Travel to Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is an eclectic and dynamic city where night markets, Korean pop music, temples and skyscrapers coexist. To visit this city is divided by the Han River, it is better to come in May/June or September/October. Although it is now a real megalopolis, the city still has buildings whose architecture reflects their history.
Travel to Seoul - Things to do
Travel to Seoul - Places to visit
- The Gyeongbokgung Palace
It has many cultural assets: its stone walls, roofs and Haetae statues reflect the degree of architectural progress of the Joseon dynasty. The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Basin are considered to be the finest examples of their kind in Korea.
- Bukchon Hanok Village
The village of Bukchon Hanok was once a village where aristocrats resided during the Joseon dynasty. Some of the tiled houses called giwas have been preserved to this day.
- Jogyesa Temple
Founded in 1395, it is one of the most important centres for Buddhists in Korea and stands out in the heart of the buildings
- The Bongeunsa Temple
Pleasant, interesting and peaceful. Before the 1960s, the temple grounds were built by people from the countryside. Since then, the area has become the centre of one of the most prosperous places in Seoul, making the Bongeunsa Temple an interesting blend of traditional and modern Seoul.
- Namsan Tower
The Namsan Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as Korea's first integrated transmission tower by broadcasting television and radio broadcasts across the capital. Nowadays, the tower has become a popular landmark in Seoul.
Travel to Seoul - Activities
- Visit the Myeongdong district
Myeong-dong is one of the main shopping districts in Seoul. Many brand stores and department stores line the streets and alleys. Common products for sale include clothing, shoes and accessories.
- Gwangjang Market
The Gwangjang market is one of the oldest traditional markets in Seoul. Popular place with foreign visitors looking to try some of the best Korean street foods.
- Mount Bukhansan
Located in the northern part of Seoul, Mount Bukhansan has the particularity of offering beautiful landscapes all year round. Mount Bukhansan also has a rich history of various cultural treasures.
Located in the heart of Seoul's city centre, it is an important district where traditional and precious objects are displayed. The district consists of a main street and associated alleys, where many galleries, restaurants, cafés and traditional tea rooms are located.
Travel to Seoul - Where to eat ?
$: Street food
This is the best option to test specialities at low prices!
Myeong-Dong night market, Namdaemun market or even at the bend of a street, there are plenty of opportunities!
This is the ideal place to test a quality Korean barbecue
Address: 16, Insa-dong 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
$$$: Tavolo 24
The price is a little high but the buffer is delicious
Address: 279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Travel to Seoul - Where to stay ?
$: Harrytage Hongdae
A guest house where the beds are closed by a curtain to preserve your privacy, ideal in terms of quality/price ratio
Address: 41, Yeonnam-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Mapo-gu, Seoul
$$: MyeongDong New Stay Inn
Clean and modern, right in the centre of Seoul
Address: 4F, 14, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
$$$: GLAD Hotel Mapo
Central location, comfortable rooms and a superb rooftop!
Address: 92, Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Mapo-gu, Seoul