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Trip to Seoul, South Korea

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

Capital of South Korea, Seoul is an eclectic and dynamic city where night markets, Korean pop music, temples and skyscrapers coexist. To visit this city divided by the Han River, it is better to come in May/June or September/October. Although today it is a true megalopolis, the city retains buildings whose architecture testifies to their history. 

Trip to Seoul - What to do?

Trip to Seoul - What to visit?

- Gyeongbokgung Palace 

It has many cultural assets: its stone walls, roofs and Haetae statues reflect the degree of architectural advancement of the Joseon dynasty. The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and the Hyangwonjeong Basin are considered the most beautiful examples of the kind in Korea.

- Bukchon Hanok Village 

The village of Bukchon Hanok was once a village where aristocrats lived during the Joseon dynasty. Some of the tiled houses called giwas have been preserved until today.

- Jogyesa Temple

Founded in 1395, it is one of the most important centers for Buddhists of Korea that denotes in the heart of the buildings

- Bongeunsa Temple

Pleasant, interesting and peaceful. Before the 1960s, the grounds of the temple were built by people from the countryside. Since then, the area has become the center of one of the most prosperous places in Seoul, making the Bongeunsa temple an interesting blend of traditional and modern Seoul.

- Namsan Tower 

The Namsan Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as the first integrated transmission tower in Korea by transmitting television and radio broadcasts through capital. Nowadays, the tower has become a popular landmark in Seoul. 

Voyage à Séoul - Activités 

- Visit the Myeongdong area

Myeong-dong is one of Seoul’s main shopping districts. Many branded stores and department stores line the streets and alleys. Common products for sale include clothing, footwear and accessories.

- Gwangjang Market

The Gwangjang market is one of Seoul’s oldest traditional markets. Popular place with foreign visitors looking to try some of the best Korean street food. This is one of the must-haves on your trip to Seoul! 

- Mount Bukhansan 

Located in the northern part of Seoul, Mount Bukhansan has the particularity of offering beautiful landscapes throughout the year. Mount Bukhansan also has a rich history of various cultural treasures.

- Insadong

Located in the heart of downtown Seoul, it is an important area where traditional and precious objects are exhibited. The area consists of a main street and associated alleys, where many galleries, restaurants, cafes and traditional tea rooms are located.

Trip to Seoul- Where to eat?

$: Street food

This is the best option to test specialties at low prices!

Myeong-Dong Night Market, Namdaemun Market or even at the corner of a street, there are plenty of opportunities!

$$: 853

This is the perfect place to test a quality Korean barbecue

Address: 16, Insa-dong 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

$$$: Tavolo 24

The price is a bit high but the buffer is delicious

Address: 279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Trip to Seoul - Where to stay?

$: Harrytage Hongdae

A guest house where the beds are closed by a curtain to preserve your privacy, ideal in terms of quality/price ratio

Address: 41, Yeonnam-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Mapo-gu, Seoul

$$: MyeongDong New Stay Inn

Clean and modern, right in the centre of Seoul

Address: 4F, 14, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

$$$: GLAD Hotel Mapo

Central placement, comfortable rooms and a superb rooftop!

Address: 92, Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Mapo-gu, Seoul

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