Top 48 Tourist Major Attraction in Seoul!

In this article we will share to you the top 48 attraction in Seoul you must visit in 2022 during your travel in Korea. Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. 

Seoul is the most attractive and safe place to travel compare to other Asia country in particular even though a lot of tourist come to Seoul for vacation. So you don’t have to worry if you want to travel Seoul alone or if you are a woman.

Seoul History

The history of the city of Seoul dates back approximately 2,000 years, to when Wiryeseong, the capital of Baekje, was located on the banks of the Hangang River in the southeastern part of what is now Seoul. Development of the city began in earnest once it was appointed the capital of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910) in 1394.

In the 1950s, Seoul rapidly grew out of the ashes of the war and, supported by rapid economic growth, it advanced to become a global megalopolis in just half a century. While it took a century for many European countries to industrialize, Korea accomplished the same in less than 30 years. In only 50 years, Seoul overcame various urban problems to grow and advance into a smart city where 10 million people live comfortably.

In the 2000s, with the development of Informational Technology and an increase in citizens’ demand for improved quality of life, Seoul’s urban management policy took a shift towards creating a sustainable city with advanced IT. In tandem with several park development projects, such as the Cheonggyecheon Stream restoration and Seoul Forest development project, the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s administration became digitized. 

Recently, as economic growth has slowed down and the social environment has changed due to aging of the population along with other factors, Seoul underwent a paradigm shift in its policies towards urban regeneration. This led to the promotion of the Seoullo 7017 and Sewoon Shopping Center regeneration projects.

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Palace at Seoul

1. Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)​

The most favorite palace for tourist to come is Gyeongbokgung Palace. Gyeongbokgung palace (known as Northern Palace), because it’s located at the furthest north is the most beautiful and largest compare to all other palace such as Changdeokgung and Gyeonghuigung. This Palace was built by King Taejo, the founder of Joseon dynasty. There is guard ceremonies at the main entrance Gwanghwamun entrance. You can also go to National Folk Museum of Korea inside of Gyeongbokgung Palace if you like historical stuff.

Opening Hours: 09.00-17.00 (last admission 16:00)
Closed on Tuesday.
Admission Fee: 3,000 won

How to get here:
By [Subway]
– Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul subway line 3) and exit 5.
– Anguk Station (Seoul subway line 3) and exit 1.

By [Bus]
Take Bus no. 1020, 7025, 109, 171, 172, 601 or 606 and get off at Gyeongbokgung Palace Bus stop.

2. Changdeokgung Palace (창덕궁)

The other famous palace in Seoul we can check out is Changdeokgung. Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Located within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Tour Course Information
General Tour
Donhwanmun Gate – Palace Chambers – Geomcheongyo Bridge – Injeongjeon Hall – Seonjeongjeon Hall – Huijeongdang House = Daejojeon Hall – Nakseonjae.

Huwon (secret garden) tour
Huwon Entrance – Buyongji pond – Bullomun gate & Aeryeonji pond – Jondeokjeong – Pavilion & Pyeomusa house – Ongyucheon Stream – Yeonggyeongdang House.

Opening Hours
[Palace Tour] : 09.00-18.00 (Last admission 1 hour before closing)
[Huwon Tour]: 10.00-18.00 (Last tour 2 hour before closing)
Huwon tour has limited space and must travel with a guide.

Admission fee
[Changdeokgung Palace]: 3,000 won
[Huwon tour / Secret garden]: 8,000 won

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Anguk Station (Seoul subway line 3), exit 3

By [Bus]
Take any of the following bus and get off at Changgyeonggung Palace Bus stop.
– Blue bus no.100, 102, 104, 106, 107, 108, 140, 143, 150, 151, 160, 162, 301.
– Airport Bus no. 6011

3. Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)

Image: Korea Tourism Organization

The other palace you can find in Seoul is Deoksugung. Deoksugung is the smallest palace in Seoul, Deoksugung Palace is famous for its elegants stone wall road that sits alongside a series of western style buildings that just make it stands out around surrounding scenery.

Opening Hours: 09.00-21.00
Closed on Monday
Admission fee: 1,000 won

How to get here:
By [Subway]
City Hall Station (Seoul subway line 1, 2), exit 1, 2 or 3.

