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Top 5 Things to do in Seoul
Top 5 things to do, Published on 23 July 2015, Thursday
Seoul, the capital of
South Korea, and is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is
a fast paced city with skyscrapers and underground train systems,
marking the technological progress Korea has achieved. But it is not
simply concrete, glass and electronics. Seoul has a soul and has a
rich history, heritage and natural beauty to attract the average
tourist from all parts of the world.
Seoul sightseeing will
take you to many spots and there are indeed several
. We will list the top 5 things one should do in this huge
This is the locality which attracts tourists and travellers from
near and far since it offers a rare opportunity to get a peek into
the ancient Korean art and culture which has been kept alive even
today. This figures among the
Seoul places of interest and
has many small lanes and streets with weekend flea markets selling
just about everything. Whether you have an interest in
buying/collecting antiques or would just want to enjoy the
traditional Korean tea, Insa-Dong can offer you a complete insight
into Korea, its history and art. You could try Dawon for traditional
Korean tea or Min’s Club or Gung restaurants for Korean food.
: On the other hand, if you are into fashion
and would like to spend time and do a bit of shopping too, you
should add Dongdaemun Market to your
Seoul places of interest.
It is a mecca of fashion and some of the malls here include Doosan
Tower, Freya Town, Migliore and so on. This is one market from where
you can virtually buy any dress or accessory for men or women at
very reasonable prices and most of them are made to reflect the
latest in designs and fashion.
Namsan: This will be considered by many as
the epitome of
Seoul sightseeing. Located at the center of
the city, this elevated locality offers a stunning view of the city
both in the night as well as in daylight. Special mention should be
made of Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), Seoul Tower, the Maritime
Aquarium and the Namsan Library. There are fountains to add to the
serene atmosphere and Mt. Namsan is more of a resort or a resting
place. It has a lot of history attached to it as well.
- Seoul City Bus
: If you are a business traveller with just a day to
spare after your hectic business schedule, and would like to make
the maximum of the
attractions in Seoul, then the best thing
to do is to take the Seoul city bus tour. It is run by the
government and is quite reasonably priced. The ticket allows you the
hop-on-hop-off facility if you wish to spend time in a particular
point of interest. Otherwise the full round takes about 2 hours
without getting down.
- Try Korean
: Koreans are very fond of food and you will find
an abundance of it all over. Starting from Ddeokbokki the rice/fish
cake based simple dish to Samgyupsal, a pork belly meat delicacy,
and Dakgalbi which is nothing but pan fried chicken, you will never
tire of the foods in Seoul.