Soul-t'ukpyolsi Things to Do

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Soul-t'ukpyolsi Things to Do

  • Namsan (South Mountain) and Seoul Tower

    Seoul Things to Do

    Well, what can I say, I think anyone who goes to Seoul should visit the Seoul Tower. And, we did, too! So, here is my write up... I'll start with the locks. Without really knowing but it seemed obvious that people come here and attach a lock to the fence at one of the viewing decks to profess "forever love". The locks had writing on them with...

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  • Gyeongbokgung Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Among the Four Royal Palaces in Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace is the most popular for tourists and is the one included in a half day City Tour of Seoul if you have a really long layover from Incheon Airport if riding Asiana or Korean Airlines (these tours are complimentary). Gyeongbok Palace was the Main Palace of the Chosun dynasty until it got...

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  • DMZ - DeMilitarized Zone - Tours

    Seoul Things to Do

    I came here with my friend, it's a hour and half driving far from Seoul. Anyway it's plenty of bus tour leaving from the capital. Ticket price for 3 hours tour is 8700 wong. You are suposed to have your passport with you, bt if you ignored that as I did and you have a Korean friend with you, then he/she can guarantee for you, she will guarantee...

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  • Insa-dong

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    This was my first visit to South Korea. I did as much research as I possibly could in two weeks (that's when I knew I was going). So, this area looked interesting to me. I expected to see more "art" stuff but it seemed to have more souveniers catering to tourists than I expected to see. My surprise was how many great looking eateries/restaurants...

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  • Korea House & Namsan Hanok Folk Village

    Seoul Things to Do

    At first there is no "entrance fee" completely open to public for free. In this village displays various household goods and furniture arranged in accordance with the times of which they were a part. You can see everything inside the house. The traditional craft hall here exhibits souvenirs and a variety of works by master craftsmen, designated as...

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  • Lotte World

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Learn more about Korea's culture in the Lotte World historical folk museum. Exhibition includes a minature village, traditional wedding, market street. Opening hours: Weekday: 9.30am - 8om (Entrance till 7pm) Weekend: 9.30am - 9om (Entrance till 8pm)

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  • Everland Resort

    Seoul Things to Do

    final part of my eveland tip with more pictures. Everland is a Huge Amusement Complex located in Yongin City, about 50 kilometers from seoul. Everland is Composed of 3 huge theme areas, the Disney Like Festival World (with 5 sub-areas), the Carribbean Bay, a large water-themed park and Speedway, the race themed area. It is patterned more like...

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  • Deoksugung Palace

    Seoul Things to Do

    It is only about 10mins walk from Fraser Place Central Seoul but if you are coming by subway, just alight at City Hall station, exit no. 2 or 3. It is right outside the exit, so there is no way you will miss it. Is one of interesting palace in Seoul, the architectural structure appearing in a mix of Asian, European historical site. For its elegant...

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  • Itaewon Tourist Zone

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    The Itaewon province looks like a "happening" place. I went during the day but I get the feeling it's hopping at night. Please see my Itaewon travelogue album on my Seoul page for more details and pics.

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  • Coex Mall

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    COEX Mall (코엑스몰) is an underground shopping in Gangnam, Seoul. The cinema, the aquarium and the Kimchi Field Museum are famous. The open air area are often use for promotional events.

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  • Changdeokgung Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    this will be my pictures of the famed secret garden of the Changdeokgung Palace, called Huwon, where it was formerly just for the Royal Family and Palace Women Use. The Garden is 10 hectares (32 acres) in area and has lotus pond, pavilions, and landscaped lawns, trees, and flowers of which more than 26,000 different kinds of plants were...

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  • War Memorial of Korea

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    When you first hear the name 'War Memorial', you can't help but think it's all about the Korean War. Actually the place is a museum dedicated to warfare and weaponry. It showcases all the important battles in Korea's history plus the people, weapons and equipment through the ages. The Korean War of course is the sort of centerpiece of it all....

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  • Namdaemun Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Is a nice place to wander around, there are so many shops. You will find everything you need in this place, and as a market you can haggle the price. Namdaemun Market is a huge place and famous market in Seoul. Also we found a lot of food stalls in between those clothes vendors. Some sellers don't speak English so, it can difficult to ask something...

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  • Myeong Dong Cathedral

    Seoul Things to Do

    Myeong-dong is a must visit tourist spot with Korea's trendiest shopping area consisting of over 300,000 square meters of shops selling clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, and cosmetics. Many department stores also have a major presence here. Apart from shopping, there are also a number of recommended restaurants and cafes here. Great shopping...

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  • Biwon - Secret Garden

    Seoul Things to Do

    We went here on our first visit to Seoul. It was necessary to go round on a guided tour - unfortunately. It was pretty, but winter is not the best time to visit a garden. I did, however, like the frozen pond. I would go back here in a different season. Spring or autumn would definitely be lovely.The gardens are the grounds of Changdeokgung Palace....