By [Bus]
Get off in front of city hall, Deoksugung palace bus stop.
– Green bus: 1711,7016,7022.
– Blue bus: 103, 150, 401, 402, 406, 604, N16

4. Changgyeonggung Palace (창경궁)​

Image: Visit Seoul

The next palace you can fin din Seoul is Changgyeonggung Palace. I guess you must’ve already seen this on South Korea Landscape pictures since many of photographer in South Korea usually take a picture of this palace from higher point of view to make it looks even more beautiful.

Opening Hours: 09.00-21.00 (Last admission 1 hour before close)
Admission Fee: 1,000 won.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Anguk Station (Seoul subway line 3), exit 3. Walk straight along Yulgok-ro for 1km and turn left unto Changgyeonggung-ro and walk 300m to find the entrance on the left.

By [Bus]
Changgyeonggung Palace, Seoul University Hospital Bus stop.
– Blue bus no. 100, 102, 104, 151, 171, 272, 301, 601. – Airport Bus no. 6011

5. Gyeonghuigung Palace​

Gyeonghuigung Palace is the secondary palace for the king to moved in times of emergency, located on the west side of Seoul.  It was called Seogwol which means a palace of the west.

Opening hours: 09.00-18.00

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Seodaemun Station (subway line 5), exit 4.. Walk for 500m

Tourist Attraction in Seoul

6. Namsan Seoul Tower (남산서울타워)​

Namsan Seoul Tower, is the national landmark of Seoul that has been featured in almost every korean drama that taken place in present Seoul. 

Inside of this tower there are cable cars, restaurants, gift shops and digital observatory where you can experience a 360 degree view through 32 LED screens and cameras at the tower’s top, and the views from this tower are quiet good. 

Namsan park is one of the large park in Seoul and was well known for its beautiful walking trails which allows all of the visitors to see many species of trees, plants and especially this park is also quiet famous for the annual cheery blossom in April.

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 22.00

Admission Fee
[Observatory]: 11,000 won

[Namsan Cable Car]
Round trip fare : 9,500 won
One way: 7,000 won

How to get here:
By [Bus]
Chungmuro Station line 3 or 4 – Exit 2, and take Namsan Circular Shuttle bus no.2 or 5 (in front of Daehan Cinema) to N Seoul Tower.

7. Cheonggyecheon (청계천)​

The long beautiful tourist hotspot near by Gyeongbokgung is Cheonggye Stream or Cheonggyecheon. Cheonggyecheon is one of the tourist hotspot in Seoul, because it was, a really long comfortable way in the midst of the downtown Seoul, great place to chill, during both day and night. 

When there is a certain festival, usually Cheonggyecheon stream is adorned with colorful and beautiful lanterns. This stream is actually a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
– City Hall, Jonggak, Jongno 3(sam)-ga, Jongno 5(o)-ga, Dongdaemun, Sinseol-dong Stations (Seoul subway line 1).
– City Hall, Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Euljiro 3(sam)-ga, Euljiro 4(sa)-ga, Sindang, Sangwangsimni Stations (Seoul subway line 2).
– Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Seoul subway line 1, 3 and 5).
– Dongdaemun history & culture park station (Seoul subway line 4).
– Gwanghwamun station (Seoul subway line 5).

8. Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)​

Bukchon Hanok Village is another hotspot for tourist as they love to have some traditional korean moments to bring back home through pictures and videos.

Bukchon Hanok village is surrounded by the palaces such as gyeongbokgung and changdeokgung palace. And for you information, Bukchon itself means “northern village”, located near by 2 significants Seoul most famous hotspot such as Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.

The walking tour course take 3 hours and 30 minutes from Anguk station – Bukchon culture center – Gahoe-dong 11 beonji – Hansangsu Embroidery Workshop – Gahoe Folk Drawing Shop – Bukchon Museum ‘Old Fragrance’ – Anguk-dong house of Yun Boseonga – Anguk Station

Book online here (3days before the desired tour day).

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 17.00, closed on Sunday.
* Only applies to 100-m long road along Bukchon-ro 11-gil.​

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Anguk Station (Seoul subway line 3), exit 1 or 2.​

By [Bus]
Take Maeul Bus jongno 02 and get off at Bukchon Hanok Village Bus stop.​

9. Lotte World (롯데월드)​

Image by: Khitai on Flickr

Indoor theme park is a great idea for many people including me, well Lotte world serve you just that. Lotte World is a one stop major recreational complex located in downtown Seoul. 

