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Best Places to Visit in Seoul

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Seoul is a fun place to visit. You have the historical aspect of it with a modern look. From a fantastic public transportation system, to good food, and many things to do, you'll enjoy visiting this energetic city.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

33 Places

5 City Tips

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33 Places

Bau House

Restaurants

Changdeokgung Palace

Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Gardens

The War Memorial of Korea

Military Museums

Seoul Metro

Mass Transportation Systems

Myeongdong NANTA Theater

Theatres

Seoul Children's Grand Park

Gardens, Parks, Theme Parks

Abiko Sinsa Garosugil

Restaurants

Brooklyn The Burger Joint Samsung

Restaurants

IFC Mall

Shopping Malls

Brick Oven New York Pizzeria

Restaurants

Insadong

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums

N Seoul Tower

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lookouts

Lotte World

Theme Parks

National Museum of Korea

History Museums

Namsan Park

Gardens, Parks

Myeongdong Shopping Street

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bukchon Hanok Village

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods

Sinchon

Neighbourhoods

Yeouido Park

Parks

63 City

Architectural Buildings

Olympic Park

Parks, Sports Complexes

Jamsil Baseball Stadium

Sports Complexes

Coex Aquarium

Aquariums

Pancake Original Story

Restaurants

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water

Deoksugung

Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums

Gwanghwamun Gate

Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hangang Park

Parks

Seoul World Cup Stadium

Arenas & Stadiums

Bongeunsa Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bukhansan National Park

National Parks

The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

Government Buildings

LASeoulGuy's City Tips

  • Tipping is NOT mandatory and is not expected.
  • Personal space doesn't exist here so if you're on a crowded subway during rush hour, just realize that you might get packed in there pretty tightly.
  • Food suggestions: dalkgalbi (stir-fried chicken), samgyupsal (grilled pork), bulgogi (grilled beef), bibimbap (healthier choice)
  • Koreans are better at speaking English than they think. They might come off as stand-offish but actually they're just self-conscious about their English abilities.
  • Get a T-money card when you take the subway or bus. You can get a free transfer if you take both on the same day.
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    Bau House
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    It's a cafe where you can play with dogs. All you have to do is pay for your coffee and you can stay as long as you want. The place is very clean and full of staff to take care of you and the dogs.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Dress casually and expect to pay about W5,000 for a coffee.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 23,381 restaurants in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice place but need more staff education 09/12/2017
    • Good place to just chill and relax 29/11/2017
    • Bau House
    Address:
    64, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu
    Seoul 04045
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-334-5152
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    13:30 - 23:00
    Sat - Sun
    12:30 - 23:00
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    Changdeokgung Palace
    Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Gardens
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    It's the best palace in Seoul in my humble opinion. You can get a free tour guide in English and you can visit the Secret Garden (an extra fee but totally worth it). It's the largest palace as well and you can take tons of pictures here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Spring and fall are the best times to go here for the weather.
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Consider to tour the secret garden 16/12/2017
    • Beautiful palace 14/12/2017
    • Changdeokgung Palace
    Address:
    99, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu
    Seoul 03072
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-762-8261
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    The War Memorial of Korea
    Military Museums
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    It's my favorite museum in Seoul and what makes it even better is that it's FREE. You can see relics, weapons, aircraft, uniforms, and videos of the Korean War. It's very educational and everyone should check it out.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make sure not to forget to see the airplanes and tanks outside and get a picture in front of them.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Educational,Worth Visiting. 15/12/2017
    • A Worthful visit at The War Memorial of Korea 14/12/2017
    • The War Memorial of Korea
    Address:
    29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu
    Seoul 04353
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-709-3139
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Seoul Metro
    Mass Transportation Systems
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    Excellent subway system and arguably the best in the world. The subway will take you as far south as Bundang, as far north as Soyosan (within an hour of North Korea), as far west as Incheon, and as far east as Chuncheon. It's also reasonably priced.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can take the subway and transfer to the bus for free within the same hour. What other city offers that kind of service?
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Safe, clean, efficient - and huge 16/12/2017
    • Very efficient metro system....2 caveats... 14/12/2017
    • Seoul Metro
    Phone:
    +82 10-9980-7290
    Other:
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    Myeongdong NANTA Theater
    Theatres
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    A very fun performance. It was all non-verbal but full of comedy. It's one of Korea's longest running performances. I want to see it again!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This is good for the whole family, for people just new to Korea, or for people that have lived in Korea for a long time.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • great performance! 04/12/2017
    • Entertaining! 29/11/2017
    • Myeongdong NANTA Theater
    Address:
    26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu
    UNESCO Hall 3F
    Seoul 04536
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-739-8288
    Price range:
    USD 50 - USD 50
    Hours:
    Sun
    14:00 - 15:30
    Sun - Fri
    17:00 - 18:30
    20:00 - 21:30
    Fri
    14:00 - 15:30
    Sat
    11:00 - 00:30
    Other:
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    Seoul Children's Grand Park
    Gardens, Parks, Theme Parks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    It has a big park, a zoo for kids to enjoy, and plenty of places to have a picnic at. There's also a cute little botanical garden to stroll through. It's FREE.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The zoo might be a bit crowded during Cherry Blossom season but if you're patient you'll get to see everything just fine.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A little bit if everything 22/10/2017
    • Great 21/10/2017
    • Seoul Children's Grand Park
    Address:
    216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu
    Seoul 04991
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-450-9311
    Other:
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    Abiko Sinsa Garosugil
    Restaurants (Japanese)
    LASeoulGuy Says:

