Seoul - North of Han River (Hangang)

 

Korea Palaces

Visit the 5 remaining royal palaces of Seoul in close vicinity.

Gyeongbokgung Palace
#1. First & largest of the 5 Grand Palaces built.
National Folk Museum
Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace. Exhibits folklife artifacts.
National Palace Museum of Korea
Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace. Royal treasures & artifacts.
Changdeokgung Palace
#2. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Secret Garden.
Changgyeonggung Palace
#3. Surrounded by forest of 50,000 trees.
Jongmyo Shrine
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Deoksugung Palace
#4. Next to City Hall Station.
Gyeonghuigung Palace
#5. The West Palace.
 
 

Seochon (Sejong) Village / Samcheongdong / Bukchon Hanok Village / Insadong

Near to Korea palaces, experience the charms of historical, cultural, modernity and nature all in one place. Explore the alleys, popular eateries, chic cafes and galleries of old Seoul.

Seochon (Sejong) Village
Birthplace of King Sejong.
Sejong Village Food Street
A local food alley next to subway exit.
Tosokchon Samgyetang
Popular Korean ginseng chicken soup restaurant.
Tongin Market
Make your own Lunch Box using Yeopjeon coins.
Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House)
Book free tour 3+ weeks in advance.
Samcheongdong
Serene streets of cafes, shops & galleries.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Over 900 traditional houses (Hanok).
Insadong
Known for souvenirs, tea houses, antique shops & galleries.

Myeongdong / Namsan Seoul Tower / Namdaemun Market

Myeongdong is Korea's best-known shopping district. Its pedestrian-friendly streets sell everything from high fashion to casual attire, cosmetics, shoes and accessories. Vast dining and accommodation options at this central location with several metro lines, subway stations and airport limousine bus stops. Nearby is Namsan Seoul Tower, a famous Seoul landmark.

Myeongdong Shopping Street
Top Korean brands to shop at Myeongdong.
30 Best Street Food in Myeongdong
Pedestrian-friendly street food paradise.
10 Best Restaurants & Cafes
Dine at the popular cafes & restaurants.
Seoul Global Cultural Center - Traditional Korean Costume Experience 2
Info. Centre & Traditional Costume experience.
Myeongdong Cathedral
First gothic cathedral in Korea.
Myeongdong Info. Center
Largest Information Center in Korea.
N Seoul Tower
Enjoy view of Seoul City at this iconic landmark
Namsangol Hanok Village
Traditional programs & activities included.
Pildong Myeonok
Top 3 North Korea Cold Noodles Restaurants in Seoul.
Shinsegae Department Store
Flagship Store of Shinsegae.
Namdaemun Market
Largest Traditional Market in Korea.

Buamdong / Bukhansan National Park

Enjoy breathtaking view effortlessly at the popular hilltop cafe; kick off on the trail of Seoul City Wall built over 620 years ago to reach the highest point of the wall at 342m; or hike at the beautiful Mountain National Park within the city, offering many trails from easy hike along flowing streams of the forest to attempting its highest peak at 836.5m.

Jaha Son Mandu
Famous dumplings restaurant with views.
Sanmotoonge
Cafe with panoramic mountain view.
Seoul City Wall
Hike on the famous Baegak Mountain Trail.
Bukhansan National Park
Hike at the most visited National Park.

Seoul Station & nearby

The gateway to Seoul as a major train station for KTX (Seoul-Busan), AREX Airport Express and connected to 2 subway lines. A place to shop, relax at nearby Korean Jjimjilbang Spa or check out the latest attraction, Seoullo 7017 sky garden walkway!

Seoul Station
KTX to Busan & Airport Express from Incheon.
LOTTE Mart
Leading hypermarket for favourite goodies.
Siloam Sauna Jjimjilbang
Multi-storey Korean Sauna & Bathhouse.
Seoullo 7017
Sky garden walkway for pedestrians!

Seoul City Hall / Cheonggyecheon Stream

Located at the center of Seoul and the heart of political and administrative activities. Seoul City Hall is a convenient place to Seoul's many tourist attractions, home to several 5* luxurious hotels (e.g. Lotte Hotel, The Westin Chosun, The Plaza, Four Seasons) and the popular Lotte Department Store (main branch).

LOTTE Department Store
Lotte Duty Free, Young Plaza & Avenuel.
Deoksugung Doldam-gil
Along the romantic stone-wall road.
Jeongdong Observatory
& Cafe. Free entry. Best palace & city hall view.
Cheonggyecheon Stream
A relaxing stroll along the flowing stream.
Gwanghwamun Square
Statues of King Sejong & Admiral Yi Sunshin.
Nampo Myeonok
Top 3 North Korea Cold Noodles Restaurants in Seoul.
 