Such a perfect spot for entertainment both for locals and tourist from any other country that was looking for one stop entertainment complex including theme park, ice rink, folk museum, lake, accomodations, department store and more.

Opening Hours: 09.30- 22.00
* Last admission : 16.00
* Closing time may vary each day due to occasional situation, please contact or check out the official website.

Admission fee:
Universal pass [Lotte World + Folk Museum]: 59,000 won
Lotte world Only: 56,000 won

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Jamsil Station (Seoul subway line 2, 8), exit 4.
(Lotte world is directly connected to the station.

10. Haneul Park (하늘 공원)​

Image by: Visit Seoul

Many Korean drama have scene where they go and play around silver grass park while looking Seoul from afar, that scene usually takes place in Haneul Park.

Haneul Park is one of the most visited park by tourist in Seoul. Haneul means Sky, because this park is located in the highest park of the World Cup Stadium park, on the top of a hill.

This place is  highly recommend to visit on October,when golden waves of silver grass just filled the fields around the walk path, however even if you come here on spring, it lacked no charm because the view of Seoul is just spread out beneath you, so make sure you get a beautiful picture here when you visited.

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 18.00

Maengkkongi Electric Train route:
Naji parking lot – Haneul park
Noeul park – Nanji parking lot
Noeul parking lot – Noeul camping site.

Fee: round trip 3,000 won, one way 2,000 won.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Seoul subway line 6 exit 1 and Walk approx. 30 min from World Cup Stadium.
Maengkkongi Electric train available from parking lot.​

11. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (동대문디자인플라자) / DDP​

The most famous and iconic building in Seoul made my Zaha Hadid is Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), especially for design industry. Located in Dongdaemun Area, DDP has a meaning of Dream, Design and Play. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) holds various exhibitions, fashion shows, forums, conferences, and other.

Opening Hours: 10.00-19.00
Closed on Monday

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul subway line 2, 4) and Exit 1.​

By [Bus]
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
– Green bus: 2012​

12. Yeouido Hangang Park (여의도한강공원)​

Place where i spent the most of the night in, is this place, Yeouido Hangang Park. One of the most popular park along han river, I almost come here everyday to riding a bicycle, dating, pitch a tent, eating, or just hang around. There is a lot of people performing here too, like singing, dancing, or just simply enjoy the ambience and taking a picture.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
– Yeouinaru Station (Seoul subway line 5), exit 2 or 3.

13. 63 Building​

63 Building is known as 63 square, provides you with spectacular views of Seoul especially Han river, Bugaksan, Namsan and Gwanak mountain / Gwanaksan. Also good place to see the sunset over the city. This building also have many restaurants for you to enjoy the view while take a break.

How to get here:
By [Bus]
– Daebang Station (Seoul subway line 1), exit 6. take the free shuttle or bus no.11
– Yeouinaru Station (seoul subway line 5, exit 1. take bus no. 5534, 5633 or 261.

14. Banpo Bridge​

This place is one of my favorite, I always fall in love with Han river, but this one especially have the rainbow fountain and a song accompany you while you’re chilling out in Han river. The fountain water of this bridge starting time is depends on the time you come. It usually operates daily from April to October. 

However, I have experienced where I came here and it was raining, I waited for the fountain to start but it doesn’t, so i think it might be close due to some occasion too!

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Express bus terminal station (Seoul subway line 3, 7, 9), exit 8-1. walk for 10 min.

By [Bus]
Get off at Banpo Hangang Park / Seom Sevit Bus stop. Blue bus 740

15. Itaewon

Have you watched Itaewon Class? Well I guess we all know Itaewon since it is the number one tourist destination in Seoul, for shopping and entertainment. So you can expect to meet a lot of foreigner in this place, and also all kinds of type of food and cafe.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway line 6)

16. Hongdae

Probably the second most tourist destination on Seoul. Hongdae is a neighborhood with youth and romantic ambience, surround with well designed cafe, accessory stores, fashion and clubs.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Hongik University Station (Seoul subway line 2), exit 8 or 9

17. Seoullo 7017

Seoullo 7017 is a short distance walking bridge that shows you the beauty of the surrounding area while functioning for many people to go back from and to workplace. Many photographer and citizen come here to just taking a picture.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Seoul Station (Seoul subway line 1) exit 2.

