The capital of Korea, Seoul is an extremely modern and developed city but retains the ancient cultural traditions, beautiful ancient architecture. Seoul also always in the top of Asia’s top attractive destinations with countless attractions, entertainment, shopping everywhere. So, where to go in Seoul and where should I go in Seoul? Let’s check it out our suggested top places to visit in Seoul Korea (top places to visit in Seoul Korea, top things to see in Seoul) including best places to go in Seoul, best places to visit in Seoul south Korea (Seoul best places to visit), most beautiful places in Seoul, must go places in Seoul, must see places in Seoul, must visit places in Seoul, most famous, beautiful, cool places to visit in Seoul to find out the answer!
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You will be surprised to learn that in Seoul there are not only 1 but there are 5 main palaces. Gyeongbokgung is Korea’s largest and most important palace. Along with the Forbidden City in Beijing, Seoul is also considered to be one of the special tourist spots, bearing the bold traditional cultural identity through long, ancient and magnificent beautiful architecture buildings.
Gyeongbokgung Palace is a large complex, where has the two museum are the National Palace Museum of Korea and The National Folk Museum of Korea that attract many visitors every day. What should I do at Gyeongbokgung? You should rent a brilliant Hanbok traditional costume immediately, a beautiful little bicycle to get free entrance to the palace to visit and be feel free for virtual living in the royal style.
It can be said that Seoul is one of the rare places in the world but there are many ancient palaces in one city. We have a very detailed article about the five grand Korean palaces here: Royal palace Seoul — How to visit 5 grand palaces in Seoul?
Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hours: 9AM–6PM / Tuesday: Closed
Phone: +82 2-3700-3900
This square is located in front of Gwanghwamun gate, the main gate of Gyeongbokgung palace. The highlight of Gwanghwamun Square is the grand and majestic statue of the great King Sejong of the Joseon Dynasty. He is also the inventor of the Korean Hangul alphabet.
Address: 172 Sejong-daero, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: +82 2-2133-7732
This is the second largest palace in 5 grand palaces in Seoul. Changdeokgung Palace is famous for a large secret garden where there are many sacred temples, halls and a rich, beautiful natural ecosystem. This place is most beautiful in the spring when cherry blossoms bloom all over the place and the fall in a romantic setting with red and yellow carpet of leaves.
Address: 99 Yulgok-ro, Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hours: 9AM–5PM / Monday: Closed
Area: 57.9 ha (0.224 sq mi)
Phone: +82 2-762-8261
Bukchon Hanok Village
Located between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace is the famous and picturesque ancient village called Bukchon Hanok. The village is home to more than 400 old houses that you often see in Korean historical dramas. Inside the ancient village there are many lovely cafes, tranquil tea ceremony rooms, restaurants and souvenir shops selling sophisticated Korean handicraft products.
Address: 37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03059, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-2133-1371
Cheonggyecheon stream is about 10 km long, winding around Seoul capital, creating a gentle beauty and air conditioning for the city. This place is also the place for exhibitions and outdoor festivals such as Buddha’s Birthday (Vesak Day), lantern festival or Christmas… On each occasion, the stream is decorated in a majestic and sparkling way and attracts thousands of people to attend the festivals or events.
Address: Cheonggyecheon-ro, Yongsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Length: 10.92 km
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: +82 2-2290-7111
N Seoul Tower
Located on Mount Namsan, N Seoul Tower is the second highest point in Seoul with a height of 236 meters, with a panorama beautiful sparking view of Seoul when it lights up. Seoul’s magnificent picture seen from N Seoul Tower is a dream for many tourists. In addition, the lovers also want to visit this Seoul tourist attraction once, lock the love lock on the tower, pray for the faithful and lasting attachment.
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 236 m
Alternative names: N Seoul Tower, Namsan Tower, Seoul Tower
Construction started: 1969