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  • Changgyeonggung Palace

    Seoul Things to Do

    Changgyeonggung (창경궁) was originally built in 1483, destroyed in 1592 during the Japanese occupation, then rebuilt in 1616. It typically housed former kings and princes. Many of the main buildings in the center of the palace were rebuilt as recently as the 1980s. Honghwamun is the main gate which faces east. Beyond this gate...

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  • Jogyesa - Buddhist Temple

    Seoul Things to Do

    Jogye Temple is chief temple of the Jogye order which represents the Korean Buddhism. Jogye Temple was originally built in 1910 and bore the name of Gakhwangsa Temple by the monks longing for independence of the Korean Buddhism and recovery of Koreans' self esteem. Temple locates within the heart of Seoul, where the public can enjoy rest and...

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  • The National Folk Museum of Korea

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    The National Folk Museum, free entry, has a nice display of the Korean history and way of life in Korea. If you enter from the Gyeogbokgung Palace, don't loose you ticket if you want to go back that way. Leaving the place about 1 pm, there was a drum and dance performance outside.

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  • Bukhansan National Park

    Seoul Things to Do

    Bukhansan (북한산) is a National Park on the northern edge of Seoul with miles of hiking trails, dozens of temples, several impressive peaks, and the Bukhansanseong (Bukhan Mountain Fortress) which was constructed in 132 AD. The two largest peaks in Bukhansan Park are Baegundae at 835 meters and Dobongsan, which is over 700...

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  • 63 Building, Yook-Sam

    Seoul Things to Do

    This building has despite its name only 60 floors. They just counted the 3 floors in the basement as well. It used to be Korea's tallest building with its 249 metres. It was built 1985. You can go up to the observatory desk and have a great view over Hanriver and Seoul Tower.

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  • Namdaemun - Great South Gate

    Seoul Things to Do

    Namdaemun, also known as Sungnyemun, is the largest gate ever constructed in Korea and is Korean National Treasure Number 1. Namdaemun, or the "Great South Gate" sits in the center of a major intersection in Seoul near Seoul Station. This gate was part of the fortress wall that surrounded the city of Seoul since the Joseon Dynasty in the 1390s....

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  • Cheong Gye Cheon - Man Made Stream

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Cheonggyecheon steam is a nice place to escape a busy Seoul lifestyle. In fact, steam is located just in the centre but somehow you don't feel like you are in the centre. Magic There are many small bridges and every bridge have it own name! Like Gwanggyo, Supyogyo, Naraegyo, Baeogaedari .... During summer time you can even go into the water ,...

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  • Bukchon Hanok Village

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Hanok is the name of the traditional houses placed in this area of Seoul. Area which is surrounded by Changdeokung palace, Gyeongbokgung palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The houses date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Today many of the houses have been transformed in tea houses, guesthouses or cultural centers. I wanted to visit this area after sunset...

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  • Heunginjimun Dongdaemoon - Great East...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Dongdaemun is known for its shopping area, a place for a cheap clothing items in Korea. But actually means Great East Gate. This is more commonly called Dongdaemun Gate, first built in 1398. This was the eastern gate in the walls that surrounded the city during the Joseon Dynasty, just like the Namdaemun gate was the southern entrance. This gate is...

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  • Seoul City Hall

    Seoul Things to Do

    The City Hall is an oval style, was built in 1926. The 13 story building is almost entirely covered with glazing. The curves and distortions actually are inspired by the Korean Hanok traditional house, which carefully considers its position relative to its surroundings. The wavy glass facade with its protruding illuminated is a breathtaking...

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  • Han River & Hangang Park

    Seoul Things to Do

    It was really not a weather to walked up here, the fountain was frozen at that time, but still people didn't mind the freezing temperature. The views down here is excellent, if you standing below the bridge, you'll have the views of skyscraper. Chongyecheon is a re-created river that runs through downtown Seoul. It had been covered over by roads...

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  • Yeouido-dong

    Seoul Things to Do

    A nice park for a walk. It's the size of a few city blocks, but it feels a lot larger. Yeouido Park is a haven for families, rollerbladers, cyclists, couples and salarymen who want to take a stroll during lunch. On the weekends it's FULL of people and there are some special events (outdoor concerts and such) every once in a while. Many people just...

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  • Tapgol Park (Pagoda Park)

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    This is a crowded city centre park. Not so green, but with some interesting historical sites. Tapgol Park is built on the former site of Wongak Temple which was destroyed at a time when Buddhism was being repressed. In the late 19th Century John McLeavy Brown, an Irishman working in Seoul, suggested that a park be built here. Tapgol Park was the...

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  • Jongmyo Shrine

    Seoul Things to Do

    This is a Confucian shrine, actually the oldest confucian shrine in South Korea, reason why, it became a Unesco site. Here memorial tablets for royal family of Joseon Dynasty are kept and memorial services are offered. Jongmyojerve, the memorial service, that is offered every may since 1464, is one of the oldest ancestral rites maintained...

