15 Amazing Places You Must Visit In Seoul, South Korea
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Extensive farmers fish market in the neighborhood of Noryangjin-dong in Dongjak-gu
13-8 Noryangjin 1(il)-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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
Known for its urban arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainments
358-1 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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
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.
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.
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.
I love the Korean convenience stores they have great snacks and even serve bulgogi maki rolls (sushi rolls with Korean meat).
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.
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.
Make sure to check all the places featured on the map, some of them include a dedicated article + video.