With so much to cover, Seoul can only be throughly understood through careful planning of its many attractions. Here are some of our favourites.
Changdeokgung Palace - A true icon of Seoul, Changdeokgung Palace is a beacon for Korea’s rich history. The second royal palace was built as the grounds for the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and has since been recognised as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its regal beauty.
Myeong-dong - Myeong-dong is a vibrant neighbourhood that has gained a reputation for its diverse offerings. Primarily known as a shopping mecca, you can get anything from designer labels to international restaurants, and even cathedrals here. With more than 1 million shoppers surging through this area daily, it is one of Seoul’s essential attractions.
Olympic Park - Every great city needs a good park, and the Olympic Park is Seoul’s own majestic, multi-purpose contender. The massive grounds feature a mix of sports stadiums, a leisure sports park, a cultural art park, an eco park, and a historic experiential park, all spread out over 1.45 million square metres of grassy fields.
Namsan Mountain - Home to some of Seoul’s most important cultural artefacts, Namsan Mountain is also revered for its scenic landscapes. Undulating valleys, picturesque trails and beautiful rock formations meet stone pagodas, temples and ancient Buddhist relics in this picturesque setting.
N Seoul Tower - Catch a stunning sunset from the N Seoul Tower’s observation deck, which offers unrivalled, panoramic views of the city’s skyline. You can either reach the deck by foot, taxi or cable car.