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What’s in Seoul that everyone loves, everyone likes? It may be that the scenery of four seasons are as beautiful as the paintings. Or with so many points of interest, beautiful and interesting tourist attractions from Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace, Namsan mountain, Everland Amusement Park, Bukchon Ancient Village to Nanta show, Chef show… Or the shopping malls with quality domestic brands and good prices as well as vast promotions. Or it could be film studios, museums of KPOP’s idols, Hallayu films and Oppa handsome guys. Now, let’s check it our Seoul travel blog (Seoul blog, Seoul trip blog) — The fullest Seoul travel guide blog for a wonderful budget trip to Seoul for the first time with Living Nomads below.

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Bukchon Hanok Village
Seoul National Cemetery Weeping Cherry Blossoms
Seoul National Cemetery Weeping Cherry Blossoms
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N Seoul Tower. One of the best places to visit in Seoul, South Korea.
Fountains at Banpo bridge.
Magical fountains at Banpo bridge at night.
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Seoul night street.
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Street food stall in Seoul

Seoul blog: When is the best time to visit Seoul?

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Seoul in autumn

Like other regions of South Korea, the capital of Seoul has a temperate climate, with hot and humid in the summer and the rainy season lasting from June to September. In the summer, August is very hot, the weather is quite cold in the winter with temperatures range from -10 degrees Celsius to 1 degree Celsius. You can visit Seoul at any time of the year, but the best time to travel to Seoul is in the spring from early March to late May because this season is cherry blossoms season, the weather is pleasant, very beautiful and romance or from September to November, when the weather is mild.

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Credit image: seoul travel blog.

Seoul travel blog: How to get to city center of Seoul from Incheon Airport

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Travelers can easily purchase and pick up the card immediately upon landing at Incheon International Airport

If you fly from Vietnam, the airport you will land in is Incheon. If you continue going to Jeju Island you will have to get to Gimpo Domestic Airport. From Incheon there are many ways to get to the city center of Seoul. The most popular and cheapest are the means of transport below.

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AREX Express Train. Picture: seoul blog.

AREX Train: The fastest and most efficient means of transport between Incheon International Airport and downtown Seoul. There are two types of AREX: The AREX Express running the whole route, no stop from the airport to the city in about 43 minutes and the Arex All Stop Train type which stop at every station, it takes about 56 minutes to an hour to reach Seoul center.

Airport Railroad Express (AREX) and All-Stop Train
Airport Railroad Express (AREX) and All-Stop Train
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Inside AREX cabin

KAL Limousine bus: The bus takes you further into areas of the city of Seoul, with many different destinations spread across the center of Seoul. Be assured to sit in your chair and relax, and waiting for your stop point.

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KAL Limousine Bus. Picture: seoul blog.

Airport Taxi: Recommended when traveling in groups of 3 or 7 people. The price is high but it is convenient in case you have lots of luggage and take you directly to the hotel.

Incheon International Airport, South Korea.
Incheon International Airport

Read more: How to getting from Gimpo & Incheon airport to Seoul?

Seoul blog: Where to stay?

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The Westin Chosun

Depending on budget you can choose a lot of areas to stay. Here are some areas:

Budget: Dorm rooms in Hongdae and Myeongdong areas.
Medium: Hotels in Bukchon Ancient Village, or hotels in Hongdae and Myeongdong areas.
Luxury: Hotels in Gangnam area.

The hotel with the city view

You can find, check rates, availability & booking for Seoul hotels on Agoda.com or Booking.com.

Seoul blog: Top Seoul points of interest, top travel experiences, top things to do, best places to visit, and top activities in Seoul

Top sightseeings, best places to visit in Seoul

Everland: Everland is the first theme park in Korea with 5 main themes, an exciting travel destination that helps you explore the history, culture and festivals of five continents.

Everland, South Korea. One of the best amusement parks in Asia (7)
Everland, South Korea. One of the best amusement parks in Asia.
Everland, South Korea. One of the best amusement parks in Asia.
Korea’s first theme park. Credit: Seoul travel blog

Lotte World: It will brings you to the world class entertainment with countless outdoor and indoor activities and spectacular parades and shows.

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Top 5 largest theme parks in the world. Photo: Seoul travel blog.
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Lotte World indoors

Hanwha Aqua Planet 63: An area of 5.630 square meters and aquariums that simulate ocean habitats from around the world.

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Admire the beauty of 20,000 sea creatures, from over 400 species.
Admire the beauty of 20,000 sea creatures, from over 400 species.

63 Tower Observatory: Also known as Hanhwa 63 City, is a skyscraper on Yeouido Island, which has beautiful views of the Han River (Hangang river) and Seoul City.

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The highest golden gilded building in the world

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N Seoul – Namsan Tower: With an high of 479.7 meters, the telecommunication and observation tower is located at the top of Namsan Mountain, is the highest point in the middle of Seoul.

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The iconic of Seoul capital as well as Korea

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MBC World is a Hallyu theme park that has 3 activity zones and is the only stopover for everything related to the Korean entertainment industry.

Where you can learn Korean culture of entertainment with the top stars.
Where you can learn Korean culture of entertainment with the top stars. Picture: seoul blog.

Dragon Hill Spa: includes outdoor swimming pool, with various different temperature bathrooms, sauna, massage and exfoliation, sleeping area, and many other services.

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Relax after a tiring day with Korea’s signature spa

Gangchon Rail Bike Seoul: Cycling on the old train railways and experience a funny trip in the beautiful countryside of Gangwon-do.

Gangchon Rail Bike Seoul
Unique experience where you can admire the beautiful natural scenery

Running Man Thematic Experience Center: Trying to become a Running Man and experience the game based the world-famous TV show.

