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Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung

The jewel of Seoul's five historic palaces, Gyeongbokgung was built in 1395 by Lee Seong-Gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, who established the city as the capital of Korea. The...

Namsangol Hanok Village

Namsangol Hanok Village

Set among the skyscrapers, the Namsangol traditional Korean village comes as a pleasant surprise. Centred on five restored Korean historical homes depicting various social levels from the Joseon...

Lotte World

Lotte World

Fun and thrills are the order of the day at Seoul's main theme park, which draws about six million visitors annually. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Lotte is the largest...

Insadong

Insadong

No visit to Seoul is complete without exploring the capital's heart and artistic soul: the alleyways of the Insadong district, known colloquially as 'Mary's Alley'. More than 100 antique shops and...

Namsan Park

Namsan Park

Namsan, the mountain that stands sentinel in the centre of Seoul, is a popular recreational feature in the city. A cable car, and stairway, takes visitors to the summit, where there are...

Myeong-dong

Myeong-dong

Paradise for shoppers, Myeong-dong is Seoul's retail haven covering a vast area that spreads out from the Myeong-dong subway station. Massive department stores, boutiques, restaurants, fast-food...

Incheon

Incheon

Hop a bus and visit Incheon, a major Korean port city on the West Sea about an hour from Seoul, where the surrounding irregular coastline with its islets and mountainous inland terrain provide...

Changdeokgung

Changdeokgung

One of the 'Five Grand Palaces' built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, Changdeokgung is set within a large park in Jongno-gu and the whole complex has been included on the UNESCO World...

Bongeunsa

Bongeunsa

Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple in Gangnam-gu and was founded in 794 AD by Yeon-hoe, the highest-ranking monk of Silla at the time. The temple was reconstructed in 1498 and became the main temple...

Olympic Park and Stadium

Olympic Park and Stadium

The Seoul Olympic Park, or Olpark, was built to host the 1988 Summer Games, located in Songpa-gu, Bangi-dong. It is home to Jamsil Olympic Stadium, the main stadium built for the summer games. The...

Jogyesa

Jogyesa

Jogyesa is the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. First established in 1395, Jogyesa is located in Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, in central Seoul. In 1998, Jogyesa made international...

Jongmyo Shrine

Jongmyo Shrine

Jongmyo Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is heralded as Korea's foremost cultural treasure. Visitors to Seoul will be hard-pressed not to visit the Jongmyo Shrine. Built in 1394,...

Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress is yet another of South Korea's UNESCO World Heritage sites. The fortress is situated in Suwon, a city south of Seoul central but still within the greater Seoul area....

Everland

Everland

Everland is South Korea's version of Disney Land. This massive amusement park is situated on the outskirts of Seoul and is the perfect daytrip for visitors travelling with kids. Everland has...

Jeju Island

Jeju Island

Jejudo is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Korea. Jeju Island is situated off the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and enjoys relatively warm weather throughout the...

Korean DMZ

Korean DMZ

For those with even a passing interest in historical affairs, the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) - a 4km-wide strip of land that divides the Korean peninsula in two - is an absolute must-see....

Galbi Restaurants

Galbi Restaurants

A quintessential Korean pastime - and a good everyday option for budget-conscious travellers - Galbi Restaurants are immensely popular places, full every night of the week with locals, expatriate...

Itaewon

Itaewon

Without doubt the most popular area of Seoul for foreign visitors, the gritty neighbourhood of Itaewon is one of Korea's coolest, most cosmopolitan urban enclaves. Located near the US Army base in...

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