As a city full of rich culture, royal palaces, eminent shopping and dining options and an endless list of activities to partake in it’s no wonder as to why Seoul has become one of the top Southeast Asian cities to see. With beautifully designed buildings, shopping malls and districts to see during the day and the lively night life to end your day with, you simply cannot go wrong in spending at least a few days in this fun and unique South Korean city. Here are some tips and ideas on how to have fun in Seoul…
Discover the magnificent Gyeongbok Palace
This is Korea’s most well known royal palace, originally built in the late 14th Century and later reconstructed, it is nothing short of stunning. It only costs 3,000 won ($3 USD) and you will be able to walk and wander through an amazing structure full of history and beauty that not many people say that have witnessed. With a central location it’s very easy to find and is the perfect way to start your day off of sightseeing.
Take in the view from Seoul Tower
On top a mountain and at 240 meters high, makes the Seoul Tower the highest point in the city. Hop in a cable car to the top and head towards the base of the tower where you will find the spot where you can purchase admission tickets (12,000 won or $12USD). Dine at one of the two restaurants, purchase a fun gift at the tower gift shop and then take in the views from each of the four observation decks. As soon as you witness the breathtaking lit up city, you are guaranteed to be glad you made the journey up there.
Stroll through Insadong District
Strap on your best walking shoes and explore the culture and traditions of Seoul right at the heart of the city. Insadong District was once the largest markets for antiques and artwork in all of Korea and is now full of delicious Korean restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops and plenty of culture to take in.
Experience the nightlife in University Quarter
If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to end your day of sight seeing and exploring, head to University Quarter and enjoy a drink at one of the many bars or even head to a club for even more exciting fun. Because of the many universities surrounding the area, the bars tend to be much more budget friendly so you’re night out on the town won’t break the bank.
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