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Top 10 Must Visit Places in Seoul

Seoul is a dreamy city with rich culture where ancient and modern buildings coexist. There is plenty of places to be visited in Seoul. But in this post, we will look into Top 10 Must Visit Places in Seoul.



1. Gyeongbokung Palace

  • This palace built in 1395 by King Taejo, Gyeongbokung means “Brilliance and Fortune”.
  • Gyeongbokung palace were home to the kings, the queen, the king’s servant and other government officials during Joseon dynasty.
  • Over the years, this palace has been destroyed a lot during wars and restored later.
  • Inside Gyeongbokung Complex there is the National Museum of Korea, National Folk Museum.
  • The palace is very big with many buildings almost 18, make sure to visit the whole palace. Here is the map of the palace



2. N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower is one of the landmarks of Seoul. This tower is in the Center of Seoul. One can see this tower from anywhere you are in the city. It is the highest point in Seoul offering 360` views of the entire city. It was also 1st general radio wave tower in South Korea and continues to broadcast signals for SBC, MBC KBS and FM.

Main attractions & Things to do at Namsan Tower

N Seoul Tower Observatory - Has high powered telescope to view Seoul city.

Hanbok Culture Center

Love Padlocks – Couples hang padlocks with the initial inscribed in it in the fence around the plaza as a symbol of eternal love.

Cable Car - There many ways to get to N Seoul tower, The best way is to ride a cable car from Hoehyeon-dong. While this ride, you will get see the real Nature of Namsan at a glance.


3. Changdeokgung Palace

Secret Garden

Changdeokgung means “The Palace of Prospering Value”. It is one of the 5 Grand Palaces. The last emperor of Korea lived in this palace until his death. In the present day, this palace complex has 13 buildings and 28 pavilion in the gardens. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. This Palace has beautiful gardens, especially the Huwon Secret Garden.


4. Lotte World Adventure

Lotte World Map

Lotte World has the largest indoor theme park. Lotte World is made up of two main sections, the outdoor amusement park Magic Island and indoor Adventure. Other than this, it also has Folk Museum and Large Ice-Skating Rink.


Ticket Price

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After 4 PM

ADULT

56,000 ₩

45,000 ₩

YOUTH

50,000 ₩

40,000 ₩

CHILD

46,000 ₩

35,000 ₩

 

 

 



5. Lotte World Tower

It is the tallest building in South Korea with 123 floors. And world’s 5th Tallest Building. The Seoul Sky Observatory is located at the top of the Lotte World Tower at 123rd floor. There is also a sky bridge where you can experience mind blowing view of Seoul at a height of 541 meters.

SKY Shuttle – It is the elevator that takes you up to the top. The elevator has featuring monitor on the ceiling and each of 3 walls of the elevator.

SKY Deck – On the 118th floor stand on the glass floor and experience the feeling of floating in the sky as the floor instantly changes from opaque to clear.

SKY Terrace – 120th floor, It is an outdoor terrace where you can have 360` view of the Seoul.

Sky Bridge

6. Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon means North Village. It is a Korean Traditional Village that has 600-year-old Hanok (Traditional Korean House) showcasing the old urban environment. This Village was traditionally the residential quarters of high-ranking government officials during Joseon Dynasty.


7. Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream is a 10.92 Km long beautiful river surrounded with trees and tall commercial buildings. There are two renowned bridges across the stream that you can visit which are Narae Bridge and Gwanggyo Bridge. Other than this the narrow river is filled with rocks, fishes and small waterfall that lights up at the night time. In addition, walking path has been constructed and decorated well to allow the visitor to walk along the stream.

There are several stepping stones on top of the water which allow you to cross the river and walk to another side of walkway. The best time to visit Cheonggyecheon is during the lantern festival. The Lantern festival is celebrated for two weeks from first Friday of November.


 8. DDP – Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, one of the most emblematic buildings in Seoul, often referred as DDP, is designed by the renown Iraqi designer Zaha Hadid and immediately became one of the faces of Seoul. The building is so diverse and activating, true feast for your eyes.

Inside View of DDP

DDP is often used for fashion, architecture and art exhibitions. Definitely one of the prime locations for every business or culture forum in Seoul. Besides the serious events that take place, there’s plenty to do and see if you are just visiting or passing by. Stroll inside the brigand to experience it futuristic interior. There are almost no straight surface in the building and this creates so much opportunity for amazing content. When you visit, Seoul don’t forget to visit this signature building.


 9. Olympic Park

One of my top places to visit in Seoul is Olympic Park. Every time I visit, I’m just amazed how beautiful this place is. Specially in the fall, with the amazing pink grass and the views to Lotte World Tower.

Don’t be surprised it’s gonna be crowded. It’s Seoul after all and it’s always quite busy. If you manage to ignore the people, you will have great time.

The best to explore the park is to go with some friends. Go with friends that have patience while taking photos, as lots of waiting is involved to get the people out of your picture or wait for the sun to shine.


 10. Bongeunsa Temple

Bongeunsa Temple is a Buddhist temple in Gangnam-gu, near Starfield COEX Mall. Built in 794, it houses interesting Buddhist artifacts and activities for those looking to learn about traditional Korean Buddhist practices.

While the temple is surrounded by sleek skyscrapers, shopping malls, and modern architecture, its atmosphere is very quiet and tranquil. There are several halls with colorful murals and altars – must-visits are the Daeung-jeon Main Hall and Jijang-jeon Hall. 



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