 
 
 

Ihwa Mural Village / Naksan Park / Seoul City Wall

An unique blend of history, art and local culture at Daehangno. Walking along the gentle slope of Seoul City Wall leading to the lowest Seoul's Mountain (Naksan), famous Naksan Park, colourful Ihwa Mural Village and ending with the historical floodgate relics.

Seoul City Wall
Naksan Mountain Trail. Easy course.
Naksan Park
Film site of The Heir by Lee Min-Ho.
Ihwa Mural Village
Famous for murals on walls & staircases.
Sungshin Womens Univ Shopping District
Trendy shops, cafes & restaurants.
Donam Jeil Market
2 mins. walk. fr. Sungshin Women's Univ. Station
 

Dongdaemun

The perfect place for shopping till early in the morning, explore the Dongdaemun's landmark by world-renowned architect and savour generous portions of street foods at Gwangjang Market.

10 Best Shopping Malls@Dongdaemun
Doote. apM Place. apM Luxe. Hello apM. Migliore. Lotte FITIN. Maxtyle. U:US. Goodmorning City.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Iconic landmark of Korean design industry.
Seoul City Wall
Heunginjimun Gate Trail.
Pyongyang Myeonok
Top 3 North Korea Cold Noodles Restaurants in Seoul.
Gwangjang Market
Popular for its Mung Bean Pancakes.
 

Sinchon / Ehwa Womans University (Edae) / Ansan Jarak-gil

Home to two prestigious universities with beautiful campuses of its own character. Enjoy shopping for the affordably-priced trendy clothes, fashion accessories, cosmetics; and relaxing breaks at its cultural cafes. Hike at Ansan Jarak-gil with visit Yeongcheon Market and Seodaemun Independence Park & Prison.

Sinchon & Ewha Womans University Sho
A popular shopping district in Seoul.
Ewha Womans University
Korea's first & largest women's college.
Yonsei University
Prestigious univ. with Gothic-style buildings.
Yeongcheon Market
Famous twisted Korean doughnuts & more.
Independence Prison & Park
Korea's painful past & fight for independence.
Ansan Jarak-gil Trail
Wooden deck trail around mountain, 7km.
Ansan (Mt.) Summit
Panoramic view of Seoul & fire station from Joseon Dynasty.
Inwangsan Mountain
Unblocked views of several mountains & city.
Seoul City Wall
Inwangsan Mountain Trail.
Inwangwan Forest Trail
Nature forest trail at Inwangsan Mt. foothill.
Hongjedong Gaemi Village
Photo hot spot. Entrance to Inwangsan Mt.
 

Hongdae (Hongik University Street) / World Cup Park

A well-known hub of independent art culture. Experience the liberal spirit with streets filled with boutique shops run by young designers, artsy cafes, clubs and theatres. Once an enormous garbage land, now an extraordinary ecological park success.

Hongdae
Youthful street with shops, cafes & clubs.
Seoul Trick Eye Museum
The very first Trick Eye Museum.
Ice Museum
@Trick Eye Museum. Winter Wonderland.
Love Museum
Eroticism & Art. ADULTS ONLY.
Hansang Gadeuk Korean BBQ Restaurant
Best Korean King Pot Lid BBQ Restaurant
Haneul (Sky) Park
@World Cup Park.
Vast grassland hill park.
Oil Tank Culture Park
Once a Hidden Oil Tank Reserve Base of 5 Oil Tanks

Itaewon / Yongsan

Global districts in Seoul on the banks of Hangang River, together with the largest national museum in Korea.

National Museum of Korea
Largest museum. Free & connect to subway.
Itaewon Street
The global village in Seoul.
 
 
 

Kondae (Konkuk University Area) / Ttukseom Hangang Park

Immerse in the lively atmosphere of a rising university suburb to a relaxing beautiful park along Han River (Hangang).

Dongho Bridge Walk
Bird-eye view of Han River from the bridge.
Jamsil Railway Bridge Walk
Easy bridge walk next to passing trains.
Eungbongsan (Mountain)
Peak@95.3m. View of Han River. Forsythia spring flowers.
Seoul Forest
Large park with Ginkgo Tree Forest & Cherry Blossom Trees
Common Ground
Korea's first pop-up container mall.
Kondae (Konkuk Univ. Area)
Rising hot place for dining & fashion.
Ttukseom Hangang Park
A park along Han River with subway access.

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