With the rise in popularity of Korean drama and idol groups more and more tourists are visiting Seoul, and Korea is busier than ever with the increasing numbers of tourists. Not only is Korea famous for its food, but also fashionable clothing and skincare products. Here we have rounded up the top 10 places in Korea that will leave you speechless.
The main palace during the Joseon Dynasty and remain one of the oldest traditional places of Korea. Gyeongbokgung is one of the most iconic sites that tourists visit when travelling to Seoul, especially the beautiful garden and streams within the palace are fantastic for photos and during autumn when the leaves turn red it is the most amazing experience.
Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village still remains as a residential area and still showcased as a tourist hotspot for its traditional architectures. This village is comprised of traditional alleyways, hanok, and is well preserved in its original form within an urban surrounding. This is definitely one of the must visit places in Korea and make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to try on Hanbok , or visit the artisan and cultural craft displays, quaint cafes and souvenir shops along the way.
National Museum of Korea
The National Museum of Korea is one of the main museums of Korean history and art in South Korea. Among the many other museums in Seoul, the National museum provides the most extensive amount of artifacts. This is a must visit place for those who are interested in the historical and cultural background of Korea, with exhibitions starting from prehistory throughout its historical dynasties to modern art.
Cheonggyecheon stream is a stream that runs through downtown Seoul, this is a popular place that allows you to experience the uniqueness of Korea. The stream is alongside popular cultural arts venue and with many attractions along its way. Whether it is during the day or night, Cheonggyecheon stream is perfect for a quiet and romantic stroll, and even for locals this is a frequently visited place.
Seoul Grand Park
You can easily spend a full day here at Seoul Grand Park, from hiking trails, the Seoul Grand Park Zoo, Children’s Zoo, and the famous rose garden, Seoul Land Amusement Park, and the Seoul Museum of Modern Art. The rose garden is perfect for Instagram photos and the views from the cable car ride is breathtaking.
N Seoul Tower
Situated in Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, the tower is an observatory and broadcasting tower renowned as the national landmark for its cityscape views and the famous love locks, where couples hang padlocks along the fences of the tower symbolic for everlasting love. Whether it is during the day or night, N Seoul Tower is a great place to relax and watch over the city.
The most well-known shopping district in Seoul, it has everything from cafes, local restaurants, clothing stores and its abundance of skincare and make-up stores. Visiting Myeongdong is a must when you want that full Korean make-over since beauty salons are literally everywhere. The street is always busy bustling with people and especially at night the vendors will set up in the middle of the street and sell food and cheap clothing, accessories and souvenirs.
A nighttime shopping district that runs through to the early mornings. If you’re a night owl and want to do something apart from going to bars and clubs, why not shop your night away at Dongdaemun? The clothes there are affordable and on top of the Korean fashion trends. This is a must visit place if you want your instagram photos to be filled with different outfits everyday.
Starfield Coex mall
All-inclusive destination from shopping to food and even an aquarium! Not to mention the SM Town store dedicated to the artists of SM Entertainment one of the best places in Korea that basically has everything relating to SM Entertainment. Also, the indoor library is a great place for unique photo opportunities.
Day and night market to experience traditional food stalls where local loves to visit, as well as souvenir shopping along the way. This is more of a cultural stop to experience how locals used to shop back in the days. If you need a pitstop for trying out local food this is the definitely one of the places in Korea were local food stalls are most authentic.