In this article, we list the top 10 tourist attractions in Seoul, South Korea, also giving the necessary details about each for easy understanding. Read along.
When we think of Asia, we soon come to Japan and China. But there is much beyond this continent to visit. One example is South Korea, which has been gaining more and more space in our hearts.
To show you how this destination is worth (I just came back from there!), I have listed here the top 10 tourist attractions in Seoul, South Korea, the list consists of places that you can not miss visiting in the capital Seoul. Prepare the notebook and come take a look!
The first on our tourist attractions in Seoul is Gangnam, Who here remembers the video of “Gangnam Style,” of Psy, that bombed in 2012? The song, which has already reached 2.7 billion views on YouTube, was inspired by the Gangnam district. The region is one of the richest in the country, with restaurants and luxury hotels, designer stores, and large companies. Tourist spot that appears in the Korean artist’s video clip, the COEX Mall is the largest shopping center on the continent.
The modernity of Seoul lags behind with the Changdeokgung Palace, considered the most beautiful of the four major. Built in 1405, the palace still holds the Secret Garden in the background, called Huwon.
There you can take a free English tour to learn all about the history of this ancient building, which was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Here is another stop that can not miss. It does not make sense if you don’t visit this tourist attraction in Seoul named Gyeongbokgung, the largest palace in the South Korean capital. The main residence of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), the territory is 495,000 m²! When the Chinese invasion occurred in the 1500s, the site was destroyed and only rebuilt in 1867.
#4. Jogyesa Temple
Are you looking for a Buddhist temple to get to know the religion better and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Then, Jogyesa Temple is a must! The temple is even better in the spring when the place is filled with lotus lanterns. At this time, the sky within the place looks like a large rainbow.
#5. City Wall
When we are talking of tourist attractions in Seoul we cant do but to mention City Wall, one of the most popular. Set of stone and wood walls, the City Wall is originally called Hanyangdoseong.
This beauty proves how much Seoul has a gigantic history to be protected! The wall was built in 1396 to protect the city against invaders. A 12 km section of the wall is designated as Unesco’s Historic Site.
#6. Namsangol Hanok Village
With only five Hanok houses – a traditional architecture style of Korea – the village is packed with attractions for tourists. Namsangol Hanoi Village is another tourist attraction in Seoul which has been so exciting to sight.
There are several free weekend activities, like lessons to make your own sacred totem. You can get out of there knowing how to create a mini- jangseung and minisotdae, wooden totems that were placed in the villages to protect them against demons.
#7. Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Village is yet another traditional village with charming Hanok houses. This is the region where the aristocratic classes lived during the Joseon Dynasty. Today, some of these houses still serve as residents’ residences, while others have been transformed into galleries, restaurants, and cafes.
#8. Namdaemun Market
This tour is for those who love to shop to keep a souvenir of the trip and to give away their friends. Namdaemun Market is the oldest and largest street market in South Korea. There you will find everything: clothes, food, trinkets. And best of all, most of the market is open 24 hours!
Cheonggyecheon is a stream that was revitalized in 2005. Through a project that cost millions of dollars, the river was cleaned, and the city gained a new green area. With scenic walkways, waterfalls, parks, and artwork, the place is a good leisure option without leaving the hectic city.
Of course, you could not miss an alternative to enjoy the nightlife of the city, right? In addition to street fairs, the Hongdae neighborhood gathers several nightclubs to enjoy themselves after a day of sightseeing.
Being close to Hongik University, the region is known for being the scene of urban art, galleries, cafes and lots of culture! This place is best for people who identify with underground culture.
These are the tourist attractions in Seoul which I would love you to give it a shot, I assure you that you gonna come back to give yourself a nice view every Holliday’s.