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  • National Museum of Korea

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Firstly, National Museum of Korea is FREE :-) It i still strange for me as in Europe you will not find any free palaces/museum. This is a 3 floor musem and time to spend: about 2 hours. Here you can find: pottery, Korean porcelain, celadon, traditional furniture, calligraphy, paintings, sculptures and other. But also there are Chinese ,...

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  • Sinchon-dong (Student District)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Sinchon University District is an area of Seoul, Korea, that is famous for its shopping and nightlife. It is jam-packed with restaurants, bars, cafes, and clothing stores. Sinchon is at the heart of surrounding universities, such as Yonsei, Ewha, and Sogang which are famed for their International Studies departments. As a result, it has become a...

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  • Incheon International Airport

    Seoul Things to Do

    Am pretty impressed by the architectural beauty of Incheon International Airport. It's very huge, modern & bright. You have to take a train inside to take you to the boarding gates. Try to get here early so you still have time to do some last minute duty free shopping. Note: If you have shopped in some duty free stores prior to your flight at...

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  • Suwon Hwaseong Fortress - Day Trip

    Seoul Things to Do

    If you've been to the Citadel in Hue, Vietnam then this place seems to be its counterpart. The ancient city was protected by a wall and entrances/exits are through massive and elaborate gates. At the center of it all lies the royal palace or Forbidden City, and the one here in Suwon is the Hwaseong Haenggung which sits at the foot of a hill. Like...

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  • Olympic Park

    Seoul Things to Do

    Created for the 88 Olympics, this park is massive. There are wide spaces; the Olympic cycling bowl, swimming pool, tennis courts (all covered) and other stadiums as well as outdoor tennis and miles of jogging tracks. Korea University of Physical Education is close (as well as the speedskating stadium) so you'l see many athletes as well as...

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  • Dongdaemun Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    I visited this night market during my last night in Seoul. I was not impresed as it was mainly a clothes market. The area though is great to walk around in the evening as it is surrounded by the big building lights of the city. It is actually the busiest street scene I found in the city.

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  • Gangnam

    Seoul Things to Do

    If you happen to be in neighborhood,Gangnam is worth to stroll around. After little more than a decade in the music industry, the thoughtfully named, highly affluent district of Seoul. This is not a place where I want to live. As this is the crowdest place I've see in Seoul. Good for a stroll and being curious around. Besides, for a woman there...

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  • Seoul World Cup Stadium

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    The Seoul World Cup stadium was completed in 2001 for the 2002 World Cup, which was jointly hosted by South Korea and Japan. The stadium's 64,000 spectators are covered by a unique, lightweight fabric roof covering which has an opening over the field. Though I am not a big soccer fan, I was impressed by SWCS because of the efforts taken to make it...

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  • Korean Folk Village

    Seoul Things to Do

    Great place filled with Korean culture and tradition! Here's a glimpse if you want to see what to expect or want to reminisce about your trip there in the past! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IUMvvJLahU&feature=plcp

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  • Seodaemun Prison History Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    It is one of my fav in this city. It shows a side of Korean people's patriotic side and the struggle against imperial Japanese agressors. For more than 30 years before the end of WWII, Korea was annexed and governed by Japan. The prison was in existence to jail dissidents and other infamous personnels. It has a very well laid plan, self guided with...

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  • Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

    Seoul Things to Do

    In Seoul, the changing of the guards at the royal palaces is a major attraction for tourists. Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung have ceremonies where Sumungun, or gatekeepers, are swapped out under the command of their leader, the Sumunjang. The ceremonies are said to replicate the changing of the guard procedures from 1469. The changing of the guards...

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  • Outside Seoul

    Seoul Things to Do

    Sinheungsa Temple is a short 10min walk away from the Sorak Park entrance hence many visit because of its close proximity to it. Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa. On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a...

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  • Seoul City Bus Tour

    3 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    I took this tour, starting from Yongsan where I was staying, on the day I arrived, as it gives you a fantastic overview of the city, helping you to understand its layout and decide where to go back to later. You can of course use it for transport to the different places you want to visit although in my case I didn't as I was only free on mornings...

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  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park

    Seoul Things to Do

    Namhansanseong (남한산성) is one of my favorite places to hike in Korea. It combines nice hiking trails, with a historic fortress, massive gates, several Buddhist temples, a nice village, and some spectacular views of Seoul in the distance on a clear day. It is located 25 km southeast of Seoul and makes a wonderful day trip....

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  • Seasonal Events

    Seoul Things to Do

    During the Japanese occupation, one of the few good things the Japanese left behind in Seoul was hundreds of cherry trees that blossom every April. Most of the trees are on Yuido, while there are also a lot on Yongsan Army Garrison and on Namsan. The trees bloom for about a week each year with large white flowers. Other prime locations are...

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  • N Seoul Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    This was one of the stops with city bus tour, the Tower is on a hilly side of Seoul in Namsan park, from here you have a fantastic view over the city. The tower is located on the mountain, The bus drop you off below the road, and for the tower you will have to go a steep way. It is a good exercise though, going up is a bit hard, but going down is...

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