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Top 10 Things to see and do in Seoul, South Korea

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/south-korea/articles/the-top-10-things-to-do-and-see-in-seoul/ 

  1. Gyeongbokgung Palace
    http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264337
    Address: English:161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Korean:서울특별시 종로구 사직로 161 (세종로)
    Phone: +82-237003900
    Gyeongbokgung Palace is the largest and most beautiful out of all 5 palaces located in Seoul. This was the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty. It was built in 1395, but was destroyed during the Japanese invasions from 1592-1598. It has since then been restored and is commonly referred to as the Northern Palace. Visitors can enjoy strolling along the palace grounds and taking pictures of themselves in a traditional Korean hanbok.
     
  2. N Seoul Tower
    http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264550
    Address: English: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Korean: 서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가)
    Phone: +82-234559277
    N Seoul Tower is a broadcasting and observation tower in the geographical center of the city. It sits 480 meters above sea level on top of Namsan Mountain and provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire city. The best time to take in its view is at night when the city and surrounding areas come to life and light up the sky
  3. Namdaemun Market
    http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SHP/SH_EN_7_2.jsp?cid=273760
    Address: English: 21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Korean: 서울특별시 중구 남대문시장4길 21 (남창동)
    Phone: +82-27532805Namdaemun is the largest traditional market in Korea and is home to over 10,000 stores. The products are sold at affordable rates and include a range of wholesale goods that include clothes, accessories, art, Korean snacks, stationary items, and much more. It is even open overnight from 11:00pm-4:00am. The market offers quite a unique experience that attracts tourists from all over.
  4. Korea Furniture Museum
    Address: English: 121 Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Phone: +82-27450181The Korea Furniture Museum is a unique museum that showcases traditional wooden furniture. More than 2,500 pieces are displayed in 10 hanok to show how they were used back in the day. The director of the museum strives to preserve the nature, philosophy, humanity, and beauty of the area so visitors can truly experience the history. Reservations must be made in advance, and it includes an hour guided tour.
  5. Bukchon Hanok Village
    http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=561382
    Address: English: Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Korean: 서울특별시 종로구 계동길 37 (계동)
    Phone: +82-221331371Bukchon Hanok Villages is home to hundreds of hanok, or traditional Korean houses, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Visitors are able to experience true Korean culture and history while walking through the village. It is located north of the Cheonggye Stream and is home to the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center, guesthouses, restaurants, and tea houses which allow visitors to immerse themselves in traditional Korean culture.
  6. Maple Tree House
    http://www.mapletreehouse.co.kr/eng/html/about.asp
    Address: English: 858-4 Yeoksam 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Korean:
    Phone: +82-27907977Maple Tree House was started in 2005 and is known as a popular premium Korean barbeque restaurant. Korean barbeque is something everyone must try when visiting the country. This restaurant is well-renowned for this exact meal. They pride themselves on providing meat of the highest quality. Maple Tree House currently has three locations around Seoul.
  7. Bongeunsa Temple
    http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264594
    Address: English: 531 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South KoreaKorean: 서울특별시 강남구 봉은사로 531 (삼성동)
    Phone: +82-232184800Bongeunsa Temple was constructed in the 10th year of Silla King Myeongjong’s reign and is home to 3,479 Buddhist scriptures. Visitors can enjoy an overnight temple stay to experience and understand Buddhist customs while also being able to have a discussion with monks over a tea ceremony.
  8. Suyeonsanbang
    http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/FOD/FO_EN_6_4_4.jsp?cid=1721080
    Address: English: 8, Seongbuk-ro 26-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Korean: 서울특별시 성북구 성북로26길 8
    Phone: +82-27641736Suyeonsanbang is a traditional Korean tea house where the late Korean author Lee Tae-Jun wrote many of his books. It is now opened to the public and serves traditional delicacies, such as bamboo rice cakes, with a cup of tea. It’s famous for its savory tea, beautiful nature, and rich history, making it popular among tourists who want to experience a traditional Hanok tea house.
  9. Fish Market
    http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SHP/SH_EN_7_2.jsp?cid=1025329
    Address: English: 13-8, Noryangjin-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South KoreaPhone: +82-28142211The Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market is one of the largest seafood markets in Korea. Hundreds of stalls are set up selling various kinds of delicious seaside delicacies. It is the best place to purchase fresh catches of the day. The market offers a lively atmosphere, and visitors should arrive early to experience the excitement of a live fish auction.
  10. Bukhansan National Park
    http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1747593
    Address: English: 262 Bogukmun-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Korean: 서울특별시 성북구 보국문로 (정릉동)
    Phone: +82-29090497Bukhansan National Park spans over 80km and covers both Bukhansan and Dobongsan Mountains. This place is a hiker’s paradise located in the metropolitan area of Seoul. Views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking, and the park is rich in biodiversity with more than 1300 species of flora and fauna.
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