    I enjoy Japanese curry and this place does a pretty good job of it. It's also not that expensive.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can also visit the Gangnam restaurant (up the hill from the CGV theater) and the one inside the IFC Mall near Smoothie King.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18,298 of 23,381 restaurants in Seoul
    • Very good Japanese curry 10/12/2014
    • 매장 분위기가 괜찮은 카레 전문점 16/05/2017
    Address:
    46, Gangnam-daero 152-gil, Gangnam-gu
    Seoul 06035
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-515-3212
    Other:
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    Brooklyn The Burger Joint Samsung
    Restaurants (American, Diner)
    LASeoulGuy Says:

    The burgers are an 8/10. They're not completely as juicy as I would like but still a very good burger. They also have amazing shakes and chili fries. The shakes are the best in Seoul as of April 2015.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • You can get things you wouldn't normally get in Seoul such as root beer and a peanut butter shake. Very nice.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #165 of 23,381 restaurants in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious and Scrumptious 02/10/2017
    • The Fast and the Burger 11/09/2017
    • Brooklyn The Burger Joint Samsung
    Address:
    10, Bongeunsa-ro 84-gil, Gangnam-gu
    Seoul 06163
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-555-7180
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    IFC Mall
    Shopping Malls
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    It's a nice mall that has a good bookstore (YP), Gap, Uniqlo, Skechers, an excellent CGV theater, Rockport Shoes, H&M, Apple store, Nike, etc. There also many food options. Nothing is amazingly cheap except McDonald's but there's an On the Border, Tomatillo's, a good food court, a pricey but good steak restaurant, and three cafes.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't expect any great deals on clothes but go there to enjoy the atmosphere of the mall, catch a movie, and get some decent food.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #88 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Only a few decent stores 25/11/2017
    • Nice 21/10/2017
    • IFC Mall
    Address:
    10, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu
    Seoul 07326
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-6137-5000
    Other:
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    Brick Oven New York Pizzeria
    Restaurants (Pizza)
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    The pizza is fantastic especially the New Yorker or Godfather. However, it's VERY expensive so I only make it to the main restaurant near Gangnam Station once every six months. However, you can get slices of pizza at the Express Bus Terminal branch. The pizza is the same and the prices are cheaper.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Tips
    • My favorite is the New Yorker. Their pasta is underrated as well.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #139 of 23,381 restaurants in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good pizza, quick service 11/11/2017
    • Awesome pizza! 27/10/2017
    • Brick Oven New York Pizzeria
    Address:
    2F. 617-4 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-508-1325
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:30 - 22:30
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Insadong
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    Although not quite as old fashioned as it used to be, this place is still nice to walk through. You can buy Korean souvenirs, eat street food, and buy some Korean pots. You can also check out the museums off one of the streets perpendicular to the main street in Insadong.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check out the Starbucks written in hanguel, walk to Chunggyecheon Stream, or check out Gwanghwamun on the same day.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Average 15/12/2017
    • Wish We Had More Time 13/12/2017
    • Insadong
    Address:
    Insa-dong, Jongno-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Other:
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    Gyeongbokgung Palace
    Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This is not my famous palace but it is the most famous one. You can get some great shots of the palace by the lake and get a view of the Blue House from there. Get some pictures in front of the gate as well as inside the palace.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure you check out the Korean guards in beautiful traditional outfits making their rounds every hour.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Photo time!! 16/12/2017
    • Tiring but worth it 13/12/2017
    • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    Address:
    161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-3700-3900
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    N Seoul Tower
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lookouts
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This place is an icon in Seoul. I would honestly say that Tokyo Tower is a bit better because of the views around it. Seoul has way too many apartments so that part of it takes away from the landscape. But you have to go there at least once. There is a cafe there if you want coffee or snacks. I went with my girlfriend and we had a great time.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you want to get dinner, you can go down to Myoungdong which isn't very far from N Seoul Tower. You can also go shopping there.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Make sure to take the stairs 16/12/2017
    • No harm if you skip this 15/12/2017
    • N Seoul Tower
    Address:
    105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-3455-9277
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 - 23:30
    Other:
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    Lotte World
    Theme Parks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    If you compare this amusement with one from a Western country you might be disappointed. On the other hand, it's a fun place to hang out with your friends. If you have kids, they'll definitely enjoy it. There's an indoor section and an outdoor section so if it rains or it's very cold outside you can just hang out in the indoor section. There are enough rides to keep you entertained for hours. There are also enough food venues (cheaper than Disneyland) for you to choose from. You can enjoy the parade in the evening and just have a great time.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • You get a significant discount if you go after 4pm. Also try and get a Korean to use one of their credit cards (many of them will give you a discount at Lotte World).
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Very Good! With long queue 15/12/2017
    • Great indoor theme lark 15/12/2017
    • Lotte World
    Address:
    240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu
    Seoul 138-721
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-411-2000
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    09:30 - 22:00
    Fri - Sun
    09:30 - 23:00
    Other:
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    National Museum of Korea
    History Museums
