte World will ignite the child in you.

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea

The interior is adorned with a number of fake palaces and trees reminiscent of childhood playhouses, and it also has an indoor skating rink.

Namsan Park

If you’re interested in real trees, Namsan Park is an idyllic location filled with wildlife and views of nature.

Seoul, South Korea skyline at night

Seoul, South Korea skyline at night

Depending on your country of origin, you may need a visa to visit the Republic of Korea, so make sure to check the guidelines of your country.

If you plan to take a stop over to Japan, China or Taiwan, Gimpo National Airport (GMP), located in the western part of Seoul, offers flights to those three countries and provides domestic flights.

Seongsan Bridge and the Han River, Seoul, South Korea

Seongsan Bridge and the Han River, Seoul, South Korea

A train ride from GMP to the center of Seoul is only 30 minutes, so you can make the most of your visit. Seoul is a great place to experience a vibrant city and learn about the customs of South Korea.

Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea

Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea

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