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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
From $160.00
 
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
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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

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...
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Namsan (South Mountain) and Seoul Tower

We took a ride on the ropeway up to the top of the mountain, and then went up the tower to have a look around. It gives you a good idea of the scale of Seoul/Incheon. My favourite thing was though,...
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DMZ - DeMilitarized Zone - Tours

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...
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Insa-dong

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"...
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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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Deoksugung Palace

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...
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