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    The museum is excellent but you really have to be into Korean history to enjoy it. There are a lot of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures that go all the way back to the beginning of Korean history. The museum is laid out nicely and well organized and very large.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Saturdays are extremely crowded. Be patient. Make sure that this is your cup of tea before going and spending your whole day here.
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful collection! 13/12/2017
    • National museum of Korea 10/12/2017
    • National Museum of Korea
    Address:
    137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu
    Seoul 04383
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-2077-9000
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 19:00
    Mon - Tue
    09:00 - 18:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 21:00
    Thu - Fri
    09:00 - 18:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Namsan Park
    Gardens, Parks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    There are three ways to the top: 1) hike up to the top 2) take the bus 3) take the cable car up. You can also use those three options on your way down. You also don't have to go to the top of the tower if you don't like. It's a nice way to get some exercise and many couples like this place for their dates. It's especially beautiful at night as you're coming down the hill.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you're there at night, take your time walking down the mountain. You can get more out of it that way. The cable car is a fun way to see Myoungdong as you're coming down.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Couldn’t be better! The most convenience exercise park in the heart of Seoul 15/12/2017
    • Short ride to top of cable car depot - shops and views 13/12/2017
    • Namsan Park
    Address:
    100-177 Hoehyeon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-3483-5900
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    Myeongdong Shopping Street
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    It gets very crowded on weekends but that's what also makes it fun. You get to see many people from all walks of life especially Chinese and Japanese tourists going there to buy cosmetics. Enjoy the street food as well. There are many types you can choose from. Myeongdong Gyoja is the most famous restaurant for Korean noodles. Myeongdong is also know for its huge pork cutlet restaurant. It's not expensive, huge, and very delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • You can walk over to Chunggyecheon Stream if you have time left over.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Shopping 15/12/2017
    • Must See and Must Shop! 14/12/2017
    • Myeongdong Shopping Street
    Address:
    Jung-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
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    Bukchon Hanok Village
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    A nice little neighborhood through old Korean looking homes ("hanok"). You can also visit some nice cafes, boutiques for women, and a few cozy restaurants. Take pictures of a historical looking area of Seoul.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Coffee prices are a bit high; It's very close to Chang-deuk-gung which is one of my favorite palaces in Seoul.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Remainders of old-time Seoul 16/12/2017
    • Silence is golden 15/12/2017
    • Bukchon Hanok Village
    Address:
    37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu
    Seoul 03059
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-2133-1372
    Other:
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    Sinchon
    Neighbourhoods
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    A lot of restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, and shopping are all over this place. There is one street that is closed off to cars which makes this place easy to walk through. You'll see a lot of young people here but there are plenty of places to enjoy eating at.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • You can find Chinese food, dalkgalbi, On the Border, Korean food, etc. If you're into clubs, you can go to nearby Hongdae after.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #82 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hidden Night Life After Midnight 17/11/2017
    • An amazing and cool area on Seoul 31/10/2017
    • Sinchon
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    Yeouido Park
    Parks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    It's not huge but it's a nice little park not far from Yeouido Station. You can also visit the National Assembly building which is about 10-15 minutes from here or the IFC Mall which is about a 5 minute walk from here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If Yeouido Park is too small for you, head on over to the Han River which is about 15 minutes away. It's near Yeouinaru Station.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • best place to see cherry blossoms 11/10/2017
    • Rent a bike and ride 09/10/2017
    • Yeouido Park
    Address:
    68, Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu
    Seoul 07243
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-761-4079
    Other:
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    63 City
    Architectural Buildings
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    The only reason I go here is for the Aquarium. There is a decent amount of fish, seals, etc. It's not quite as good as the Aquarium at COEX Mall but nice if you go during the week here. If you're one that gets tired easily, this is just big enough to enjoy and then move on to another activity. You can also go to the top of the 63 Building and see one view of Seoul.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • If you want to battle the crowds on weekends, go to the COEX Aquarium for a better option. The top of the 63 Building is nice only if the day is completely clear.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • Worth one time visit 31/10/2017
    • for a rainy day 30/05/2017
    • 63 City
    Address:
    50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu
    Seoul 07345
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-780-6382
    Other:
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    Olympic Park
    Parks, Sports Complexes
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This is a very large park so even if there are a lot of people there is still enough space to enjoy. You can go rollerblading, get some great views of flags from other countries, have a picnic, go to the top of the hill and view one of the stadiums used in the Olympics, or go for a bike ride.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take your boyfriend or girlfriend for a picnic here. S/he would totally enjoy it.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not recommended 13/12/2017
    • Running man 07/12/2017
    • Olympic Park
    Address:
    424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu
    Seoul 05540
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-410-1114
    Other:
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    Jamsil Baseball Stadium
    Sports Complexes
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This is one of my favorite places to go in Seoul. Yes, I'm a huge baseball fan but the prices of baseball tickets are much cheaper than back in the U.S., the fans get really into the games, and you can get chicken and beer. What more could you ask for??

