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Travel Guide of Seoul in South Korea by Influencers and Travelers


Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area.


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1 - Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine.

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2 - N Seoul Tower

The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Day Trips from Seoul

Take a historical journey through the 2nd Tunnel, a relic nestled 13 km north of Cholwon within the DMZ between North and South Korea. Unearthed on March 19, 1975, this tunnel could once accommodate up to 30,000 armed soldiers in just sixty minutes, complete with vehicles, artillery, and even tanks. Then, take a walk on a cliffside path, revealing views of the scenery below.

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4 - Seoul Tower

The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea.

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5 - Changdeokgung

Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty.

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6 - Namsangol Hanok Village

Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul, South Korea where hanok or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area.

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7 - Bank of Korea Money Museum

Bank of Korea Money Museum, is an economics and numismatics museum in Seoul founded by the Bank of Korea in 2001. Its address is 39, Namdaemunno, Jung-gu, Seoul.

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8 - Heunginjimun

Heunginjimun, literally "Gate of Rising Benevolence" or more commonly known as Dongdaemun, is one of The Eight Gates of Seoul in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, a prominent landmark in central Seoul, South Korea.

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9 - Seoullo 7017

Seoullo 7017, also known as the Seoul Skygarden or Skypark, is an elevated, linear park in Seoul, built atop a former highway overpass. The path, which is about one kilometer in length and lined with 24,000 plants, is similar to New York City's High Line. Skygarden was designed by MVRDV, a Dutch firm, and opened in May 2017. In the future, the park may become an urban nursery, growing trees and plants for replanting elsewhere in the city. The path also improves walking times around the city's Central Station. The disused overpass closed in 2015 and cuts diagonally across Seoul Station at 17m above street level.

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10 - Myeong-dong

Myeongdong is a dong in Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea between Chungmu-ro, Eulji-ro, and Namdaemun-ro. It covers 0.99km² with a population of 3,409 and is mostly a commercial area, being one of Seoul's main shopping, parade route and tourism districts.

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11 - National Museum of Korea

The National Museum of Korea is the flagship museum of Korean history and art in South Korea and is the cultural organization that represents Korea.

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12 - Lotte World Tower

   11 km away

Lotte World Tower is a 556-metre, 123-story skyscraper located in Seoul, South Korea. It opened to the public on April 11, 2017, and is currently the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth tallest in the world.

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13 - Bukhansan

   11 km away

Bukhansan, or Bukhan Mountain, is a mountain on the northern periphery of Seoul, South Korea. There are three major peaks, Baegundae 836.5 meters, Insubong 810.5 meters, Mangyeongdae 787.0 meters.

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14 - Lotte World

   11 km away

Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of the world's largest indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters.

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15 - Yangjaecheon

   11 km away

Yangjaecheon is a stream that flows through the city of Seoul, South Korea. It runs through Gangnam, which is part of the southern half of the city.

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16 - Olympic Park

   12 km away

Seoul Olympic Park, shortened to Olpark, is an Olympic Park built to host the 1988 Summer Olympics. It is located in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The two nearest subway stations are Mongchontoseong and Olympic Park.

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17 - Gwanaksan

   13 km away

Gwanaksan is a mountain in southern Seoul, South Korea. Portions lie in the Gwanak-gu and Geumcheon-gu districts of Seoul; other portions lie in the neighboring cities of Anyang, Gyeonggi and Gwacheon.

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18 - Suraksan

   17 km away

Suraksan is a mountain in South Korea. It extends across the district of Nowon-gu in Seoul, the national capital, and the cities of Namyangju and Uijeongbu, in the province of Gyeonggi-do. It has an elevation of 637.7 m.

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19 - Incheon

   27 km away

Incheon, officially the Incheon Metropolitan City, is a city located in northwestern South Korea, bordering Seoul and Gyeonggi to the east. Inhabited since the Neolithic, Incheon was home to just 4,700 people when it became an international port in 1883.

