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What to Do in Seoul: Must See Attractions

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Seoul, a bustling metropolis of over 11 million residents, is the perfect vacation destination for both families and individuals alike. A perfect mixture of ancient Korean tradition, unlimited shopping, and modern technological marvels await the anxious traveler. Newcomers to the city will find that a map will be very useful when attempting to locate all of the available Seoul activities.

Seoul excursions offer the easiest way to enjoy the city in its entirety. Among the many things to do in Seoul which should be on your list is a visit to the War Memorial of Korea. The War Memorial features a number of exhibits, memorials, and antique military equipment that offer a unique learning experience for everyone.

Continue your historical trip and head to one of the more popular religious local spots, the Bongeunsa Temple. This Buddhist temple, which dates back hundreds of years, is a great place to learn about the country's rich religious history while enjoying a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. This temple is one of the top attractions in Seoul because the facility allows guests to stay overnight for a small fee.

Because Korea is historically a Buddhist nation, Seoul is home to a large number of temples. Aside from temples, breathtaking palaces can be seen alongside towering skyscrapers. The 600 year old Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is featured on many Seoul tours and a must-visit for every tourist. Sit in the palace gardens and enjoy the well-preserved architecture which has stood the test of time.

On a calm, clear day, visitors to Seoul should head up to Namsan Park for the best view of the city. Expedia recommends this must see Seoul attraction for a couple needing to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Don't miss out on your next exciting vacation. Book your Seoul trip with Expedia today and experience one of the most exciting places in the world!

Things to Do in Seoul with Kids

There are loads of fun activities to do with your kids in and near Seoul. Keep the gang happy with our family friendly experiences.

Free Things to Do in Seoul

They say the best things in life are free. Be sure to explore the following around Seoul:

Ilmin Art Museum - Packed with intriguing objects and exhibits, this place is a paradise for minds that burn with curiosity.

Ihwa Mural Village - If you're in the mood to get cultured, drop by and see the artistic talent on display.

Noeul Park - You can't go past this attraction if your aim is to live it up and join in the fun.

Cheonggye Plaza - Stop by this local landmark and be wowed by its design.

Jungmyeongjeon Hall - Drop by this historic landmark and learn a thing or two about the region's cultural heritage.

Seoul Plaza - Rub shoulders with the local people and seek out the real personality and charm of this fascinating place.

K-Style Hub - Organize a visit and discover the significance of this place to the local community.

Myeongdong Cathedral - Inject some spirituality into your trip by visiting this holy site.

Baeksasil Valley - Unwind and let the natural surroundings ease your soul.

Seosomun Park - Whether you can tell your apple trees from azaleas, you'll find beauty in this glorious display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Seoul

Myeongdong

This central Seoul shopping district is the place to buy quality brand products and stop for a bite to eat. 

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Gangnam

Made world-famous by a catchy 2012 K-pop song with quirky dance moves, this is still Seoul’s most talked about neighborhood today.

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Mapo

Travelers choose Mapo for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Mangwon Station or Hapjeong Station and check out top sights like YG Entertainment Building.

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Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun is a destination travelers like for its shopping, and you might hop aboard the metro at Cheongnyangni Station or Hoegi Station to explore sights like Cheonggyecheon.

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Yongsan-gu

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Yongsan-gu. If sightseeing is on the list, N Seoul Tower is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Samgakji Station or Noksapyeong Station to see more of the area.

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Shinchon

This bustling café, culture and nightlife area of Seoul is a great place to mingle with Seoul’s students, artists and fashionistas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Seoul on a sunny day?

You'll discover loads of activities that'll lure you out of your hotel room and into the sun:

What to do in Seoul on a rainy day?

A Andong Trip is an excellent indoor activity to try out if the weather turns nasty.

What is Seoul famous for?

With plenty of well-known attractions like these to explore, your most difficult decision will be where to go first:

  • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park
  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • COEX Convention and Exhibition Center
  • National Museum of Korea

What should I not miss in Seoul?

Put these things at the top of your must-do list to make the most of your trip:

  • N Seoul Tower
  • Namsan Park
  • Korea University
  • Seoul Olympic Stadium

What can you do in Seoul for free?

You'll barely have time to pull your wallet out of your backpack with so many wonderful free attractions:

  • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park
  • War Memorial of Korea
  • Myeongdong Cathedral
  • Namdaemun Market