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't get outfield seats if you go to a baseball game. 1) They're not reserved. 2) It's a terrible view to see a baseball game.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must visit for baseball fans! 04/10/2017
    • Best Baseball Experience Ever (Korean Baseball) 24/09/2017
    • Jamsil Baseball Stadium
    Address:
    10 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-2240-8864
    Other:
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    Coex Aquarium
    Aquariums
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This is the best aquarium in Korea. I've been to the Busan Aquarium and 63 Sea World in Yeouido and this one beats both of them. There is a wide array of fish and sea mammals. It looks small from the outside but you would be surprised how much is in this aquarium. It's a bit pricey so be aware of that.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you go on a weekend, don't be surprised if you get bumped into by parents that don't know how to be patient when controlling their kids' strollers.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Coex Aquarium with lots of fishes 14/12/2017
    • Water wonderland 20/11/2017
    • Coex Aquarium
    Address:
    524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu
    B1 Coex Mall
    Seoul 06164
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-700-7200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    Pancake Original Story
    Restaurants
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    Excellent breakfasts at prices that are a bit cheaper than Butterfinger Pancakes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can't go wrong with any dish here. Good service as well.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6,456 of 23,381 restaurants in Seoul
    • Not just a pancake house 19/09/2016
    • What a treat 18/02/2016
    • Pancake Original Story
    Address:
    261-6 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-794-0508
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 23:30
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    Cheonggyecheon Stream
    Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    When I first came to Seoul this used to be an overpass with a hidden stream under the cement. Mayer Lee Myung Bak got rid of the overpass, and dug underneath and revitalized a stream that had been hidden for a long time. Now it's a place where you can walk, sit by the stream, check out the fountains at the Gwanghwamun side, or walk all the way to the Dongdaemun area. You can take lots of pictures and enjoy the nature in the middle of a busy part of Seoul.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This is a good place for couples or just to hang out with friends. You can eat in Jongno before or after coming here.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • a nice pleasant way to quickly walk a busy city 14/12/2017
    • Restored stream with walking paths 13/12/2017
    • Cheonggyecheon Stream
    Phone:
    +82 2-762-8261
    Other:
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    Deoksugung
    Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This is a nice palace with an art museum next to it. It's not far from the Seoul Nanta Theater.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Dress comfortably and enjoy one of Seoul's historical aspects.
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Part of palace tour 13/12/2017
    • Favorite Palace 28/11/2017
    • Deoksugung
    Address:
    99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu
    Seoul 04519
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-771-9951
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Gwanghwamun Gate
    Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This is one of my favorite areas of Seoul. You can see the King Sejong statue and the Lee Soon Shin statue in the middle of the road that leads you to Kyeongbuk Palace. It's also very close to the U.S. Embassy (for a reference point). You can get some nice shots of the modern and historical aspects of Seoul in one.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you like walking, you can go to Kyeongbuk Palace and then make your way south to Gwanghwamun Station, head to Cheonggyecheon Stream, and then walk to Myoungdong all in one day.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Part of your palace visit - walk down the main road to see this 13/12/2017