Seoul Market

18. Myeongdong (명동)​

Myeongdong street is a really famous shopping district in Seoul, should be one of the heavens for shopaholic kinda person, if you’re one of them, i highly recommend you to visit this place. 

You can find all the really popular and hot korean cosmetic brands in Myeongdong start from Innisfree, Nature republic, The face shop, the body shop, Skinfood, the Saem, Clio, Holika, Etude house, Tony Moly and Missha. 

There is a lot of discount and offers such as buy 1 get 1 or buy 2 get 1 free in this district with free samples. You can also try many street food all around so for those who aren’t really interested in shopping.

However, due to covid19, this areas became super quiet and also you will find many store that was here for decades, eventually closed due to lack customers and profits.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
– Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (Seoul Subway line 2), Exits 5,6 & 7.
– Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway line 4), Exits 5, 6, 7 & 8.

By [Bus]
– Green Bus no.7017,7021,7022.
– Blue Bus no.100, 143, 151, 152, 202, 261, 405, 701, 702A, 702B.
– Express Bus no. 1005-1, 1150, 5000, 5005, 7900, 8800, 9000, 9001, 9003, 9007.
– Red Bus no. 2500, 9401, 9701, M4101, M4102, M4108, 5115.

19. Namdaemun Market (남대문시장)​

If you are looking for traditional market in Seoul, then you can go to Namdaemun Market. Namdaemun Market is one of the largest traditional market in Seoul that offers really affordable prices and also function as wholesale markets.

Some stores even open overnight from 23.00-04.00 in the morning, however every stores has its own operation hours so you gotta go there to check it by yourself.  Many of the goods were made by the seller, it also sells variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain, gera, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng and imported goods.

Closed on Sunday

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Hoehyeon Station (Seoul subway line 4), exit 5.

By [Bus]
Namdaemun Market & Hoehyeon Station bus stop.
– Green bus: 0013, 0014, 0015, 7011, 7013, 7017, 7022.
– Blue bus: 130, 104, 152, 162, 163, 201, 202, 261, 406, 500, 501, 502, 503
– Red bus: 2300, 2500, 9411

20. Dongdaemun Market​

Other than DDP, Dongdaemun is also known for it’s Dongdaemun market. Dongdaemun Market is a traditional markets and shopping centers that covers the entire area around Dongdaemun Gate, one of the landmark in Seoul.

You can find all kinds of goods including silks, fabric, clothes, shoes, accessories and many others. This market is famous for its night market, however its open 24 hours a day but depending on every owner of its stores.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Jongno 5-ga Station (Seoul subway line 1), Exit 12.
Dongdaemun Station (Seoul subway line 1 & 4), Exit 8, 9.

21. Gwangjang Market (광장시장)​

Image by Visit Seoul

Gwangjang Market is well known in seoul especially after it was featured by Netflix. This market definitely is must visit market for tourist, offers you so many various delicious and affordable price food.

Opening Hours: 09.00-18.00

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Jongo 5-ga Station (Seoul subway line 1), exit 8.
Euljiro 4-ga Station (Seoul subway line 2 & 5), exit 4.

By [Bus]
Jongo 5(o)-ga Station Bus Stop.
– Green Bus: 111, 2014, 2112, 7212.
– Blue Bus: 101, 103, 106, 140, 143, 150, 160, 201, 260, 262, 270, 271, 273.
– Red Bus: 9301

22. Starfield COEX Mall (스타필드 코엑스몰)​

Starfield COEX Mall is really recommended for those who loves to shopping especially because here they have a lots of global brands in fashion, accessories, beauty, lifestyle and much more. It also has a really large movie theater and wide variety of dining experience.

Inside this mall there is Starfield library, located in the middle of COEX Central plaza, such a perfect reading space with more than 50 thousands books from literature to hobbies and various type of magazines will allow you to enjoy reading in the midst of shopping center.

Opening Hours: 11.00-21.00

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Samseong Station (Seoul subway line 2), Exit 5 or 6.
Bongeunsa Station (Seoul subway line 9), Exit 7.

23. Insadong (인사동)​

shopping in seoul

Insa-dong is the best place to find souvenir or traditional korean goods and fine art such as paintings to sculptures. There is about 100 galleries inside this area and a lot of tea houses and restaurants accompany this galleries. 

