Another übercrowded and ambitious megacity with skyscrapers, heavy traffic and major boulevards full of posh boutiques. Seoul is a bustling city which has a lot to offer, so make sure to visit some of the best Seoul tourist sites as well as places that are a bit more unconventional.
Gyeongbokgung is a former seat of power and probably Korea’s grandest royal palace. Location of this breath-taking complex at the northern end of Seoul’s main boulevard, Sejongro, is easy to find. Give yourself at least an hour to stroll around the architectural marvels.
Bukchon Hanok Village has the largest collection of privately owned traditional Korean wooden homes or hanok in Seoul. Enter another era and wander through this totally picturesque neighborhood.
If you are into Eastern architecture, you can’t afford to miss one of Seoul’s majestic palaces, Changdeokgung. It is a UNESCO monument and its buildings and gardens are a real gem.
Heaps of well-attired Seoulites shop at Shinsegae Department Store. This dazzling store with a long tradition serves to all of your shopping needs and beyond.
Cheongwadae or Blue House near the Bugaksan Peak is the pad of Korean president. Visit the magnificent offices, this educative sight is free of charge.
Don’t leave Singapore without shopping at the Namdeamun Market where you can find inexpensive clothing, jewelry, accessories, food and much more. A true paradise for shopaholics, although it might get seriously crowded.
Learn about the troubled history of Korea and its relationships with its neighbors. The National War Memorial is also a vast military museum with planes, tanks and guns on display. Very relevant and well worth the visit.
For some fabulous views head to the N Seoul Tower. One of Seoul’s landmarks with a restaurant and observation desk at the top.