Seoul Tourist Attractions
About Seoul
Seoul, located in the central peninsula, is the largest city and the capital of the Republic of Korea. Although Seoul only makes up 0.6% of the nation's land area, it is very densely populated and contains approximately 10.4 million people – more than a fifth of entire Korean population. About one quarter of the population are students, as there are many reputable educational institutions located in Seoul.


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Seoul Tour Program

Attractions


Royal Palaces
Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace was the main palace for many of the Joseon kings and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its historical significance, simplicity and subtleness. The palace’s beautiful garden is well known for being in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings. There is a tour program that takes about one hour and is accompanied by a tour guide.

Changdeokgung Palace

Deoksugung Palace

Deoksugung Palace is the only traditional palace site alongside a series of western style buildings that add to the uniqueness of the surrounding scenery. It is also famous for its elegant stone-wall road. Deoksugung Palace holds a guard-changing ceremony in front of the Daehanmun Gate. This ceremony is a tradition similar to the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and offers a rare opportunity to experience royal culture.

Deoksugung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung was the primary palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Overlooking Sejong-ro, Seoul’s main street, its grand and majestic features have rightfully become a symbol of the prestigious Joseon Dynasty. At Gyeongbokgung Palace a reenactment of changing of the royal guards ceremony is held daily. After watching the ceremony, you can try on guards’ costumes and have your photo taken in front of the Gyeonghoeru pavilion.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Changgyeonggung Palace

Changggyeonggung Palace was built in 1483, by King Seongjong the Great (the ninth king of the Joseon Dynasty) to take care of queens and concubines. The palace was then relocated in 1983 and regained its old grace after years of restoration. Compared to other palaces, the size of the palace is compact and simple. Furthermore it is unique in that its front gate and throne hall face east while those in all the other palaces face south.

Changgyeonggung Palace



Landmarks
Gwanghwamun Square

Gwanghwamun Square opened in front of Gwanghwamun Gate where the bronze statues of King Sejong the Great and General Yi Sun-sin stand proud and tall. To the left of the square, is the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, one of the largest arts and culture complexes in Seoul. At the underground Haechi Madang are the “Story of Sejong Exhibition Hall” and various other facilities.

Gwanghwamun Square

N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower is a symbolic landmark of Seoul. Located on the top of the Namsan Mountain, it is the best place to overlook Seoul City’s night view. N Seoul Tower is equipped with observatories and a revolving restaurant for a full 360˚ view. A recent attraction for courting couples is the famous “Locks of Love” where thousands of padlocks are attached to the fence by symbolizing their undying affection.

N Seoul Tower

63 City

The 63 City skyscrapers is a Yeoui-do landmark, commanding spectacular views of the city. Standing 249 meters high and comprising of 60 floors and three basement levels, 63 City is one of Korea’s tallest and most recognized buildings. But the tower isn’t just an observatory for panoramic views of the city. It is a multi-venue leisure complex featuring an aquarium, art gallery, IMAX cinema, performance hall and a wax museum.

63 City

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called 'hanok' that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name, 'Bukchon,' which literally translates to 'northern village,' came about as the neighborhoods that the village covers lie to the north of the two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants and tea houses, providing an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse in Korean traditional culture.

Cheongwadae

DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza)

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also called the DDP, is a major urban development landmark in Seoul, South Korea designed by Zaha Hadid and Samoo, with a distinctively neofuturistic design characterized by the "powerful, curving forms of elongated structures". The landmark is the centerpiece of South Korea's fashion hub and popular tourist destination, Dongdaemun, featuring a walkable park on its roofs, large global exhibition spaces, futuristic retail stores and restored parts of the Seoul fortress

Cheongwadae



Entertainment Complexes
Children's Grand Park

Gwanghwamun Square opened in front of Gwanghwamun Gate where the bronze statues of King Sejong the Great and General Yi Sun-sin stand proud and tall. To the left of the square, is the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, one of the largest arts and culture complexes in Seoul. At the underground Haechi Madang are the “Story of Sejong Exhibition Hall” and various other facilities.

Children's Grand Park

Insadong

Insa-dong is for visitors who want to experience traditional aspects of Korea. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok(traditional clothing), hanji(traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts. Insa-dong Antique Street offers both antique and modern art ornaments from traditional handcrafts and ceramics to contemporary art items.

Insadong

Han River Cruise

The Hangang River Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery around the Hangang River. The cruises have different themes allowing passengers to enjoy live performances and fine. During the Cruise tour, the fancy dinner and a live performance is provided while it runs through the heart of Seoul, providing a retreat from the skyscrapers of the city.



Shopping
Myeongdong

This is one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. Myeong-dong can be described in one phrase, “Shopper’s-Heaven.” It is filled with a variety of stores ranging from national cosmetic brands, global spa brands, shoes, clothes and the various hallyue-related items. Myeong-dong is well known for its “Exhibition of Korean street food.” An array of street food stores is spread all along the roads for you to enjoy. Myeong-dong Cathedral, which is the main Catholic Church in Korea, has English mass on Sundays at 9am.

Myeongdong

Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun is the traditional street market in Seoul where you can find the traditional souvenirs and goods. The market’s history traces back to the Joseon Dynasty and since then has become the most widely known market place of Korea. Over 10,000 stores deal a wide variety of goods like clothes, accessories, tableware, ginseng products, office supplies, and imported goods. The most popular among foreign visitors are women’s wear and eyewear goods.

Namdaemun Market

Noryangjin Fish Market

Noryangjin Fish Market is the best place in Seoul to get fresh seafood at competitive prices. The market is both a wholesale outlet, trading in daily catches that arrive from every possible location, and also a retail market, where the public can get seafood at very low prices. Visitors can purchase fresh seafood and get it sliced into sashimi at one of the restaurants in the market. The market is easily reached since it is conveniently connected to the subway station.

Noryangjin Fish Market

Seoul Folk Flea Market

Seoul Folk Flea Market sells traditional folk souvenirs, regional specialties, clothing, food and other miscellaneous goods. These days, the market has become one of the city's main attractions among local people as well as overseas visitors. Seoul Folk Flea Market is filled with Korean traditional goods and foods that reflect the simpler lifestyle of Koreans in times past.

Seoul Folk Flea Market

KSCM(Korean Society for Computational Mechanics)
Room 805, 1, Anam-dong 5-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 136-075, Korea
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