Gyeongbokgung Palace, located in northern Seoul, is the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Find out more at VisitSeoul.net. Gyeongbokgung Palace, located in northern Seoul, is the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty.
Located between the Five Grand Palaces of Korea, Insadong is a must-visit neighborhood during your vacation in Seoul. Historically the main street was inhabited by the arts and traditional culture. In the past decade, commercial businesses have trickled in, driving up rent prices.
In 1997, Changdeokgung Palace was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visitors to Changdeokgung Palace might also like to see the nearby Changgyeonggung Palace as well as the recently restored Naeuiwon (Royal infirmary) at the entrance to Changdeokgung Palace.
Oh, the serenity! A walk along this 5.8-km (3.6-mile) stream is almost as good as a spa for clearing one's mind or rethinking a deal. While it's just off Sejongro, one of the busiest boulevards in Seoul, Cheonggyecheon is remarkably quiet because the stream is more than 15 ft. (4.6 m) below street ...
Dongdaemun Market is a large commercial district comprised of traditional markets and shopping centers that covers the entire area around Dongdaemun Gate, a prominent landmark in Korea. It is Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district featuring 26 shopping malls, 30,000 speciality shops, and 50,000 manufacturers.
Jongmyo is a royal shrine dedicated to the performance of ancestral rites for the deceased kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty. Being the place where the royal ancestral tablets are enshrined, Jongmyo's atmosphere is solemn and sacred rather than splendid like the royal palaces.
Gwanghwamun Square is a national landmark located in the heart of Seoul, with a statue of King Sejong the Great at its center. Find out more at VisitSeoul.net. Gwanghwamun Square is a national landmark located in the heart of Seoul, with a statue of King Sejong the Great at its center.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP will serve as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings.
The six-story building of the National Museum of Korea harmoniously blends traditional and contemporary styles. It was built to house more than 140,000 national relics and artifacts, and also to serve as a complex cultural facility with a sculpture garden, open plaza and outdoor exhibition area.
Here is your countdown to the 40 best things to do OUTSIDE of Seoul (2017 Edition). Note – A couple of places overlap with the list of Top 80 Things to do in Seoul. This was done on purpose for two reasons. First, many of these lie in the greater Seoul metro network, making a separation impractical for a guide.
Like its name Haneul, which means "sky" in Korean, the park is situated on the highest part of World Cup Park and offers breathtaking views of Seoul. Once a landfill, Haneul Park is an incredible example of ecological and urban regeneration. The annual Silver Grass Festival at Haneul Park is one of the city's most popular events.
With Leeum’s Digital Guide, a helpful guide for your understanding of the exhibition and the collection, you can enjoy the your museum visit in a more interactive and pleasant way. The Digital Guide is offered in four different languages; Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese.
Myeongdong Cathedral is the very first Roman Catholic parish church in Korea. It is also the first Gothic building ever built in Korea and was designated as Historic site No. 285 in Korea. On the basement floor there is a small sanctuary where the remains of the martyrs are enshrined, and where visitors to the cathedral can pay their respects.
A place to witness the true soul of Seoul, its evolution and transformation, the Museum of History is a place that hosts educative displays ranging from prehistoric era to modern times. Visitors can also encounter some rare relics from the Joseon dynasty here.
It features a large wave-shaped sculpture, as well as bar code graphics and benches painted with 10 different colors that have been designed as the Colors of Seoul. In the 'Seoul Color' scheme, dark gray represents the traditional 'giwa' roof tiles, red represents the 'dancheong' pattern used in traditional wooden buildings, green represents Namsan Mountain, and orange represents flowers.
Museum Kimchikan is the place to go to learn about the many varieties of kimchi in the world. See real examples of different kimchi varieties and take part in fun activities! Museum Kimchikan is located in Insa-dong, but at one time, the center was located in Samseon-dong and named the Kimchi Museum.