If you are reading this, it means you are already in Seoul and are looking for attractions in the city, which are popular amongst tourists like you. Chances are also that you are planning a trip to the exotic city of Seoul. Either ways, you will love our list of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul.
Seoul is one of the leading tourist destinations of the world because of some of the finest tourist attractions in and around the city.
Seoul is working on its strategy to get more tourists visiting, so expect a lot more tourist attractions to open up in later part of 2015 and early 2016. For now, here is the list of most popular tourist attractions in Seoul:
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 10 – Namsangol Hanok Village
This village has marked itself as one of the most popular tourist attractions of Seoul because of its marvellous collection of 5 traditional Korean houses called as Hanok. The reflection of all group of society can be witnessed in the interior of these Hanoks.
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 9 – Changgyeonggung Palace
Located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea this Palace was constructed 1481. The palace was earlier known as Suganggung until king Sungjong renamed it as Changgyeonggung palace. Counted among the 5 grand palaces of Joseon dynasty, this palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 8 – Bongeunsa
Located in the south of the Han River, Bongeunsa is one of the temples founded by Yeoo-Hoe in 794. Bongeunsa still holds its same old charm for the world. If you want to take a break from the hustle bustle of life and want to spend some quality time with yourself, you must visit this temple.
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 7 – Heunginjimunro
Popularly known as Dongdaemun, this stunning gate gives a refreshing impact to the visitors. Located on in island and surrounded by busy roads and shopping centers, this gate is popular tourist attraction for its vast shopping area that contains cheap clothing items in Seoul.
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 6 – COEX Mall
COEX Mall is one of the largest malls in Seoul and it grabs a great attraction of tourists visiting Seoul. This mall contains numerous forms of entertainment for all age group including disco, food courts, aquarium, theaters and many more attractions.
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 5 – Namsan
Namsan Mountain is a must visit place if you want to check out the Seoul skyline. The area around this 262 meters high mountain is known as the Namsan park and is a popular attraction amongst all tourists. The region offers some excellent hiking and other recreational activities. Image Courtesy: Wikimedia.com
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 4 – National Museum of Korea
National Museum of Korea is one of the must visit places in Seoul. This magnificent museum is marble-lined, beautifully maintained with numerous channels for enough natural light to reflect the ancient treasures of Korean heritage. It’s not just a museum but a well organized picnic spot with food courts and beautiful parks.
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 3 – N Seoul Tower
Built 1969, 237 meters tall, these two towers are the icons of huge city Seoul. The towers are located in Namsan Park, its sky restrooms at observation level, café and teddy bear museums make it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seoul.
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 2 – Gyeongbokgung Palace
Located in the heart of South Korea, this Palace includes a few museums, beautiful gardens and many other architectural sites of Seoul. This enormous palace was house to king and queen of Joseon Dynasty. Surrounded with open sided corridors, it gives a recreational atmosphere to the visitors.
Seoul Tourist Attraction # 1 – Myeong-Dong
This place is a heaven on earth for all shopaholics out there. Myeong-Dong is not just a shopping palace but a huge area for commercial affairs also. Famous for its wide range of street food and sea food, this shopping hub provides you everything under one roof.