What to do in Seoul
As covered earlier, Seoul is a city that has combined its traditional and historical elements with its new and progressive ideas. Consequently, there is a huge array of different sites to see in Seoul. If you want to take in some of Seoul's historic past, you can visit one of its many UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as:
- Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
- Hwaseong Fortress
- Changdeok Palace
- Jongmyo Shrine
Another experience in Seoul is the Bukchon Hanok Village. This village, meaning North Village, is home to some of the most beautiful, traditional Korean homes. While the village is a busy tourist area, it is still worth visiting due to its traditional architecture and beautiful buildings.
If you're more interested in the new and modern, you can visit one of the several modern architectural marvels in Seoul, such as:
- N Seoul Tower
- The Lotte World Tower
- The 63 Building
- The Dongdaemun Design Plaza
- Trade Tower
- Lotte World
- The IFC Seoul
The N Seoul tower is a particularly popular tourist destination. The gigantic tower gives amazing panoramic views of Seoul, allowing you truly take in the breathtaking sights of Seoul. The tower has become a romantic destination, with railings covered in padlocks with lovers' names. In addition to an observation deck, there are also cable cars that run frequently to the tower.
In addition to amazing architecture, Seoul is also home to 115 museums, so you will have more than enough history and culture to absorb in Seoul.