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20 - Suwon-si

   34 km away
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21 - Everland

   36 km away

Everland is South Korea's largest theme park. Located at the Everland Resort in Yongin, a city in Gyeonggi-do, it receives 5,85 million visitors annually and was ranked nineteenth in the world for amusement park attendance in 2018.

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Why should you visit Seoul ?


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How to visit Seoul ?

To get to Seoul, the most common mode of transportation is flying into Incheon International Airport, which is well-connected to major cities around the world. From the airport, you can take the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) train, which will bring you directly to Seoul Station in approximately 43 minutes. Alternatively, you can also take a limousine bus or taxi to reach the city center.

When planning your trip to Seoul, it is advisable to book some experiences in advance. For instance, popular attractions such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and N Seoul Tower may require advance ticket reservations, especially during peak tourist seasons. Moreover, if you plan to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), booking a guided tour ahead of time is essential.

The costs of traveling in Seoul can vary depending on your preferences. However, in general, Seoul is considered an affordable destination compared to other major cities. Public transportation is relatively cheap, with a single subway ride costing around 1,350 KRW (approximately $1.20). Eating out can be budget-friendly, especially if you dine at local eateries or street food vendors.

Some of the best things to do in Seoul include visiting the majestic Gyeongbokgung Palace, exploring the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village, shopping at Myeongdong and Dongdaemun Market, and taking in the panoramic views from N Seoul Tower. Additionally, don't miss out on exploring the vibrant Hongdae neighborhood, famous for its nightlife and unique street art.

For a delicious dining experience in Seoul, you can try Han Chu Korean Fried Chicken & Beer for their mouthwatering fried chicken, Tosokchon Samgyetang for authentic Korean ginseng chicken soup, and Gwangjang Market for a variety of traditional Korean street food options.

When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of options to choose from, catering to various budgets. For a luxurious stay, consider The Shilla Seoul or the Lotte Hotel Seoul. Budget travelers can opt for guesthouses like K-Guesthouse Myeongdong 3 or hostels like Time Travelers Relax Guesthouse Seoul.

Off the Beaten Path:

For an unusual travel experience, venture out to Ihwa Mural Village, a revitalized neighborhood adorned with colorful murals and art installations. This hidden gem is located on the slopes of Naksan Park and offers a unique glimpse into the local art scene and stunning views of the city. Another offbeat experience is exploring the Seodaemun Prison History Hall, a former prison turned museum that showcases the dark history of the Japanese colonial period and the Korean War. This haunting yet educational experience provides a deeper understanding of Korea's past and its road to freedom.




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Seoul was totally destroyed during the Korean War in 1950, but since the 1960s, the city has recovered tremendously and is now a remarkable and dynamic megalopolis. However, some districts and places have retained an old-fashioned charm, such as the typical old markets. If Seoul resembles other Asian capitals, you will find plenty of parks and places to breathe. It's a paradise for electronics and a great place to get the latest technology. The Korean cuisine is very original but delicious and is a show with every meal.

If you come to Seoul for the first time, you must definitely buy a ticket to take a tour of Seoul City Bus. This is a state-run bus system that started operating in 2000 with the purpose of bringing tourists to learn and explore the most prominent tourist attractions in Seoul. This is the fastest, cheapest and easiest way to get acquainted with Seoul.

Gyeongbokgung is the first royal palace built in the Joseon Dynasty and is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Seoul that you cannot ignore. It recreates history, the past in the most vivid way as well as contains more than 4000 heritage and national treasures of Korea.

In Seoul, there is the ancient village of Bukchon Hanok, which is very famous for its many traditional houses from the Joseon Dynasty, which has inspired many beautiful photos of tourist followers. This used to be the living quarters of aristocrats and high-ranking officials, but now it is home to a number of households in Seoul along with many restaurants, cafes, a shop and a museum here.

Traditional Korean markets are like a magnet for those who love shopping and discovering culture. And it's great that Seoul has about 15 different large markets to please everyone. If you are a fan of cheap shopping places with lots of delicious food, then traditional markets are definitely for you. This place not only has tourists but also a lot of locals buying and selling every day. Here, you can choose a few items such as: clothes, accessories, bags, ...













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