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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
5,711 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
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
5,308 Reviews
Observation Deck
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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
4,740 Reviews
Palace
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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
1,535 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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2020 Things to Do in Seoul: 5 Days Plan
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There are many things to do in Seoul like visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, exploring Hongik University Street and such, hence a good plan for exploring and experiencing this city is very necessary. With 5 days in Seoul you can discover major part of Seoul and enjoy your trip to the fullest.
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I recommended Namsan Park, Nanshan Cable Car, Yeouido, Bukhansan National Park, Mount Inwang.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Seoul: Baekje Ginseng Chicken Soup, School Food, Chuncheonjip Dakgalbi Makguksu, La Yeon, KimBuksun's Big Pot House.
Here are the best places to visit in Seoul, including: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Trickeye Museum Seoul, Ewha Womans University, The Painters HERO, Sinsa-dong.
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