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Transformed into one of the main characters of the reality famous TV show in world-wide

Seoul travel guide blog: Museums, palaces, top cultural attractions in Seoul

Hanbok - Korean traditional costumes make everyone beautiful
Hanbok – Korean traditional costumes make everyone beautiful

Unique museums: Seoul has a system of museums “unlike any others” from the Love Museum, the 18+ non-children’s museum, to Poo Poo Land where you’ll see the art of “waste of people”; Teddy Bear Museum, Kimchi Museum, etc…

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PooPoo Land
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Kimchi museum

Grevin Living Waxwork Museum Seoul: With 88 wax sculptures of famous stars are loved around the world.

Grevin Living Waxwork Museum Seoul

Trick Eye Museum: One of the first visual deception museums in Asia and one of the leading museums in Asia.

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Hire and take pictures with Hanbok: Traditional Korean costumes’s Hanbook clothes are rented at affordable prices, which will be a great choice for capturing shimmering photos. Some Hanbok rental places such as: N Seoul Tower Cultural Hanbok, Oneday Bukchon Seoul, Gyeongbok-gung…

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Hanbok, the traditional costume of South Korea. Picture: seoul blog.
The traditional costume of the land of Kim Chi.
The traditional costume of the land of Kim Chi.

The traditional costume of the land of Kim Chi.

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Credit image: seoul travel blog.

Five Palaces: Includes Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Changgyeong, Deoksu and Gyeonghui. Gyeongbok Palace is the largest palace and most visited. If you come here around 10am, you can be seen the exchange of guards ceremony with actors in the traditional costumes of the Joseon Dynasty.

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Gyeongbokgung is the largest palace in five palaces
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The guards. Credit: Stephen Bugno
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Gyeongbokgung palace in Spring
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Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

Bukchon Ancient Village: Built more than 600 years ago with a unique architecture with a rustic but solid style and harmonious interior decoration.

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Bukchon Hanok Village. Credit image: seoul travel blog.
A very romantic scene in Bukchon's ancient village
A very romantic scene in Bukchon’s ancient village
Small House Cafe in Bukchon Hanok Village
Small House Cafe in Bukchon Hanok Village
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The wooden house

Ikseon-dong Ancient Village: Where young contemporary artists together revamp hannok roofs, turning them into cafes, restaurants and cultural complexes.

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Ikseon-dong

Seochon Ancient Village: With its crooked houses and alleyways creating a labyrinth of fun, along with unique antique shops and souvenirs.

Seochon Ancient Village

The live shows must definitely be seen in Seoul

Nanta show: Nanta comedy cooking show is well-known throughout the world, blending perfectly the music with the talent of transforming kitchen’s tools into the unique performance equipment.

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Famous throughout the world cooking show
Nanta Show

Fireman show is the latest and most unique show in Seoul showing the strength, hard training and proud work of firefighters.

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Learn about firefighters with difficulties, hardships. Credit image: seoul travel blog.

Chef show: a great journey into the kitchen with non-verbal performances that people can easily understand and participate in.

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The kitchen has a new level, now become a performing theater

The Painters: Hero Show Seoul: A unique performance combining the soul-blowing skills of painters and the humorous mix of music, dance and comedy.

The true artist blows their soul into each of their works
The true artist blows their soul into each of their works.

JUMP Show Seoul: 80 minutes amazing performances by artists with acrobatic skills, martial arts make a funny show for the whole family to enjoy together.

Enjoy the fun Asian martial arts from the unique Korean family at the JUMP Show
Enjoy the fun Asian martial arts from the unique Korean family at the JUMP Show

Pang Show: Enjoy the Pang show on E-LAND cruise, a perfect show combining with the view and experience of toast.

Familiar scene in the famous Bread King movie.
Familiar scene in the famous Bread King movie.

Seoul blog: Nightlife and shopping in Seoul

Korea - the paradise of shopping from clothing to the famous cosmetic brands
Korea – the paradise of shopping from clothing to the famous cosmetic brands

Hongdae: According to Seoul travel guide blog, Hongdae is the most worthy area, with bustling nightlife streets with bars, pubs, nightclubs, night restaurants and shopping at popular shopping outlets in the “college village” of Hongdae.

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Hongdae night street.
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Hongdae shopping
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Egg bread street food

Dong Daemun Plaza (DDP): The complex shopping with all types of shops, cafes, … In addition, outside DDP there is the famous LED rose garden in “The star brings him to” will be light up every night.

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Dong Daemun Plaza
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Led rose garden

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Insadong: Insadong has alleys with beautiful houses, art and culture centers, street food, along with Ssamzigil – where you can buy souvenirs, pictures, pottery, etc.

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The beautiful alley. Credit image: seoul travel blog.

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Insadong seoul 2

Seoul blog: Seoul suggested itinerary for 5 days 4 nights

Flying a night flight to Incheon Airport, Korea. Arriving in Korea on the early morning, take the AREX train to the downtown Seoul. Check in your hotel, rest.

Day 1: Visit Gyeongbok-gung Palace, The Green House, Hanok Bukchon Ancient Village

Try wearing a traditional hanbok and walk through the palaces in Seoul.
Try wearing a traditional hanbok and walk through the palaces in Seoul.

Morning: Visit Gyeongbok-Gung – watching the ceremony of change guards. Getting to the Blue House for taking some photos. Lunch. Take the MRT train to Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), down to Exit 1 or Exit 2, walking about 300 meters to Bukchon Hanok Village.

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Gyeongbok-gung at night

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Korea Seoul Blue House

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The peaceful way. Credit Bukchon Village blog.

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A shop for rent Hanbok
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Street food in Bukchon Village

Evening: Going to the Gwanghwamun Square and the Cheonggyecheon Artificial Stream

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Gwanghwamun Square
Cheonggyecheon Artificial Stream

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