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18 Incredible Things to Do in Seoul, South Korea

Visiting Seoul for the first time? Here’s the ultimate guide for you to have the best time of your life in the capital of South Korea.
Akshay Kulkarni May 29, 2019

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A snapshot of the traditional Korean lifestyle, Bukchon Hanok Village gives you a glimpse of the ancient Korean culture. The traditional Hanok houses are worth a visit.

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Just 30 kms south from Seoul is the Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built in the 18th century, it's a must-see place for the immense historical importance it holds.
Situated in the Yongsan-dong area, the War Memorial of Korea signifies the Korean war and the hope for peaceful reunification. The main attractions here are the Statue of Brothers and an extensive outdoor display of aircraft, helicopters and tanks.
A shopper’s dream land, the Myeongdong Market is located near the Myeong-dong subway station. From the prestigious brands and shops to the smaller street carts, this market has it all.

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One of the most visited places in Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace (the main palace of the Joseon dynasty built in 1395) is as historically significant as it is impressively tourable.

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Walk along this 8.4 kms long and beautiful Cheonggyecheon Stream. Tip: Prefer night time as the vibrant lights add up to the beauty of this stream.
As it is close to the Hongik University, Hongdae Street is always buzzing with students and tourists. Filled with numerous restaurants and clubs, it is Seoul’s most happening place at night.

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When in Seoul, gobble up the weirdly delicious Korean street food at the Myeongdong Market or the Hongdae Street. Must try: Octopus Skewer

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The home of Zen Buddhism in Seoul, the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple is a must-see for the surrounding trees in the courtyard that are more than 500 years old.

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A fairly new attraction of Seoul and an art enthusiast's paradise, Dongdaemun Design Plaza is an architectural masterpiece which is always filled with creative souls.
Greeting over 7 million tourists each year, Lotte World offers an amazing indoor theme park (Adventure) and an astounding outdoor amusement park (Magic Island).
Established in 1945 and relocated to Yongsan in 2005, the National Museum of Korea is one of the most visited museums in the world. It contains artifacts and art pieces from the prehistoric era that sustain the significance of Korean history.
Mount Namsan with a height of 262 m and the surrounding area (Namsan Park) provides panoramic views of Seoul. N Seoul Tower, located on this mountain is a communication and observation tower and the second-highest point in Seoul.
Be mesmerized by the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Moonlight Fountain, the longest bridge fountain in the world that is set up on the Banpo Bridge. This bridge is built over the Han River and is the first double deck bridge in South Korea.

Also Don't Miss

Seoul Alive Illusion Museum: A one-of-its-kind museum that displays interactive media art and trick art

COEX Mall: The largest underground mall in Asia

And Visit

Blue House: The official residence of South Korea’s president

Beautiful Tea Museum: Gives a glimpse of the tea culture of Korea, China and Tibet
With a history of over 2000 years, Seoul is a leading global city, that houses many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some architectural wonders. The best time to visit Seoul is from March to May and September to November.