Namdaemun is the largest traditional market in Korea. Here, not only go for sightseeing, you can also find the most delicious fruits and vegetables, the specialty of the land of kimchi. The market is also a gateway for you to enter the world of Korean cuisine with special and rich foods, especially famous street food. Namdaemun is a busy, bustling market, constantly open throughout the night from 11 pm to 4 am the next morning.

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If you need to buy Korean specialties as gifts, you can visit Namdaemun market.
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Read more: Exploring Namdaemun Market — One of the best street food in Seoul.

Address: 21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-753-2805

Myeongdong

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Myeongdong is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Korea – Seoul’s premier and most bustling shopping street, the world of fashion, cosmetics, beauty and modern beauty worship. Once getting lost in Myeongdong, make sure you don’t want to leave. This is also the famous place for theme cafes, especially the Hello Kitty cafe, puppy and cats cafe.

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Very bustling at Myeongdong street
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Paradise for the shopaholics is Myeongdong. | top places to visit in seoul korea
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Myeongdong night market,

Lotte World

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Lotte World is one of Korea’s most vibrant entertainment complexes with the world’s largest indoor entertainment area. In addition, Lotte World has an outdoor entertainment area called Magic Land which is an artificial island connected to a bustling shopping mall.

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Lotte World also owns a luxury hotel, Lotte World Folk Museum, sports playground, modern cinema and countless attractions. Indeed, Lotte World is a top entertainment area.

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One day playing in Lotte World can’t be enough.

Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Area: 13 ha
Hours: 9:30AM–10PM / Sunday: Closed
Theme: indoor planet ride
Founded: July 12, 1989

National Museum of Korea

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Founded in 1909, the National Museum of Korea is one of the largest museums, where many precious documents and artifacts are kept in relation to history, culture and art.

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National Museum of Korea (1)
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Every year, this museum welcomes more than 3 million visitors and becomes one of the most favorite museums in the world, the third favorite museum in Asia.

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So many precious artifacts about culture and history are preserved in this museum.

Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
Hours: 10AM–6PM
Phone: +82 2-2077-9000
Founded: 1909
Url: https://www.museum.go.kr/site/eng/home

Jogyesa Temple

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Jogyesa Temple is Korea’s largest and most important Buddhist temple. The temple was built in 1395 in the early Joseon Dynasty. Every year, on the Buddha’s birthday, the temple is sparkling again, glowing in candlelight and colorful lanterns. Buddhists all over Korea and tourists are looking forward to the festival to admire the traditional rituals, parades and many fun folk games.

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Jogyesa Temple (1)
Visiting temples in Korea, you pay attention to wearing serious attire.

Address: 45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-170, South Korea
Admission: Free

Jongmyo Shrine

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The UNESCO heritage site

This shrine is the place to worship the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. Jongmyo is also a special highlight in this country’s history and culture. In 1998, Jongmyo Temple was recognized by UNESCO as the oldest monument need to be preserved. Jongmyo shrine is located next to Changdeokgung palace so you can visit both points very convenient.

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Jongmyo Shrine (1)
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Jongmyo Shrine will take place with respectful and solemn rituals of worship.

Address: 157 Jong-ro, Hunjeong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-765-0195

Bukhansan National Park

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The Korean territory is nearly the size of state Kentucky of the US, but there are 22 national parks with extremely rich ecosystems and beautiful natural landscapes. One of them is located in the outskirts of Seoul. Interesting trekking trips to Mount Bukhansan are chosen by many tourists. Seeing the beautiful natural scenery on Bukhansan mountain, whether it is morning or night is also very wonderful.

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Bukhansan National Park (1)
The trekking trip in the day is not easy, not difficult but still have to prepare full equipment.

Address: 262 Bogukmun-ro, Jeongneung-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Area: 79.92 km²
Hours: 4AM–5PM
Phone: +82 2-909-0497
Established: April 2, 1983

Banpo Bridge

Fountains at Banpo bridge.
Fountains at Banpo bridge.

What makes the Banpo bridge special? The answer lies in the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the longest bridge fountain in the world. Water in the fountain is pumped directly from the river and cleaned for reuse, demonstrating environmental friendliness.

Banpo Hangang Park and the bridge.
Banpo Hangang Park and the bridge.

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Banpo bridge (1)
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Banpo bridge (1)

Banpo bridge (1)
The bridge is splendid when the night fall and lights up.

Address: Banpo 2(i)-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Total length: 1,495 m
Construction started: January 1980

Gangnam

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Gangnam district

After Gangnam Style fever of Psy singer has somewhat made Gangnam vibrant now much more popular and attractive. Your trip of Seoul will not be perfect if you skip taking photo before the Gangnam Style statue in front of the COEX mall.

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“Oppa” Gangnam Style was once a wave of sweeping the world.
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Most bustling district in Seoul

COEX Mall

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COEX Mall Exterior view

With a huge area of 145,000 square meters, COEX is the largest underground shopping mall in the world. COEX has hundreds of shopping stores with all the big and small brands in the world, two vibrant food courts with dozens of restaurants, Megabox cinemas and especially the COEX aquarium along with a huge bookstore.

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COEX Mall (1)
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Large bookstore with incredibly beautiful and modern design, a favorite place of nerds.

Address: 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164, South Korea
Opened: 1979
Hours: 10:30AM–10PM
Phone: +82 2-6002-5300

War Memorial of Korea

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A solemn and quiet place full of reverence in Seoul.

The War Memorial of Korea was opened in 1994 on the base of the military headquarters. This Seoul tourist destination expresses respect and remembrance of Korean military history. There are 6 indoor exhibits and 1 outdoor exhibition on the site of the memorial displaying military equipment and memorials of soldiers during wartime.

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Address: 29 Itaewon-ro, Namyeong-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opened: June 10, 1994
Phone: +82 2-709-3139
Collection size: 13,000 items; 20,000 m2 (220,000 sq ft)

Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

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This demilitarized zone is located on the border between North Korea and South Korea, where the cold war still exists. DMZ is a favorite day-trip tourist destination by many international visitors. Standing at DMZ, you can observe North Korea quite interesting.

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In Seoul there are many travel agencies that offer tours to DMZ during the day.

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Korean DMZ Dora Observatory

Korean DMZ North Soldiers
Korean DMZ North Soldier

Read more: Visit Korea DMZ — The most mysterious Demilitarized Zone in the world.

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

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As one of Seoul’s most wonderful fine art museums, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art has 2 exhibition buildings that are gather both traditional and modern art in Korea. This museum has 36 traditional Korean artworks designated by the government as a national treasure.

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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (1)
The museum regularly has new exhibitions, attracting visitors to enjoy art.

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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (1)

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Address: 60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hours: 10:30AM–6PM
Monday: Closed
Phone: +82 2-2014-6901
Url: http://www.leeum.org/html_eng/global/main.asp

Heunginjimun

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One of the eight gates of the city wall that once surrounded Seoul during the Joseon era, the Heunginjimun gate, also known as the “Gate of Rising Benevolence” located in Dongdaemun district is also considered one of Korea’s famous historical symbols. The gate was built in 1398 to represent the extremely powerful and solemn architectural style at the end of the Joseon period.

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The gate of Heunginjimun used to be a strong city wall surrounding Seoul, and now is a historical symbol of significance.

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Heunginjimun gate seoul (1)
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Address: 288 Jong-ro, Jongno 5(o).6(yuk)ga-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-2148-4166

Seoul every season brings its own beauty, bringing with it different interesting things. So let plan and be ready to visit these tourist places, friends!

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