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About Seoul

Seoul is the capital city of South Korea. The temples and palaces of this city tell a long and storied history. The magnificent natural landscape and modern skyscrapers merge together to form a city which is both young and cultured. Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces are ancient palaces, while Bukchon Hanok Village and Namsangol Hanok Village are well-preserved traditional Korean villages. Seoul is a shopping paradise. In Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun Market, Sinsa-dong and Samcheong-dong, you can find all kinds of cutting-edge fashions, including clothing, jewelry and make-up. Once night falls, Seoul is even more magnificent. Climb atop the YTN Seoul Tower to feast your eyes on the city's glittering nightscape. The Han River is the background of many beloved Korean soap operas. Seoul's delicious food is not to be missed. Bibimbap, kimchi and Samgyetang (Korean ginseng chicken soup) are all delicious in their own right.

Popular Attractions in Seoul

Myeong Dong
4.5/5
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Featured Neighbourhood
Myeong-dong is a well-known commercial district in Korea that combines food and beverage all kinds of entertainment. It includes a wide variety of brand-name stores with small vendors selling small commodities and food on either side of the street. The Myeong-dong Festival is held here in the spring and autumn, as well as the Miss Myeong-dong Pageant, folk games, traditional wedding ceremonies, fashion shows and plenty of other attractions.
N Seoul Tower
4.5/5
5,133 Reviews
Observation Deck
Modern Architecture
N Seoul Tower is a major landmark located on top of Namsan Mountain, overlooking a panoramic view of Seoul. It is not only a paradise for Koreans, but also a popular destination for foreign tourists. Under the N Seoul Tower is a wall of locks, where lovers come to hang a lock symbolizing their never-ending love. The French-style revolving restaurant at the top of the tower is a popular spot for a romantic dinner on what feels like the top of the world. Another highlight of the N Seoul Tower is the fantastic night view. The lights on the launch tower, observation deck, tower and tower floor are all as magnificent as they are varied, and even change with the weather and seasons.
Gyeongbokgung Palace
4.4/5
4,676 Reviews
Palace
Historical Architecture
Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in a corner of central Seoul, the first palace constructed during the Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung features gorgeous scenery all year round, with cherry blossoms in the spring, green trees in summer, ginkgo trees in autumn, and pearly white snow in winter. Korean dramas, such as "Da Jang Geum", "The House of Kings", and "You from the Stars" have all been filmed here. The east side of Gyeongbokgung Palace is Geonchunmun Gate, with Yeongchumun in the west, Sinmumun in the north, and Gwanghwamun in the south. Gwanghwamun Gate is the main entrance to the palace, featuring exquisite craftsmanship, clever architecture, and a magnificent stylistic design. The changing of the guard ceremony is certainly worth a watch.
Bukchon Hanok Village
4.4/5
1,489 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Bukchon Hanok Village is a classic traditional residential area in Seoul. The houses are all perfectly preserved blue-spring houses of the Joseson era. In addition to traditional Hanok, Korean restaurants, hanbok stores, and traditional handicraft workshops, the area now includes a number of cafes, Western restaurants, clothing shops and galleries in traditional Korean houses. Visitors can choose to either visit the North Village, or stay in Hanok. The eight villages in Kitamura are a famous attraction in the Bukchon Hanok Village. These scenes highlight the architectural charm of the Hanok houses, some artistic and others rich in the flavor of the daily life of local residents.

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Travelogue

Take A Virtual Trip to Seoul: learn Korean, cook kimchi, listen to K-pop
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While you currently may be unable to visit Seoul, you can now explore this amazing metropolis from the safety of your home. Discover an electrifying destination: speak like a local, learn a new recipe, immerse yourself in a virtual tour, and feel the “k-pop beat" with a Seoul-inspired playlist.
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Trip Moments

MagicRabbit   
During the day, I do not understand the black night, a little surprise in Seoul's Itaewon. In the three years, a rough estimate is probably going about ten times, but never once Itaewon arrangements too. The provisions because of a sudden came here, met a lot of uphill downhill but little surprise, Itaewon day is not the same feeling. Visitors rarely, small street to find all kinds of wonderful. Sunset time in chic cafes watching the Namsan Tower, such as the Nama light. And there were six cafes, small location of each layer, but the arrangement is particularly good-looking. The top floor is open, photographed here are particularly useful, you can see the Namsan Tower. In short, Itaewon day recommend!
Posted: 13 Jul 2019
ZIMO   
The symbols of Korea are present - the most brilliant monarch, with a copper statue of King Sejong the Great, as well as a statue of the loyal admiral Yi Sunshin, which are located in the center of Seoul, in Gwanghwamun Plaza. This was the front gate of the Gyeongbokgung royal palace during the reign of King Taejo of Korea, and is the national gate. Gwanghwamun “illuminates all and civilizes all” and the directly opposite Gwanghwamun Square area is one of Seoul’s most flourishing districts. The city gate tower of Gwanghwamun is clearly in the Chinese style, since over hundred of years, the buildings, writing, culture, and customs have all been heavily influenced by China, and thus received the name of “little China.” Several hundred years have passed quickly for Gwanghwamun Square, which has clearly become a bustling district. Here, we saw an open-air Korean band, using traditional Korean and Western instruments in their performance, which is an entirely different interesting matter.
Posted: 18 Dec 2018
Rachel   
Gyeongbokgung Palace intoxicated and never returned. This is the Gyeongbokgung. How yesterday with completely different around to the main entrance of Gyeongbok Palace, full of people from the North Korean house village, at a time midday, the sun is shining, people met to celebrate the festival on the square, traditional dance with hip-hop, like the tiles with cement, nothing can go - has been missing, NG many times, it is not a step away from the inconsistent, awkward stage on her dress - there is a lot of joy, even if it is such a mutual dislike of sitting on ladder on mutual hate the blue skies - Gyeongbokgung versions of those years after those in Hualien environmental park, but the difference is that the last encounter a group of high school students, brazen pretend peers, but this time we are accompanied with through always such buddies and girlfriends to about a little holiday, and girlfriends to Gyeongbok Palace to a return journey through.
Posted: 20 Dec 2018
Pumpkin_Plus_Watermelon   
Bukchon Hanok Village is Seoul’s famous place of interest, but really is a building complex of ancient Korean constructions. Close to the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village (which means “North Village”) has many inhabitants, and conceals a bunch of modern buildings on the inside. By coincidence when we visited we bumped into Korean cast and crew filming a soap opera, which is really fortunate, because anything might happen. That is to say, looking around the best parts of Bukchon Hanok Village was not possible. But the good thing is the weather was great, and Bukchon was not crowded. Here the buildings had a fascinating ancient appearance and the streets were peaceful; from time to time Korean floated out from amongst the houses, though of course were unable to understand it. These old buildings were in an excellent state of repair, not a brick out of place and even the doors looked quite refined. Bukchon also had streets going up the slope or down the slope, and had some alleys that were quite deep. On Bukchon street I went to a Korean Clothes Store, with Morandi colors that are quite in fashion. My intention was to rent a suit, but the proprietor said they only sell, and do not rent. I could not refuse this kind suggestion from the female owner.
Posted: 23 Dec 2018
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