Seoul Off The Beaten Path

  • Religious & Memorial
    by Ewingjr98
  • Religious & Memorial
    by Ewingjr98
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Ewingjr98

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Seoul

  • 1. Other Place to Go

    On our first visit to Seoul we did a day trip to Suwon on the underground. We found people here really helpful. At the information stand near the station they wrote me down bus information, gave me...

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  • 2. Hiking

    There are some smallish mountains (hills) near Gupabal Station that have some well-maintained trails carved through a densely wooded setting. In this area it is also possible to see: - A very large...

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  • 3. Korean Historical Landmark

    Seolleung Royal Tombs houses the burial mounds of King Seongjong (1469-1494), his wife Queen Jeonghyeon, and King Jungjong (1506-1544) of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The burial mounds are...

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  • 4. Parks, Zoos & Stadiums

    Seonyudo (선유도) is an island in the Hangang (River) just west of Yeouido. This man-made island was originally built to be a sewage treatment plant. From these humble beginnings,...

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  • 5. Religious & Memorial

    This early Baekje period burial site, dating from 500-400 BC, was excavated by the Museum of Seoul National University during the 70s and 80s. These six burial mounds are built in two styles. Some are...

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  • 6. Art Galleries

    Established by a wealthy and eccentric collector and opened to the public, this is one of Seoul`s more unexpected sights. The "Asia Eros" museum features prints, sculptures and paintings from all...

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  • 7. Seoul Nail Cutter cum Bottle Openers

    althoug my favorite souvenir items around my travels are the usual fridge magnets and shot glasses, I usually get some odd and interesting souvenir items as...

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  • 8. March 1 Independence Movement Monument, Namsan

    At the base of Namsan, between the Korean National Theater and Dongguk University, stands a large monument that is rarely documented on the internet from what I...

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  • 9. Dongsibjagak & Seosibjagak Watchtowers

    The Dongsibjagak Watchtower stands at The Southeastern Corner of Gyeongbokgung Palace. When the great palace was constructed, watchtowers we constructed at the...

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  • 10. Seoul Kyodong Elementary School

    Seoul Kyodong Elementary School was established in 1894 as the first elementary school in the country. The school was established under the reign of King Gojong...

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  • 11. Plinths of Yeongeunmun (Gate)

    Near the entrance to Seodaemun Independence Park in Seoul, stand two old towers that appear to be ruins. These are all that remains from the former gate called...

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  • 12. Jeong-dong Street Historical Area

    Jeong-dong Street was the first international neighborhood in Seoul, and it was known among Westerners as Legation Street. Located behind the royal residence of...

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  • 13. Russian Legation Site

    The Russian Legation was constructed in Seoul in 1890, and it played a key part in Korean history over the coming years. It was taken over by the Soviet Union...

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  • 14. Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum

    The Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum (배재학당 역사 박물관) is a small attraction behind Deoksugung...

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  • 15. Jungmyeongjeon Hall

    Jungmyeongjeon Hall was built in a residential area behind Deoksugung, but was included in the palace when it was expanded in 1897. Jungmyeongjeon is now...

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  • 16. Hotels near airport

    The new international airport is far from Seoul, though you can get to the centre of Seoul easily by public transport. As we arrived late, we stayed in the part...

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  • 17. The Alleys of Itaewon

    I think Itaewon is one of the worst places in Seoul. It is overrun by foreigners. It is full of bar girls looking to make a quick dollar any way they can. It is...

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  • 18. Pimatgol - Avoid Horse Alley

    Pimatgol (피맛골) is a narrow allow in Jogno that runs through Insadong. The name Pimatgol is literally translated as "avoid horse alley"...

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  • 19. Try the waffles!

    I almost forgot to mention about this unexpected experience as we made our way out of Changdeukgong Palace. We were surprised to see crowded people on a small...

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  • 20. For Catholics: Church services

    The Myeongdong Cathedral is said to be the biggest church in Seoul. There are 10 Masses held every Sunday, all in Korean except the 9 am one which is in...

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  • 21. Traditional Korean Music and Dance

    Chongdong Theater was established in 1995 and has been working as a bridge between traditional and modern culture in Korea ever since.Built as a reproduction of...

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  • 22. Watch a movie in First Class - Charlotte

    If you're looking for a special way to enhance your visit to Seoul or simply like to surprise your partner with a lasting experience, try the new movie...

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  • 23. Historical Buddhist Temple

    I went hiking the other day, in the mountainous area behind my new apartment. Was exploring, just to see where the local trails went... Imagine my surprise to...

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  • 24. Autumn colours in Seoul

    The autumn colours in Seoul and the rest of South Korea is very beautiful and not to be missed. If you want to see the autumn colours at their best, a good time...

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  • 25. DMZ Tour

    If you are a bit into the history of Korea, a DMZ Tour might be something for you. Though, I have to say that usually the Korean Tourguides give you only their...

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