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Top 5 Things to do in Seoul

Top 5 things to do, Published on 23 July 2015, Thursday

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is a fast paced city with skyscrapers and underground train systems, marking the technological progress Korea has achieved. But it is not simply concrete, glass and electronics. Seoul has a soul and has a rich history, heritage and natural beauty to attract the average tourist from all parts of the world. Seoul sightseeing will take you to many spots and there are indeed several attractions in Seoul . We will list the top 5 things one should do in this huge metropolis.

  1. Insa-Dong: This is the locality which attracts tourists and travellers from near and far since it offers a rare opportunity to get a peek into the ancient Korean art and culture which has been kept alive even today. This figures among the Seoul places of interest and has many small lanes and streets with weekend flea markets selling just about everything. Whether you have an interest in buying/collecting antiques or would just want to enjoy the traditional Korean tea, Insa-Dong can offer you a complete insight into Korea, its history and art. You could try Dawon for traditional Korean tea or Min’s Club or Gung restaurants for Korean food.
  2. Dongdaemun Market : On the other hand, if you are into fashion and would like to spend time and do a bit of shopping too, you should add Dongdaemun Market to your Seoul places of interest. It is a mecca of fashion and some of the malls here include Doosan Tower, Freya Town, Migliore and so on. This is one market from where you can virtually buy any dress or accessory for men or women at very reasonable prices and most of them are made to reflect the latest in designs and fashion.
  3. Mt. Namsan: This will be considered by many as the epitome of Seoul sightseeing. Located at the center of the city, this elevated locality offers a stunning view of the city both in the night as well as in daylight. Special mention should be made of Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), Seoul Tower, the Maritime Aquarium and the Namsan Library. There are fountains to add to the serene atmosphere and Mt. Namsan is more of a resort or a resting place. It has a lot of history attached to it as well.
  4. Seoul City Bus Tour : If you are a business traveller with just a day to spare after your hectic business schedule, and would like to make the maximum of the attractions in Seoul, then the best thing to do is to take the Seoul city bus tour. It is run by the government and is quite reasonably priced. The ticket allows you the hop-on-hop-off facility if you wish to spend time in a particular point of interest. Otherwise the full round takes about 2 hours without getting down.
  5. Try Korean Food : Koreans are very fond of food and you will find an abundance of it all over. Starting from Ddeokbokki the rice/fish cake based simple dish to Samgyupsal, a pork belly meat delicacy, and Dakgalbi which is nothing but pan fried chicken, you will never tire of the foods in Seoul.   

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