Places to Visit in Seoul

Historical Seoul:


  • Gyeongbokgung (the biggest with the change of the guard)  More HERE.
  • Changdeokgung (the most attractive one with a secret garden)
  • Changgyeonggung (the one with a beautiful pond and a green house)
  • Deoksugung (you can see it illuminated…opens at night!)
  • Unhyeong (you can see a traditional music performance on Fridays.)

Traditional Architecture:

  • Bukchon Hanok Village (traditional Korean wooden homes neighborhood)
  • Hanyangdoseong: The Ancient Seoul City Wall
  • The Story of King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sunsin (Under their statues!)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum
  • Lotte World Folk Museum


  • National Museum of Korea
  • The Hangeul Museum
  • The National Folk Museum of Korea
  • The National Palace Museum of Korea
  • Nacional Folk Museum of Korea
  • Seoul Arts Center: The Hangaran Art Museum and the Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Leeum Sansung Museum of Art
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
  • Trickeye Museum
  • Museum Kimchikan  (About Kimchi!)


  • The Korea House

Learning and making traditional crafts:


  • Namdaemun Market


Modern Seoul

Contemporary Architecture:

  • Cheonggyecheon Stream (a stream that was turned into a pedestrian walkway with art and that connects many touristic attractions.
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza a building designed by Zaha Hadid and that looks very futuristic.
  • City Hall ( In the shape of glass wave)
  • Ewha Woman’s University main Entrance.  (Designed by Dominique Perrault)
  • Lotte World Tower and Mall. It is Korea’s tallest building and the 5th tallest building in the world! It has an observatory on the 122nd floor. Gulp!
  • Starfield COEX Mall: the largest indoor mall in the world!
  • Tangent Building in Gangnam (Designed by Daniel Libeskind)

Street Art:

Other Interests

Buying Art and Traditional Crafts:

  • Insadong (Stores selling all kinds of traditional items including art supply stores!)
  • Heyri (An artistic/book village outside of Seoul)



  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Cooking Classes
  • Food Related museums


Best views:

  • Namsan Tower
  • Lotte World Tower.  Highest Observatory in Seoul: 122nd floor
  • Building 63


Parks and green areas to walk:

  • Olympic Park
  • Tapgol Park
  • Namsan Park
  • Naksan Park
  • Haneul Park
  • Yeouido Park
  • Seoul Grand Park


Wars Related: