Seongbuk-gu Vacations

3 miles (5 kilometers) to the northeast of Seoul, is Seongbuk-gu, a great place to visit while exploring the region. This popular part of town is approximately 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Gimpo International Airport.

To get a sense of what makes Seoul tick, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby areas such as Hongdae, Cheonggyecheon Stream, and Myeongdong.

You’ll find many unique cultural highlights in and around Seongbuk-gu. There are many excellent destinations where you can spend a morning such as the Seoul Museum of History, the National Folk Museum and the Seodaemun Prison History Museum. See local and touring artists strut their stuff at Chongdong Theater, the National Theater of Korea and the Sejong Cultural Center. Enjoy the wonderful artworks at the Seoul Museum of Art.

Get active in nature at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. The nature havens such as Mt. Inwang, give visitors an insight into the birds, trees and plants which inhabit the local area. There are some pleasant green escapes, so take a picnic blanket to Namsan Park and Tapgol Park.

Spots such as Korea House, Gwanghwamun and the N Seoul Tower are popular places for visitors to the area. For a tour of the nearby historic attractions, be sure to check out Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun Gate.

To stock up on supplies and buy some souvenirs, visit Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market and the Lotte Department Store.

Seongbuk-gu has a long and proud sporting history. Cheer along with local sports nuts at nearby Jamsil Baseball Stadium, home to the LG Twins baseball team in winter and the Doosan Bears. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with local sports fanatics after the final whistle blows in one of the nearby watering holes.

When it’s time to slow down after a busy day discovering the charming streets of Seongbuk-gu, check in to one of the area’s convenient accommodation options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, be sure to check out the Hotel Seven Street Seoul, the Sejong Hotel, and the popular ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong.

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