How to get here:
By [Subway]
– Anguk Station (Seoul subway line 3), exit 6 then go 100m stratight then turn left.
– Jonggak Station (Seoul subway line 1), Exit 3 then go straight 300,, and turn left at the 4-way intersection, then go straight 100m and take left road toward Insadong-gil road.​

By [Bus]
Get off at Anguk station, Jongno police office, or Insa-dong bus stop.
– Green bus: 7025
– Blue bus: 109, 151, 162, 171, 172, 601.​

24. Apgujeong Rodeo Street​

Apgujeong Rodeo Street is a leading trend area since 1990’s as a unique and fashionable area. This street is quiet famous for seeing people using luxurious clothes and unique cars. And also have many restaurants to spent time here.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Apgujeong Station (Seoul Subway line 3), Exit 2. make U turn and go about 1km, turn right to Apgujeong 50-gil road.​

25. Garosu-Gil​

Garosu-gil is a hype place known for it’s fancy cafes and coffee shop. Other than that, this place is also popular during autumn seasons as the golden leaves begin to fall.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Sinsa Station (Seoul subway line 3), exit 8 and walk straight for 250m, the street is on the left.

26. Ewha Woman University Fashion Street.

Ewha women university, is one of the most instaggramable spot you might see on many social media platform. Nearby Ewha woman university, there’s a fashion street sells affordable fashion items for young woman.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Ewha woman university Station (Seoul subway line 2), exit 3.​

Korea History - historical site in Seoul

27. Sungnyemun Gate (숭례문)

The other instagramable spot for tourist is Sungnyemun gate.Sungnyemun gate is actually known as Namdaemun gate. This gate is the largest castle gate stone with arched entrance in the midst of it.

Opening Hours: 09.00-18.00

How to get here:
By [Subway]
– Seoul station (Seoul subway line 1, 4, Airport line), Exit 4.
– City hall station (Seoul subway line 1, 2), Exit 8.

28. Jongmyo Shrine (종묘)​

Image by Oskar Alexanderson - Flickr: Jongmyo

If you love to se more of traditional building, then you can visit Jongmyo Shrine. Jongmyo Shrine used to be a worship place for kings throughout Joseon Dynasty.

Opening Hours: 09.00-18.00
Closed on Tuesday.
Admission fee: 1,000 won

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station (Seoul subway line 1, 3, 5) and Exit 11.​

By [Bus]
Take Bus no. 111, 201, 260, 262, 270, 271, 721, N15, N62 or 9301 and get off at Jongno 4(sa)-ga, Jongmyo Shrine Bus Stop.​

29. War Memorial Of Korea (전쟁기념관)​

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The war memorial of Korea is located in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea. As the other memorial place, war memorial of Korea also preserves and exhibits materials related to Korean war and history for national moral educational venue. It have about 33,000 artifacts with about 10,000 on display. This place have several area such as memorial hall, war history, korean war, expeditionary forces, ROK armed forces, defense industry, large military equipment, screening room and cultural theater.

Opening Hours: 09.30-18.00 (Last admission 1 hour before close)
Closed on Monday, but if monday is holiday, then closed on tuesday.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
– Samgakji Station (Seoul subway line 6), exit 1, 11 or 12.
– Namyeong Station (Seoul subway line 1), exit 1.

By [Bus]
– Take bus 110A, 110B, 740 or 421 and get off at the War Memorial of Korea.
– Take bus 149, 150, 151, 152, 500, 501, 503, 506 and get off at Samgakji Station.

30. Blue House

Image by Steve46814 through Wikipedia

Presidential Residence with blue tiles and smooth roof with bugaksan mountain in the background. Good to take a walk especially when you visit Gyeongbokgung area, so you won’t need to spent another day or time to come visit this place.

Closed on Sunday, Monday and public holiday.

Opening Hours: 09.30-18.00 (Last admission 1 hour before close)
Closed on Monday, but if monday is holiday, then closed on tuesday.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul subway line 3), exit 5. g to Gyeongbok palace and walk 600m to east gate parking lot.

By [Bus]
Get off at Gyeongbokgung Bus stop.
– Blue bus: 171, 272, 109, 601, 606.
– Green bus: 1020, 7025.

31. Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)​

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Well you might be wondering what is the difference between Bukchon hanok village and namsangol hanok village right? Me too. However, its actually the same (sightseeing), the difference is that Bukchon is residential area where people are still literally living there, while Namsangol is an old Hanok village purposely for recreation. Namsangol Hanok Village has many traditional program like wearing hanbok, folding hanji, writing in Korean, tea ceremony, etiquette school and herbal medicine experience.

Opening Hours: 09.00-20.00
Closed on Monday

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Chungmuro Station (Seoul subway line 3 & 4), Exit 3 or 4, walk the road for 150m.

By [Bus]
Get off at Toegyero 3(sam)-ga (National Pension Service) Bus stop.
Bus no. 104, 105, 140, 263, 507, 604, 421, 7011.

32. Ikseondong Hanok Village​​

Image by Mayo Korea

Ikseon-dong Hanok village, same like the other hanok village actually but the thing that makes this one difference is that Ikseon-dong hold treasures in form of Cafes, restaurants and handicraft shops with unique design, good for you to fill your schedule during the day as you visit Seoul.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Jongno 3-ga Station (Seoul subway line 1, 3, 5), exit 6. walk through ikseon hanok village.​

33. Eunpyeong Hanok Village

Eunpyeong Hanok Village is a totally must visit if you are a hanok traditional korean style houses lovers. This village is an artificial village created specially for those who wants to experience korean culture in Seoul. You can try Hanokstay here and enjoy many hanok style cafes.

34. Seolleung And Jeongneung Royal Tombs​

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Seolleung and Jeongneung royal tombs usually called Seonjeongneung, has lush forest and bench to provide place for you to relax while enjoy the view of numerous small hills with clusters of trees.

Opening Hours: 06.00-18.00
Closed on Monday.
Fee: 1,000 won

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Seolleung Station (Seoul subway line 2), exit 10. Go straight for 300m to the second street, turn left and go straight for 150m to the entrance.

Art and museum in Seoul

35. Seodaemun Prison History Museum​

Image by The Seoul Guide

Seodaemun Prison History Museum was formerly built by Japanese to prevent independence movement. This building was kept as remembrance for the patriots that died and held captive for fighting against Japanese.

Opening hours: 09.30-17.00
Fee: 3,000 won

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Dongnimmun Station (seoul subway line 3), exit 5.

By [Bus]
Get off at Independence Park Bus Stop.
– Blue bus: 471, 701, 702, 703, 704, 720, 752.
– Green bus: 7019, 7021, 7023, 7025, 7712, 7737.
– Red bus: 9701, 9703, 9705, 9709, 9710, 9711, 9712.

36. Trickeye Museum Seoul​

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Trickeye Museum Seoul is one good option to killing time when you stay here for a quiet period of time, locatedin Hongdae. It use high end technology such as augmented reality effect and also 3d illusions, and there is ice museum inside here too, with just one admission fee you can enjoy both trickeye museum and ice museum, isn’t that cool? 😀

Opening hours: 09.00-21.00 (Last admission 1 hour before close)
Fee: 15,000 won

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Hongik University Station (Seoul subway line 2), exit 9. go straight 150m and cross the road, then turn left to hongik-ro street, go straight 150m and turn right down the second side street and continue go 100m to arrive at Trickeye Museum on the right side.​

37. Leeum museum of art

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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is a place for traditional and modern art works exhibitions, by Korean and International artist, including calligraphy, paintings, ceramic arts, metal craftwork and contemporary art.

Closed on Monday and public holiday.
Fee: 10,000 won.​

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway line 6), exit 1. go straight for 100m to Itaewon, go to the first alley to the right (signpost museum), walk up hill for 5 minutes.​​

Park in Seoul

38. Seoul Forest​

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Seoul Forest is an eco-friendly area and good for those who wanna escape the daily hectic downtown life. Consist of many huge area such as Culture and arts park, Eco Forest, Experiential learning park, Marsh plants garden and hangang riverside park.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Ttukseom Station (Seoul subway line 2), exit 8.

By [Bus]
– Green Bus: 2014, 2412, 2413, 2224.
– Blue Bus: 141, 145, 148, 410.

