On a visit to Seoul you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Seoul. These places are what Seoul is all about. These must see places in Seoul will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Built in 1935, the Gyeongbokgung palace stands out amongst its peers because of its vivid design and architecture. Even though this palace was partially destroyed in a fire, one can’t help but notice the style resemblance of the Joseon dynasty. The complex of this palace also hosts the remarkable National Palace Museum and National Folk Museu...
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29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
One of the darkest phases in the history of this country is extremely well documented in this museum located in the Yongsan-dong area of Seoul. The Korean War was one which had a number of significant influences on the nation and how it is today.
The museum houses war memorabilia, military equipment, period art and exhibits and is a huge draw for t...
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99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
Built in 1405, this palace has been the principal residence off many kings from the Joseon dynasty. The marriage of nature and architecture is a stunning sight at this palace. Many of the buildings here are hand painted. This palace was once burned down in 1592 when an angry mob vented its frustration over the absconding king during the Japanese in...
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1-3 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
The CJ Seoul Tower or the Namsan Tower as it is commonly called is an observation and communications tower that is located in the central part of Seoul on the Namsan Mountain.
Although it might sound bland, this tower surely should not be left out of the itinerary. The tower has three separate restaurants aside from a revolving restaurant on the fo...
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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
Displaying close to 15,000 pieces spanning many eras and fields of interest, the National Museum of Korea is a well stocked museum that provides something interesting for everyone. The sculpture gallery houses Buddhist art, metal art, Buncheong ware and also Porcelain artworks. The Asian gallery is quite fascinating too, with its oriental artworks ...
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531 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The first thing you notice at this beautiful temple is the juxtaposition of the shady temple premises with the concrete surroundings. Built in 794 AD, what was originally christened as Gyeonseongsa Temple was later renamed on Queen Jeonghyeon’s insistence to Bongeunsa. There are about 3400 Buddhist scriptures stored here, alongside the works ...
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Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This area in Jongno-gu district of South Korea is partly famous for the number of art galleries and tea shops that are present in the vicinity. But, the most iconic aspect of this area of the city is the huge number of antique shops that are present. Essentially, Insadong-gil has the largest number of antique stores in the city.
People can find a r...
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Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 09:30 pm
The Bukchon Village can be considered to be one of the best examples of living history in the city of Seoul. This area is over six hundred years old and people can get an intrinsic look into the ancient lives of the people of Korea. This locality is placed between Gyeongbok Palace, Jongmyo Royal Shrine and the Changdeok Palace.
This area is strewn ...
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Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul is one of the most beautiful places one can visit while in Seoul. This ancient stream of water flows through the heart of the city and attracts hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists throughout the year.
During the economic development stages following the Korean War, this 5.8 km long creek had to be cov...
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55 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Jogyesa Temple is the main temple for Zen Buddhism in Korea. It holds a very important place in the religious identity of the city and the nation itself. Surrounded by mature trees, this temple invokes peace and spirituality almost instantly. The main building is said to be close to 500 years old. The Baeksong tree that surrounds the temple has bee...
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37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
A great way to acquaint yourself with the evolution of daily lives of the Korean people, the National Folk Museum of Korea has about 4000 artifacts that give an interesting perspective on the lifestyle and culture of these people. Established in 1945 by the US Government, the museum has three exhibition halls. They are each dedicated to subjects li...
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60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art uses modern technology and crisp displays to showcase some stunning works of art that are not available anywhere else in the world. From Modern art to traditional Korean arts, there is a great deal here to make a art connoisseur happy. The architecture of the museum is as spectacular as the collections. One can encou...
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40-1 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:30 am - 11:00 pm
South Korea and Seoul in particular is one place where technological wonders can be seen in abundance. One of the most popular destinations in Seoul which can be considered to be the one must see destination is Lotte World. This amusement park holds a Guinness World Record for being the largest indoor theme park in the world.
The complete Lotte Wor...
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Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
As you would have guessed by now, Seoul is all about the shopping and lifestyle. This street in the city is one of the largest tourist draws for shopping and lifestyle products. This is a purely commercial district and is popularly referred to as the ninth most expensive shopping arcade or area in the world.
Under the Jonseon Dynasty, this area was...
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1-1, Jeongneung-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
While visiting Seoul, one has to make sure that the final stop in their travels in this magical city filled with modernist images is amongst nature. Nature in all its splendor is what a visitor will get to see in this national park located in Gyeonggi and Seoul.
Home to three granite peaks, forested areas and temples, this protected national park s...