Seoul Top Tourist Sites and Attractions

Seoul Top Tourist Sites and Attractions
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Here it's out top list of sites and attractions see and visit in Seoul. Hope you enjoy it!

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the must see tourist sites in Seoul for history buffs and anyone looking to learn about Korea’s royalty. The Palace maze-like complex is a beautiful place to explore and the great thing is that English tours are free!
The actual museum inside the palace (National Folk Museum) is an amazing place to glimpse at Korean old way of live and old traditions. Gyeongbokgung Palace royal guard changing ceremony is also one of the reasons to visit this site since you’ll get a chance to photograph the guard’s colorful traditional costumes.


Samcheong-dong is one of the nicest neighborhoods to go in Seoul for a relaxing stroll away from Seoul’s huge city crowds. Samcheong-dong is a lovely place to explore for a half-day since it boasts many shops, art galleries, and cafĂ©/restaurants.
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Samcheong-dong is also a great place to soak in Korean culture since the neighborhood is located within the Bukchon Hanok Village, which is home to the Bukchon Cultural Center. In all, Samcheong-dong is amazing place to be, and even though it isn't in Seoul you can easily get to Samcheong-dong on the “Seoul Subway Line 3”.

The War Memorial of Korea

The War Memorial of Korea is one of Seoul top tourist sites and a must if you’re a war history buff. Saying this, even if you aren’t a massive fan of history, you’ll find this place fairly interesting since there are many cool and genuine artifacts on display such as tanks, bombers and aircrafts.

Overall, Korea’s War Memorial isn’t just a memorial to honor those that died in the Korean War, but a great place where you can get an unbiased view of the Korean War and the bitter split between the north and south.

Nanta Theater

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Seoul, the Nanta Theater is one of the best places to visit in Seoul as a tourist for a fun and entertaining evening out. The Nanta Theater features the world famous COOKIN’, which is one of the most electrifying and longest running shows in Korea.
The Korean dancers performing COOKIN’ mix humor and acoustics similar to the Blue Man Group with exaggerated mimes, dancing music, and dramatic stunts, which are truly remarkable.


Insa-dong is another beautiful and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood where you can enjoy a nice and pleasant afternoon stroll while people watching. If you're looking to sample Korean yummies, Insa-dong is a great place for this because of the many food vendors, little bakeries, and cafes. There are also dozens of arty shops where you can enjoy a bit of souvenir shopping.

In all, Insa-dong boasts a lovely old-charm combined with a lively modern atmosphere making this neighborhood an ideal spot to spend a few hours enjoying a slow-pace of Korean life.

Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace is one of Seoul’s top historic sites to visit and it's also one of the best places to learn about Korean traditions and culture. Changdeokgung Palace is a World Heritage Site which you can explore independently, though if you want to visit the famous “Secret Garden area” you’ll need to book a guided tour.

Overall, you'll find that Changdeokgung Palace is one of the less spectacular palaces in Seoul, but it is the oldest one in the country, and a fantastic place to learn about Korean folk culture.

Handy Tip

If you’re planning to visit all four palaces in Seoul (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, and Deoksugung) and Jongmyo Shrine, you may want to purchase the “Integrated Ticket of Palaces” which costs around $9 (10,000 South Korean Won). The great thing about buying the “Integrated Ticket of Palaces” is not only for the savings but because it also allows you the flexibility to visit these sites whenever you want during your stay in Seoul.

By the way, Seoul Metro Subway is one of Seoul top tourist attractions and best ways to explore the city. Seoul’s subway system is one of the fastest and easiest to navigate in Asia and as a tourist you’ll love using it so, go ahead a take a ride on it!

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