39. Seokchon Lake Park​

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You can find Seokchon lake park nearby lotte world, the biggest theme park in Seoul. They celebrate the cherry blossom festival here every April, one of the hospot for taking a picture and picnic during the cherry blossom period. This place is really good place to spent time at noonday and very beautiful at night with a lot of led lights.

How to get here:
By [Bus]
Jamsil Station (Seoul subway line 2), exit 2. walk 250m along Songpa boulevard.

40. Olympic Park (올림픽공원)​

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My experience here is quiet good, however this olympic park is really big, so you going to spent around 2 hours just for sightseeing all the area of olympic park.

There is a lot of people walking by so you can spent time to exerice/walking here, and even many people play sports, some of them even take a prewedding pictures here. The ambience of this place is really good and spacious. You don’t need to worry about food or drinks here because inside they also have small mart, and nearby there is some restaurant, bubble tea shop and beverages seller.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Olympic Park Station (Seoul subway line 5), Exit 3.​

By [Bus]
Get off at Olympic park Bus stop.
– Green bus: 3214, 3220, 3319, 3412.​

41. Children's Grand Park​

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Seoul Children’s Grand Park is a good places for families, inside this place there is a zoo, botanical garden, amusement rides and a small coffee shop as a waiting area inside it, I went here few times but if you just get here alone, it might get boring especially if you don’t like zoo or animal.

Opening Hours: 10.00-17.00

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Children’s Grand Park Station (Seoul subway line 7), Exit 1.
Achasan Station (Seoul subway line 5), exit 3, 4, or 5.

By [Bus]
Get off at main entrance of Children’s grand park bus stop.
– Green Bus: 3216, 4212.
– Blue Bus: 721
– Red Bus: 3500

42. Gyeongui Line Forest Park​

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Place with many grass fields for resting place, but this place is also surrounded by many cafes and restaurants nearby. Some shops and art galleries around this area is also quiet fun to spent time browsing some stuff.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
– Hongik Subway Station, exit 3. go out of the station to the right and walk straight.

43. Let's Run Park Seoul(렛츠런파크 서울)​

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Let’s Run Park Seoul race is taking place every weekend, other than that you can enjoy horse riding, museum, VR experience and mini soccer.

Races Hours:
[Saturday] 12.00-21.00
[Sunday] 09.00-18.00.

Horse museum Hours: 10.00-18.00 (closed on monday).

VR Experience Hours: 10.00-17.30 (Monday – Thursday).

Admission Fee: 2,000 won (race days).

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Seoul racecourse Park (Seoul Subway line 4), exit 2, 3.​

By [Shuttle Bus service]
Free shuttle bus operates from Yangjae, Doksan-dong & Seoul Grand Park.​

Mountain in Seoul

44. Bukhansan Mountain And National Park (북한산국립공원)​

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If you’re looking for an easy mountain located not far from your dwelling place in Seoul areas, then Bukhansan might be one of the destination you wanna try.

How to get here:
By [Bus]
– Gireum Station (Seoul subway line 4), exit 3. Take bus 110B and get off at last stop.​

45. Inwangsan Mountain​

Inwangsan mountains in Seoul offers a unique view from the top of it such as military surveillance post and fortress wall.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Muakjae Station (line 3), exit 2.

46. Gwanaksan Mountain​

Gwanaksan is great for you who wants to have a short and easy hike that still offers a beautiful views of Seoul. 

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Seoul National University Station (Seoul subway line 2), exit 3.

By [Bus]
Take bus 501, 5412, 5515, 5516, 5517, 5528, 5614, 6512, 6513, 6514.
– Get off at Seoul National University Entrance bus stop.

Seoul Temple

47. Bongeunsa temple (봉은사)

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If you’re looking for temple landmark in Seoul, then Bongeunsa temple can be your destination. It’s located on the north COEX, and every year, on the 9th day of 8th month(Lunar Calendar), they held a yearly ceremony called Jeongdaebulsa. Don’t miss it.

How to get here:
By [Bus]
– Bongeunsa temple station (Seoul subway line 9), exit 1. walk straight about 100m.

48. Jogyesa Temple (조계사)​

Jogyesa temple is so called center of Korean buddhism, so this venue often held buddhism ceremony and events, including the annual lantern festival.

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Jonggak Station (Subway line 1), exit 2. go straight for 100m, cross the street and walk about 100m to arrive at Jogyesa temple.

Attraction in Seoul

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