Seoul Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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DMZ

4.5 star rating: Recommended 652 Reviews

Nowhere is the tension between North and South Korea more palpable than in the no-man's-land known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. As a divided ...  Read more

Gyeongbokgung Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 291 Reviews

The royal palace grounds stretch for 100 acres (40.5 hectares) and offer a number of sights to see, including the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, Hyangwonjeong Pond, ...  Read more

Changdeokgung Palace (Changdeok Palace)

4 star rating: Recommended 194 Reviews

The star of Seoul’s five Joseon Dynasty palaces, Changdeokgung Palace (Changdeok Palace) was built by King Taejong in 1405 and designed to blend harmoniously ...  Read more

Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)

4 star rating: Recommended 180 Reviews

Known for the blue tiles that cover its roof, Seoul’s Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae or Cheongwadae) sits at the foot of Mount Bugaksan and is the official ...  Read more

Bukhansan National Park

Bukhansan National Park is an urban oasis within the boundaries of Seoul. The park covers nearly 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) and contains hiking ...  Read more

Jongno

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 186 Reviews

The district of Jongno constitutes the northern half of Seoul’s main historic area. As the cultural and financial heart of the city, the area is home to a ...  Read more

Myeongdong Shopping Street

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Seoul’s answer to Fifth Avenue in New York, Myeongdong Shopping Street teems with affordable brand name shops and department stores selling all varieties of ...  Read more

Unhyeongung Palace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Once the royal residence of Prince Regent Daewon-gun, this historic palace is now a public museum that draws locals and travelers to its ornate halls and ...  Read more

Mt Bukhan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Mt Bukhan, also called Bukhansan, is a mountain just north of Seoul with three distinct peaks. It is not only an easily recognizable landmark overlooking the ...  Read more

Hongdae

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Always abuzz with energy and excitement, the district of Hongdae is known for its lively nightlife. Set on Seoul's western end near Hongik University, the ...  Read more

Deoksugung

4.5 star rating: Recommended 272 Reviews

Situated along an old stone road and tucked between a handful of western-style buildings, Deoksugung is the only traditional palace in Seoul’s bustling ...  Read more

Namdaemun Market

4.5 star rating: Recommended 168 Reviews

If you need to do any shopping in Seoul, whether it be for clothes, housewares, jewelry, appliances or souvenirs, you’ll find it for a good price somewhere in ...  Read more

Joint Security Area (Panmunjom)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 158 Reviews

The Joint Security Area (JSA), aka Panmunjom, offers a look at the still simmering tensions that remain from the Korean War. The North and South technically ...  Read more

War Memorial of Korea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Even beyond the Korean War, South Korea's history is wrought with conflict. The War Memorial of Korea documents this history with a focus on the country's ...  Read more

Namsan Cable Car

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

The Namsan Cable Car in Seoul runs from the Hoehyeon-dong platform at the base of Mount Namsan up to the Yejang-dong platform near the Namsan Tower. ...  Read more

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