    • Make sure to see guard change 04/12/2017
    • Gwanghwamun Gate
    Address:
    161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-3700-3901
    Other:
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    Hangang Park
    Parks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    If you missed the Han River, you missed Seoul entirely. You can choose many places to see the Han River in Seoul. My favorite area is near Banpo Bridge near the Express Bus Terminal Station. Go out of Exit 8-2 and it's about a 15-minute walk from there. You can also go near Jamsil Station or Sports Complex and see a nice view as well.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Experience the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain Show at Banpo Bridge at night. You'll be able to see the Floating Island which are buildings that change color at night. It's very pretty.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Chilly walk in winter but nice long pathway 13/12/2017
    • Nice place to have bicycle ride 05/12/2017
    • Hangang Park
    Phone:
    +82 2-3780-0561
    Other:
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    Seoul World Cup Stadium
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This is a nice stadium to watch professional soccer games in Korea. You can also see parks that have been developed outside the stadium to enjoy the nature.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Professional soccer games don't draw that many fans in Seoul so you can go once and say you experienced it. I would suggest going to the parks around the stadium with your friends.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #90 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Superb stadium 19/11/2017
    • Expect the unexpected 17/08/2017
    • Seoul World Cup Stadium
    Address:
    Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu
    Seoul 121-250
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-2128-2000
    Other:
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    Bongeunsa Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    This is a nice little temple in the heart of one of the financial districts (Samseong-dong) in Seoul. For being in a very busy area of Seoul, it's very peaceful.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can go to COEX Mall before or after going here. This temple has its own subway station on Line 9.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Large temple in Seoul 15/12/2017
    • Bongeunsa Temple Tour 14/12/2017
    • Bongeunsa Temple
    Address:
    73 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu
    Seoul 135-090
    South Korea
    Phone:
    +82 2-511-6070
    Other:
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    Bukhansan National Park
    National Parks
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    In the heart of the city, you can climb one of Seoul's toughest mountains and get some awesome views of the city. If you're not a good hiker, this may not be the place for you unless you take the easy trails on the other side.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go on a sunny day only; It's not very far from the Myeongdong area.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Park directly by the city 12/12/2017
    • AMAZING 10/12/2017
    • Bukhansan National Park
    Phone:
    +82 2-909-0497
    Other:
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    The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
    Government Buildings
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    LASeoulGuy Says:

    You can get a tour of the Blue House or you can view it from the north side of Kyeongbuk Palace. Either way, you can get one look at Korea's version of the White House.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go to Kyeongbuk Palace first and then go to the north side and get your friend to take a picture of you with the Blue House in the background.
    From the community
    Ranked #91 of 794 things to do in Seoul
    • READ THIS ONE - DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE 04/12/2017
    • Can be omitted if time is lacking 09/11/2017
    • The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
    Address:
    1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu
    Seoul 110-820
    South Korea
    Other:
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