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Top 10 Things to Do in Seoul

Updated on Jun 10, 2024 · By ENKOR

Welcome to Seoul, the vibrant heart of South Korea, where ancient traditions meet modern innovations. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, Seoul offers a myriad of experiences that cater to every interest. From historical landmarks to bustling markets, here are the top 10 things to do in Seoul:

1. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace

Start your Seoul adventure with a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest and most iconic of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Don traditional hanbok, explore the majestic architecture, and witness the changing of the guard ceremony for a step back in time.

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2. Explore Bukchon Hanok Village

Just a short walk from Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village is a picturesque area filled with traditional Korean houses (hanoks). Wander the narrow alleys, visit craft shops, and enjoy tea in a traditional tea house while soaking in the historical ambiance.


3. Discover Insadong

Insadong is a cultural hotspot known for its antique shops, art galleries, and traditional tea houses. It’s the perfect place to pick up unique souvenirs, try traditional Korean snacks, and immerse yourself in Korean culture.


4. Shop in Myeongdong

For those who love shopping, Myeongdong is a must-visit. This bustling shopping district is famous for its wide range of fashion boutiques, cosmetics stores, and street food stalls. Don’t forget to try the delicious local treats like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and hotteok (sweet pancakes).


5. Stroll Along Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream is a beautiful urban park that offers a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Take a leisurely stroll along the stream, admire the art installations, and enjoy the seasonal festivals and events that often take place here.


6. Ascend N Seoul Tower

For panoramic views of Seoul, head to N Seoul Tower located on Namsan Mountain. You can hike up the mountain or take a cable car, and once at the top, enjoy the observation deck, restaurants, and the famous "Locks of Love" fence.

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7. Experience Korean Cuisine at Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in Seoul. It’s a food lover’s paradise where you can sample authentic Korean dishes like bindaetteok (mung bean pancakes), mayak gimbap (mini seaweed rice rolls), and the famous yukhoe (Korean steak tartare).


8. Relax at a Traditional Korean Bathhouse (Jjimjilbang)

Experience Korean wellness culture at a jjimjilbang, a traditional bathhouse. Soothe your muscles in hot baths, enjoy various saunas, and relax in communal sleeping rooms. Dragon Hill Spa and Siloam Sauna are popular choices for a rejuvenating experience.

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9. Visit the War Memorial of Korea

For a deeper understanding of Korea’s history, visit the War Memorial of Korea. The museum offers extensive exhibits on the Korean War, military equipment, and the country's journey towards peace and development.


10. Enjoy the Nightlife in Hongdae

Hongdae, the area around Hongik University, is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, youthful energy, and indie music scene. Explore the eclectic mix of bars, clubs, and live music venues, and experience Seoul’s dynamic night culture.

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  •  Prime Location: Easily access major attractions such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, and N Seoul Tower.
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Seoul is a city that seamlessly blends the old with the new, offering something for every traveler. From historical sites and cultural experiences to shopping and nightlife, your adventure in Seoul promises to be unforgettable. Ensure a memorable stay by booking your accommodation with Enkor Stay your home away from home in the heart of Seoul.

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