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15 Amazing Places You Must Visit In Seoul, South Korea

15 Amazing Places You Must Visit In Seoul, South Korea

on Jul. 26, 2013 by

Seoul has so much to offer that it could even baffle the most experienced traveller new to town. Explore the capital of South Korea as a pro by going to the best places I listed below along with photos and an instructional video.

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After months of intense planning it is time for the most amazing adventure yet. I spent many months planning out every day while living in Korea & Japan.

Places

  • 1. Seoul Plaza

    Seoul Plaza is a central plaza located in front of Seoul City Hall at Taepyeongno

    216-5 Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2. Myeong-dong

    Being the main shopping and tourism district of Seoul

    9-6 Namsandong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 3. Jongno Tower

    Its top floor is equipped with a restaurant and bar which is famous for its view of Jongno and other areas of Seoul

    75-1 Gongpyeong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 4. N Seoul Tower

    Commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain and at 236m, it marks the highest point in Seoul

    산1-12 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 5. Gwanghwamun Plaza

    It has historical significant as the location of royal administrative buildings, known as Yukjo-geori or Street of Six Ministries

    81-2 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 6. Itaewon

    The old red light district of Seoul and is a haven for foreigners

    127 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 7. Cheonggyecheon Stream

    Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9 km long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul

    127-4 Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 8. Changdeokgung Palace

    Is one of the Five Grand Palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty

    2-71 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 9. War Memorial of Korea

    Memorial building has six indoor exhibition rooms and an outdoor exhibition centre displaying over 13,000 war memorabilia and military equipment

    8-51 Yongsandong 1(il)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 10. Lotte World

    Worlds largest indoor theme park (a Guinness World Record) which is open all year around

    40-1 Jamsil 3(sam)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 11. Noryangjin Fish Market

    Extensive farmers fish market in the neighborhood of Noryangjin-dong in Dongjak-gu

    13-8 Noryangjin 1(il)-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 12. Bukchon Hanok Village

    Traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment

    48 Bukchon-ro 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 13. Hongdae

    Known for its urban arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainments

    358-1 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 14. Club Octagon in Gangnam

    The most popular nightclub in Seoul & Korea - many famous DJs have played here

    112-5 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • 15. Club Ellui

    Second most popular nightclub in the Gangnam district

    129-4 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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During my stay in Seoul I visited a lot of places. In this post I primarily documented Changdeokgung palace, Jongno tower, Myeong-dong shopping district, Itaewon, Banpo bridge, Paris baguette and an overheating jog at the Han river.

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Seoul is a beautiful city and not quite as hectic as Tokyo. I was surprised by how cheap the taxis were in comparison with their Tokyo counterpart.

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Upon arrival in Seoul I was confronted by my biggest mistake by not bringing proper power adapters so I wasn't able to charge my devices. After hours of searching for a converter throughout the neighborhood I ran into an american who hooked me up with a converter which they sold at his guesthouse.

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I love the Korean convenience stores they have great snacks and even serve bulgogi maki rolls (sushi rolls with Korean meat).

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I arrived on a Saturday night and was excited to explore the Seoul nightlife which I recorded a VIDEO of located in my next article.

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The weather wasn't all to good throughout the summer. Too cloudy and muggy but luckily there was one bright day to explore Lotte World.

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Make sure to check all the places featured on the map, some of them include a dedicated article + video. 

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