Seoul, a vibrant, incredible, and amazing capital city of South Korea that is, filled with a wide variety of tourist attractions. It offers many different types of attractions such as parks, palaces, hanok villages, museums, shopping centers, famous drama/movie filming sites, mountains, amusement parks, historic-spots, and a lot more. Of course, Seoul is a great city for food trips. It also offers various sorts of tasty and extraordinary food such as Korean barbeque, street foods, drinks and, the like. You can likewise discover the best sights and activities in this wide, lively, and exciting city with my list of must-visit spots and attractions in Seoul.
Namsan Seoul Tower
Namsan Seoul Tower, also known as N Seoul Tower, Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is an iconic landmark in Seoul. It is an iconic observation and communication tower that offers you dramatic glimpses of the city. There are also some restaurants, coffee shops, and souvenir shops around the area. One of the best things, why many people head here, is to hang and lock their ‘padlock of love‘ and wishing to have a happy life filled with love. You can see countless love locks and notes hanging in the rails of the tower written in different languages. This site is not only a popular date spot for couples but also a nice weekend getaway spot for families.
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-Gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
*Take the Seoul Subway Line 4, get-off at Myeong-dong Station, and exit via Exit 3. Ride the shuttle bus No. 05 that heads to the Namsan Seoul Tower.
Haneul Park or Sky Park is the highest point and one of the five themed parks located in World Cup Park. It was a landfill site back then but they turned it into an ecological park that offers a breathtaking and spectacular view of Seoul and the Han river.
Address: 95, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
*Take the Seoul Subway Line 6, get off at World Cup Stadium Station, and exit via Exit 1. You can reach the park by riding the parks’ electric cart or by climbing the wooden stairs.
The War Memorial of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea displays and exhibits the military history of Korea. They constructed it to commemorate the military veterans, to memorialize all victims of wars, and to educate future generations by presenting different historical records and relics related to wars fought by Korea.
Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
*Take the Seoul Subway Line 4/6, get off at Samgakji Station, and exit via Exit 1, 11, or 12.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, also known as Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace, was the most extensive and the central palace of the Joseon Dynasty. It is also recognized as the Northern Palace as it is, located in Northern Seoul. Based on the history of Korea, the palace was destroyed by fire, damaged, rebuilt several times, controlled by the Japanese during the Imjin War, and only totally restored in the 19th century.
Address: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
*Take the Seoul Subway Line 3, get off at Gyeongbokgung Station, and exit via Exit 5.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also well known by its initials, DDP is probably the most iconic landmark in Dongdaemun. It consists of various shops, museums, and also serves as venues for performances, shows, activities, and exhibitions. My favorite area in DDP is the Rose Garden. It was so beautiful and magical during night time. Thousands of LED roses light up as the sun sets, creating a magnificent and enchanting garden of white roses.
Address: 281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
*Take the Seoul Subway Line 2,4 or 5, get off at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, and exit via Exit 1.
If you are worried about what to do and where to go in Seoul, either it is your first time to travel to South Korea or not, I hope this article gave you some information and ideas about your plans.
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