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Night Shopping Tour in Seoul
"You will start your night shopping tour when you are picked up at your hotel and go to the Myeongdong Fashion Street. The Myeongdong Fashion Street is one of the busiest places in Seoul and is among Korea’s premier shopping destinations. Over 1 million s Myeong-dong market has been a witness to Korea’s tumultuous modern-day history as a center of city politics economy and culture.After seeing the Myeongdong area you will check out the Dongdaemun Doota Shopping Mall which is a fashion mall full of trendy fashion items. There are 540 stores throughout the 8-story building including designer shops select shops
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and Dragon Hill Spa Tour
"Hotel pickup for this tour will be at 8 or 8:40am in Seoul. From there you will head to Imjingak Pavilion located at 50km northwest of Seoul. This pavillion was built for 5 million people who had lost their homes. Major facilities include the North Hall where you can get a view of the North Korean lifestyle.After the Imjingak you will head to the DMZ a demilitarized zone formed after the Korean War between South and North Korea. It is 2km wide in the North and 4km wide in the South based on the truce line crossing the Korean Peninsula. Visitors can see that the DMZ area’s ecosystem has been preserved you will go to the third infiltration tunnel which was discovered in October 1978. This tour will show you through the 3rd underground tunnel that North Korea which has been continuously provoking the South since the armistice
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Seoul History and Culture Small-Group Tour
"Experience both the urban modernity and historic traces of Seoul on a three-hour walking tour. Meet your local guide and head to Bukchon Hanok village a residential area dating back to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). The village is lined with hundreds of hanoks (traditional Korean houses). Walk along the quiet alleys and admire the latticed windows and patterned brick walls. Today many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers restaurants and tea houses providing an opportunity to become immersed in traditional Korean culture.Next visit the Tteok Museum a unique museum detailing the history
From $52.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Seoul

Mongchon Museum

This small free musuem in Olympic park focuses on artifacts from the pre-joseon, 3 kingdoms period. The museum gives context to the tombs within the park and explains the history of the 3 kingdoms...
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Jim_Eliason
Mar 21, 2016

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 well and one of the odd but amusing item...
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machomikemd
Apr 06, 2015

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 can find. According to the signs at the...
Ewingjr98
Sep 03, 2014

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 two southern corners to defend the...
Ewingjr98
Sep 02, 2014

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 (Kojong) who ruled during a major...
Ewingjr98
Sep 02, 2014

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 Yeongeunmun (영은문).Yeongeunmun gate was...
Ewingjr98
Sep 02, 2014
 
 
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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 the late 1800s, this area was home to...
Ewingjr98
Aug 31, 2014

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 after World War II, but was almost...
Ewingjr98
Aug 31, 2014

Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum

The Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum (배재학당 역사 박물관) is a small attraction behind Deoksugung Palace that is dedicated to the modern history of education in Korea. The museum it self is new, having...
Ewingjr98
Aug 30, 2014

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 located outside of the palace walls to the...
Ewingjr98
Aug 30, 2014

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 dirty, full of graffiti, and the prices...
Ewingjr98
May 11, 2013

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" because it was too narrow and confined for horses. This meant the...
Ewingjr98
May 04, 2013

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 stall of waffles. The stall's just...
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theguardianangel
Jun 09, 2012

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 English.Take line 4 and get off at Myeongdong...
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stamporama
Sep 04, 2011

Top Hotels in Seoul

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159 Samsung-dong, Kangnam-ku, Seoul, 135-525, South Korea
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1 Songong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-721, South Korea
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199-33 Eulgiro 2-ga, Jung-Gu, Seoul, 100-845, South Korea
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19-3 Banpo-dong Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-040, South Korea
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40-1 Jamsil-dong Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-220, South Korea
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202, 2-Ga Jangchung-Dong Chung-Ku,, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-392, South Korea
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Top Things to Do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung was the main palace of the Chosun Dynasty unil its destruction in 1592 by the Japanese. This made Changdeokgung the main palace until it was decided to restore Gyeongbikgung in 1868...
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Namsan (South Mountain) and Seoul Tower

Namsan Park is located on the top of Namsan Mountain. To get there, you can use the funicular railway or one of the paved hiking paths / steps. One path for example starts close to the Namsan Public...
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Insa-dong

Tourists visit Insadong 인사동 for the traditional fine art and gallery experience but for me it was all about Ssamziegil (쌈지길). This mall is frequent by locals and tourist and it's you can buy a few...
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DMZ - DeMilitarized Zone - Tours

Day trips to the border with North Korea, the so-called „Demilitarized Zone“ are among the most popular things to do when you are in Seoul. There are several tours containing several stops. If you...
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Lotte World

Lotte World, in addition to an outdoor amusement park, a mall, a Korean folk village, an indoor ice rink, and a lake, boasts the largest indoor amusement park in the world. The park opened in 1989...
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Korea House & Namsan Hanok Folk Village

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....
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"Welcome to The Land of Big Smog"
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"Return to Seoul"
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"Seoul - My favorite place on Earth!"
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"Seoul: Energy in the Land of the Morning Calm"
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"Organized Chaos --> Seoul, South Korea"
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