Hello, am sure there are a lot of you out there are either KPOP fans or just crazy about going to Korea. I’m going to share what are some of Seoul Must Visit Attractions and my Seoul Travel Guide to make your Korea Itinerary planning a lot easier.
Seoul, Korea is a fascinating city; a combination of the old Korean city and the modern part Seoul. My journey took me from the highest point of Seoul at Namsan Tower( Seoul Tower) to the ancient palace of Gyeongbokgung. Seoul has it all, from shopping haven in Myeong-dong as well as in Dongdaemun to history buffs favourite in Seoul City itself.
Here is my take of Seoul Must Visit Attractions:
Anyone visiting Seoul, Korea shouldn’t give Gyeongbokgung Palace a miss. This magnificently built palace is one of the most beautiful among all five palaces in Seoul, Korea. It is called the “Northern Palace” considering how it is the on the furthest north comparing to all other palaces such as Gyeongheegung (Western Palace) and Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace).
Gyeongbokgung was once burned down by the Japanese during the 1592-1958 Japanese occupation. It was later, under the reign of King Gojong that the 7700 rooms were restored.
Admission Fees to Gyeongbokgung
- Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won / Group 2,400 won (10 or more people)
- Youths (ages 7-18) 1,500 won / Group 1,200 won (10 or more people)
- Age 6 and under – FREE.
Opening Hours of Gyeongbokgung
- March to October 09:00-18:00 / November to February 09:00-17:00.
- Closed on Tuesday
How to get to Gyeongbokgung
Try the Seoul Subway – Exit 5 – Gyeongbokgung Station Line 3
Go up N Seoul Tower & Teddy Bear Museum
If you fancy to see Seoul from an elevated view of Mt Namsan, include N Seoul Tower in you Korean Itinerary.
The amazing view of the modern city of Seoul and the greeneries that still exist is beyond amazement. This once used to be a transmission tower is now a Seoul Must Visit Attraction.
Teddy Bear Museum
N Seoul Tower Opening Hours
- Sunday-Thursday Observatory: 10:00-23:00
- Friday-Saturday Observatory: 10:00-24:00
- Teddy Bear Museum: 10:00-22:00
How to get to N Seoul Tower
- Seoul Subway & Bus System
- Exit 2 at Chungmuro Station Line 3 or 4. Then take Bus No 5 or Bus No 2 to N Seoul Tower.
- Exit 4 at Itaewon Station Line 6. Then take Bus No 3 to N Seoul Tower.
- Shopping at Myeongdong
Shopping, Shopping and more shopping here at Myeongdong, Seoul, Korea. From street to high fashion, you have it all. It’s Seoul’s No 1 and most famous shopping street. The varies new design and style will leave your wallet running for your pockets!
In Myeongdong area too you can find some really nice simple family eateries, fast food and street food. I’ve tried some egg on batter that was really delicious!
For girls and ladies our there, this is the place where you can shop for some of Korean Famous Cosmetics stuffs and brands such as Laneige, The Face Shop, Missha! Etude House, and Skin Food,
Myeongdong Opening Hours
- 10am to 10pm everyday
How to get to Myeongdong
- By SeoulSubway System – Try the Exit 5, 6, 7, or 8 on the Myeongdong Station Line 4
Travel Guide Korea:
- Most toilets in Korea has not pipe, so you might want to bring wet tissue of bottle water if you are used to Asian pipe washing system. They also have some of most technologically advanced toilet in town.
- Subway system in Seoul is very efficient, you can just get anywhere in Seoul with bus connecting just anywhere.
- Local food such as Topoki and Kimbap are available everywhere by the roadside, food like these starts from 1000won and above.
- Free Wi-fi is available almost anywhere in Seoul, you might need simcard just for international call, otherwise Wi-fi in Korea is very fast.
- Halal food are available at some streets with the HALAL sign written on the cart. Such HALAL FOOD IN KOREA are Kebabs and Arabian food.
This trip is made possible by Korean Air and Korean Tourism Organization. Korean Air fly to Incheon International airport daily from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Photos in this post is taken with the latest SONY NEX 5T, your travelling partner! 😀